Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Around the Region: Iowa Senate votes to allow anti-LGBTQ discrimination in higher ed student...

Iowa Iowa senators pass a bill that would prevent higher education institutions from sanctioning student groups that discriminate based on sexual orientation, LGBTQ Nation reports:...

Around the Region: Iowa City set to expand legal definition of gender to include...

Iowa Iowa City is working on expanding its definition of gender identity away from just male and female, KCRG reports: Iowa City may soon...

Around the Region: Anti-LGBTQ bills introduced in WI, SD, and IA

South Dakota Republican lawmakers in South Dakota have introduced legislation aimed at preventing gender identity and transgender issues from being discussed in the state's schools,...

Around the Region: Sioux Falls mayor joins Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination

South Dakota Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether has joined Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination, the Argus Leader reports: Mayor Mike Huether has signed on to a...

Around the Region: Anti-LGBTQ student group sues University of Iowa

Iowa Controversy continues at the University of Iowa as a Christian group sues after the University revoked it's status as a student group following anti-LGBTQ...

Around the Region: Trans student receives $800k settlement after school-based discrimination

Wisconsin A transgender student who was discriminated against by the Kenosha Unified School District has won a $800,000 settlement from the school, Kenosha News reports:...

Around the Region: Data suggests that South Dakota has lowest per capita LGBT population...

Regional Data The Williams Institute is out with the annual estimate of LGBT population by state. In our region, Minnesota had the highest percent of...

Around the Region: New LGBTQ bar opening in Fargo-Moorhead

North Dakota A new LGBTQ bar is opening near Moorhead, WDAY reports: Shane Friesz left North Dakota in his 20s to "go be gay" somewhere...

Around the Region: Wis. businesses push for trans-inclusive nondiscrimination laws

Wisconsin A new group has formed in Wisconsin with the goal of passing transgender-specific nondiscrimination laws, the Wisconsin Gazette reports: The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of...

Around the Region: First ever LGBTQ health survey underway in Iowa

Iowa A new LGBTQ health survey is underway in Iowa, Little Village Magazine reports: A first of its kind health survey of Iowa’s LGBTQ community...