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Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders denounce anti-gay laws

Pope Francis, the head of the Anglican Communion and the top Presbyterian minister are speaking on LGBTQ rights
13 minutes ago
Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders denounce anti-gay laws
February 3, 2023, 6:09 AM

Indian gay couples begin legal battle for same-sex marriage

More than four years after India’s top court struck down a colonial-era law that had made homosexuality a criminal offense, it will hear arguments in March on whether to legalize same-sex marriage
February 3, 2023, 6:09 AM
Same-sex couples in India begin legal battle for marriage
February 2, 2023, 9:11 PM

Crowds decry gender-affirming treatment ban in West Virginia

Crowds pleaded with lawmakers at the West Virginia Capitol on Thursday to show as much compassion for saving the lives of transgender children as they showed for unborn fetuses when they voted to ban abortion
February 2, 2023, 9:11 PM
February 1, 2023, 10:23 PM

North Carolina Senate again seeking LGBTQ limits in schools

A bill advancing in North Carolina’s Senate would prohibit instruction about sexuality and gender identity in K-4 public school classes
February 1, 2023, 10:23 PM
North Carolina Senate again seeking LGBTQ limits in schools
January 31, 2023, 10:53 PM

Tennessee advances legislation to ban trans youth care

Tennessee’s Republican-dominant Legislature has advanced a handful of proposals that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth and severely limit where drag shows can take place
January 31, 2023, 10:53 PM
Tennessee advances legislation to ban trans youth care
January 31, 2023, 3:23 PM

Kenyan police: Murder of LGBTQ activist not hate crime

A suspect faces a murder charge in the killing of an LGBTQ activist in Kenya, with authorities dismissing activists' suggestions that it was a hate crime
January 31, 2023, 3:23 PM
January 30, 2023, 9:29 PM

Hundreds of backpacks delivered for homeless LGBTQ youth

Volunteers from the San Diego Human Rights Campaign donated backpacks filled with essential items to homeless LGBTQ youth.
January 30, 2023, 9:29 PM
Hundreds of backpacks delivered for homeless LGBTQ youth
January 30, 2023, 9:06 PM

FDA proposes allowing gay, bisexual monogamous men to donate blood

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it will ease blood donation restrictions on gay and bisexual men. ABC News' Dr. Jen Ashton explains.
January 30, 2023, 9:06 PM
FDA proposes allowing gay, bisexual monogamous men to donate blood
January 28, 2023, 11:38 PM

Utah governor OKs bill banning gender-affirming health care

The bill bans youth from receiving gender-affirming health care,
January 28, 2023, 11:38 PM
January 27, 2023, 7:45 PM

FDA proposes allowing gay and bisexual monogamous men to donate blood

The FDA said Friday it would allow gay and bisexual monogamous men to donate blood.
January 27, 2023, 7:45 PM
FDA to ease blood donation restrictions on gay, bisexual men
January 26, 2023, 11:08 PM

45-year sentence given for 2020 attack on gay Louisiana man

A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the kidnapping and grisly knife attack on a teen in 2020
January 26, 2023, 11:08 PM
45-year sentence given for 2020 attack on gay Louisiana man
January 26, 2023, 9:09 PM

Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake

The Colorado baker who won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple’s wedding cake because of his Christian faith has lost an appeal in his latest legal fight
January 26, 2023, 9:09 PM
Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake
January 26, 2023, 6:49 PM

Missouri Senate GOP backs bills on transgender children

The leader of Missouri's state Senate says Republican senators are unified against letting transgender girls play on girls' sports teams
January 26, 2023, 6:49 PM
January 25, 2023, 2:00 AM

Drag queens speak against Missouri bills on transgender kids

Drag queens in full makeup and dozens of other advocates are rallying against Missouri bills aimed at transgender children and drag shows
January 25, 2023, 2:00 AM
January 22, 2023, 1:22 AM

Rep. George Santos appears to address drag queen claims after denial

Rep. George Santos, who's facing calls to resign over a string of lies about his background, is denying reports that he performed as a drag queen years ago in Brazil.
January 22, 2023, 1:22 AM
Santos appears to admit to performing as drag queen
January 20, 2023, 8:23 PM

LGBTQ people, allies dodge $1,500 fines in North Dakota

As more than a dozen states consider passing anti-transgender legislation this year, North Dakota lawmakers rejected a bill Friday that would have made people pay $1,500 each time they refer to themselves or others with gender pronouns different from t...
January 20, 2023, 8:23 PM
LGBTQ people, allies could face $1,500 fine in North Dakota
January 19, 2023, 7:45 PM

Gender-affirming care for trans youth improves mental health: Study

According to the report, depression and anxiety decreased for trans youth who sought out gender-affirming care.
January 19, 2023, 7:45 PM
Gender-affirming care for trans youth improves mental health: Study
January 19, 2023, 7:31 PM

Gender-affirming care for trans youth improves mental health: Study

A new study shows that gender affirming care for transgender youth can improve a patient's mental health.
January 19, 2023, 7:31 PM
Gender-affirming care for trans youth improves mental health: Study
January 19, 2023, 12:08 AM

Court challenge to Indiana trans sports ban has been dropped

A lawsuit challenging an Indiana law prohibiting transgender students from competing in girls school sports has been dropped just weeks before it was to be heard by a federal appeals court
January 19, 2023, 12:08 AM
Court challenge to Indiana trans sports ban has been dropped
January 18, 2023, 9:24 PM

Oregon school board drops ban on gay pride and other symbols

A school district in Oregon has rescinded its policy banning educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols following a court settlement with a teachers union
January 18, 2023, 9:24 PM
January 18, 2023, 2:08 PM

Church of England refuses to back same-sex marriage

It will allow blessings for same-sex, civil marriages for the first time.
January 18, 2023, 2:08 PM
January 17, 2023, 7:29 PM

South Dakota GOP lawmakers push trans youth health care ban

A group of South Dakota Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill to outlaw gender-affirming health care for transgender youth
January 17, 2023, 7:29 PM
January 17, 2023, 2:50 PM

Trans asylum-seeker appeals to Supreme Court as attorney warns of 'imminent danger'

A 33-year-old transgender woman from Guatemala, urgently seeking asylum in the U.S., appeals to the Supreme Court in what her attorney calls a life-or-death case.
January 17, 2023, 2:50 PM
Trans asylum-seeker appeals to Supreme Court as attorney warns of 'imminent danger'
January 13, 2023, 6:49 PM

Homophobic chant in English soccer deemed punishable offense

There have been allegations of the chants being made in recent Chelsea games.
January 13, 2023, 6:49 PM
January 13, 2023, 12:45 AM

Demonstrators protest NCAA's transgender athlete inclusion

Former Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines led a group of about two dozen demonstrators outside the NCAA convention
January 13, 2023, 12:45 AM
1 month ago

Over 2,000 join LGBTQ march in New Delhi after COVID break

More than 2,000 members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters have returned to New Delhi streets after a three-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to press for equal marriage rights
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New bill would ban gender-confirming care for anyone under 26 in Oklahoma

A new bill in Oklahoma would ban gender-confirming care for transgender patients under 26 making it a felony for physicians to provide or recommend the procedure.
1 month ago
New state bill would ban gender-confirming care for anyone under 26
1 month ago

Florida man arrested for alleged mass shooting threat

A Florida man has been arrested by FBI in connection with a mass shooting threat against LGBTQ people at Florida State University.
1 month ago
Florida man arrested for alleged mass shooting threat
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Florida man arrested for alleged mass shooting threat against LGBTQ people

A Florida man has been arrested by FBI in connection with a mass shooting threat against LGBTQ people at Florida State University.
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Man arrested after alleged threat of mass shooting against LGBTQ people
1 month ago

Missouri inmate Amber McLaughlin executed: Report

Amber McLaughlin is believed to be the first trans person to be executed in the U.S. and the first person executed in 2023, according to Death Penalty Information Center.
1 month ago
Missouri inmate Amber McLaughlin executed: Report
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Appeals court rules against transgender man in bathroom case

School district’s policy of separating bathrooms based on sex is constitutional.
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Middle schooler pens guide to help people understand LGBTQ+ community

Chloe Berg, 11, wanted to come out to her family, but found there were little to no resources for young people dealing with this matter and that's when she decided to write “The LGBTQ+ Handbook.”
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Middle schooler pens guide to help people understand LGBTQ+ community
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Gender self-determination to be granted in Spain, Scotland

Lawmakers in Spain and Scotland have passed gender self-determination bills allowing citizens over 16 to change their registered gender without medical supervision
1 month ago
LGBT groups celebrate as Spain passes transgender law
2 months ago

Robberies affecting NYC's gay nightlife scene illuminated by grieving mom: 'This has gone on too long'

A mother in mourning put a spotlight on the robberies and drugging's impacting the gay nightlife scene in New York.
2 months ago
Robberies, drugging impacting NYC’s gay nightlife
2 months ago

Scotland's move to simplify gender change stirs strong views

A plan by Scotland’s government to make it easier for people to change gender for legal purposes has sparked acrimonious debate both inside and outside of the Edinburgh parliament
2 months ago
Scotland's move to simplify gender change stirs strong views
2 months ago

Number of LGBT-led holiday rom-coms grow despite detractors

Stars of Lifetime’s “A Christmas to Treasure” talk real-life romance and address controversial “traditional marriage” comments by Candance Cameron Bure.
2 months ago
Number of LGBT-led holiday rom-coms grow despite detractors
2 months ago

Mom fights for answers about son found dead after leaving NYC gay bar

Since taking her story to the media, Linda Clary says other victims have shared similar stories about how they were drugged and robbed after a night out.
2 months ago
Mom fights for answers about son found dead after leaving NYC gay bar
2 months ago

Anti-LGBTQ hate thrives online, spurs fears of more violence

Hate speech and threats of violence targeting transgender people and other LGBTQ individuals is thriving on social media and spurring fears of more violence
2 months ago
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Alabama's LGBTQ+ youth find safe haven at Magic City school

In a suburb south of Birmingham, Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, a charter school for LGBTQ+ youth is entering its second year.
2 months ago
This charter school aims to be a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth
2 months ago

Harvard names Claudine Gay as first Black president in nearly 400-year history

Harvard announced the election of social scientist Claudine Gay as the university's 30th president. She will be the first Black person and second woman to hold the role.
2 months ago
Harvard names 1st Black president in 400-year history
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Harvard names Claudine Gay as first Black president

Claudine Gay will officially become Harvard’s 30th president on July 1.
2 months ago
Harvard names Claudine Gay as first Black president
2 months ago

Anti-trans sports ban fails in Ohio legislature

An anti-transgender sports ban has failed in the Ohio legislature.
2 months ago
Anti-trans sports ban fails in Ohio legislature
2 months ago

Former congressman reacts to historic same-sex marriage law

Former Rep. Barney Frank, D.-Mass., a long-time champion for marriage equality, discusses the Respect for Marriage Act.
2 months ago
Former congressman reacts to historic same-sex marriage law
2 months ago

Anti-trans sports ban fails in Ohio legislature

An anti-transgender sports ban has failed in the Ohio legislature.
2 months ago
Anti-trans sports ban fails in legislature
2 months ago

What the Respect for Marriage Act does and doesn't do

The Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA), signed by Biden on Tuesday, requires states to recognize lawfully performed same-sex and interracial marriages
2 months ago
What the Respect for Marriage Act does and doesn't do
2 months ago

Biden signs historic Respect for Marriage bill

President Joe Biden signed the bill that protects same-sex and interracial marriages under federal law.
2 months ago
Biden signs historic Respect for Marriage bill
2 months ago

Biden signs historic same-sex marriage bill at White House

"Today is a good day," Biden said to thousands of people gathered on the White House South Lawn to commemorate the Respect for Marriage Act becoming law.
2 months ago
Biden signs historic same-sex marriage rights bill at White House
2 months ago

House to vote Tuesday on bill to protect same-sex marriages

The House is set to vote on a bill Tuesday that would codify same-sex marriage into federal law.
2 months ago
House to vote Tuesday on bill to protect same-sex marriages
2 months ago

President Biden expected to sign historic Respect for Marriage bill

After passing both the House and the Senate with bipartisan support, the legislation will seek to protect same-sex and interracial marriages under federal law.
2 months ago
President Biden expected to sign historic Respect for Marriage bill
2 months ago

Biden set to sign historic same-sex marriage bill

President Joe Biden will sign legislation protecting same-sex and interracial marriage on Tuesday afternoon at the White House.
2 months ago
Biden set to sign historic same-sex marriage bill