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Outbeat Radio News for Monday, April 23, 2018

Apr 23, 2018
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• The death last week of First Lady Barbara Bush is a reminder that the Republican party once had a more socially liberal side. In 1990, Barbara Bush sent a letter to the then PFLAG President saying that no person or group should ever suffer discrimination. 

• California Assembly Member Evan Low introduced Assembly Bill 2504 which proposes training for law enforcement officers and dispatchers on sexual orientation and gender identity. A similar bill requiring training for teachers is also making its way through the legislature. 

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• A man in the United Kingdom has been infected with the world’s worst case of treatment-resistant gonorrhea after a sexual encounter with a woman in Asia.  Health officials are worried about a spread of the infection immune to traditional antibiotics. 

• Vice President Mike Pence says he is happy to see high school students engaging in the civic process after it was announced a group was organizing a Pride celebration in his hometown. 

• Santa Rosa Gaydar is hosting a cornhole tournament at the Jaded Toad in Cotati next Sunday.