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Outbeat Now! – July 22, 2012

This month on Outbeat Now! we are joined by Lenny Broberg, who is long time community activist, former “Mr. Leather International” and current member of the San Francisco Police Department.   In his spare time, Lenny hosts the San Francisco Pride Parade on KOFY TV 20 and most recently hosted the GLAAD auction fundraiser in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.  Lenny told us about what motivates him to be involved and why it’s important to find a cause you are passionate about and to be involved in your community.  On the Outbeat Youth segment, Greg Miraglia talks with Campus Pride’s executive director, Shane Windmeyer about how as an LGBT freshman to prepare for the first day of school on a new campus.  This show also is the first in a series to be presented over the next school year we are calling the Outbeat Youth Campus Pride National Voices In Action Spotlight Series.  You can learn more about this special series at

Outbeat Now! – April 24, 2011

May 22 is “Harvey Milk Day” in California. Jeff Basham takes a look at Harvey Milk and the impact he had on the gay rights movement in California and beyond. Greg Miraglia visited the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco and talked with executive director, Paul Boneberg, about how people can learn about Harvey Milk by visiting the museum. On Outbeat Youth, Greg Miraglia interviewed Mark Snyder, the communications coordinator for Colage, about his coming out story and how Colage is supporting the children of LGBT parents. He was also joined by Brad Usselman who, along with two other gay high school athletes, created a national blog for high school athletes, who happen to be gay, to connect and network.

If you cannot get to the GLBT Museum in San Francisco, take some time to watch these video clips of some of the most famous moments in our history.




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Outbeat Now! – March 27, 2011

This month we talked with one of the three gay men who own the Sea Thai Bistro restaurant in Santa Rosa.  Tee told us about how he met Chef Tony and Dale and all about Thai food and their three restaurants.  He they recently won a Michelin recommendation.  Tee talked about their commitment to giving back to the community and about the gourmet crab feast coming up on April 3 supporting Positive Images of Santa Rosa.



On Outbeat Youth, Greg Miraglia talked with Kayla Kearney, the Maria Carrillo High School senior who came out to the entire student body during a Martin Luther King Day assembly. He also welcomed Mike Belluomini, founder of Fit for Equality, a new organization in Sonoma County raising money for LGBT youth organizations.

Outbeat Now! – February 27, 2011

This is a special one-hour show devoted to the 30 years anniversary of the discovery of HIV and AIDS.  We focused on sharing some of the latest information known about testing, treatment and prevention of a variety of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV.  We hosted a panel of experts including Sister Maya of the Russian River Sisters, a long-time sex educator, Beth Woodruff a youth educator with Face to Face, and Joseph Hunter Rose an HIV counselor from the San Francisco Aids Health Project.  We gathered up questions from listeners last month and had this distinguished panel of experts answer them.  These questions came from adults and youth listeners.  All of this information is so important regardless of your age or sexual orientation.

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Face to Face of Sonoma County
Where To Get Tested In Sonoma County For STDs
San Francisco Aids Health Project

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Outbeat Now! – January 23, 2011

Tonight, we hosted a completely live show with some incredible guests.  Jeff Basham talked with Ted Ellquist about his return to Sonoma County and a new social group is formed called, “Out and About Santa Rosa.”  This is a group for adult members of the LGBT community to meet up for hikes, bike rides, dinners, and other kinds of social gathers.  Learn more by going to checking out their web page at  On Outbeat Youth, Greg Miraglia talked with Joey Abrego and Julia Caplan from Montgomery High School and Austin Bellach from Maria Carillo High School.  These incredible young people talked about what it’s like to have come out in middle school and high school.  All of them have been well received by their family and friends.  Joey told us about the drama department’s upcoming trip to Scotland and their fund raising efforts.  Learn more at  Austin told us about his role as the president of the school’s Gay Straight Alliance.  They have 35 to 40 members!  It was a great show, so check it out.

Outbeat Now! – December 26, 2010

It’s the season of giving!  On this special holiday edition of Outbeat Now!  Jeff Basham and Greg Miraglia celebrated the holiday season with holiday sounds and an interview with Community Foundation Sonoma County.  The Russian River Sisters shared a holiday blessing and we shared an amazing story about two gay Santa Clauses from New York.  On Outbeat Youth, Greg Miraglia talked with Max Philip about this month’s Youth Empowerment Summit and to Ryan Olson about his work at the Bill Clinton School of Public Service.

Outbeat Now! – November 28, 2010

Are you ready for the holiday shopping season?  We’ve got some great ideas for you including one gift idea you can take care of without leaving your home.  This month we announced our Outbeat Radio Season of Giving campaign.  Everyone is invited to participate by making a donation in the name of that special someone on your shopping list and we’ll ready your holiday greeting on the radio during our December 26, 2010 show.  Just click on Season of Giving using the menu on the left side of this page.

We talked with Eric Bloem from the Human Rights Campaign about the 2011 Buyers’ Guide coming out this coming week.  Eric told us about how the Buyers’ Guide is put together and why it’s important for LGBT shoppers to know about and use.  We also talked with Lisa Longhurst, the development director for Food For Thought, about this week’s Dining Out For Life event.

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Dining Out For Life
Food For Thought
HRC Buyers’ Guide
The Anatomy Of Hate Premier

Outbeat Now! – October 24, 2010

This month we celebrated the one-year anniversary of Outbeat Now! and Outbeat Youth.  It’s hard to believe we’ve been on the air for 12 months already.  This month Jeff Basham had scheduled for an interview about hate crimes and bullying in the schools Sonoma County District Attorney to be, Jill Ravitch.  Unfortunately, Ms. Ravitch declined to be interviewed at the last minute.  Instead, we talked about the string of recent LGBT teen suicides and introduced the “It Gets Better Campaign.”  Several elected officials, including City Council member Joel Burns of Texas and President Obama have shown great courage by speaking out and taking a stand against school bullying.  On Outbeat Youth, Greg Miraglia was joined by special guests Judy and Dennis Shepard who talked about their memories of their son Matthew who died 12 years ago this month after a vicious hate crime in Laramie Wyoming.  The Shepards talked about the importance of coming out and for parents to support their LGBT children.

Outbeat Now! – September 26, 2010

We were joined by Jessie Funes, the Grant Coordinator for Positive Images, who told us about the new mental health grant she is working with to promote a better understanding of LGBT issues within the Spanish speaking community and other identity groups of color. Rachel Gardner from Food for Thought was also on to talk about Calabash coming up on October 3, 2010. On Outbeat Youth, Greg Miraglia talked with Victor Romos, our correspondent from Positive Images, about Queer Coming. We also played an interview with members of the Montgomery High School GSA.

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