Oblique facade 2 US Supreme CourtLast week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments from three cases involving discrimination against LGBTQ people in the workplace.  The Justices were challenged to decide if the meaning of gender in the 1964 Civil Rights Act includes sexual orientation and gender identity. 

In California, Governor Newsom signed a bill last week that will make accessing HIV prevention medication much easier starting this January. 

Also last week, the FDA approved a second drug for use to prevent an HIV infection.

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    Outbeat News for Monday, December 30, 2019

    This week Outbeat Radio host Greg Miraglia looks at some of the top LGBTQ events of the first two decades of the 21st century. From the elimination of sodomy laws in 2003 to nation-wide marriage equality in 2015, the LGBTQ community has been center stage at the Supreme Court this decade. Despite…
  • December 22, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, December 23, 2019

    Just in time for the holiday season, Hallmark reacted to backlash from conservative Christians about a commercial Hallmark aired showing a same-sex couple at the alter getting married. Fortunately, Hallmark reversed course. In a related story, a gay man seeking to marry his same-sex partner is…
  • December 16, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, December 16, 2019

    Heath officials in Australia report new HIV infections among straight identifying men were up in 2019 while new infections in gay men were down. Here in the U.S., dozens of organizations signed a letter to Facebook urging the media giant to stop posting ads from private injury attorneys targeted at…
  • December 08, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, December 9, 2019

    The Trump Administration announced its plan to wipe out HIV by 2030 and part of that plan includes making PrEP available to everyone at no cost. Last Monday at the National Cathedral in Washington DC, a plaque marking the place where Matthew Shepard was laid to rest was dedicated. Matthew's mother…
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    Outbeat News for Monday, December 2, 2019

    Last month, the FBI reported that the number of hate crimes dropped slightly in 2018, while hate crimes targeting LGBTQ people rose. Also, violence…
  • Nov 25, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, November 22, 2019

    An Alabama printing company declined to print a special diversity issue of a South Alabama student magazine because the publication featured articles…
  • Nov 18, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, November 18, 2019

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    Outbeat News for Monday, November 4, 2019

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  • Oct 21, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, October 21, 2019

    A 23-year-old gay Saudi Arabian YouTube star has been arrested for violating that country‚Äôs public decency law because he posted a picture of himself…
  • Sep 30, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, September 30, 2019

    Last week, 2 federal judges issued rulings against known hate organizations that target LGBTQ rights. The first was against a Florida based church…
  • Sep 22, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, September 23, 2019

    A printing business owned by a conservative Christian couple sued the state of Arizona in order to avoid having to print wedding invitations for…
  • Sep 13, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, September 16, 2019

    A Brazilian woman gave birth to twins after being a surrogate for her gay son, a rare instance of a woman giving birth to her own grandchildren. At…
  • Sep 09, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, September 9, 2019

    Last week while one NFL player came out as openly bisexual, another was preaching for the anti-LGBTQ group focus on the family by encouraging school…
  • Sep 02, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, September 2, 2019

    Effective today in the State of Texas, the crime of indecent exposure now includes sending explicit photos over the Internet, including in emails,…

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