LGBT

George Petropoulos

Fort Wayne native, Doug Strahm, is a gay singer songwriter who shares his own message of self-acceptance through his music to help others learn that they are not alone on their journey.

FILE

In the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 50 people and wounded others at a gay nightclub in Orlando Sunday morning, Fort Wayne Pride is reacting and evaluating security measures for their future events.

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Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender are largely left out of efforts to address the overuse of suspension and expulsion for student groups, according to a new report.

The report, released Monday by The Equity Project at Indiana University, says schools suspend or expel LGBT students more often than their heterosexual peers. In order to address the disparity, the report says more data is sorely needed.

Legislature Passes on Formal Study of LGBT Rights

May 28, 2015
Courtesy / Indiana Senate Republicans

Republican legislative leaders say a formal study on creating civil rights protections for the LGBT community won’t happen this year. But they say they’ll be thinking about the issue regardless.

Republican leaders admitted earlier this year that controversy surrounding the religious freedom bill fast-forwarded the debate around adding LGBT protections to the state’s civil rights statute.  But the topic didn’t make it onto the list of issues lawmakers will officially study this summer. 

State of Indiana

Exactly one week after signing Indiana’s religious freedom bill into law, Governor Mike Pence Thursday signed a follow up bill meant to quell the firestorm of controversy that erupted over the  measure.

The follow up bill explicitly states that the recently-passed law known as RFRA can’t be used to deny  service to anyone on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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