Archive for January 2011
California State Senator Christine Kehoe says she wants the state to stop doing business with companies that do NOT provide their employees with domestic partner benefits.
The Human Rights Campaign is launching a program next month aimed at helping transgender job seekers who face high hurdles in the job market.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development–or HUD–has announced new rules that would allow ALL eligible persons equal access to federal housing. This means Americans CANNOT be turned away from HUD-sponsored programs because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
California’s proposed budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year may force uninsured or low-income HIV patients to pay more out-of-pocket costs for their treatment.
Gay Republican presidential hopeful Fred Karger says he’s being unfairly excluded from a GOP Presidential debate sponsored by an Iowa Christian group because of his sexual orientation.
Gay media watchdog GLAAD says it wants CNN to “keep away from the anti-gay industry” in the new year.
A team of suicide and mental health researchers says it has found evidence to prove that gay youth and adults do in fact have higher rates of lifetime reported suicide attempts than their straight counterparts.
Every semester, OutQ News takes one intern and turns that person into a broadcaster.
Our interns gradually learn to do everything a professional radio reporter/producer does: write (a lot of) broadcast-style scripts that are used on the air, extract sound bites (called ‘actualities’ in radio news lingo) from telephone news conferences and from interviews the intern conducts, and read scripts on the air with professional broadcast delivery. If you’re paying attention and learn everything you have the opportunity to learn, you can walk into any small-to-mid-market newsroom in the country and pass the entry-level test.
Among the OutQ News interns who’ve gone on to fame and fortune (okay, at least fame) are GLAAD’s Associate Director of National News (and former OutQ anchor) Aaron McQuade and host/pundit/actor Michael Billy.
If you’ll be in the New York area this spring and eligible for college course credit (our internship is unpaid; therefore course credit is a must), please consider applying through the SIRIUS XM Internship site. If you have any questions about the internship, you can contact us directly.
Internship dates: Monday, Jan. 31-Friday, May 13