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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 - NH: LGBTQIA Issues

Starting next month, New Hampshire joins just over a dozen states that have laws or regulations against conversion therapy. (@tobysx70/Twenty20)

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation Friday to end gender discrimination. He said discrimination of any kind "runs contrary to New Hampshire's 'Live Free or Die' spirit." Transgender people in the Granite State will soon be protected from discrimination in emplo

Business leaders, health-care experts, faith leaders and transgender people spoke in support of HB 1319. (Hannah Willard)

CONCORD, N.H. – Civil-rights advocates are optimistic that New Hampshire's transgender non-discrimination bill may soon be law. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Monday on House Bill 1319, which would protect transgender Granite Staters from discrimination in employment, housing

Hundreds rallied in support of House Bill 1319 at a Jan. 31 hearing in Concord. (Freedom New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N.H. – Support for a bill to protect New Hampshire's transgender residents from discrimination has grown. House Bill 1319 is getting its second hearing in the House Judiciary Committee today. The bill would protect transgender Granite Staters from discrimination in housing, employme

Curbing LGBTQ youth suicide is a major goal of support organizations and some doctors in the Granite State.<br />(PICCSR/flckr).

EXETER, N.H. — Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Granite Staters between the ages of 10 and 34. And efforts are under way to curb the problem for LGBTQ youth, who the Centers for Disease Control reports are three times more likely to contemplate taking their own lives. Dr. Bo

A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll shows 58 percent of Americans support transgender Americans serving in the military. (USDOD).

CONCORD, N.H. – The Commander-in-Chief announced his ban on transgender Americans from serving in the military via Twitter and local advocates say those tweets impact more than just members of the military. In the series of early morning tweets, Trump declared transgender troops would no longe

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CONCORD, N.H. - Cities in the Granite State are trailing others in New England and the nation for providing legal protections to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, according to a new report. Xavier Persad, legislative counsel for the Human Rights Campaign, said the good ne

Samantha Ames, second from right, says a measure to be introduced in New Hampshire next session follows a national trend of GOP lawmakers turning thumbs-down on gay-conversion therapy. Courtesy: National Center for Lesbian Rights

CONCORD, N.H. - The stage is set for the Granite State to tackle a hot topic next legislative session: so-called gay conversion therapy. A Republican lawmaker has announced plans to file a measure that would ban conversion therapy for minors in New Hampshire. Staff attorney Samantha Ames with the

CONCORD, N.H. - Extreme cyber-bullying, peer pressure and unrealistic body image pressures ... Being a teenager today can be tough. Add being gay to the equation and a growing number of kids, feeling they have no one to turn to, are taking their own lives. A recent study shows teen suicide rates for

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