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  • • The Trump administration is set to reverse a rule that protected transgender people from discrimination by healthcare workers in favor of protecting religious freedom.

  • Allen Loftis mugshotAllen M. Loftis, 22, of Ellsinore, Missouri Allen M. Loftis, 22, of Ellsinore, Missouri Camden County Sheriff's OfficeA 22-year old man was arrested in Missouri and charged with a hate crime after assaulting 3 different men in a bar while using homophobic slurs.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AIDSinfoThe California Office of AIDS announced that the window period for the rapid response HIV test has been narrowed from 6 months to 3.

     

     

     

     

     

    SRGaydar VinoSanta Rosa GayDar is hosting a Vino and Disco event at the Roadhouse Winery production facility in Healdsburg; proceeds support Sonoma County Pride.

     

     

    Monday, August 13, 2018

     

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  • HallquistCredit: Charles Krupa/AP

    Christine Hallquist became the first transgender woman to win the nomination by a major party for the office of Governor in Vermont.

     

     

    Wesley Woods A gay porn star was gay-bashed in the typicallygay friendly city of West Hollywood last week. He went on social media to warn everyone that no place is truly a safe place from hate.

     

     

     

    RRPrideThe inaugural Russian River Pride celebration scheduled for next weekend has beencancelled.

     

     

     

     

     

    1027 cleve jones e1445971903635Local LGBT activist Cleve Jones is coming to speak here in Santa Rosa on September 7.

     

     

    Monday, August 20, 2018

  • HallquistCredit: Charles Krupa/AP

    Christine Hallquist became the first transgender woman to win the nomination by a major party for the office of Governor in Vermont.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wesley Woods A gay porn star was gay-bashed in the typicallygay friendly city of West Hollywood last week. He went on social media to warn everyone that no place is truly a safe place from hate.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    RRPrideThe inaugural Russian River Pride celebration scheduled for next weekend has beencancelled.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1027 cleve jones e1445971903635Local LGBT activist Cleve Jones is coming to speak here in Santa Rosa on September 7.

     

     

    Monday, August 20, 2018

  • gay russia 760wCredit: Olga Maltseva / AFP/Getty ImagesThe Russian Government claims most Russians think LGBT people are conspiring to topple traditional values in their country. But young Russians don’t see it the same way.

     

     

     

     

     

    IMG 0189 1014x1024Aaron Hernandez, left, and Kyle KennedyAttorneys for former NFL player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez say he came out as bisexual just before his death.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    nflmalecheerleader 640x345Male cheerleader Jesse Hernandez maker his debut for the New Orleans Saints' SaintsationsAnother young man with the last name of Hernandez was also in NFL news this week after making his debut as the first male cheerleader on an NFL squad.

     

     

     

     

     

    Monday, August 27, 2018

     

     

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  • sessions 7 24 2018 169• U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the formation of a new “Religious Liberty Task Force” that will be charged with implementing president Trumps executive order from last May. Sessions said this is a “rare opportunity to stop a dangerous movement undetected by many.”
     
     
     
     
     
    Alaska 737 800 1080x675Credit: Benjamin J Travel• A gay couple from southern California was asked by an Alaska Airlines flight attendant to give up one of their seats so that a straight couple could sit together.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Hickman• In Dixon, California, the City Council did not strip vice mayor Hickman of his title after he called for a straight pride month.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Pope Francis Malacanang 6Credit: Benhur Arcayan [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsIn a new book published last week, Pope Francis called for gay priests and nuns to leave the clergy. 

    In Las Vegas, Nevada, a gay couple was violently attacked in front of their home while neighbors watched, but no one called for the police. 

    Tumblr announces they will no longer allow explicit images to be posted on their website. 

    Registration is underway for the LGBT studies program at Napa Valley College.

     

    Monday, December 10, 2018

     

     

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  • color e77274b234d4486c7434cad382776034519cb49d s800 c85Patricio Manuel, the first openly transgender man to box professionally in the U.S., faced off against Hugo Aguilar. The judges declared Manuel the winner. Credit: Texas Isaiah / via NPRThe search for a cure for HIV has been halted by a Trump administration directive banning the use of fetal tissue for research.

     

    Patricio Manuel, a transgender man, and the first trans professional boxer has won his first match.

     

    Registration is open for LGBT courses happening this spring at Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College. 

     

    Monday, December 17, 2018

     

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  • logo temp 2Pressure is being put on organizers of the AIDS 2020 conference slated to be co-hosted by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco to move the international event out of the Bay Area and the U.S. because of growing discrimination by the Trump administration against those most affected by HIV and AIDS. 

     

     

     

    hatchGage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ / via Wikimedia CommonsIt’s being called a Christmas miracle!  Long-time conservative and retiring Senator Oran Hatch of Utah told his colleagues in the Senate that LGBTQ people should not suffer discrimination in the name of religious liberty.

     

     

     

    Monday, December 24, 2018

     

     

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  • ap 114126479428 custom 553f690ef66005bf6d1a11e45c1e31ce3d150a33 s1100 c15San Francisco marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Credit: Via NPRCosta Rica is set to become the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage following a ruling by their Constitutional Court.  

    In Taiwan this week, voters rejected the idea of allowing same-sex couples to marry. 

    Here in the U.S., a Colorado school district is under fire for presenting a play promoting transgender equality; some parents feel the district has gone too far in promoting inclusivity. 

    And here the Bay Area, San Francisco marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.  Milk was the first out gay man to be elected to public office in California.

     

    Monday, December 3, 2018

     

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  • trans teen homecoming queen georgia 2 650x867Trans teenager Charlie Baum was crowned Homecoming Queen after years of bullying. Credit: via Instagram (Charlie Baum).A Florida teenager has been arrested for making a bomb threat to a gay bar while using a fake middle eastern accent. 

    In Georgia, a transgender female student was nominated by her peers to be this year’s homecoming queen. 

    The State of New Jersey has become the second state in the nation to require LGBTQ education for public school students. California’s 2012 law served as a model. 

    Meanwhile, in California, Senator Scott Wiener introduced legislation that will bans surgeries for babies born intersex until such time that the child can give informed consent to such surgery.

     

     

     

    Monday, February 11, 2019

     

     

     

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  • Assil Belalta copy 650x651Assil Belalta was murdered on Sunday, according to local media reports. (Assil Belalta/Facebook)A medical student in Algeria was found dead with throat slit and a homophobic message written with his blood. 

    Tennessee lawmakers continue to fight marriage equality and have introduced another new bill to define marriage in the state as being only between one man and one woman. 

    Elk Grove School District officials adopted new LGBTQ inclusive curriculum despite protests from parents. 

    The Netflix reboot of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City will debut at the San Francisco Film Festival this spring.

     

     

    Monday, February 18, 2019

     

     

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  • Jussie Smollett 26362136311Jussie Smollett. Credit: Dominick D, via Wikimedia CommonsHate violence toward LGBTQ people may be on the rise in the U.S. after two horrific incidents happened this week, one in Chicago and another in Philadelphia.  Police are investigating, but in the Philadelphia case, despite the crime happening outside of a gay bar and the use of homophobic slur by the suspects, police say that don’t know if the crime was a hate crime. 

     
    Here in California PG&E suspended its charitable giving program after filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Many LGBT organizations who receive charitable funds from PG&E are scrambling to make up the loss.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Monday, February 4, 2019
     
     
     
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  • 2513902 web 10.11 obit Middleton 2017101023-year-old Markus Middleton hung himself in his cell after spending 23 days in the jail.A 23-year-old gay and bipolar man committed suicide after continuous taunting by inmates and jail staff at a facility in Indiana and now his partner is suing. 

    In Chicago, a 17-year-old male has been charged with the murder of a transgender woman. 

    New York state made history this week with the legislature passing bills to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and conversion therapy for minors.

     

     

     

    Monday, January 21, 2019

     

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  • Mark PocanDemocratic Representative Mark Pocan on Wisconsin.A U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin introduced a bill to officially recognize that woman and LGBTQ people could be President of the United States. 

    Members of the transgender community are planning a march in Washington this spring to draw attention to transgender civil rights. 

    And in San Francisco, the Gay Men's Chorus announced the purchase of a building that will become not only a rehearsal space but an LGBTQ arts center.

     

     

    Monday, January 28, 2019

     

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  • DwAUXBPVYAANicoNewly elected Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va) displays a transgender pride flag next to the Virginia state flag outside her D. C. office. Credit: Via TwitterCanada is celebrating the 50th anniversary of that country’s decriminalization of homosexuality with the minting of a new coin. 

    The new U.S. Congress was sworn in last week and a freshman congresswoman because the first to fly a transgender community flag outside of her DC office.

    One of the first actions taken by the new Congress was to pass rules for its workers prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

    And, an appeals court rule in favor of the Trump administration’s transgender military ban.

     

     

     

     

      Monday, January 7, 2019

     

     

     

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  • • Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer has a new tell-all book that spills the beans on the Trump administration’s true beliefs about the LGBT community.

  • • An openly gay former Marine won a primary in the State of Alabama for a seat in the state legislature.

  • • The owner of a hardware store in Tennessee wants everyone to know that he doesn’t like gay people and that they are not welcome in his store.

  • Thursday, June 28th, marks 49 years since the Stonewall riots launched the modern day LGBT civil rights movement.

      They weren’t the first riots of their kind to happen in the country, but they were the first to make headlines.

    Sunday’s LGBTQ pride celebrations commemorated the riots at Stonewall and all the others that fueled the movement.  Today’s Outbeat News segment takes a look back when it all started.

    Monday, June 25, 2018

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  • • The State of Connecticut became the first to legally require that transgender inmates be housed and housed based on their gender and to be clothed and addressed using the name and pronouns corresponding to the prisoners gender identity.

  • • In London, 3 gay men were attacked with acid as they left a popular gay club.

  • • The Trump administration is rolling back the policy for housing transgender prisoners to be based on birth sex rather than gender identity.

  • • Winter Olympic ice skater Adam Rippon became the first openly gay man to win the latest season of Dancing with the Stars.

  • • Hawaii is set to become the 12th state to out law conversion gay conversion therapy as a practice on minors.

  • jared polis1Jared Polis, Governor-Elect of Colorado. Credit: Nathaniel Minor/CPR NewsOver 200 LGBT candidates ran for office in last week’s mid-term elections.  Among the victors is the first out gay governor of a state. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    kimdavisOutgoing Rowan County, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis / WikipediaNot every candidate won their race including that county clerk in Kentucky who didn’t believe in issuing licenses to same-sex couples because of religious beliefs. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    makondaDar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda. File photoIn Tanzania, the government is hunting for gay people in order to imprison them.  The move caused U.S. officials to issue a warning to LGBT U.S. citizens in that country.

     

     

     

    Monday, November 11, 2018

     

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    Poland’s president said he is considering a gay propaganda law similar to the one in Russia.

    Scotland became the first nation to require LGBTQ education for all students in public schools.  

    The FBI released last year’s hate crime statistics that showed a 17% increase from 2016.

    In California, Governor-elect Gavin Newsome names a lesbian Latina as his cabinet secretary as he prepares to take office in January.

     

    Monday, November 19, 2018

     

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  • ChadGriffin 900x1600 338 600HRC President Chad Griffin. Credit: hrc.orgThe African Country of Liberia, with encouragement from American conservative evangelicals, is considering a new law to punish same-sex couples who marry in another country with life in prison. 

    Canada’s Prime Minister is insisting on protections for LGBTQ people to be added as language to the recently re-negotiated trade agreement to replace NAFTA.  American conservative legislators are not happy. 

    HRC President Chad Griffin announced he is stepping down a leader of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization after 7 years on the job.

     

     

    Monday, November 26, 2018

     

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  • Gay Penguins 363085Gentoo penguins Sphen and Magic are the newest penguin couple in the Sea Life Sydney aquarium. They are fostering an egg together. Credit: James D. Morgan/Getty ImagesIn Sydney Australia, a pair of gay male penguins are now proud parents after an egggiven to them by their keepers hatched. Both dads are taking good care of their baby chick.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    tll blobCredit: Translifeline .orgCalls to the Trans Life transgender suicide prevention line have quadrupled after news of the Trump administrations efforts to erase transgender identities from all forms of federal recognition.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    trans flag sessionsA demonstrator displays a transgender pride flag as Sessions appeared before the Federalist Society in Boston.Video capture via Advocate.comProtesters appeared at federalists rally where Attorney General Jeff Sessions was speaking and at the Lincoln Memorial during the last game of the world series.

     

     

    Monday, November 5, 2018

     

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  • stonewallThe New York Yankees were one of the last major league teams to host an LGBT pride night, but that won’t be the case next year for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Karesh Jonathan 4649Judge Jonathan Karesh, San Mateo County Superior Court. Photo Credit: Jason Doiy.A gay man has been elected presiding judge in a south bay court.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    OUTwatch 2018 Facebook Cover 820x312 v1 4The OutWatch Film Festival happens October 12 through 14 at the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol. This annual 3-day event features an amazing schedule with something for everyone, starting Friday night with Mapplethorpe.

     

    Monday, October 1, 2018

     

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  • Eric Dreiband 20212334Eric DreibandThe U.S. Senate confirmed a historically anti-gay attorney to lead the U.S. Department of Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division - the office responsible for preventing discrimination.

     

     

     

     

     

    Donald TrumpDonald Trump is proposing to redefine gender as being only determined by genitalia at birth - thus removing Obama era protections for transgender individuals.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    matthew shepard memorial ddThe Shepard family finally laid to rest the remains of their son Matthew Shepard at the National Cathedral this week, 20 years and a few weeks after his murder.

     

     

    Monday, October 29, 2018

     

     

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  • evanphotoThe California Legislature wrapped up its work for the summer, but not all of the LGBT related bills passed will go to the Governor for signature. Assembly Member Evan Low pulled a bill that would have banned gay conversion therapy for adults. One bill that is headed for signature proposes support for transgender foster youth by providing physical and mental health care funded by the State.

    Also, school is underway throughout the North Bay and 7 years after the passage of the Fair and Inclusive Education Act, students still don’t have textbooks that contain LGBT history.

     

     

    Monday, September 10, 2018

     

     

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  • AleciaAlecia Abel, a 38-year-old engineer, of Newberry, began transitioning as a transgender woman three months ago. A vandal spray-painted a transphobic slur on her garage door. Credit: Lexie MillerDeputies discovered a hateful message spray painted across the garage door on a house belonging to a transgender woman and her wife.  Neighbors rallied and the town’s mayor called the couple to apologize and to be sure they felt safe. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    queer eye emmysThe 70th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Award show honored Queer Eye’s Fab 5 with three Emmy awards. 

     

     

     

     

     

    RealBoy pbsILNapa PFLAG is hosting a showing of Real Boy and Santa Rosa Gaydar is hosting a pool party. 

     

    Monday, September 17, 2018

     

     

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  • ND 2018 JoeBiden Podium 1600x900Last week’s Human Rights Campaign National Dinner was attended by several notable celebrities including Vice President Joe Biden who spoke at the event.

     

     

     

     

    KalchikA Catholic Priest in Chicago was planning a flag burning of a rainbow flag in front of the church as part of the feast of St. Michael mass next week.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    bisexual pride 500x338The City of West Hollywood, California became the first U.S. city to host a Bi Pride event.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Monday, September 24, 2018
     
     
     
     
     
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  • wetzel3Marsha WetzelA senior citizen, who happens to be a lesbian won vindication from a circuit court of appeals aftersuing a retirement home for failing to protect her from verbal and physical harassment she suffered from other residents.

     

     

     

    cdcHQThe CDC is sounding the alarm as rates of sexually transmitted diseases rose in the United States for the fourth consecutive year in a row. Women showed dramatic increases in new infections. Chlamydia was the most common infection.  

     

     

     

     

     

    std medicalHealth officials in Sonoma County continue to be concerned about new infections of Syphilis and Chlamydia, especially within the county’s homeless population.

     

     


    Monday, September 3, 2018

     

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  • • The death last week of First Lady Barbara Bush is a reminder that the Republican party once had a more socially liberal side.

  • • The State of Florida has one of the highest rates of new HIV infections in the country in 2015.

  • • Ghana’s new president believes his country might consider changing laws criminalizing homosexuality if a coalition comes together to seek change.

  • • In an apparent response to the Trump administration’s ban of the U.S.

  • • An Egyptian court ordered the release of 17 men, who were arrested earlier this month of “practicing homosexuality,” while they appeal their convictions to a higher court.

  • • Violence towards members of the LGBTQ community continues to rise and a second report by the Anti-Defamation League said that murders of cisgender gay and bi sexual men rose 400% last year.

  • • Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy, the only two out gay male athletes from the U.S.

  • • Wedding bells began to ring for same-sex couples in Australia last week.

  • • Police are investigating a violent hate crime in Los Angeles involving a 19-year-old and a former high school colleague.

  • • Iraqi forces captured a terrorist who has appeared in numerous execution videos where gay and bisexual men were thrown from buildings.

  • • Voters in Virginia and Pennsylvania elect the first transgender candidates to seats in public office.

  • • The FBI reported hate crimes rose by more than 4% last year; including 1,076 hate crimes motivated by the victims' sexual orientation.

  • • Southeastern Oklahoma State University paid over 1.1 million dollars in a discrimination lawsuit involving a transgender faculty member.

  • • Egypt and Russia and fighting to eliminate a UN resolution prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ people during the upcoming Olympic games.

  • • A federal judge in Brazil overturned a 1999 decision this week, and now, gay conversion therapy is legal again in this South American Country with growing anti-LGBT sentiment.

  • • An alleged joke made by Vice President Mike Pence about “hanging gay people” might have been the inspiration for a vicious poster found hanging on the walls at Cleveland University this week and university officials are being criticized for defending it.

  • • Georgia State representative, Betty Price, a republican, suggested during a hearing that HIV positive people might be quarantined to prevent spread of the virus.

  •   Campus Pride released the 2017 Shame List of colleges and universities that openly discriminate against LGBTQ students.

  • Police in Zanzibar, Tanzania, arrested 20 people, including 12 women and 8 men, in the latest crackdown on homosexuality in that country and the police chief is promising more arrests.

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