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• An LGBT activist from Columbia who traveled to Moscow for the World Cup was detained for over 15 hours by Russian authorities after he and 5 others took pictures showing the LGBT rainbow pride flag in violation of the country’s propaganda laws. 

• Not every conservative group is happy about President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 

 

• In California, reported hate crimes are up for the third year in a row following six years of a steady decline.  Hate crimes victimizing LGBT people were up by over 18%.

• The Pentagon accepts the first transgender person into the United State military pursuant to a court order, despite an order by President Trump. 

• The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a decision in Arizona granting parental rights to a lesbian and said states could not limit rights of same-sex couples that are currently provided to opposite-sex couples. 

• And in New York, a court of appeals ruled that discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. 

This month on Outbeat News In Depth, Greg Miraglia talks with Prop 8 plaintiff Kris Perry and Sandy Stier about how they met and their experience being the faces and name of California’s marriage equality case that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court.  We’ll also share information about the new LGBT literature course being offered at Santa Rosa JC this fall.  

Listen to Outbeat Radio every Sunday night at 8:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

 

This episode of KRCB’s A Novel Idea features Suzanne Lang in conversation with Kermit Roosevelt on his latest novel, Allegiance, an historical fiction set in the Supreme Court during WWII, with the Japanese internment presenting moral issues that resonate today.