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PNS Daily Newscast - April 27, 2017 


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Public News Service - OH: LGBTQIA Issues

Experts say stigma and discrimination can contribute to poor health outcomes for LGBT individuals. (Guillaume Paumier/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- LGBTQ Ohioans have the same heath needs as anyone else but are said to be at greater risk for certain poor health outcomes. And experts say these disparities are not biological in nature. It is National LGBT Health Awareness Week, and Julie Applegate, director of Equitas Health,

Opponents of the Pastor Protection Act are convinced it would make Ohio unwelcoming to members of the LGBT community. (mensatic/morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A fast-moving religious liberties bill in Ohio is spurring concern among some advocates for the state's LGBT residents. The Pastor Protection Act, House Bill 36, received its third committee hearing Tuesday, just two weeks after it was introduced. The bill says ministers or r

Fourteen Ohio cities have comprehensive non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to encourage those in the transgender community who haven't made themselves public to step forward. And some say there is a great need to ensure that transgender Ohioans, along with those who are lesbian, gay or bisexual

Ohio's rate of new HIV infections is slightly higher than the national average. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has the resources needed to stem the tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but according to new research from the Center for Community Solutions, there's no one steering the ship. Despite advances in treating and preventing the disease, the report finds about 4,000 Ohioans are

Jim Obergefell (center) of Cincinnati will be a guest of honor at the State of the Union address. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

CINCINNATI, Ohio – An Ohioan who was a key player in the fight for marriage equality will be a guest of honor as President Barack Obama delivers his last State of the Union address tonight (Tues.). Jim Obergefell of Cincinnati will join other invited guests to sit alongside First Lady Michell

A new report finds conversion therapy can cause serious psychological harm among children and young adults. Credit: Henry B. Jones/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's been 10 months since an Ohio transgender girl took her own life after undergoing conversion therapy, and evidence is building against the use of the controversial practice. The story of Leelah Alcorn went viral, drawing attention to the dangers of the mental health pract

PHOTO: Marriage equality supporters in Ohio are awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision they believe will strike down Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage. Photo credit: Fibonaci Blue/Flickr.<br /><br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to announce a decision that could open the door to same-sex marriage in Ohio. The court is ruling on a case that challenges the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in several states, including the Buckeye State. Christopher Geggie, cam

PHOTO: Two lawsuits from Ohio were among six same-sex marriage cases heard before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Photo credit: WMMO.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A U.S. Court of Appeals in Ohio was the latest battleground in the fight over marriage equality. On Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard arguments in six same-sex marriage cases from four states. Two lawsuits involve Ohio couples seeking recogni

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