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Outbeat News for Monday, June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

• 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. 

 

• Following this month’s Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom, the Human Rights Campaign launched a new “Open To All Campaign” for business owners to welcome LGBTQ people into their stores. 

 

• Locally, Pride celebrations continue with the San Francisco Pride celebration happening this weekend

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• Wedding bells began to ring for same-sex couples in Australia last week.  Two couples tied the knot in ceremonies happening just moments after midnight. 

• Here in the U.S, the Human Rights Campaign released the 2017 state equality index report.  Many state legislatures across the country considered sweeping anti-LGBT laws to allow wholesale discrimination, including some that attack marriage equality and transgender youth. The good news is that California is among the 13 top rated states in the report. 

In February the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from the Russian River Order will talk with us about their organization and the many projects they have planned for this year.  The Sisters are an amazing gift to the west county community and they do a tremendous amount of fund raising for many valuable non-profits in Sonoma County.   We'll also talk with Dr. Tim Seelig who is the conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.  The Chorus is celebrating its 40th birthday this year and are planning a trip through the south this fall to educate, inform, and entertain.  Dr.