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Karine Jean-Pierre calls out Republican attacks on transgender Americans during Pride Month

The White House Press Secretary touted the Biden-Harris administration’s support for LGBTQ+ people as GOP-led states attack the community.

Mississippi governor signs transgender bathroom ban

Mississippi’s new law stands in contrast to the expanded federal rules against discrimination under Title IX.

The queerest education in America: How LGBTQ+ kids thrive at this Indiana school

In South Bend, River Montessori High School is supporting its students to be their true selves. Here's a look inside its affirming walls.

Nymphia Wind hopes to represent Asian excellence after winning 'Drag Race'

After making herstory, this crowned queen is ready to take on the world.

Chasten Buttigieg takes on anti-trans bullies during Michigan State University lecture

The educator and father advocated for transgender kids like Nex Benedict to be able to go to school without being bullied.

Toxicology experts say death from medications in Nex Benedict case ‘very, very uncommon’

Following the announcement that the teenager’s death was suicide through the combined toxicity of two common medications, The Advocate spoke with experts about the risks of these drugs.

President Biden addresses LGBTQ+ youth ‘suicide crisis’ in statement on Nex Benedict

President Joe Biden issued called attention to the teenager’s death and called for an end to bullying.

Founder of D.C. LGBTQ+ nonprofit Casa Ruby arrested in Maryland after fleeing to El Salvador

The Department of Justice said that Ruby Corado was arrested after unexpectedly returning to the United States.

Parasol Patrol plans to outshine Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-LGBTQ+ bigotry at Oklahoma protest

The group will feature hundreds of volunteers in Owasso in the name of Nex Benedict with colorful umbrellas who will shield kids from cruel messages by the infamous Christian hate group.

Texas A&M's LGBTQ Studies minor and 4-H club targeted by Republican lawmakers

Republican politicians are targeting the school’s LGBTQ Studies minor and other programs over the inclusion of queer and Black perspectives.

New kids’ book ‘Hooray for She, He, Ze, and They!’ explores gender euphoria amid LGBTQ+ book bans

Nonbinary author Lindz Amer’s new children’s picture book champions diverse representation and free expression. The Advocate spoke to them about their motivation for writing it.

Less GOP and more LGBT — Gen Z is more likely to be queer than Republican, survey reveals

Members of Gen Z are more likely to be LGBTQ+ than they are to identify as Republican or as white Christians, according to a new survey from PRRI.

Oklahoma Republican falls for furry conspiracy, proposes bill unleashing animal control on students

An Oklahoma legislator’s new bill proposes a wild solution to a non-existent problem, calling for animal control to handle students pretending to be animals — which, again, isn't actually a thing.

Conversion therapy content is being banned by social media companies thanks to the work of LGBTQ+ group

Promoting the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy now violates several companies’ content policies. Some companies say it's thanks to GLAAD's recommendations and research.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review school transgender bathroom policies

Transgender students in Indiana can continue using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Meet the Florida drag queen advocating for safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth

Jason DeShazo, also known as Momma Ashley Rose, has made it his mission to open a center that will support LGBTQ+ youth and their allies.

Campus Pride board chair on what's next for the group after CEO ousted for mishandling finances

Following allegations of misappropriation by former CEO Shane Windmeyer, board chairperson Candis Cox discusses the organization’s response and plans for transparency and rebuilding trust.

HRC celebrates 20 years of empowering Black LGBTQ+ leaders at annual HBCU summit

The 20th anniversary of the Human Rights Campaign’s Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., highlighted transformative stories and the ongoing commitment to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion across historically Black colleges and universities.

Gen Z Is the Most-Queer Generation. They Also Want to Be Labeled the Least

Gen Z is increasingly shifting from traditional "gay" or "lesbian" labels in favor of "bisexual" and the umbrella-term "queer."

Ayanna Pressley Introduces Bill to Counter Book Bans Nationwide

In a bold response to the surge of book bans across the U.S., Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley is championing legislation to protect diverse literature in schools and libraries.