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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2018 


Trump tells Reuters he fears a perjury trap. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Iowa activists to protest in support of a nationwide prison strike; and a solar project throws shade on the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Public News Service - CA: LGBTQIA Issues

Transgender activists demonstrate at the Los Angeles announcement of Stockman v. Trump, the lawsuit challenging the transgender military ban.(Equality California)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hundreds of leaders in the LGBTQ community are gathering for a conference in Los Angeles this Friday - to continue the fight against discriminatory policies coming from the Trump administration and improve state laws on equality. The fourth annual conference put on by Eq

Marriage equality is one of many issues funded by California philanthropic foundations honored this year with N.C.R.P. Impact Awards from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. (Ted Eytan)

Three California philanthropic foundations have won Impact Awards this year from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. The award honors foundations that make grants to encourage diversity and empowerment of marginalized communities. One of the winners, the Sandler Foundation, has give

PHOTO:  The Our Tomorrow Campaign will survey LGBTQ Americans at Pride events and online. Photo courtesy Equality Federation

LOS ANGELES – San Francisco-based Equality Federation wants to ask all LGBTQ Americans, “Where do you think the movement should go from here?” It's part of the Our Tomorrow Campaign - and Equality Federation is working with more than 100 partner organizations to pass out surveys a

PHOTO: Assemblywoman Toni Atkins was sworn in as the new Speaker of the Assembly on Monday. She becomes the first openly gay woman to lead the lower house of the California Legislature. Photo courtesy California State Parks Dept.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - History is being made at the state Capitol again. Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins was sworn in as the new Speaker of the Assembly on Monday, becoming the first openly gay woman to head the lower chamber of the legislature. She succeeds Democrat John Perez, the first openly

More foundations are pledging their support for under-served groups. When the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy launched Philanthropy's Promise a year ago, 64 grant-makers signed up. Now, that number has nearly doubled, and Philanthropy's Promise represents more than $3.3 billion in ann

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is now the first state in the nation to require public schools teach students about gay history. Gov. Jerry Brown has just signed legislation that requires social studies classes to include the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in

SAN FRANSISCO, Calif. - Testimony has ended in the landmark federal case to determine if Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Lawyers for the two gay couples suing to overturn the state constitutional amendment contend marriage is a fundament

Today is "D-Day" for same-sex marriage in California, when the California Supreme Court announces its decision on the legality of Proposition 8, the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Regardless of the outcome, says Molly McKay of the group Marriage Equality USA, supporters of g

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