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Don't Say Gay

Since at least 2010, Republican lawmakers have introduced various legislation aimed at erasing discussion adn sometimes mentions of gender identity and sexuality from the school system. At times, these bills have also proposed mandating that teachers out students to their parents. They have largely been dubbed by critics as "don't say gay" legislation.

Florida Trans Youth Health Care Ban Takes Effect; Parents Plan Lawsuit

Meanwhile, Florida lawmakers are considering legislation that would create a ban even stricter than the one adopted by medical boards.

Florida Lawmaker to Scale Back Custody Threats to Trans Children

The amendment would allow a judge to change custody agreements to “protect” a child from gender-affirming health care.

Democratic AGs Condemn DeSantis Administration's Transphobic Request

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's administration requested public colleges in the state provide information about students receiving gender-affirming care.

Judge Tosses Out Another Challenge to Florida's Don't Say Gay Law

The judge ruled that the plaintiffs had not "alleged sufficient facts" to show they had legal standing to challenge the law.

Could Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Go Nationwide?

Florida’s bill seems to have inspired a flurry of similar anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in statehouses around the country.

DeSantis Blames Queer Theory for AP African American Studies Course Rejection

Critics of Florida's governor say that he needs to take the class that he's trying to ban to understand what he's talking about.

DeSantis Demands Information on Gender-Affirming Care Provided by Schools

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to target the LGBTQ+ community.

Lesbian Playwright Paula Vogel Slams Florida School for Banning Play

Renowned creative Paula Vogel is standing in solidarity with students in the Jacksonville area who want to put on her play Indecent.

Florida School District Bans Book on Gay Penguin Couple

The Lake County School District said it was only following Florida's "don't say gay" law by banning And Tango Makes Three.

Texas Lawmaker Introduces Worse Version of 'Don't Say Gay' Law

As if Florida's restriction on access to information about LGBTQ+ topics for public school students wasn't tight enough.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Administration Targets Holiday Drag Shows

It's just the latest in DeSantis's anti-LGBTQ+ agenda.

18 Attorneys General Challenge 'Don't Say Gay' Law in Amicus Brief

The attorneys general say that the Florida law is unconstitutional. 

Florida Demands Districts Comply with New Anti-LGBTQ+ Rules

The new rules are seen by local activists as an attempt to "bully and intimidate" affirming school districts.

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Author Resigns From Florida House After Indictment

Rep. Joe Harding has been indicted on charges of wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements.  

Lawmaker Behind Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Indicted by Feds

Joe Harding is in a lot of trouble.


10 Things to Help You Deal With Vicarious Trauma

We can all use some help in dealing with the emotions aroused by Club Q tragedy and other attacks on the LGBTQ+ community.

Gays Against Groomers Headline Anti-LGBTQ+ Rally in Ft. Lauderdale

The group sponsored the rally along with organizations like Moms for Liberty, which is allied with Governor Ron DeSantis.

Texas Rights Groups File Legal Complaint Over Ban on LGBTQ+ Books

The challenged school district voted last week to ban mentions of gender fluid and trans people while considering putting guns in classrooms.

Disney Fires Bob Chapek, Rehires Bob Iger After 'Don't Say Gay' Mess

The CEO change-up happened after Disney suffered from PR and company debacles following the passage of Florida's "don't say gay" law.

Gay Republican Beats Gay Democrat in N.Y. Congressional Race

For the first time in U.S. history, two gay men faced off against each other in a national election.