This is an Outbeat Extra edition of Outbeat News In Depth. Â Last month we celebrated Pride with the Fountain Grove Lodge. Â It was June 12th, the same day we learned of the mass shooting in Orlando. Â The day was filled with mixed emotions and we share some of the conversations we had that day with you here.
Charley Walters has covered the last 8 Olympic Games for a variety of news and entertainment channels. Â He stopped by to tell us all about the LGBT athletes we should watch for this year in Rio. Â He also told us about what the LGBT athletes should expect in Brazil. Â We will be sharing updates from Charley throughout this year’s Games, so be sure to stay connected with us for updates. Â Charley also told us about Rest In Pride. Â Here is a great way for you to celebrate the Olympics while honoring those who lost their lives in Orlando.
And exclusively for this on-demand edition of our show, we include an interview with Arthur Slepian, the founder and CEO of A Wider Bridge. Â This organization is focused on creating connection with LGBT people and Israel. Â Arthur told us about a conference he hosted in San Francisco last spring focused on LGBT Jewish Ethiopians.
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