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Around the Region: Iowa’s Rep. King makes anti-transgender comments from House floor

Iowa Rep. Steve King sought to add anti-transgender amendments a defense authorization bill, according to Windy City Media: One Iowa Executive Director Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel issued...

Around the Region: Black Hills celebrates Pride

South Dakota The Black Hills Pride Festival took place over the weekend, Black Hills Fox reports: The 6th annual Black Hills Pride Festival took place...

Around the Region: CA bans state travel to SD over anti-LGBTQ laws

South Dakota The Argus Leader compiled the number of same-sex marriage performed in South Dakota in the two years after marriage equality became the law: So...

Around the region: WI lawmakers introduce bill to ban anti-transgender discrimination

Wisconsin Democrats in Wisconsin have introduced a bill to add gender identity to the state's anti-discrimination laws, the Associated Press reports: Democratic lawmakers want to...

Around the Region: Winnipeg Pride says ‘no’ to uniformed law enforcement from Pride parade

Manitoba Manitoba Pride was held last week. The organizers of the event won't allow uniformed law enforcement in the parade, the CBC reports: Winnipeg police...

Around the Region: Dane County, Wis., bans non-essential travel to states that discriminate

Wisconsin The Dane County Board of Supervisors banned county employees from official travel to states that discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the...

Around the Region: Former U of I coach wins $1.4 million in anti-LGBT discrimination...

Iowa A jury in Iowa sided with a former athletic administrator who said she was discriminated against at the University of Iowa for being a...

Around the Region: SD Christian soup kitchen turns away transgender woman

South Dakota A Christian organization running a shelter refused to provide a meal to a Two-Spirit transgender woman, KDLT reports: A Sioux Falls transgender woman...

Around the Region: U of Iowa athletics anti-LGBTQ discrimination case begins

Iowa The case of a University of Iowa coach who alleges she was fired for being lesbian has begun, the Associated Press reports: A former...

Around the Region: LGBTQ groups condemn IA voter ID bill

Iowa Civil rights groups are concerned about a voter ID bill that could make it harder for transgender Iowans to vote, the Des Moines Register...