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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.

Outbeat News can be heard inside Outbeat Radio Sunday nights at 8:00 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91.

Outbeat Radio News for Monday, March 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018
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• After threats of protest by the anti-LGBT Westboro Baptist Church, students at Missouri’s John Burroughs Prep school rallied around a fellow students and football start who came out as gay last fall and staged a counter protest. 

• A federal court in Maryland ruled that schools must allow access to restrooms and locker rooms for transgender students based on their gender identity and that failure to do so violates Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause. 

How Many Roads: Bob Dylan’s Back Pages Volume II In this second edition of "How Many Roads?" Bob Dylan's Back Pages, we'll rejoin the great American wordsmith by listening to his work from the last 25 years. We won't forget the historic and ancient roots of his modern sounds, from the Old Testament to the Civil Rights movement. We'll hear from collaborators and friends, Mavis Staples and Joan Baez, and from Kris Kristofferson who overheard Dylan's recording sessions while working as a custodian in Nashville.

Noted Civil Rights Activist Dies in Santa Rosa

Aug 20, 2015
Doug Hostetter

  George Houser was an early and  influential civil rights advocate who had lived quietly in Santa Rosa for the past six years until his death, early Wednesday. We remember him today with excerpts from his interview with KRCB in 2010.

Police Killings Spur Call For Federal Investigation

Jun 24, 2014

  The US Justice Department is being asked to investigate the more than five dozen officer-involved fatalities in Sonoma County since 2000. That was the year an earlier US Commission on Civil Rights submitted its report on the 18 similar deaths in the previous decade.

    For attorney Isaak Schwaiger, a former Sonoma County prosecutor as well as a Marine who served in Iraq, a crucial pivot point in modern policing is the primacy now given to “officer safety.”