LGBT Issues Across Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia we're revisiting an episode from earlier this year, exploring issues in our region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We’ll hear from a teenager getting ready for an LGBT formal. We’ll learn how difficult it can be to access healthcare in eastern Kentucky for one gender nonconforming Appalachian. We’ll also take a look at efforts in West Virginia to provide legal protection to people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Rainbow Formal Here in West Virginia, a group of LGBT teens have decided to unite, to give each other hope, and to have a good time. We'll hear about this Rainbow Formal, the first of its kind in the state. West Virginia is also one of the many states where legislators have not passed laws that would ban employment and housing discrimination -- as well as discrimination in restaurants, hotels, parks and other public places -- based on sexual orientation or gender identity. WVPB's Dave Mistich will

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