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Walmart's LGBT Associates Resource Group, the Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality and PFLAG hosted a community seminar on workplace tolerance in Rogers. 

courtesy Evan Young

This summer the U.S. Department of Defense lifted a ban on transgender people serving in the military, yet certain transgender veterans continue to face bias in securing USDVA health care coverage. We follow a U.S. Army Major, retired—an Arkansas resident--who encountered obstacles seeking coverage for complications post-gender confirmation surgery. (Warning to listeners with children, this report is graphic in nature.) 

A year after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, some Arkansas congregations are embracing unions they have traditionally excluded.

J. Froelich

LGBT residents of the racially embattled city of Harrison hosted their first-ever "Pride" festival Saturday, protested by members of the Arkansas League of the South who seek to "preserve the Southern white race."

MUSIC: "Hi Groove, Low Feedback" Hank Mobley Sextet

 

courtesy / Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling

The Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling has proposed a new rule to the Arkansas Legislative Council to allow therapists and counselors to refer treatment of certain clients based on ethical, moral or religious principles. While the proposed rule raises concern among LGBT civil rights advocates, advocates say the measure is meant to preempt a much broader religious refusal law.

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