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Pre Exposure Prophylaxis PrEPThe 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 Judy Shepard said now is the time to move forward away from the event and on to preventing hate crimes from happening in the future. 

The Human Rights Campaign released its annual municipal equality index that assesses various aspects of LGBTQ equality.  One Sonoma County town came out on top.

(Photo: PrEP - NIAID [CC BY 2.0])

 

 

 

SFGMCAn Alabama printing company declined to print a special diversity issue of a South Alabama student magazine because the publication featured articles about LGBTQ people. 

In Texas the state’s attorney general is partnering with the Catholic Church to sue the federal government in order to allow private religious adoption agencies that receive federal funding to openly discriminate against LGBTQ people. 

Then, this year’s holiday concert by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus happens Sunday, December 15 in the Green Center at Sonoma State Unversity.

Outbeat News can be heard Sunday nights at 8 pm as part of Outbeat Radio on KRCB FM Radio 91.

(Photo: SF Gay Men's Chorus - via Green Music Center)

FBI Headquarters at nightLast month, the FBI reported that the number of hate crimes dropped slightly in 2018, while hate crimes targeting LGBTQ people rose.  Also, violence directed at transgender people, particularly trans women of color continued to soar.  Last year 26 transgender people were violently murdered and so far, this year, 22 have died in a hate crime. 

This week Outbeat News offers a special report on hate crime trends and examines why the statistics may be inaccurate.

Outbeat News can be heard Sunday nights at 8 pm, as part of Outbeat Radio, on KRCB FM Radio 91.

 

(Photo: FBI Headquarters at night - Public Domain/via Wikipedia)

 

 

UnitedAgainstHate ImageShare 1600x900Hate crimes targeting LGBTQ people are up in the United States, while the total number of reported hate crimes has declined for the first time in several years.  The FBI released 2018 hate crime statistics last year detailing increased violence targeting LGBTQ people. 

The Trump administration’s attempt to deny LGBTQ people health care in favor of religious and moral beliefs has been blocked by 2 courts, both citing a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 

The American Psychological Association updated it’s writing manual this week to allow the singular use of “they, them, their” as an appropriate pronoun to reference gender non-binary persons.

Outbeat News can be heard Sunday nights at 8 pm as part of Outbeat Radio on KRCB FM Radio 91.

(Photo via Human Rights Campaign – hrc.org)

Outbeat News

  • November 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 about LGBTQ people. In Texas the state’s attorney general is partnering with the Catholic Church to sue the federal government in order to allow…
  • November 18, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, November 18, 2019

    Hate crimes targeting LGBTQ people are up in the United States, while the total number of reported hate crimes has declined for the first time in several years. The FBI released 2018 hate crime statistics last year detailing increased violence targeting LGBTQ people. The Trump administration’s…
  • MissoLGBTcop
    November 04, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, November 4, 2019

    Facebook denied a New York-based health care company from running an add on Instagram promoting PrEP for preventing an HIV infection the same week Mark Zuckerberg defended the posting of false information claiming it is essential for a democracy. A Missouri jury awarded a police officer who claimed…
  • October 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’s public decency law because he posted a picture of himself wearing a bathing suit while on a beach. Legislators in Uganda are planning to re-introduce a “kill the gays” bill that would provide the death…
  • Oct 14, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, October 14, 2019

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments from three cases involving discrimination against LGBTQ people in the workplace. The Justices were…
  • 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,…
  • Aug 25, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, August 26, 2019

    Reports surfaced last week about U.S. Parks Police possibly entrapping men looking for sex in Washington D.C.’s Meridian Park. Local attorneys are…
  • Aug 19, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, August 19, 2019

    A new documentary about San Francisco General Hospital’s infamous “Ward 5B” premiers at the end of this month for on-demand play. It tells the heroic…
  • Aug 11, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, August 12, 2019

    Ohio Senator Candice Keller is in hot water again after blaming the recent mass shooting in Dayton on, among other things, gay marriage. In…
  • Aug 04, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, August 5, 2019

    Russian authorities exercised their 2013 LGBT propaganda law to take away two adopted children from a same-sex couple and activists are worried that…

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