pride month

• Democrats in Congress introduce a bill to ban the use of the “gay panic defense” in federal courts. 

• Leaders of the Episcopal Church approves same-sex marriages through the Episcopal Church organization here in the U.S..


• California Governor Jerry Brown signs legislation authored by Assembly Member Evan Low that makes June officially and legally “Pride Month” in California each year.

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Outbeat News for Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
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• In London, 3 gay men were attacked with acid as they left a popular gay club. 

• Here in the U.S., as Pride celebration season approaches, the cities of Phoenix, Arizona and Denver, Colorado, are installing rainbow striped crosswalks in several downtown intersections. 

• In California, the State Assembly Sub Committee on Government Organization unanimously approved a bill to permanently designate June as Pride Month in the state.  This just in time as the Sonoma County Pride celebration kicks off in downtown Santa Rosa June 1st through the 3rd.