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Alabama Supreme Court endangers IVF access by ruling frozen embryos are people

In a notable union of church and state, the Alabama Supreme Court cited Christian faith as reason to jeopardize access to in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Alabama can enforce law criminalizing gender-affirming care, court rules

Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into law in 2022, and it was the subject of a lawsuit almost immediately.

For Families in the South Struggling to Find Gender-Affirming Care, Small Grants Make a Huge Difference

Across the South, families of transgender youth who want to find gender-affirming care for their children are wading through a morass of pending legal cases and being turned away at pharmacies without crucial information on what their rights are.

Conservative Media Outlet 1819 News Under Fire for Outing Alabama Mayor Who Died

The Alabama media outlet that outed Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland, a Baptist preacher who died by suicide afterward, has come under harsh criticism.

Alabama Mayor, Pastor Dies by Suicide After Being Involuntarily Outed as Transgender Woman

Smiths Station Mayor F.L. ‘Bubba’ Copeland’s death shocks a heartbroken community after a local news blog exposed his transgender identity.

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Children’s Book Added to Book Ban List Because Author’s Last Name Is ‘Gay’

The library’s executive director confirmed the book was listed because of the word “gay.”

Alabama Officials Trash $16,500 in Teacher Manuals Because They Were Too 'Woke': Report

“Woke” pre-K manual sparks controversy, leads to one official’s exit, and thousands in discarded educational resources.

Sylvia Swayne Aims to Make History as Alabama’s First Trans State Representative

Swayne came in second during a primary this week and will head to a runoff election.

Dixon Dallas Gets Candid on Rising Stardom, Handling Critics, and Sexuality

Unapologetic and unpredictable: Dixon Dallas opens up about his meteoric rise and shattering norms.

Alabama Families Continue to Appeal to Block Transgender Care Ban

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled the ban can go into effect. The families want a rehearing by the full court.

Queer History Lecture Prompts Vengeance From Alabama GOP

After the state archives hosted a discussion on Alabama's queer icons, like Nell Carter, Republican senators vowed retribution.

Appeals Court Lets Alabama Enforce Trans Care Ban, Cites Anti-Abortion Ruling

The assertion provides further evidence that all bodily autonomy rights are under attack.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Black Voters, Against Alabama Voting Maps

Alabama currently has seven congressional districts, with six represented by Republicans.

Alabama Extends Anti-Trans Sports Policy to Colleges and Universities

Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill to that effect into law Tuesday.

Southern Queers: New Study Reveals the Reality of LGBTQ+ People in the South

While bucking some stereotypes, the study emphasizes the need for LGBTQ+ safe spaces in southern states.

Family of Bullied Gay Teen Who Died by Suicide Settles With Alabama School District

One administrator allegedly blamed the gay student for his social media post and said being gay was a choice.

Drag Queen Story Hour Results in Death Threats Against Animal Shelter

The right-wing hate account Libs of TikTok targeted a nonprofit animal shelter because it hosted a drag queen story hour.

Teacher on Leave After Saying Devil's Behind Pride Event

Leigh Ann Courington, who teaches history at Wallace State Community College in Alabama, made anti-LGBTQ+ and racist remarks on Facebook.

Families With Trans Kids Are Fleeing Hostile States for Welcoming Ones

Anti-trans moves by politicians in Texas, Alabama, and elsewhere are leading families to seek friendlier locales.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws Take Effect in Five More States

It's not just Florida -- Alabama, Tennessee, South Dakota, Utah, and Indiana have anti-LGBTQ+ laws coming into force now.