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April 16, 2024 at 9:58 PM

West Virginia transgender sports ban discriminates against teen athlete, appeals court says

A federal appeals court has ruled that West Virginia’s transgender sports ban violates the rights of a teen athlete
April 16, 2024 at 9:58 PM
April 16, 2024 at 10:15 AM

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for minors

A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed Idaho to proceed with enforcement of a new law aimed at prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors.
April 16, 2024 at 10:15 AM
Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for minors
April 13, 2024 at 4:18 PM

Kansas governor vetoes gender-affirming trans youth care ban

Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a ban on gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth in Kansas.
April 13, 2024 at 4:18 PM
Kansas governor vetoes gender-affirming trans youth care ban
April 11, 2024 at 4:49 PM

What the trans care recommendations from the NHS England report mean

A new report from the National Health Service England’s Dr. Hilary Cass advocates for further research on gender-affirming care for transgender youth and young adults.
April 11, 2024 at 4:49 PM
What the new trans care recommendations from the NHS England report mean
April 10, 2024 at 8:11 PM

UK prime minister welcomes report on youth gender care

The new report said that medical evidence underlying gender care for adolescents is “remarkably weak.”
April 10, 2024 at 8:11 PM
UK prime minister welcomes report on youth gender care
April 8, 2024 at 4:02 PM

Report: LGBTQ content drove book banning efforts in 2023

According to the American Library Association, LGBTQ content drove book-banning efforts in 2023. “Gender Queer,” by Maia Kobabe topped the list for the third year.
April 8, 2024 at 4:02 PM
Report: LGBTQ content drove book banning efforts in 2023
April 5, 2024 at 10:26 PM

In rare appearance, Melania Trump to headline Mar-a-Lago fundraiser for conservative LGBT group

Former first lady Melania Trump will be headlining a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser later this month for Log Cabin Republicans.
April 5, 2024 at 10:26 PM
Melania Trump to headline Mar-a-Lago fundraiser for conservative LGBT group
April 5, 2024 at 2:08 AM

Nebraska lawmakers to debate a bill on transgender students' access to bathrooms and sports teams

A Nebraska bill to limit transgender students’ access to bathrooms and sports teams has advanced out of committee with just days to go until the end of the session
April 5, 2024 at 2:08 AM
April 4, 2024 at 8:22 PM

Gay rights activists call for more international pressure on Uganda over anti-gay law

Ugandan gay rights activists asked the international community to mount more pressure on the government of Uganda to repeal an anti-gay law which the country’s Constitutional Court refused to nullify on Wednesday
April 4, 2024 at 8:22 PM
April 4, 2024 at 3:58 AM

Ugandan court upholds anti-gay law that allows the death penalty in some cases

Uganda’s constitutional court has upheld an anti-gay law that allows the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality.”
April 4, 2024 at 3:58 AM
Ugandan court rejects bid to nullify anti-gay law that provides for the death penalty
April 3, 2024 at 8:15 PM

Iowa repeals gender parity rule for governing bodies as diversity policies garner growing opposition

An explicit requirement that Iowa’s state, county and local decision-making bodies be balanced by gender has been repealed
April 3, 2024 at 8:15 PM
Iowa repeals gender parity rule for governing bodies amid opposition
April 2, 2024 at 5:26 PM

Wisconsin governor vetoes transgender high school athletics ban

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature that would have banned high school transgender athletes from competing on teams that align with their gender identity
April 2, 2024 at 5:26 PM
April 1, 2024 at 9:10 PM

White House bashes 'dishonest' Republican criticism of Biden's transgender proclamation on Easter

The White House is pushing back against top Republicans' misleading criticism of Biden's Transgender Day of Visibility proclamation on the same day as Easter
April 1, 2024 at 9:10 PM
WH bashes 'dishonest' GOP criticism of Biden's transgender proclamation on Easter
April 1, 2024 at 5:47 PM

Two charged in transgender activist Cecilia Gentili's death

Two people have been charged in the death of transgender activist Cecilia Gentili.
April 1, 2024 at 5:47 PM
Two charged in transgender activist Cecilia Gentili's death
March 27, 2024 at 12:17 AM

Lawsuit filed by families against Ohio trans care ban legislation

A lawsuit has been filed against Ohio's House Bill 68, which bans gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors.
March 27, 2024 at 12:17 AM
Lawsuit filed against Ohio trans care ban legislation
March 25, 2024 at 7:17 PM

Drag story hours continue to be targets amid conservative backlash

Drag story hours across the country have become targets for bomb threats. Lancaster Public Library became the most recent story hour impacted.
March 25, 2024 at 7:17 PM
Drag story hours continue to be targets amid conservative backlash
March 25, 2024 at 2:31 AM

White House looks to repeal funding bill provision that would keep US embassies from flying Pride flags

The White House slammed the GOP for including a provision in the government funding bill that essentially bans LGBTQ+ Pride flags from being flown over U.S. embassies.
March 25, 2024 at 2:31 AM
WH slams funding bill provision that would keep US embassies from flying Pride flags
March 22, 2024 at 3:31 PM

No charges to be filed in school fight involving Nex Benedict: DA

No charges will be filed in connection with a fight that Oklahoma teen Nex Benedict was involved in a day before they died, the Tulsa County district attorney said.
March 22, 2024 at 3:31 PM
No charges to be filed in school fight involving Nex Benedict: DA
1 month ago

More than a dozen female athletes sue NCAA over their transgender participation policy

The lawsuit stems from an NCAA policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in the category of their affirmed gender on a sport-by-sport basis.
1 month ago
More than a dozen athletes sue NCAA over their transgender participation policy
1 month ago

College athletes file lawsuit over NCAA's transgender policy

A group of current and former elite athletes say that allowing swimmer Lia Thomas, a transgender woman, who competed in the national championships in 2022 violated their Title IX rights.
1 month ago
College athletes file lawsuit over NCAA's transgender policy
1 month ago

Former students, parents speak on anti-LGBTQ bullying at Nex Benedict's school

Nex Benedict's death has been ruled a suicide, shining a renewed spotlight on the intensifying environment in Oklahoma schools and anti-LGBTQ bullying.
1 month ago
Former students, parents speak on anti-LGBTQ bullying at Nex Benedict's school
1 month ago

LGBTQ teen Nex Benedict died by suicide, medical examiner says

An autopsy report released by the Oklahoma’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that Nex Benedict, a member of the 2SLGBTQ community, died by suicide.
1 month ago
LGBTQ teen Nex Benedict died by suicide, medical examiner says
1 month ago

Janelle Monáe, Kylie Minogue to headline Outloud Music Festival

The headliners have been revealed for Outloud Festival, a Pride-themed music event held in West Hollywood.
1 month ago
These performers announced as headliners for Outloud Music Festival
1 month ago

England's NHS halts puberty blockers for transgender youth amid research efforts

England's National Health Service has banned the use of puberty blockers for the treatment of gender dysphoria or gender incongruence in minors.
1 month ago
England's NHS halts puberty blockers for transgender youth amid research efforts
1 month ago

LGBTQ+ voters look a lot like swing voters

An exclusive new poll of LGBTQ+ voters finds wide support for Joe Biden, but more moderate political views.
1 month ago
LGBTQ+ voters look a lot like swing voters
1 month ago

Missouri teachers who support a trans minor's social transition could face felony, be put on sex offender list under proposed bill

A new Missouri bill would make it a felony offense for school teachers or counselors to support or contribute to the social transitioning of a transgender minor.
1 month ago
New bill would convict teachers of felony, put on sex offender list for trans support
1 month ago

RuPaul opens up on decades of fame in new memoir

Robin Roberts talks with RuPaul about his new memoir "The House of Hidden Meanings," and how he has worked to leave his mark in the entertainment world.
1 month ago
RuPaul opens up on decades of fame in new memoir
1 month ago

New York AG sends cease-and-desist over transgender sports ban in Nassau County

The AG's office argues that the order is "in clear violation of New York State anti-discrimination laws and demands that it be immediately rescinded."
1 month ago
New York AG sends cease-and-desist over transgender sports ban in Nassau County
1 month ago

Students walk out over nonbinary student Nex Benedict's death, anti-LGBTQ bullying in Oklahoma

Students walked out at Owasso High School in Oklahoma, where nonbinary student Nex Benedict got in a fight a day before they died, in protest of anti-LGBTQ bullying.
1 month ago
Students walk out over nonbinary student's death, anti-LGBTQ bullying in Oklahoma
2 months ago

Oklahoma education superintendent under fire for anti-LGBTQ rhetoric after Nex Benedict's death

Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters is standing by policies affecting the transgender community in schools following the death of 16-year-old Nex Benedict.
2 months ago
Anti-LGBTQ rhetoric prompts calls for Oklahoma education superintendent's removal
2 months ago

Oklahoma state superintendent stands by anti-LGBTQ+ policies after death of non-binary teen

About 350 national, state, and local organizations have now called for the superintendent to step down after the death of Nex Benedict.
2 months ago
Oklahoma state superintendent stands by anti-LGBTQ+ policies Nex Benedict death
2 months ago

Oklahoma students demand action after death of nonbinary student

Students at Owasso High School in Oklahoma walked out Monday in protest of bullying and in support of the school's 2SLGBTQ community following the death of nonbinary student Nex Benedict.
2 months ago
Oklahoma students demand action after death of nonbinary student
2 months ago

Oklahoma students stage walkout after nonbinary teen’s death

Nex Benedict, 16, died one day after a fight with three female students at Owasso High School on Feb. 7.
2 months ago
Oklahoma students stage walkout after nonbinary teen’s death
2 months ago

Nex Benedict, nonbinary teen who died day after school fight, describes altercation in police footage

Newly released footage shows Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teen who died one day after a physical altercation at their high school, describing what led up to the fight.
2 months ago
Nonbinary teen seen describing fight in police footage before death
2 months ago

Vigils held to remember bullied 16-year-old Oklahoma student

Nex Benedict, who identified as non-binary and was repeatedly bullied, died a day after being attacked in a high school bathroom.
2 months ago
Vigils held to remember bullied 16-year-old Oklahoma student
2 months ago

Oklahoma episcopal church holds prayer vigil for nonbinary teen

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma, held a prayer vigil for a nonbinary teen who died following a physical altercation.
2 months ago
Oklahoma episcopal church holds prayer vigil for nonbinary teen
2 months ago

Nex Benedict's death sparks calls against anti-LGBTQ bullying nationwide

Vice President Kamala Harris and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre have spoken out regarding the death of Nex Benedict, who died one day after a fight.
2 months ago
Nonbinary teen's death sparks anti-LGBTQ sentiment concerns
2 months ago

Oklahoma nonbinary student's death after in-school fight 'not a result of trauma,' police say

Investigators in Owasso, Oklahoma, are investigating the death of a nonbinary student one day after a physical altercation with other students.
2 months ago
Police don't believe nonbinary student died from altercation
2 months ago

National divide on teaching race, LGBTQ issues in classrooms captured in new survey

In a new survey, the Pew Research Center asked public K-12 teachers, teens, and the American public about teaching the topics of race and LGBTQ identities.
2 months ago
New survey captures national divide on teaching race, LGBTQ issues in classrooms
2 months ago

Death of Oklahoma nonbinary student raises questions

An investigation is underway into the death of an Oklahoma nonbinary teen after a fight at school. Their death is galvanizing the LGBTQ community amid concerns over bullying for their gender identity.
2 months ago
Death of Oklahoma nonbinary student raises questions
2 months ago

Nonbinary student dies after school fight

Investigators in Owasso, Oklahoma, are investigating the death of nonbinary student Nex Benedict one day after a physical altercation with other students. Some are calling for answers.
2 months ago
Nonbinary student dies after school fight
2 months ago

Georgia educators sue school district over race, LGBTQ classroom restrictions

A lawsuit has been filed by the Georgia Association of Educators against Cobb County Schools officials over alleged education "censorship" on racial and LGBTQ topics.
2 months ago
Georgia educators sue district over race, LGBTQ classroom restrictions
2 months ago

'Women's Bill of Rights' policies could impact daily lives of transgender community

Legislation dubbed the "Women's Bill of Rights" has now been seen in West Virginia, Iowa, Georgia, and others and has implications for the transgender community.
2 months ago
New 'Women's Bill of Rights' aim to legally define 'man,' 'woman'
2 months ago

Utah official falsely suggests teen student is transgender, now faces calls to resign

Utah State School Board Member Natalie Cline is facing calls to resign after she suggested a girl playing on a high school basketball team was transgender on Facebook.
2 months ago
School board official falsely suggests teen is transgender, faces calls to resign
2 months ago

Utah official falsely suggests teen student is transgender, now faces calls to resign

Utah State School Board Member Natalie Cline is facing calls to resign after she suggested a girl playing on a high school basketball team was transgender on Facebook.
2 months ago
Utah official falsely suggests teen student is transgender, now faces calls to resign
2 months ago

Transgender youth care misconceptions lead physicians, researchers to set the record straight

Health care providers who specialize in this field say there is a lot of misinformation about what gender-affirming care for transgender minors means.
2 months ago
Physicians, researchers set record straight on transgender youth care misconceptions
2 months ago

Florida barring transgender residents from changing gender on driver's license

Florida transgender residents will no longer be allowed to change the listed gender on their driver’s licenses or state ID.
2 months ago
Transgender Floridians can no longer change ID gender markers
3 months ago

Ohio Senate overrides governor veto of trans care, sports ban HB 68

The Ohio Senate voted to override Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto against Ohio House Bill 68, which restricts transgender medical care and transgender participation in sports.
3 months ago
Ohio Senate overrides governor veto of trans care, sports ban HB 68
3 months ago

Club Q shooter charged with 50 federal hate crimes

The shooter who killed five people at an LGBTQIA+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, pleaded not guilty to new federal hate crimes.
3 months ago
Club Q shooter charged with 50 federal hate crimes
3 months ago

Spate of transgender deaths in first days of 2024 prompts outrage in Mexico

The new year has begun with a spate of transgender deaths in Mexico, prompting protests, outrage and fear among the country's LGBTQ community.
3 months ago
Spate of transgender deaths in first days of 2024 prompts outrage in Mexico
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