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An Arizona Republican blocked a total abortion ban, betraying the GOP — and her judge husband

Shawnna Bolick’s vote was the deciding factor in overturning a total abortion ban from 1864 — a ban her husband, a state Supreme Court justice, voted in favor of.

Adult LGBTQ+ role models are instrumental to queer youth's mental health. Here's how

Two-thirds of LGBTQ+ young people (67 percent) report having at least one older LGBTQ+ adult role model in their day-to-day lives. Here's why that's important.

Most Black women don't have access to abortion, and they're going to impact the elections

Out of the 11.8 million Black women between the ages of 15 and 49 in the U.S., 57 percent live in areas that restrict access to abortion.

South Carolina has passed a gender-affirming care ban. Here's what families can do

Gov. Henry McMaster is likely to sign a gender-affirming care ban into law, but families in South Carolina still have options.

Lesbian and bisexual women live shorter lives than straight women. Here's why

Lesbian and bisexual women have a staggeringly lower life expectancy compared to their straight peers, a new study found.

Rhode Island advances law protecting doctors who provide abortions & gender-affirming care

Eleven years (to the day) after passing marriage equality, Rhode Island lawmakers took another notable step to protect LGBTQ+ health care.

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.

Walmart will close all of its health care clinics; most are in rural areas

The closures may leave a gap in health care access, particularly for lower-income patients without insurance who relied on the centers.

How did the Biden administration just make health care fairer for LGBTQ+ people?

The Biden-Harris administration announced a rule change that restores protections against discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation in health care settings.

Over 90% of trans youth live in states pushing anti-trans legislation: report

Ninety-three percent of transgender youth ages 13 to 17 — approximately 280,300 children — live in states that have considered or enacted laws restricting their rights.

Meet the LGBTQ+ celebrities and activists TIME called the Most Influential People of 2024

From actors to activists, TIME is honoring some of the LGBTQ+ people who have changed the world.

Kansas governor passes law requiring ID to view acts of 'homosexuality' online, vetoes anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Kansas will require state-issued ID to view "acts of homosexuality" beginning July 1, which is considered "harmful to minors" under state law.

Hilary Cass' NHS report is rife with debunked theories and falsehoods

The recent NHS report from Dr. Hilary Cass isn't the take-down of gender-affirming care that conservatives want it to be.

These 9 states have the chance to protect abortion this election — Here's what you can do

Constitutional amendments to protect abortion are on the ballot in 4 states, and 5 other states still need your signature.

Uganda used the U.S. Supreme Court's anti-abortion ruling to outlaw being LGBTQ+

Uganda's highest court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson ruling in their decision to uphold a law criminalizing same-sex relationships.

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."

LGBTQ+ adults face discrimination in health care settings: survey

They are twice as likely to report discrimination or unfair treatment as straight and cisgender people, according to KFF.

A Texas woman was charged with murder for having an abortion. Now, she's suing the state

Lizelle Gonzalez spent two nights in jail after being charged with murder in “the death of an individual by self-induced abortion."

Elliot Page, Allison Russell & Mae Martin among 400+ artists bashing 'destructive' anti-trans laws

Carly Rae Jepsen, Elliot Page,and Mae Martin are among over 400 celebrities that have signed a letter opposing to the rise of anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Canada.