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April 26, 2021 60 min
The animus toward the transgender community in this country continues to be disturbing. We’ve reported on the Outbeat News segment the alarming number of transgender people murdered each year and as we shared last month, the violence is targeted equally at transgender men and women. New legislation in states across … Continue reading ?
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Immigration has been a political, social, and media story especially during the four years of the Trump administration. Often lost in the debate are the millions of individual stories of struggle and success for those who come to this country.  This month we talk with Harma Hartouni – a Survivor. Gay, … Continue reading →
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March 1, 2021 60 min
This month we pay tribute to Bay Area LGBTQ activist Ken Jones, who passed away last month at the age of 70.  Ken was instrumental in desegregating the LGBTQ community in the 1970’s.  He worked with Gilbert Baker to literally make the first rainbow flag and he continued his life … Continue reading →
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January 25, 2021 60 min
This year’s Creating Change Conference is going virtual and we will be attending for the first time.  This annual conference prepares LGBTQ+ activists to lead our movement and on our show this month we will talk with conference organizers about the goals and hopes for this year’s program.  Creating Change … Continue reading →
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December 28, 2020 60 min
As our world struggles to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the AIDS pandemic continues without a cure.  December 1st is World AIDS Day and this month we talk with staff leaders at Face to Face to learn the latest about HIV prevention and treatment.  We will also hear how those living … Continue reading →
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November 23, 2020 3 min
Last week the F.B.I. released the statistics for reported hate crimes in 2019.  It’s not surprising that the numbers have increased including an 18% increase in hate crimes targeting transgender people.  Forbes magazine also reported this month that the total number of transgender people murdered so far in 2019 has … Continue reading →
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October 26, 2020 60 min
October is LGBTQ history month and the time each year when we remember the significant events that have shaped our lives and experience.  October 11 was National Coming Out Day and while you may wonder if people still today struggle with coming out, please know they do.  LGBTQ people young … Continue reading →
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September 28, 2020 60 min
This month we continued our two-part series looking at discrimination and racism in law enforcement.  Our guest is Dale Peters, producer and host of “Black In Blue” – an online show about people of color who work in law enforcement.  As an African American man working in law enforcement in … Continue reading →
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August 24, 2020 60 min
While the nation is calling for police reform, many public safety agencies are struggling with not only public outcry, but how to deal with the CV-19 health emergency, recruitment and mental health.  For LGBTQ+ members of police and fire agencies, these issues can be overwhelming. This month we start a … Continue reading →
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July 27, 2020 60 min
Last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ+ people could not be fired or otherwise discriminated against at work.  But the fight for employment protection started almost 70 years before.  This month we talk with Eric Cervini about his new book, The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States … Continue reading →
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June 29, 2020 60 min
Happy Pride! This month we talk with investigative reporter and author Frederic Martel from his home in Paris, France about his book, “In The Closet Of The Vatican.”  For over 5 years, Mr. Martel conducted interviews with some of highest ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church about a hidden … Continue reading →
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May 25, 2020 60 min
Scott Lowell is the actor who played Ted Schmidt on the ground-breaking Show Time series, Queer As Folk.  The series premiered 20 years ago now and this month Scott produced a 4+ hour reunion of the cast and crew as a fundraiser for CenterLink, an organization that supports local LGBT … Continue reading →
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