1200px Breast Cancer Awareness 263497131Another teacher at a Catholic school was fired by the church under the guise of religious freedom after requesting leave to seek treatment for breast cancer.  She died after filing a federal lawsuit and church officials continued to defend their actions.  


In San Antonio, Texas, the 11th transgender person to be murdered this year was stabbed to death in a barbershop by a crazed patron.  


GLBT Historical Society leaders in San Francisco announced that plans to build a permanent GLBT museum facility have been scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

(Photo: Jason Meredith from Louisville, KY, US / CC BY 2.0)









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  • September 13, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, September 14, 2020

    In Argentina, the country’s president issued a decree that sets aside 1% of all government jobs for transgender people. Here in the U.S., a man has been arrested for making and then detonating a bomb in front of a popular gay gym in New Jersey. No one was hurt in the attack that shattered windows…
  • September 07, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, September 7, 2020

    Last week, two federal courts ruled that transgender students can access the restrooms and facilities that match their gender identity and that the meaning of “sex” in Title 9 includes gender identity. A 28-year-old gay man may become Hawaii’s first LGBT member of the state legislature. In…
  • August 30, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, August 31, 2020

    Last week’s Republican convention included plenty of homophobic and transphobic rhetoric lead by, among others, Cissie Graham Lynch, granddaughter of the late televangelist Billy Graham. In the State of New York, Governor Cuomo renamed a state park after the fierce LGBTQ activist and Stonewall…
  • August 10, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, August 10, 2020

    A man wearing an LGBTrump t-shirt was arrested for the second time in New York for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter work of art. In Utah, students and community members are upset about an anti-transgender senior quote posted in the Highland High School yearbook. School officials missed the comment…
  • Aug 03, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, August 3, 2020

    The chief of the critical care unit at a Baltimore Hospital died of COVID-19 last week surrounded by co-workers and his husband has some harsh words…
  • Jul 20, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, July 20, 2020

    The Netherlands announced that the country will eliminate all gender markers on all forms of identification except for passports by the year 2025. In…
  • Jul 05, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, July 6, 2020

    While most people were forced to remain inside for Pride month this June, several celebrities including 3 snowboarders came out citing pride month as…
  • Jun 28, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, June 29, 2020

    LGBT activists used a drone to place a rainbow pride flag in the hands of a famous statue in the often anti-LGBTQ country of Ukraine. Pride…
  • Jun 21, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, June 22, 2020

    Last week’s historic landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to protect LGBTQ people in employment was surprising on many levels, not the least…
  • Jun 14, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, June 15, 2020

    The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear a case involving discrimination of same-sex couples seeking to adopt children from Catholic Social…
  • Jun 08, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, June 8, 2020

    June 1st marked the beginning of Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the first pride march one year after the Stonewall Riots in New York. Former…
  • May 25, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, May 25, 2020

    Germany is one of the latest European countries to ban the harmful practice of conversion therapy for minors. The new ban had very strong legislative…
  • May 11, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, May 11, 2020

    A 23-year veteran teacher at a Catholic High School in Ohio was fired after it was discovered he was gay and married to a man. Students are fighting…
  • May 03, 2020

    Outbeat News for Monday, May 4, 2020

    A male couple in Tunisia, a country in North Africa, has become the first same-sex couple to have their marriage recognized in a Muslim-Majority…

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