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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.

Trans Latina woman fighting to shut down ICE facilities honored with human rights award

Arely Westley, this year's recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, tells The Advocate about this "crucial moment" in time for queer and immigrant communities.

It's unanimous — Sacramento is now a sanctuary city for transgender people

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said that "we debate the many issues in our city, but there's no shade of gray when it comes to civil rights."

Election season got you down? This crisis line is soothing LGBTQ+ mental health (exclusive)

As lawmakers target the community, the need for mental health services skyrockets. FOLX Health CEO Liana Douillet Guzmán tells The Advocate about a new service that's helping.

'Fractured landscape:' Abortions in the U.S. are increasing, despite 'drastic' bans

Despite abortion restrictions being implemented in 21 states since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortions are increasing in the U.S.

Homophobia can 'increase cancer risk' in LGBTQ+ people, report finds

The American Cancer Society has found that queer people frequently experience "minority stress" in health care settings, leading to an "elevated prevalence" of cancer risk factors.

Olivia Rodrigo gives away free Plan B at Missouri show, calls for 'funding abortion'

Olivia Rodrigo gave away free boxes of Julie emergency contraception also known as Plan B — at her recent show in St. Louis, Mo., where abortion is a felony.

Researchers have turned a skin cell into an egg. Here's what that means for LGBTQ+ people

A new in vitro gametogenesis (IVG) technique is signaling promise for same-sex couples looking to start families.

Nebraska trans youth can access gender-affirming care, but only after invalidating therapy

Minors in Nebraska will be able to access gender-affirming care, but only after attending 40 hours of therapy that could push back on their identity.

How important is abortion in the 2024 elections? To these groups, it's crucial

Abortion is an important issue to most women, but a large number of certain demographics are making it their top priority.

North Dakota allows doctors to refuse trans health care in the name of 'religious freedom'

A North Dakota court has permitted doctors to refuse to perform gender-affirming surgeries, and allowed employers to refuse to cover all gender-affirming care.