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Around the Region: WI bishop suggests people in same-sex relationships shouldn’t receive funeral rites

Wisconsin The Madison Catholic Diocese has stoked outrage after it told priests that they should reconsider providing last rites to people in same-sex relationships, the...

Around the Region: South Dakotan sues over anti-transgender discrimination in state health plan

South Dakota A transgender South Dakotan is suing the state over anti-transgender health plan discrimination, the Argus Leader reports: A South Dakota state employee is challenging...

Around the Region: SD religious right group drops plans for anti-trans bill

South Dakota Efforts to ban transgender folks from using the bathroom in South Dakota are being put on hold, a conservative Christian group says, according...

Around the Region: Iowa sued over anti-trans discrimination in Medicaid

Iowa A lawsuit has been launched against the Iowa Department of Human Services over ban on Medicaid coverage for transgender-inclusive health care, the Des Moines...

Around the Region: PFLAG comes to Brookings, hate crimes debate grows in ND

North Dakota The debate over hate crimes laws continues in North Dakota, the Wahpeton Daily News reports: The ADL defines hate crimes as those where...

Around the Region: Stevens Point passes transgender-inclusive housing protections

Wisconsin Stevens Point passed housing protections for transgender people, the Pointer reports: On Monday, Aug. 14, the Stevens Point Public Protection Committee met to discuss,...

Around the Region: Trump appointee has anti-LGBTQ history in Iowa

Iowa One of Trump's appointments to the Department of Agriculture has a history of making false and inflammatory comments about LGBTQ people, the Sioux City...

Around the Region: Fargo-Moorhead Pride spurs celebration and debate

North Dakota KVRR recaps Fargo-Moorhead Pride: A street of rainbows shined across Downtown Fargo after the early morning rain. The annual FM Pride Parade had their...

Around the Region: Trump ban on transgender servicemembers garners bipartisan criticism

Iowa Iowa's LGBTQ groups reacted strongly to Trump's attempted ban on transgender military personnel, CBS2 Iowa reports: LGBTQ advocacy groups and other organizations expressed discontent...

Around the Region: Iowa Democrats pick gay man to lead state party

Iowa The Iowa Democratic Party elected a gay man to head the party. Here's the press release from IDP: Today Troy Price was elected the...