trans flag imhgA new and tragic record has been set this year for the number of transgender people murdered in the United States.  Transgender women of color continue to be the people most at risk of violence. 

A new study of Intersex individuals shows a high level of anxiety and depression experienced by those who are intersex and a lack of long-term mental and physical heath support available to this community. 

The City of West Hollywood, CA is set to become the first to name an official City Drag Laureate, an idea that came from San Francisco, but that yet to be acted upon.

Outbeat News is a service of North Bay Public Media and can be heard Sunday nights at 8:00 pm as part of Outbeat Radio on KRCB FM Radio 91.

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  • May 03, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, May 3, 2021

    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a claim last week from the State of Texas that was trying to sue the State of California over its government-funded travel ban based on anti-LGBTQ laws held by the Lone Star state. Texas is one of ten states that California prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars to be…
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    April 25, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, April 26, 2021

    The Kelloggs cereal announced a special “pride” cereal that features rainbow-colored hearts coated with edible glitter. The cereal is Kelloggs’ second pride cereal edition and is coming to major grocery stores in May. Twenty local LGBTQ politicians and activists have been announced as this year’s…
  • April 18, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, April 19, 2021

    President Biden named an out gay police chief, formerly from the Bay Area City of Richmond, to head the Customs and Border Protection agency. In Alabama, the parents of a gay high school student who committed suicide has filed suit again the district alleging the district knew of the student’s…
  • April 11, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, April 12, 2021

    Athlete Ally, a non-profit that monitors homophobia in the world of sports, released a new report last week on how well NCAA teams support LGBTQ+ participants and the results are not good. Last week’s March Madness final game featured two teams that score at the bottom of the list. Meanwhile, the…
  • Apr 04, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, April 5, 2021

    UCLA’s Williams Institute released a new study last week that reveals transgender men are just as likely as transgender women to experience crimes of…
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    Mar 28, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, March 29, 2021

    It’s been uncovered that religious conservative groups have been purchasing Facebook ads against the Equality Act that contain outright false…
  • Mar 19, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, March 22, 2021

    The LGBTQ community is not happy with last Monday’s decry from the Vatican’s office of the doctrine of the faith declaring homosexuality a "choice”…
  • Mar 14, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, March 15, 2021

    Despite immediate efforts by the new Biden presidential administration to protect and expand civil rights protections of LGBTQ people, conservative…
  • Mar 08, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, March 8, 2021

    A Gallup poll released this month revealed that more Americans are identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender than ever before and that…
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    Feb 28, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, March 1, 2021

    A Forrestville musician who has risen to fame with the band Imagine Dragons announced a year-long giving campaign starting with two organizations…
  • Feb 21, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, February 22, 2021

    Out Pennsylvania representative Brian Simms announced he is running for the office of Lt. Governor in that state. Rumors are circulating on the…
  • Feb 15, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, February 15, 2021

    President Biden wasted no time making it clear to the world in a presidential memorandum that it shall be the policy of the United States to defend…
  • Feb 07, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, February 8, 2021

    Representative Marjorie Greene who is best known for many crazy Q-Anon-type conspiracy theories introduced a Bill last week to ban the flying of the…
  • Jan 31, 2021

    Outbeat News for Monday, February 1, 2021

    President Biden is keeping true to his promises for ensuring LGBTQ equality. Last week, his new Secretary of Defense removed the ban on transgender…

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