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Celebrating Pride Month with Kandy Muse

Frontrunner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars", Kandy Muse, drops by to chat about the new season.
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Celebrating Pride Month with Kandy Muse
June 3, 2023, 10:22 AM

As anti-gay sentiment grows, more LGBTQ+ people seek to flee Uganda

Frightened LGBTQ+ Ugandans are searching for a way to escape a new law prescribing the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality
June 3, 2023, 10:22 AM
June 3, 2023, 10:19 AM

Pride organizers promise safety at festivities amid anti-LGBTQ rhetoric

As Pride Month kicks off, the anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and legislation that has risen over the last few years may be top-of-mind for many event goers.
June 3, 2023, 10:19 AM
Pride organizers promise safety at festivities amid anti-LGBTQ rhetoric
June 3, 2023, 6:38 AM

Protests erupted outside Los Angeles elementary school's Pride month assembly

Police officers had to separate protesters and counterprotesters outside a Los Angeles elementary school that has become a flashpoint for LGBTQ+ issues involving children in California during Pride month
June 3, 2023, 6:38 AM
June 2, 2023, 5:42 PM

Some trans people turn to crowdfunding to leave Florida after anti-LGBTQ+ laws

Dozens of transgender people in Florida who can't afford to move are turning to crowdfunding to help them leave after the passage of new legislation that targets the LGBTQ community
June 2, 2023, 5:42 PM
Some trans people turn to crowdfunding to leave Florida after anti-LGBTQ+ laws
June 2, 2023, 5:32 PM

Some trans people turn to crowdfunding to leave Florida after anti-LGBTQ+ laws

Dozens of transgender people in Florida who can't afford to move are turning to crowdfunding to help them leave after the passage of new legislation that targets the LGBTQ community
June 2, 2023, 5:32 PM
Some trans people turn to crowdfunding to leave Florida after anti-LGBTQ+ laws
June 2, 2023, 3:03 PM

Elliot Page covers People magazine

Page opens up about his rocky Hollywood journey and finding joy, sitting down exclusively with ABC News for the upcoming special, “The Freedom to Exist – A Soul of a Nation Presentation."
June 2, 2023, 3:03 PM
Elliot Page covers People magazine
June 2, 2023, 9:40 AM

Drag show at Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base canceled by Pentagon

A previously approved drag show to be held at Nellis AFB has been canceled by the Pentagon
June 2, 2023, 9:40 AM
Drag show at Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base canceled by Pentagon
June 2, 2023, 5:42 AM

Library cancels trans speaker after Montana bans drag readings

Montana's new law banning drag reading events at public libraries has led to the cancellation of a transgender speaker in a southwestern Montana city on Friday
June 2, 2023, 5:42 AM
Library cancels trans speaker after Montana bans drag readings
June 2, 2023, 2:21 AM

TikTalk: First Black transgender Victoria’s Secret Model on her success

ABC News’ Trevor Ault spoke with content creator Emira D’Spain about making history with Victoria’s Secret, discussing the transitioning process online, and her message for Pride Month.
June 2, 2023, 2:21 AM
TikTalk: First Black transgender Victoria’s Secret Model on her success
June 2, 2023, 1:50 AM

NFL’s RK Russell: 'I am a black bisexual man... That's what I've always been'

ABC News’ Trevor Ault spoke with R.K. Russell, the first active NFL player to come out as bisexual, about his new book, “The Yards Between Us: A Memoir of Life, Love and Football.”
June 2, 2023, 1:50 AM
NFL’s RK Russell: 'I am a black bisexual man... That's what I've always been'
June 1, 2023, 6:54 PM

Thousands march in Jerusalem Pride parade, first under Israel's most right-wing government ever

Thousands of people have taken part in Jerusalem’s Pride parade
June 1, 2023, 6:54 PM
Thousands to march in Jerusalem Pride parade, first under right-wing gov't ever
June 1, 2023, 6:31 PM

Elliot Page says he feels 'fully alive for the 1st time' in trailer for ABC Pride special

Watch the trailer for "The Freedom to Exist – A Soul of a Nation Presentation," airing June 6 on ABC.
June 1, 2023, 6:31 PM
Elliot Page says he feels 'fully alive' in trailer for ABC Pride special
June 1, 2023, 6:21 PM

Celebrating drag performer Prada G. Major's impact on community

“GMA” is celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the work of Prada G. Major, who has raised thousands for MS research and much more.
June 1, 2023, 6:21 PM
Celebrating drag performer Prada G. Major's impact on community
June 1, 2023, 4:57 PM

Drag superstar Prada G. Major gets big surprise on 'GMA'

“Good Morning America” surprises drag performer Prada G. Major with two donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative.
June 1, 2023, 4:57 PM
Drag superstar Prada G. Major gets big surprise on 'GMA'
June 1, 2023, 10:33 AM

Experts warn against canceling Pride campaigns after extremists threaten Target

Experts warn against canceling Pride campaigns after extremists threaten Target.
June 1, 2023, 10:33 AM
Experts warn against canceling Pride campaigns after extremists threaten Target
May 31, 2023, 11:25 PM

Elliot Page opens up about gender dysphoria in ABC News Pride special

The actor sat down with ABC News for an exclusive network interview as part of "The Freedom to Exist - A Soul of a Nation Presentation," airing June 6 on ABC.
May 31, 2023, 11:25 PM
Elliot Page opens up about gender dysphoria in ABC News Pride special
May 31, 2023, 2:32 AM

Uganda's president signs into law anti-gay legislation with death penalty in some cases

Uganda’s president has signed into law new anti-gay legislation supported by many in the East African country but widely condemned by rights activists and others abroad
May 31, 2023, 2:32 AM
Uganda's president signs into law tough anti-gay legislation with death penalty
May 30, 2023, 10:38 PM

LGBTQ+ activists call for new strategies to promote equality after Target backlash

Activists in the LGBTQ+ community are calling for new ways to mobilize against threats to their long fight for equality
May 30, 2023, 10:38 PM
May 30, 2023, 10:38 PM

LGBTQ+ activists call for new strategies to promote equality after Target backlash

Activists in the LGBTQ+ community are calling for new ways to mobilize against threats to their long fight for equality
May 30, 2023, 10:38 PM
LGBTQ+ activists call for new strategies to promote equality after Target backlash
May 30, 2023, 10:20 PM

Alabama expands ban on trans athletes to include college teams

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed legislation that will ban transgender women from playing on female sports teams in college, becoming the latest state to place restrictions on transgender athletes
May 30, 2023, 10:20 PM
State expands ban on trans athletes to include college teams
May 30, 2023, 12:31 PM

Japanese court says government's policy against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

A Japanese court has ruled that the government's policy against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in a closely watched decision that supporters say is a step toward marriage equality
May 30, 2023, 12:31 PM
Japanese court says government policy against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
May 29, 2023, 11:12 PM

Ugandans now face life in prison, possibly death, if caught having gay sex

President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 into law on Monday.
May 29, 2023, 11:12 PM
Ugandans now face life in prison, possibly death, if caught having gay sex
May 29, 2023, 6:14 PM

Uganda's president signs anti-gay bill into law that calls for death penalty in some cases

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed one of the world's harshest anti-LGBTQ bills into law on Monday.
May 29, 2023, 6:14 PM
Uganda signs anti-gay bill into law that calls for death penalty in some cases
May 29, 2023, 3:42 AM

Texas passes sexual conduct bill drag show artists fear will prompt crackdown

The bill expands what is considered an illegal performance of sexual conduct.
May 29, 2023, 3:42 AM
May 26, 2023, 7:59 PM

New British Cycling rules bar transgender women from competing in elite female events

Riders who were born male will be prevented from racing in British Cycling’s elite female events under a new transgender and non-binary participation policy published by the governing body
May 26, 2023, 7:59 PM
British Cycling publishes new transgender policy with 'open' and 'female' categories
May 26, 2023, 1:03 AM

St. Louis mayor signs executive order to support transgender community

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones signed an executive order designed to make transgender people feel welcome in the city
May 26, 2023, 1:03 AM
May 25, 2023, 3:37 AM

D'Arcy Drollinger makes history as first drag laureate in the US

D'Arcy Drollinger has made history as first drag laureate in the U.S. and will serve as an ambassador for the LGBTQ community in San Francisco.
May 25, 2023, 3:37 AM
D'Arcy Drollinger makes history as first drag laureate in the US
May 24, 2023, 8:52 PM

Missouri attorney general urges Kansas City police to enforce transgender care restrictions law

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey is urging Kansas City police to enforce a state law that bans transgender health care for minors after the city's police chief said earlier this week that the department will not do so
May 24, 2023, 8:52 PM
May 24, 2023, 5:09 PM

Target pulls some Pride collection products following threats to store employees

Target says it is pulling some Pride-themed products from its store displays and shelves following threats to store employees, one week ahead of Pride Month.
May 24, 2023, 5:09 PM
Target pulls some Pride collection products following threats to store employees
May 24, 2023, 4:32 PM

Target becomes latest company to suffer backlash for LGBTQ+ support, pulls some Pride month clothing

Target is removing certain items from its stores and making other changes to its LGBTQ+ merchandise nationwide ahead of Pride month, after an intense backlash from some customers including violent confrontations with its workers
May 24, 2023, 4:32 PM
Target removes some LGBTQ merchandise from stores ahead of Pride month after threats
May 24, 2023, 4:28 PM

BUSINESS HEADLINES: Target pulls some LGBTQ+ merchandise from stores

Plus, the FTC is investigating baby formula makers to see whether the manufacturers colluded on bids for state contracts, and Ford decides to keep AM radio on 2024 models.
May 24, 2023, 4:28 PM
BUSINESS HEADLINES: Target pulls some LGBTQ+ merchandise from stores
May 24, 2023, 12:47 PM

More than 100 LGBTQ youth celebrate first-ever Trans Youth Prom in D.C.

The first-ever Trans Youth Prom in D.C. comes as states across the country have introduced anti-trans bills.
May 24, 2023, 12:47 PM
More than 100 LGBTQ youth celebrate first-ever Trans Youth Prom in D.C.
May 22, 2023, 11:02 PM

Nebraska governor signs 12-week abortion ban, limits on gender-affirming care for minors

Nebraska’s Republican governor has signed a bill that bans abortion at 12 weeks and restricts gender-affirming medical care for people younger than 19
May 22, 2023, 11:02 PM
Nebraska governor signs 12-week abortion ban, gender-affirming care limits for minors
May 22, 2023, 8:28 PM

Map: Where gender-affirming care is being targeted in the US

States across the country are considering bans on transgender health care for youth and young adults.
May 22, 2023, 8:28 PM
Map: Where gender-affirming care is being targeted in the US
May 21, 2023, 11:46 AM

Trans girl misses Mississippi graduation after being told to dress like boy

A federal judge says he will not block the Mississippi school district.
May 21, 2023, 11:46 AM
May 20, 2023, 5:47 PM

Pakistani transgender activists to appeal Shariah court ruling against law aimed at protecting them

Transgender activists in Pakistan say they plan to appeal an Islamic court’s ruling that guts a law aimed at protecting their rights
May 20, 2023, 5:47 PM
Pakistani transgender activists to appeal court ruling against protection law
May 20, 2023, 1:18 AM

Nebraska lawmakers pass bill restricting abortion, gender-affirming care for trans minors

The bill will restrict abortion after 12 weeks and gender affirming care for minors under the age of 19 in Nebraska.
May 20, 2023, 1:18 AM
Nebraska bill bans gender-affirming care for trans minors, restricts abortion
May 20, 2023, 1:07 AM

Mississippi attorneys argue in lawsuit over trans student's graduation attire

Opposing attorneys are clashing over whether a Mississippi school district can require a transgender girl to abide by a boys’ dress code as she and her classmates graduate from high school this weekend
May 20, 2023, 1:07 AM
May 19, 2023, 2:48 PM

Teachers, librarians targeted by angry parents over LGBTQ books speak out

Educators say they're being targeted for featuring or supporting LGBTQ books.
May 19, 2023, 2:48 PM
Teacher resigns after parents call police over LGBTQ book
May 19, 2023, 1:12 AM

Los Angeles Dodgers remove gay 'nun' group from Pride Night

The Los Angeles Dodgers have removed a satirical LGBTQ+ group called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from the team’s annual Pride Night after opposition from conservative Catholic groups
May 19, 2023, 1:12 AM
Dodgers remove gay 'nun' group from Pride Night
May 18, 2023, 9:47 PM

Meet D’Arcy Drollinger, a drag queen who's now the first drag laureate in the US

San Francisco has named the nation's first drag laureate to represent the city’s famous LGBTQ+ community at a time when rights are under attack
May 18, 2023, 9:47 PM
May 18, 2023, 7:48 PM

Nebraska legislature to vote on abortion, gender affirming care bill

Nebraska state senators Megan Hunt and John Fredrickson discuss the state’s vote on a bill that would limit abortion access and ban gender-affirming care for minors.
May 18, 2023, 7:48 PM
Nebraska legislature to vote on abortion, gender affirming care bill
May 18, 2023, 5:03 PM

DeSantis signs bills affecting LGBTQ community

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a slate of bills affecting the LGBTQ community.
May 18, 2023, 5:03 PM
DeSantis signs bills affecting LGBTQ community
May 18, 2023, 2:50 PM

Exclusive: Maren Morris, Colman Domingo call for amplification of LGBTQ+ community

Celebrities like Maren Morris and actor Colman Domingo took the stage at the 2023 GLAAD Media Awards in New York.
May 18, 2023, 2:50 PM
Exclusive: Maren Morris, Colman Domingo call for amplification of LGBTQ+ community
May 18, 2023, 2:31 AM

Texas Legislature OKs ban on gender-affirming care for minors

Texas would soon become the largest state to ban gender-affirming care for minors under a bill now headed to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott
May 18, 2023, 2:31 AM
May 16, 2023, 3:22 PM

Threats against the LGBTQIA+ community intensifying: Department of Homeland Security

Threats of violence against the LGBTQIA+ community are on the rise and are intensifying, according to a new briefing by the Department of Homeland Security.
May 16, 2023, 3:22 PM
Calls for violence against LGBTQ people intensify, DHS report says
May 16, 2023, 1:58 PM

Beijing LGBT Center shuttered as crackdown grows in China

An advocacy group that served as a safe space for the LGBTQ community in Beijing has been shut down as part of a government pressure campaign against gay rights groups
May 16, 2023, 1:58 PM
May 12, 2023, 3:31 PM

FDA lifts blood donation ban for gay and bisexual men

Donors will now be asked a series of risk-based questions to decrease the possibility of accidental HIV infection instead of questions about sexual orientation.
May 12, 2023, 3:31 PM
FDA lifts blood donation ban for gay and bisexual men
May 12, 2023, 11:03 AM

Kansas City declares itself a LGBTQ+ sanctuary city

Officials in Missouri’s largest city approved a resolution Thursday to declare it a sanctuary for people seeking or providing gender-affirming care, defying state lawmakers who voted a day earlier to ban such care for minors and restrict it for some ad...
May 12, 2023, 11:03 AM
Kansas City declares itself a LGBTQ+ sanctuary city