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Trudy Ring, The Advocate’s copy chief, has spent much of her journalistic career covering the LGBT movement. When she’s not fielding questions about grammar, spelling, and LGBT history, she’s sharing movie trivia or classic rock lyrics.

The only out state lawmaker, Joshua Boschee (pictured), was key to the effort to authorize a rule keeping licensed social workers from engaging in the practice.

June 11 2021 5:01 PM

Courtney Steiner and Carly Levy appear to be the first same-sex couple to achieve this distinction in their state.

June 11 2021 2:49 PM

The nonprofit organization is seeking to hold the president to his promises on helping the most marginalized queer people around the world.

June 11 2021 12:59 PM

The practice of revealing an expected child's gender, often by using explosive devices, is coming in for much criticism.

June 11 2021 1:53 AM

Making the designation, through a bill passed by Congress and expected to be signed by President Biden, is "absolutely the right thing to do," says U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla.

June 10 2021 7:00 PM

Jerry Paul Smith of Blacksburg, Va., was beaten to death May 31. A man he met on Tinder is charged with second-degree murder.

June 10 2021 4:51 PM

It’s not just Pete Buttigieg. The Biden administration has a plethora of LGBTQ+ appointees positioned to help reverse Trump’s harmful policies.

June 10 2021 8:04 AM