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January 23, 2023 60 min
“The National LGBTQ Task Force – the country’s oldest LGBTQ advocacy group – celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, honoring 50 years of advancing freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people. ​​This milestone year will recognize and celebrate the Task Force’s rich history of driving progress within the LGBTQ community, … Continue reading →
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Our guest on this special Christmas Day show is Bryan Ruby, one of Out magazine’s “Out 100” of 2022.  Bryan is a professional baseball player and a professional country music singer-song writer.  He is also an openly gay man. Aside from traveling 75,000 miles last year playing baseball and performing … Continue reading →
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November 28, 2022 60 min
The holidays are upon us! These can be particularly stressful times for LGBTQ+ people. This month we’ll introduce you to a young gay man who is doing something to help LGBTQ+ navigate coming out and living an authentic life. Kollyn Conrad is the founder of Publicly Private, an organization that … Continue reading →
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October 31, 2022 60 min
This week we have a special Outbeat Extra edition of Outbeat News In Depth celebrating LGBTQ history month.  LGBT author and historian, Eric Marcus, is our guest.  He is the founder of the Making Gay History podcast and MakingGayHistory.com. You might remember him from our special series last year featuring … Continue reading →
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October 24, 2022 60 min
Zander Moricz was the class president of Pine View High School in Sarasota, Florida when the state’s “don’t say gay” bill was passed and signed into law. His graduation speech was censored by the school principal and so Zander decided to fight back and is now leading huge effort to … Continue reading →
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September 26, 2022 60 min
Coming out as transgender it tough enough, but imagine coming out as a transgender woman in the fire department. Bobbie Scopa did just that years before most others and ended up having a hugely successful 45 year long career! Her new memoir titled, “Both Sides of the Fire Line” comes … Continue reading →
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August 29, 2022 60 min
Monkeypox is the latest health emergency in the United States and men who have sex with men seem to be among a large group being infected. This month we will share the facts and myths about Monkeypox with Lorie Violette, Prevention Director at Face to Face here in Sonoma County. … Continue reading →
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July 25, 2022 60 min
With the recent Supreme Court decision taking away the right to an abortion comes worry that LGBTQ+ civil rights could be next. This month we talked with Dr. Jack Drescher, past President of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), … Continue reading →
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June 27, 2022 60 min
This month we talk with Michael Roberts about his new book, “Behind Sacred Walls.”  Roberts, a gay man, tells his own story of how he was groomed and sexually and psychologically abused by Catholic priests for more than a decade starting when he was just a teenager.  Roberts talks about … Continue reading →
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May 23, 2022 60 min
This week we conclude our series of interviews with the candidates for Sonoma County Sheriff.  This June voters will elect the next Sheriff and the person who will lead law enforcement in Guerneville and all of the other unincorporated areas of Sonoma County.  This month we introduce you to Dave … Continue reading →
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April 25, 2022 60 min
We continue this month introducing you to the candidates running for sheriff in Sonoma County.  As the chief law enforcement officer of the county, the sheriff is responsible for overseeing the deputies who interact and serve Sonoma County’s huge LGBTQ+ population including Guerneville and the cities the sheriff contracts with, … Continue reading →
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March 28, 2022 60 min
Our conversations with the candidates for Sonoma County Sheriff continue this month with Carl Tennenbaum. He is one now only three candidates left in the race.  We are asking all of the candidates about their experience working with the LGBTQ+ community and their thoughts about things like having an LGBT … Continue reading →
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February 28, 2022 60 min
In June Sonoma County voters will select the next County Sheriff.  There are four candidates competing for the job and we’ve invited all four to be guests on our show over the next four months.  This is your chance to get to know the candidates so you can make the … Continue reading →
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January 24, 2022 60 min
Last year two stories of racism and homophobia in Bay Area fire departments made headlines.  This month we take an in depth look at these issues.  Our guests include Kevin Mallison, author of “Alarm In The Firehouse and first “out” firefighter in the nation.  Ed Senatore returns to talk about … Continue reading →
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December 27, 2021 60 min
We’re wrapping up 2021 with an in depth look at one of the most important issues of the year – immigration.  In more than 70 countries, being LGBTQ+ is a capitol offense and those found “guilty” can face the death penalty. Seeking asylum in the United States is a matter … Continue reading →
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November 29, 2021 60 min
Meet Sebastopol’s new police chief, Kevin Kilgore.  He and his husband are new to the North Bay moving here from southern California where Chief Kilgore previously worked as a police lieutenant at the UCLA Police Department.  He will share his story growing up and talk about some of the pressing … Continue reading →
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October 25, 2021 60 min
This month we are celebrating the work of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence!  Sister Roma from the San Francisco Order is known as “the most photographed nun in the world!”  We’ll talk with her about her 34 years of service to our community and learn what drives her to keep … Continue reading →
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September 27, 2021 60 min
There is a movement in the Castro neighborhood to replace the giant rainbow Pride flag with the newer progress flag. The flag pole and rainbow flag was installed near Market and Castro by the rainbow flag’s creator Gilbert Baker and stands there both as a landmark and as a tribute … Continue reading →
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August 23, 2021 60 min
As law enforcement continues to struggle with building trust with the communities they serve, the District Attorney in Napa County has created an innovative partnership with the local LGBT center to locate services in the center in order to build trust and to make services more accessible to members of … Continue reading →
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July 26, 2021 60 min
June 5, 2021 marked 40 years since AIDS first emerged in the gay community. After the government and most of society ignored the growing epidemic, ACT UP formed in 1987 to change the course of the country’s response.  ACT UP was one of the successful and unconventional activist organization in … Continue reading →
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