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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.

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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.

LGBTQ Students Kicked Out of Iowa Capitol Over Restroom Use

Several students lobbying at the capitol were told they were using the wrong restroom, despite Iowa's LGBTQ-inclusive public accommodations law.

Iowa Buttigieg Voter Demands Ballot Back After Learning He's Gay

An anti-LGBTQ Iowa caucus voter was shocked to learn that her candidate is in a same-sex marriage. 

Buttigieg Declares Victory, Then Walks It Back After Caucus 'Disaster'

It should be known later today whether Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, or another candidate was victorious in Iowa.

Iowa LGBTQ Activists Leaning Toward Warren, Buttigieg

The Advocate asked some politically active LGBTQ Iowans who they'll be caucusing for Monday night.

Iowa Kills Attempt to Erase Trans People From Civil Rights Law

A bill introduced by nine Republicans won't get a hearing, a legislative leader says.

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Iowa Man Sentenced for Burning Rainbow Flag, Other Charges

Adolfo Martinez told a television station he was "guilty as charged."

Republican: 'Rainbow Jihad' Behind Trans Flag Display at Iowa Capitol

Iowa was the first state to fly the flag at its capitol for Transgender Day of Remembrance, which Rep. Skyler Wheeler (pictured) calls an act of "political aggression."

Buttigieg Hits First Place in New Iowa Poll

The Monmouth University poll finds him the top choice of 22 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers.