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Updated PNS Daily Newscast - September, 22 2017 


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Public News Service - IN: LGBTQIA Issues

If you know someone who strives to make life better for Indiana young people, nominate him or her for a youth worker award by Aug. 14. (B. Gelwick)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Many people work tirelessly to make life better for youth in Indiana, and one of those individuals will be honored with the 2017 D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year Award. Laura Ingram, program director for the Pride Prism Youth Community in Bloomington, is a therapi

One in four hospitals in Indiana is run by the Catholic Church. (Virginia Carter)

GARY, Ind. — A proposed takeover of Gary, Indiana's only hospital by a Catholic organization is raising some eyebrows. A merger would mean Gary's Methodist Hospital would be managed by Franciscan Health, which is run by the Roman Catholic Church. Hospital management have said they will follo

Gender-diverse teenagers say the depression they feel is often prompted by rejection by family members and bullying at school. (K. Paul)

INDIANAPOLIS – A report released this week on kids' health and well-being in Indiana shows the suicide rate remains high, and advocates for teens say the problem is especially pervasive for those who identify as LBGT. The new Kids Count Data Book lists suicide as the second-leading cause of de

Indiana's Supreme Court justices will hear the concerns and suggestions of Hoosiers about race and gender bias in a series of discussions open to the public. (in.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Immigration issues, and accusations of race and gender bias, continue to be in the spotlight across the country. A series of forums to address those topics is being held around Indiana in the next few weeks, with the goal of gathering feedback for the state Supreme Court. Peopl

Gov. Pence will soon have bigger fish to fry than the Regional Cities Initiative Project, which he helped kick off back in May. (Office of Gov. Pence/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – Candidates on both sides of the aisle are chomping at the bit in Indiana to run for governor, once that seat officially becomes vacant. A Donald Trump/Mike Pence candidacy for the White House means an end to Pence's reelection campaign in Indiana. Marion County Democratic Party

Couples across the country are celebrating wedding anniversaries this month and next, one year after the Supreme Court decision that legalized their unions. (Jeremy Womack)

INDIANAPOLIS – There are a lot of first wedding anniversaries being celebrated in the next few weeks by couples who raced to the altar after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the nation. Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of that decision. Evan Wolfson, former p

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Blogger Meggan Sommerville is spreading the word of acceptance. (Meggan Sommerville)

INDIANAPOLIS - There's a big push on social media this week for those in the transgender community to come forward. Thursday is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Blogger and activist Meggan Sommerville says it's also a day to ask their friends and coworkers to help champion their case fo

The Freedom to Marry campaign is closing up shop in the U.S., but organizers say they'll now focus on ensuring equal treatment for all. (Derek Paulson)

INDIANAPOLIS - The goal of the campaign known as "Freedom to Marry" was simple: to allow a couple to legally dedicate their lives to each other regardless of their sexual persuasion. The group's founder, Evan Wolfson, says he's been campaigning for it for more than three decades. He says today, al

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