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Mississippi governor signs transgender bathroom ban

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

Anti-DEI laws are forcing universities to grapple with a mass exodus of LGBTQ+ professors: study

New Williams Institute study finds an alarming number of professors in higher education considering leaving their states or the profession because of Republican laws.

Mississippi Republicans fail to pass trans bathroom ban and law defining sex

Republican lawmakers could not come to an agreement on two bills before their deadline.

Mississippi bill would let those incarcerated sue state over trans inmates

The bill is from the same Republican who introduced last year’s ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth.

Tennessee Republicans pass bill allowing marriage discrimination toward same-sex couples

Despite marriage equality being the law of the land with significant support, the GOP continues to try to legislate LGBTQ+ people out of society.

Mississippi Elects Fabian Nelson as First Out LGBTQ+ State Legislator

Nelson had won the Democratic primary and had no opposition in Tuesday's general election. But now his election to the Mississippi House is official.

Trial Date Set for Suspect Accused of Killing Gay Ole Miss Student

Prosecutors say Sheldon Timothy Herrington killed Jimmie “Jay” Lee to keep their relationship a secret.

Here Are the LGBTQ+ Races to Watch on Election Day 2023

The election could mean LGBTQ+ firsts in Virginia, New Jersey, and Mississippi, along with important progress elsewhere.

In the Mississippi Bible Belt, a Family Wrestles with Raising Trans Kids in the Mormon Church

Amid the surge of anti-trans bills in America, this Mississippi family is still trying to raise trans kids in a faith that tends to have a strict binary view of gender.

Mississippi Poised to Elect First Gay Legislator Ever

Fabian Nelson won the Democratic primary for his Mississippi House district and has no opposition in the general election.

Mississippi 'Goon Squad' Cops Plead Guilty to Racist Dildo and Taser Attacks

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the guilty men “shamefully betrayed the oath they swore” to uphold the law.

Mississippi School District Implements Transphobic Dress Code

The district has made headlines for its transphobic policies before.

Mississippi College's New Band Director Is an Anti-LGBTQ+ Zealot

That's raised concern among LGBTQ+ advocates at Delta State.

Mississippi Republican Called ‘Groomer’ Defends Pink Tutu Outfit

The word “groomer” has lost all meaning since right-wing extremists began using it as a false smear against the LGBTQ+ community.

7 Republican Attorneys General Probe Target’s ‘Obscene’ LGBTQ+ Pride Merchandise

They claim the store’s Pride gear was sexualizing kids.

Mississippi Trans Teen Misses Her Graduation After Judge's Transphobic Decision

She had filed a legal motion to allow her to wear a dress to the ceremony.

Southern Queers: New Study Reveals the Reality of LGBTQ+ People in the South

While bucking some stereotypes, the study emphasizes the need for LGBTQ+ safe spaces in southern states.

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Blocks Judicial Nominee Who Supports Trans Rights

Also, she said, his campaign for a district attorney position had assistance from George Soros, the far right's public enemy number one.

New Year, New Chance to Save Mississippi Trans Youth

State legislators are trying to distract from systemic problems by scapegoating children, parents, and doctors.

Gay Black Student's Killing Terrifies Ole Miss Community

Jimmie "Jay" Lee was well known in the college town of Oxford for his drag performances.