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People are more likely to regret having children than gender-affirming surgery: study

Other operations, "while associated with higher rates of post-operative regret, are not as restricted and policed like gender-affirming surgery," a new study found.

DOJ sues Utah for discriminating against incarcerated trans woman who self-castrated

People with gender dysphoria are protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act, said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, and their rights "are not given up at the jailhouse door."

J.K. Rowling stoops even lower, mocks hate-crime law & dares police to arrest her

Oh, and the British Prime Minister defended her behavior.

Visit Casa Susanna, a secret house of trans women in the 1960s

A house in the Catskill Mountains once served as a refuge of joy and liberation. Now, a new book brings Casa Susanna back to life.

Planet Fitness bans member who photographed trans woman changing — and it's not sorry

Planet Fitness is standing behind its decision to ban a member who photographed a transgender woman in a locker room.

Melissa Etheridge on how 'my queerness protected me' in a music scene unforgiving to women

While it hasn't been easy, being queer has given Melissa Etheridge a unique perspective on the music industry.

Hate crimes are on the rise at schools, and it's only getting worse for LGBTQ+ students

New FBI data reflects the growing number of hate crimes in the U.S., while highlighting the role that schools play in combating such incidents.

Experts say that gender-affirming care bans amount to 'abuse.' Why won't lawmakers listen?

Despite medical professionals insisting bans on gender-affirming care for minors “amount to state-sanctioned medical neglect and emotional abuse," politicians won't relent.

This new LGBTQ+ thrift store in Pennsylvania offers judgement-free fashion

A thrift store in Lancaster County recently opened, giving LGBTQ+ people the opportunity to explore their identities while being "encouraged and built up."

Transgender women have a higher risk of HIV infections. A new CDC report reveals why

A new CDC report reveals that discrimination against transgender women is the main cause behind adverse health trends in the group.

California judge blocks rule requiring police to disclose their gender identity

In response to a lawsuit, a Sacramento County judge temporarily stoped enforcement of a rule requiring law enforcement officers to report their gender identity.

LGBTQ+ youth of color predict shorter lives than their white peers: report

While the majority of LGBTQ+ youth expect to live to age 35, a new report from the Trevor Project reveals alarming similarities among those who don't.

MrBeast's Kris Tyson dunks on transphobes while celebrating one year on hormone therapy

Even in celebrating her milestone, Tyson wasn't free from bigots online making fun of her. Luckily, she always has the perfect response.

Gender dysphoria diagnoses are steadily increasing. Here's what that means

A growing amount of gender dysphoria diagnoses in the U.S. suggest that more and more transgender people are seeking health care, even in states where the rate has gone down.

This Colorado orchestra is exploring gender identity through classical music

By combining classical music with contemporary poetry, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado is delving into gender and sexuality.

Conservatives are outraged by this California school's LGBTQ+ policies

In expressing their disdain for policies pushing so-called "LGBT ideology," conservatives are actually taking a stance against anti-bullying rules.

Trans healthcare, abortion, & more: These are the LGBTQ+ laws that took effect January 1

Here are the biggest pieces of legislation for bodily autonomy that are now in the law of the land.

Jodie Foster has some praise for Gen Z while applauding Bella Ramsey's 'authenticity'

Jodie Foster may have some problems with Gen Z, but the "authenticity" brought by young stars like Bella Ramsey is something she greatly admires.

Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine Vetoes Transgender Health Care and Sports Participation Bans

DeWine's veto is likely to be overridden by the state legislature, as HB68 passed both the state House and Senate with a supermajority.