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Hoosiers Can Celebrate LGBQT Culture Despite Indiana’s Ruling on Gay Marriage


Despite Indiana’s stay on gay marriage, Hoosiers can still celebrate LGBQT culture this summer. PRIDE festivals are happening all over Indiana and Bloomington will host its first PRIDE this September. Correspondent Sierra Gardner talks with PRIDE Director Sarah Perfetti and Sigma Phi Beta PRIDE Chairman Ty Adams about their plans for Bloomington PRIDE for this week’s Daily Local News feature.



bloomingOUT – June 26, 2014


Professor of Law & Policy with SPEA at IUPUI, Faculty Fellow with Centers for Religion and American Culture and School of Liberal Arts as well as Director of the Center for Civic Literacy Sheila Kennedy discusses the significance of education and understanding of constitutional law as relates to public policy, civil rights/freedom and same sex marriage. Helen and Michael chat about their reactions to same sex marriage legalization in Indiana. Bloomington Pride/Summer Fest Director Sarah Perfetti and Member Abby Hinkle stop by to share the excitement of having been the second couple to marry in Monroe County/Bloomington after the same sex marriage ban was declared unconstitutional by Federal Judge Richard Young. Prism Youth Community and Summer Fest Activities Officer Laura Ingram and Bloomington High School South student Spencer Biery provide information about planning for the pride summer fest and the Prism Youth group.

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Board Engineer Carissa Barrett
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

bloomingOUT – April 17, 2014


Policy Analyst with the Civil Rights Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Edward Carlson discusses the Hispanic community in general, the Hispanic LGBT community in specific and various issues related to bullying, discrimination and immigration as well as the significance of the recent endorsement by the NCLR of anti-bullying legislation. Co-Owner of the Backdoor Nicci Boroski and Co-Director of Bloomington Pride Sarah Profetti provide information about the PRIDE Summerfest event happening in Bloomington IN September 2014. Spencer Pride members Jacob Balash and Brett Presley chat about the 8th annual Spencer Pride coming up 7 June in Spencer IN. Featured artist is Austin Texas blues band Omar and the Howlers. Musical selections are “Move Up To Memphis” and the title cut from their “I’m Gone” cd.


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