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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.
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Oklahoma state superintendent stands by anti-LGBTQ+ policies Nex Benedict death
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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.
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Anti-LGBTQ rhetoric prompts calls for Oklahoma education superintendent's removal
February 28, 2024 at 2:45 AM

Ban on gender-affirming care for minors allowed to take effect in Indiana

Indiana's ban on gender-affirming care for minors is being allowed to take effect by a federal appeals court in Chicago
February 28, 2024 at 2:45 AM
February 27, 2024 at 7:10 PM

Some states are trying to make sex binary. Transgender people see their existence denied

Efforts in Republican-led states to write definitions of male and female into law are leading to outcry that the measures deny transgender people legal recognition
February 27, 2024 at 7:10 PM
February 27, 2024 at 6:10 PM

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.
February 27, 2024 at 6:10 PM
Students walk out over nonbinary student's death, anti-LGBTQ bullying in Oklahoma
February 27, 2024 at 12:27 AM

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.
February 27, 2024 at 12:27 AM
Oklahoma students demand action after death of nonbinary student
February 26, 2024 at 9:28 PM

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.
February 26, 2024 at 9:28 PM
Oklahoma students stage walkout after nonbinary teen’s death
February 26, 2024 at 5:58 PM

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.
February 26, 2024 at 5:58 PM
Nonbinary teen seen describing fight in police footage before death
February 26, 2024 at 4:44 AM

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.
February 26, 2024 at 4:44 AM
Vigils held to remember bullied 16-year-old Oklahoma student
February 25, 2024 at 8:06 AM

Vigil held for nonbinary Oklahoma teenager who died following a school bathroom fight

More than two dozen people gathered at an Oklahoma church for a vigil.
February 25, 2024 at 8:06 AM
February 25, 2024 at 1:06 AM

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.
February 25, 2024 at 1:06 AM
Oklahoma episcopal church holds prayer vigil for nonbinary teen
February 24, 2024 at 8:21 PM

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.
February 24, 2024 at 8:21 PM
Nonbinary teen's death sparks anti-LGBTQ sentiment concerns
February 24, 2024 at 6:22 PM

Man guilty in Black transgender woman's killing in 1st federal hate crime trial over gender identity

A South Carolina man has been found guilty of killing a Black transgender woman in the nation’s first federal hate crime trial over gender identity
February 24, 2024 at 6:22 PM
February 23, 2024 at 2:30 AM

HIV/AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent, known for her inspirational talks as a young child, dies at 39

A prominent HIV/AIDS activist known for her inspirational talks in the 1990s as a young child to reduce the stigma surrounding the virus she was born with has died
February 23, 2024 at 2:30 AM
February 23, 2024 at 1:33 AM

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.
February 23, 2024 at 1:33 AM
Police don't believe nonbinary student died from altercation
February 22, 2024 at 6:26 PM

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.
February 22, 2024 at 6:26 PM
New survey captures national divide on teaching race, LGBTQ issues in classrooms
February 22, 2024 at 3:57 PM

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.
February 22, 2024 at 3:57 PM
Death of Oklahoma nonbinary student raises questions
February 21, 2024 at 8:31 PM

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.
February 21, 2024 at 8:31 PM
Nonbinary student dies after school fight
February 21, 2024 at 5:18 PM

Iowa school district paying $20K to settle gender policy lawsuit

An Iowa school board has resolved a lawsuit over a now-rescinded district policy that let students request a gender support plan to begin socially transitioning at school, without the permission of their parents
February 21, 2024 at 5:18 PM
Iowa school district paying $20K to settle gender policy lawsuit
February 20, 2024 at 7:18 PM

First federal trial for a hate crime based on gender identity starts over trans woman's killing

The first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity began Tuesday in South Carolina, where a man faces charges that he killed a Black transgender woman by shooting her three times in the head
February 20, 2024 at 7:18 PM
February 20, 2024 at 5:50 PM

New York Archdiocese denounces transgender activist's funeral held at St. Patrick's Cathedral

The funeral of a renowned transgender activist in a New York cathedral elicited a denunciation of the event by a senior church official, who called the Mass a scandal within one of the preeminent houses of worship in U.S. Catholicism
February 20, 2024 at 5:50 PM
New York Archdiocese denounces transgender activist's funeral
February 14, 2024 at 11:10 PM

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.
February 14, 2024 at 11:10 PM
Georgia educators sue district over race, LGBTQ classroom restrictions
February 14, 2024 at 1:02 PM

On Valentine's Day, LGBTQ+ activists in Japan call for the right for same-sex couples to marry

Activists and members of the LGBTQ+ community have handed out colorful chocolate candy for Valentine’s Day in Tokyo, marking the fifth anniversary of the launch of a legal battle to achieve marriage equality for same-sex couples
February 14, 2024 at 1:02 PM
LGBTQ+ activists in Japan call for the right for same-sex couples to marry
February 13, 2024 at 10:20 PM

'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.
February 13, 2024 at 10:20 PM
New 'Women's Bill of Rights' aim to legally define 'man,' 'woman'
February 11, 2024 at 2:29 PM

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.
February 11, 2024 at 2:29 PM
School board official falsely suggests teen is transgender, faces calls to resign
February 10, 2024 at 1:48 AM

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.
February 10, 2024 at 1:48 AM
Utah official falsely suggests teen student is transgender, now faces calls to resign
February 9, 2024 at 7:33 PM

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.
February 9, 2024 at 7:33 PM
Physicians, researchers set record straight on transgender youth care misconceptions
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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.
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Transgender Floridians can no longer change ID gender markers
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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.
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Ohio Senate overrides governor veto of trans care, sports ban HB 68
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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.
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Club Q shooter charged with 50 federal hate crimes
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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.
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Spate of transgender deaths in first days of 2024 prompts outrage in Mexico
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Ohio House votes to override veto of HB 68, bill banning trans youth care, sports participation

The Ohio House has voted to override Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto a ban on gender-affirming medical care for minors and transgender girls sports ban.
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Ohio House votes to override governor's veto on trans care, sports ban
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LGBTQ+ military veterans still fighting for benefits

It’s been more than a decade since Congress ended the ban on LGBTQ+ service members. Thousands are still fighting for benefits. ABC News’ Devin Dwyer explains.
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LGBTQ+ military veterans still fighting for benefits
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Families react to transgender youth care ban effort in Ohio

The Burkle family of Ohio told ABC News how Ohio House Bill 68 would have impacted their family.
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Families react to transgender youth care ban effort in Ohio
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DeSantis signs bills affecting LGBTQ community

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a slate of bills affecting the LGBTQ community.
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DeSantis signs bills affecting LGBTQ community
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Record number of anti-LGBTQ legislation filed in 2023

State legislators introduced and passed a record-breaking number of legislative efforts targeting the LGBTQ community.
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Anti-LGBTQ legislation breaks records in 2023
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How new FDA rule allowing gay, bisexual men to give blood is making donation more inclusive

The FDA approved a new blood donation risk assessment that is the same for every donor regardless of how they identify, making donation more inclusive for LGBTQ donors.
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For decades he wasn't allowed to donate blood. Under new FDA rule, he can
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Wave of anti-LGTBQ laws proposed in 2023

2023 had some of the most restrictive laws passed against the LGBTQ community, especially against transgender people.
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Wave of anti-LGTBQ laws proposed in 2023
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Ohio governor vetoes transgender sports, gender-affirming care ban

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has vetoed Ohio House Bill 68, which would have restricted gender-affirming care for minors and transgender girls' participation in sports.
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Republican governor vetoes transgender youth care, sports ban in Ohio
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'Really scary': Families brace for impact of transgender youth care ban in Ohio

Families across the state are bracing for the impact of an Ohio bill that will restrict certain transgender rights for minors.
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Transgender child speaks out ahead of Ohio trans care ban decision
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine vetoes gender-affirming care, trans sports ban

DeWine vetoed House Bill 68, which would have restricted transgender minors from receiving gender-affirming care and trans participation in sports. He instead suggested several administrative rules.
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine vetoes gender-affirming care, trans sports ban
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Federal judge blocks Idaho gender-affirming transgender care ban

A federal judge has blocked an Idaho law banning gender-affirming healthcare treatments for transgender people under 18 years old.
2 months ago
Federal judge blocks trans care ban that would make providing care a felony in Idaho
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Pentagon, states begin new push to help LGBTQ veterans kicked out of military

The Biden administration and several states are mounting new efforts to help LGBTQ veterans kicked out of the military before Congress ended the gay ban in 2011.
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Pentagon, states begin new push to help LGBTQ veterans kicked out of military
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Pope allows Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples

Pope Francis has formally signed off on allowing Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples -- a radical change in Vatican policy.
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Pope allows Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples
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Pope Francis approves allowing Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples

A document from the Vatican's doctrine office released Monday details the declaration.
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Pope Francis approves allowing Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples
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Where the 2024 presidential candidates stand on LGBTQ issues

LGBTQ+ issues have become a major focus in the 2024 U.S. presidential election, especially in the Republican primary for president.
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Where the 2024 presidential candidates stand on LGBTQ issues
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Here's where the 2024 presidential candidates stand on LGBTQ+ issues

Here's where the 2024 presidential candidates stand on LGBTQ+ issues
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Here's where the 2024 presidential candidates stand on LGBTQ+ issues
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Ohio votes on transgender athletes, care bans

The bill limits gender-affirming care and participation in girls' sports.
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Ohio votes on transgender athletes, care bans
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Ohio General Assembly passes bill limiting transgender athletes' participation, medical care for minors

The Ohio Senate voted to pass a bill that would limit gender-affirming care for transgender minors and participation in girls' and women's sports.
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Ohio General Assembly passes bill limiting transgender athletes' participation
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From underground ballrooms to Beyonce’s big-screen blockbuster, vogue's journey brings LGBTQ community together

For dancers in the LGBTQ community, voguing is not just a fun dance form, it's a way of life.
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Voguing boom helps bring it to new audience: 'There's a renaissance happening'