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'Don't Say Gay' Bill Signed in Iowa; GOP Gov. OK's Ratting on Trans Students

A new law allows teachers to tell parents if their kids change pronouns.

Iowa Mayor Approves LGBTQ+ Pride Month After Residents Speak Up

Residents and city council members criticized the mayor for forcing his religious views on the public before he changed his mind.

Iowa Teens Receive Awards, Protest Governor's Anti-LGBTQ+ Policies at Ceremony

Iowa’s Republican governor appeared less than pleased with the public comments.

12 Years Later, Iowa Lawmaker's Speech on Marriage Equality Still Inspires

Zach Wahls, now Iowa Senate minority leader, reshared the video about being raised by two moms as Republicans continue to attack LGBTQ+ people and families.

Iowa Gov. Signs Transphobic Gender-Affirming Care Ban and Bathroom Bill

The list of states with bans keeps growing.

Iowa School District Removes Book, Caves to Far-Right Online Bullying

Not even an hour after the far-right hate account targeted the school district, officials from the area responded and thanked the bully for targeting them.

Iowa Advances Gender-Affirming Care Ban, Restroom Restrictions

The Iowa Senate approved both bills Tuesday and sent them to the House of Representatives.

Iowa Republicans Seek to End Marriage Equality in State

Their effort is unlikely to succeed, but that's not keeping them from trying.

Iowa GOPers Propose 'Don't Say Gay,' Anti-Trans Bills

One bans mention of sexual orientation or gender identity in the lower grades, while another would out trans students to their parents.

TV Reporter Comes Out as Trans Woman in On-Air Broadcast

"I am feeling more and more at home in my body than I really ever did before," Nora J.S. Reichardt told viewers.

LGBTQ+ Books at the Center of Library Controversies in Michigan & Iowa

In rows over LGBTQ+ books, a community in Michigan has raised more than $100,000 to fund its library, while Iowa librarians are fighting against banning such books.

Iowa Library Shuttered After Anti-LGBTQ+ Sentiments Flare

The Vinton Public Library has been open since the early 1900s, but recent anti-LGBTQ+ attitudes from the community led to its closing.

7 LGBTQ+ Candidates Who Prevailed in Tuesday's Primary Elections

The races saw out winners from Iowa to Montana to California, including several groundbreakers.

Iowa High Court Recognizes Anti-Trans Discrimination in Historic Win

The Iowa Supreme Court's decision affirms that gender identity discrimination is prohibited by the state's civil rights law.

Iowa Is Now 11th State to Pass Anti-Trans Sports Law

The governor made transphobic remarks before signing the bill and referred to trans female athletes as "males."

Iowa, Utah Advance Anti-Trans Sports Bills

Iowa's bill seeks to bar trans girls and women from female sports, while Utah's would set up a commission to determine trans athletes' eligibility.

Iowa Medicaid Program Must Cover Gender-Affirming Care, Judge Rules

Two trans Iowans had sued over the state's exclusion of such procedures.

Iowa Teacher Placed on Leave After Coming Out to Students

Students rallied to the defense of seventh-grade teacher Lucas Kaufmann.

Iowa Supreme Court Overturns $1.5 Million Antigay Discrimination Case

Justices said it was "pure speculation" that Rep. Gov. Terry Branstad knew of a former state official's sexual identity when he asked the Dem. employee to resign.