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Insight With Beth Ruyak

MLK Celebration Keynote Speakers Judy and Dennis Shepard

February 5, 2016

Judy and Dennis Shepard are keynote speakers for this weekend’s Martin Luther King Celebration in Sacramento. The murder of their son Matthew in 1998, prompted new hate crime laws and inspired many books, plays and movies.

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State Government

Law Extends Protections For Transgender People

August 13, 2015 | Katie Orr

Transgender victims of violence in California will now have more legal protections.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Justice Anthony Kennedy And LGBT Civil Rights

July 31, 2015

CapRadio's Lesley McClurg sat down with two McGeorge School of Law professors, Larry Levine and John Sims, to talk about Sacramento’s most important jurist, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and his LGBT civil rights legacy on the Supreme Court.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

A Conversation With LGBT Lawmakers

July 31, 2015

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler spoke with three lawmakers about the LGBT laws enacted by the California Legislature. They’ll share stories about the challenges of passing civil rights bills and coming out.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

The History, Future Of Sacramento's Lavender Heights

July 31, 2015

The Lavender Heights neighborhood in Sacramento is the epicenter of the LGBT community. Beth Ruyak spoke with two community leaders about the history and future of the neighborhood.

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State Government

Five Years Later, Ashburn Reflects On His Journey

July 30, 2015 | Ben Adler

A former Republican lawmaker who came out as gay months before leaving the California Legislature says he was wrong to oppose gay rights measures – including bills to legalize same-sex marriage.

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State Government

Law Seeks To Fairly Represent Transgender People In Death

July 1, 2015 | Katie Orr

A new California law allows the death certificates of transgender people to reflect the gender they identified with, rather than their biological sex.

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Kacey Musgraves Sings One For Marriage Equality

June 26, 2015

Kacey Musgraves performed a ‪‎Tiny Desk‬ Concert for NPR Music on the same day the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. So she couldn't possibly pass up the chance to play "Follow Your Arrow."

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