Do you think Indiana is a flyover state in the middle of the U.S. that's only good for corn and basketball? Are you wrong or are you (even just a little bit) right? Find out by listening to Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez, stand-up comedians who were born and raised in Indiana, and their special guests, as they discuss the stereotypes, jokes, and myths about Indiana. Listen to every episode as we try our best to defend the Hoosier state.

Episode 28: LGBTQ+ Rights in Indiana

Defending Indiana Ep 28 LGBTQ Rights in Indiana

We're excited to welcome Indiana State Senator, J.D. Ford to Defending Indiana. Senator Ford is the first, and so far only, openly LGBTQ+ member of the Indiana General Assembly. As one of the youngest members of the Indiana Senate, he is proud to represent Hoosier Millennials. He represents Indiana Senate District 29 and is a full time legislator representing his diverse district. We had an important conversation about the status of LGBTQ+ rights in Indiana and how the perception that the Hoosier State isn't gay-friendly affects the state and it's residents.

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Defending Indiana Hits Over 5500 Downloads

6500 downloads Defending Indiana Listen to Season 2

We can't thank our supporters enough for continuing to support Defending Indiana! Season Three is in full swing and we want to celebrate hitting 6500 downloads! We're currently recording Season 3 and already planning an amazing fourth season! We're looking for show ideas, guests, and sponsors. Please take a moment to fill out the contact form here or shoot us an email at defendingindiana at (replace the at). Also please don't forget to follow us on social media (click icons on the upper right of this page), subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player, and enter your email address below so you can be the first to know when new content is available. Thank you!