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Arkansas Advances Bill Terming Drag Shows Similar to Porn

The Arkansas Senate passed the legislation along party lines Tuesday, and it now goes to the House.

GOP Lawmakers Want to Classify Drag as Adult Entertainment - Like Porn

Pending legislation in Arkansas would put drag shows in the same category as erotic films or escort services.

Sarah Sanders, Anti-LGBTQ+ Trump Shill, Wins Arkansas Governorship

The former press secretary happily sold Donald Trump's lies for years. She'll now be in charge of an entire state.

Kroger Settles With 2 Anti-LGBTQ+ Workers for $180,000

The former employees sued the supermarket chain over rainbow hearts -- yes, really. 

LGBTQ+ People 'Deserve Death' Says Arkansas Preacher

Tuesday's Conway School Board meeting sounded more like a fundamentalist sermon than a public school board meeting.

Arkansas Transgender Kids Can Continue Receiving Health Care: Court

A federal appeals court ruled that the state's ban on gender-affirming care for minors would stay on hold while a lawsuit against it is heard.

Josh Duggar, Veteran Antigay Activist, Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

Duggar, a member of the 19 Kids and Counting family and a former Family Research Council employee, was found guilty of the charges back in December.

Elliot Page & Lilly Wachowski Help Fight a Trans Health Care Ban

The Arkansas law legally prohibits medical professionals from offering gender-affirming health care to trans youth.

Arkansas Man Gets 50-Year Sentence in Death of Trans Teen

Prosecutors said Trevone Miller killed Brayla Stone in order to cover up their relationship.

Judge Blocks Arkansas Ban on Gender-Affirming Health Care for Minors

The law, banning hormone treatment and puberty blockers as well as gender-affirming surgeries, was set to go into effect July 28.

Families Sue Arkansas Over Transgender Health Care Ban

"This law stands in the way of our child getting the medical care she will desperately need," says Amanda Dennis, mother of a trans daughter.

Drag Race's Symone Was Just a 'Little Girl From Arkansas' With a Dream

The RuPaul's Drag Race star discusses the season 13 finale, Black Lives Matter, and transphobia in her home state.

Rash of Teen Suicide Attempts After Arkansas Adopts Trans Care Ban

The state was the first one to enact a ban on gender-affirming health care for minors. And more anti-LGBTQ+ legislation continues to advance around the nation.

Sponsor of Arkansas Anti-Trans Bill Says Kids Might Identify as Cats

Rep. Mary Bentley's bill would let teachers ignore students' preferred names and pronouns, and she says the state should do more in case a youth identifies "as a cat, as a furry."

With Veto Override, Arkansas Bans Gender-Affirming Care for Minors

Legislators Tuesday overrode Gov. Asa Hutchinson's veto, making Arkansas the first state with such a law.

Bill Banning Hormones for Trans Youth Vetoed by Arkansas Governor

The news was heralded by LGBTQ+ activists, but the legislature could still override the veto with a simple majority.

Arkansas Close to Banning Hormones, Puberty Blockers for Trans Youth

The state's Senate approved a bill Monday and the House had passed it earlier this month, so it now goes to Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Arkansas Governor Signs Anti-Transgender Sports Bill Into Law

Arkansas becomes the latest state to bar trans student athletes from competing under their gender identity.

Anti-Trans Sports Bills Sent to Governors in Arkansas, Tennessee

It's not certain whether the bills will be signed into law, but both governors are anti-trans Republicans.

Will Arkansas Governor Sign 'Religious Refusals' Health Care Bill?

Gov. Asa Hutchinson hasn't said if he supports the bill, which opponents warn will lead to discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and others.