transgender youth

Outbeat Radio News for Monday, February 12, 2018

Feb 13, 2018

• Violence towards members of the LGBTQ community continues to rise and a second report by the Anti-Defamation League said that murders of cisgender gay and bi sexual men rose 400% last year. 

• More young people today are identifying their gender in terms other than the traditional “boy” or “girl.”  When they lack support, these gender-fluid youth also suffer more from mental health problems. 

• Here locally, the Sonoma County Pride planning committee announced that this year’s pride celebration is returning to downtown Santa Rosa.

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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.