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PNS Daily News - September 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - WI: LGBTQIA Issues

PHOTO: A new book from a Wisconsin author says bullying has become epidemic, and while educators and young people search for dealing with the issue in an effective way, no one needs to live by someone else's definition of who they are. Photo credit: For A Better School Climate.

MADISON, Wis. - A new novel called "Double Exposure" about an intersex teen athlete, explores bullying, and Wisconsin author Bridget Birdsall says the story is based on real experiences. The main character was born with ambiguous genitalia and raised as a boy. At age 15, to escape bullying, the y

PHOTO: Same-sex marriages are now legal in Wisconsin, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals from Wisconsin and four other states regarding the matter. Some Wisconsin county clerks began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately following the decision. Photo courtesy of Michael Sears, One Wisconsin Now.

MADISON, Wis. - Same-sex marriage is now legal in Wisconsin, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal from Wisconsin and four other states on the issue. County clerks in several Wisconsin counties began issuing same-sex marriage licenses immediately after the decision was an

The ACLU has filed a case in federal court in Madison seeking recognition for legal out-of-state marriages for Wisconsin same-sex couples. (Logo provided by ACLU)

MADISON, Wis. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin has filed suit on behalf of four same-sex Wisconsin couples that want their legal out-of-state marriages to be recognized. One of the four plaintiffs is a couple that has been together for 37 years. Larry Dupuis, legal director

PHOTO: Mark Pocan

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - State Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, on Tuesday addressed the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus at the Democratic National Convention. Pocan, who is openly gay, is running for the state's 2nd District congressional seat, which is being vacated by Democrat Tammy Baldwin in

Madison, WI – A group of concerned educators is hoping to make the schoolyard bully go the way of the buggy whip and the five-cent candy bar. Name-calling and bullying in school can be devastating for those who are the target. No Name-Calling Week is aimed at focusing attention on the problem

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