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PNS Daily News - April 24, 2017 


We're highlighting several stories in today's news including: Congress returns from recess to a showdown over a border wall; immigrants may face the collateral damage of crime lab misconduct; and President Trump expected to move forward on offshore drilling.

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Public News Service - CT: LGBTQIA Issues

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Planned Parenthood has faced serious challenges in the past year to both its funding and its mission. Tonight at a fundraising gala, the Southern New England chapter is celebrating the life of one of its Connecticut heroines, says the organization's vice president of development,

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Fifteen high schoolers and five college students from Connecticut have just returned from a national youth conference held in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Federation of America's 2011 Summit in the nation's capital. The 400 participants learned from each other and lobbied t

HARTFORD, Conn. - Five suicides among gay teens in the U.S. in the past three weeks has created stress and anger among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in Connecticut. Robin McHaelen is with True Colors, which offers Connecticut's only mentoring program for the state's LGBT youth. She sa

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - One of Connecticut's best-known charitable organizations has been spending more on a divisive political issue than on some of the social service programs it's built its name on. An investigation of the New Haven-based Knights of Columbus, by the Washington Independent, probed wher

HARTFORD, Conn. - Almost since HIV/AIDS was identified in the early 1980s, the main route of infection nationwide was men who had sex with men. But not in Connecticut, where it was mainly spread by drug users sharing contaminated needles. However, recent data show the situation in the state is rev

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women have the highest risk of breast cancer of all women, and are among the least served by health care professionals. A grant to the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective is targeting these women for breast cancer awareness messages. Colle

HARTFORD, Conn. - June is "Pride Month," and the values of self-acceptance and awareness of the history and contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are clashing with recent decisions surrounding textbooks that could make it into Connecticut classrooms. The contr

HARTFORD, Conn. - Recent actions by Congress to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell so that gay and lesbian people can serve openly in the military have been widely reported. However, another bill dealing with their civil rights more broadly is languishing in Congress. Linda Estabrook, executive director

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