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September 27, 2022, 8:34 PM

Virginia students protest Youngkin transgender policies

Student activists have walked out of class across Virginia to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed changes to the state’s guidance on district policies for transgender students
September 27, 2022, 8:34 PM
Virginia students protest Youngkin transgender policies
September 26, 2022, 9:27 PM

Cuba approves same-sex marriage in unusual referendum

Cuban voters have approved a sweeping “family law” code.
September 26, 2022, 9:27 PM
September 26, 2022, 5:05 PM

Transgender deputy suing Georgia county goes to trial

A federal judge ruled that she was illegally denied gender reassignment surgery.
September 26, 2022, 5:05 PM
September 26, 2022, 4:42 AM

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

The government-backed code would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt.
September 26, 2022, 4:42 AM
September 23, 2022, 5:20 PM

Tutu's daughter barred from funeral role over gay marriage

The BBC is reporting that the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been barred from officiating at a funeral in England because she is married to a woman
September 23, 2022, 5:20 PM
September 22, 2022, 7:32 PM

LGBTQ club at Yeshiva U offers compromise amid court fight

An LGBTQ group at New York’s Yeshiva University has proposed a deal that would allow other student groups at the Orthodox Jewish university to resume meeting while the LGBTQ group’s status is litigated
September 22, 2022, 7:32 PM
September 18, 2022, 6:31 PM

Thousands march in Turkey to demand ban on LGBTQ groups

A conservative anti-LGBTQ group has marched in Istanbul to demand that LGBTQ associations be shuttered and their activities banned
September 18, 2022, 6:31 PM
September 17, 2022, 11:19 PM

California enacts law to help LGBTQ military veterans

Law will help people who were discharged under "don't ask, don’t tell" policies.
September 17, 2022, 11:19 PM
September 17, 2022, 6:28 PM

Belgrade police clash with hooligans during Pride march

Riot police clashed with soccer hooligans in Belgrade, where an international Pride march has been held despite threats from anti-gay groups and an official earlier ban in theconservative Balkan state
September 17, 2022, 6:28 PM
September 17, 2022, 3:19 PM

Yeshiva University halts clubs amid high court LGBTQ ruling

Yeshiva University has abruptly suspended student club activity in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this week that ordered the school to recognize for now an LGBTQ student group
September 17, 2022, 3:19 PM
September 17, 2022, 12:00 PM

Man who sent bomb and mass shooting threats to Merriam-Webster over gender-inclusive entries pleads guilty

A man upset about Merriam-Webster dictionary’s update to their definitions of gender pronouns and adjectives has pleaded guilty to making bomb threats against the company
September 17, 2022, 12:00 PM
Man who sent bomb threats to Merriam-Webster over fluid gender entries pleads guilty
September 16, 2022, 11:24 PM

Texas judge blocks investigations of trans youth families

A Texas judge has expanded her order blocking the state from investigating families of transgender youth who have received gender- affirming medical care
September 16, 2022, 11:24 PM
Texas judge blocks investigations of trans youth families
September 16, 2022, 6:13 PM

Nebraska judge: Birth certificates can't name 2 mothers

A Nebraska judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by two Omaha women who sought to have both their names listed as parents on their children’s birth certificates
September 16, 2022, 6:13 PM
September 16, 2022, 4:40 PM

Decision to remove pride flags from school draws complaints

A West Virginia school district’s directive to remove pride flags from classrooms is drawing complaints from students and organizations
September 16, 2022, 4:40 PM
September 15, 2022, 10:56 PM

Montana defies order on transgender birth certificates

Just hours after a Montana judge blocked health officials from enforcing a state rule that would prevent transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificate, the Republican-run state said it would defy the order
September 15, 2022, 10:56 PM
September 15, 2022, 9:28 PM

Senate vote on marriage equality delayed until after midterm elections

A Senate vote on marriage equality will be delayed until after the midterm elections, with GOP Sen. Susan Collins saying it will have enough votes to pass by then.
September 15, 2022, 9:28 PM
Senate vote on marriage equality delayed until after midterm elections
September 15, 2022, 8:23 PM

Supreme Court to decide if businesses can refuse LGBTQ+ customers

The Supreme Court will take on the broader question of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to LGBTQ+ people. ABC News correspondent Devin Dwyer explains.
September 15, 2022, 8:23 PM
Supreme Court to decide if businesses can refuse LGBTQ+ customers
September 14, 2022, 10:10 PM

Justices side with LGBTQ group at Jewish university, for now

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for an LGBTQ group to gain official recognition from a Jewish university in New York, though that may not last
September 14, 2022, 10:10 PM
September 11, 2022, 6:47 PM

Thousands protest planned Pride gathering in Serbia

Thousands of opponents of a pan-European LGBTQ event planned for this week in Belgrade marched through the Serbian capital on Sunday despite an announced ban of Europe’s largest annual gay gathering
September 11, 2022, 6:47 PM
September 9, 2022, 11:51 PM

High court blocks recognition of LGBTQ campus at Yeshiva U

The university argued granting group recognition "violates" religious beliefs.
September 9, 2022, 11:51 PM
September 9, 2022, 11:28 PM

Montana adopts permanent block on birth certificate changes

Montana health officials have made permanent a rule that blocks transgender people from changing their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery
September 9, 2022, 11:28 PM
September 8, 2022, 9:14 PM

Miami school board votes against recognizing LGBTQ History Month

Miami school board votes against recognizing LGBTQ History Month in rowdy public meeting.
September 8, 2022, 9:14 PM
Miami school board votes against recognizing LGBTQ History Month
September 8, 2022, 4:41 PM

JoJo Siwa to receive Gamechanger Award from GLSEN

Social media sensation JoJo Siwa will be honored by the LGBTQ education group GLSEN next month for her anti-bullying and advocacy efforts
September 8, 2022, 4:41 PM
JoJo Siwa to receive Gamechanger Award from GLSEN
September 8, 2022, 1:58 PM

Florida school board votes down recognizing LGBTQ+ month

The school board in Florida's largest district won't recognize October as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History month
September 8, 2022, 1:58 PM
Florida school board votes down recognizing LGBTQ+ month
September 8, 2022, 1:36 AM

Senate will vote on bill to codify same-sex marriage, Schumer says

Sen. Chuck Schumer told reporters that “a vote on the respect for marriage is necessary” and will happen “in the coming weeks.”
September 8, 2022, 1:36 AM
Senate will vote on bill to codify same-sex marriage, Schumer says
September 7, 2022, 10:55 PM

LGBTQ teachers open up as their schools -- and identities -- become next front in the culture war

More than 190 "educational gag orders" -- to limit academic and educational speech or discussions -- have been introduced in at least 41 states since 2021
September 7, 2022, 10:55 PM
LGBTQ teachers open up as their schools become next front in the culture war
September 7, 2022, 9:22 PM

Schumer says Senate will vote on bill to codify same-sex marriage

Democrats are concerned the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade may pave the way for other privacy rights to be dismantled.
September 7, 2022, 9:22 PM
Senate Democrats look to pass marriage equality bill with GOP support
September 7, 2022, 2:09 AM

Organization brews opportunity for women, nonbinary adults

The Pink Boots Society is a non-profit organization offering scholarships and mentorship for women and nonbinary adults in the brewing industry.
September 7, 2022, 2:09 AM
Organization brews opportunity for women, nonbinary adults
September 3, 2022, 6:29 PM

DeSantis seeks dismissal of suit by suspended prosecutor

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants a federal judge to throw out a free speech lawsuit filed by a Democratic prosecutor he suspended from office over statements about not pursuing criminal charges in abortion, transgender rights and certain low-level cases
September 3, 2022, 6:29 PM
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Boston Children's Hospital receives bomb threat following harassment over transgender care

Gender-affirming surgeries are only offered for people 18 years old and older at Boston Children's Hospital.
1 month ago
Hospital receives bomb threat following harassment over transgender care
1 month ago

UN expert: US progress on LGBT rights but equality lacking

The independent U.N. expert on sexual orientation and gender identity says enormous progress has been achieved in the last 50 years for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the United States
1 month ago
UN expert: US progress on LGBT rights but equality lacking
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Serbia opposition, rights groups condemn EuroPride decision

Opposition parties in Serbia and international rights groups have denounced a decision by populist President Aleksandar Vucic to cancel next month’s pan-European LGBTQ EuroPride events because of what he said were threats from right-wing extremists
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D.C. children's hospital harassed over trans youth services

Children's National Hospital medical providers targeted on social media.
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Serbia's leader says EuroPride won't happen due to threats

The president cited threats from right-wing extremists and fears of clashes.
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Nebraska school officials close newspaper after LGBTQ issue

Administrators of a Nebraska public school have shuttered the school’s award-winning student newspaper, just days after its last edition that included articles and editorials on LGBTQ issues
1 month ago
Nebraska school officials close newspaper after LGBTQ issue
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Singapore to decriminalize gay sex, protect marriage law

Singapore's leader says the city-state will decriminalize sex between men by repealing a colonial-era law while protecting the city-state's definition of marriage
1 month ago
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Wisconsin school board votes in favor of pride flag ban

A Wisconsin school board has voted in favor of a policy that prohibits teachers and staff from displaying gay pride flags and other items that district officials consider political in nature
1 month ago
Wisconsin school board votes in favor of pride flag ban
1 month ago

What to know about the Florida governor's battle with a state attorney over his suspension

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raised eyebrows with his suspension of state attorney Andrew Warren, the top prosecutor in the Tampa Bay area
1 month ago
What to know about the Florida governor's clash with a state attorney
2 months ago

Florida to bar residents from using Medicaid for gender-affirming care

Gender-diverse Florida residents will not be allowed to use Medicaid to pay for puberty blockers and hormone therapy, beginning Aug. 21.
2 months ago
Florida to bar residents from using Medicaid for gender-affirming care
2 months ago

Florida to ban gender-affirming care under Medicaid for transgender recipients

Florida will soon bar transgender residents from using Medicaid to pay for gender-affirming care.
2 months ago
Florida to ban gender-affirming care under Medicaid for trans recipients
2 months ago

LGBTQ groups denounce Florida plan to limit transgender care

LGBTQ and health groups have denounced a new rule by Florida health officials set to take effect later this month to restrict Medicaid insurance coverage for gender dysphoria treatments for transgender people
2 months ago
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Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law fuels anti-LGBTQ hate online

Research that analyzed social media posts finds that hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ people surged online after Florida passed a law that bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade
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LGBTQ+ historical tour showcases landmarks of the gay rights movement

Michael Venturiello started Christopher Street Tours a few years ago when he was looking for a year-round LGBTQ history tour and couldn’t find one.
2 months ago
LGBTQ+ historical tour showcases landmarks of the gay rights movement
2 months ago

How to support transgender youth

Advocates say transgender people are at a higher risk of suicide than cisgender people, but that family support can make a positive impact on their mental health and possibly lower that risk.
2 months ago
How to support transgender youth
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Pride on the canal: Huge crowds at Amsterdam water parade

The popular LGBTQ Pride event resumed after two years canceled amid COVID.
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Authorities in Uganda suspend prominent LGBTQ rights group

Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda under a colonial-era law.
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'Pose' alum Angelica Ross making Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in 'Chicago'

"Pose" alum Angelica Ross is making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in "Chicago." She takes over the role beginning Sept. 12.
2 months ago
'Pose' alum Angelica Ross making Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in 'Chicago'
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New Orleans renews search for missing remains of victims of notorious 1973 fire

The bodily remains of Ferris LeBlanc, a World War II veteran who died in the fire, have yet to be located despite a years-long effort led by his family to find them.
2 months ago
Search renewed for remains of victim of notorious 1973 fire
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French PM announces the creation of new LGBTQ ambassador job

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has announced the creation of a new position of ambassador for LGBTQ rights, in efforts to fight discrimination across the world
2 months ago
French PM announces the creation of new LGBTQ ambassador job
2 months ago

Woman becomes priest to preside over weddings for LGBTQIA couples

Sushma Dwivedi started the Purple Pundit Project to ensure that everyone has a happy and inclusive wedding day.
2 months ago
Woman becomes priest to preside over weddings for LGBTQIA couples