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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.

Teachers are tired of the culture wars — and many support LGBTQ+ curricula, Pew survey finds

If there's one thing teachers can agree on, it's that government overreach has gone too far.

More than 60 religious institutions have been targeted for supporting LGBTQ+ rights: report

At least 66 incidents occurred between June 2022 and January 2024 in which a religious institution was targeted for its perceived support of LGBTQ+ people.

LGBTQ+ athletes call for ceasefire in Gaza, end to 'bombing campaigns funded by the U.S.'

LGBTQ+ athletes are calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, condemning the use of U.S. tax dollars to support Israel's military campaign over the issues directly impacting Americans.

'It could have been me': At Oklahoma vigil for Nex Benedict, mourners call for action

The crowd roared as LGBTQ+ activists demanded the removal of State Superintendent of Schools Ryan Walters.

After Nex Benedict's death, Oklahoma's Ryan Walters: Just two genders, as God intended

Walters, the state's superintendent of public instruction, is denying the existence of trans and nonbinary people after nonbinary teen Nex Benedict's death.

Watch alarming video of Nex Benedict explaining to police that they were bullied

The Owasso Police Department released a series of videos related to Nex Benedict’s death. One confirms that Nex was bullied.

Nex Benedict's family questions police statement that trauma didn't cause teen's death

Meanwhile, a police spokesman says murder charges are still a possibility.

Karine Jean-Pierre ‘absolutely heartbroken’ over Oklahoma teen Nex Benedict’s death

Karine Jean-Pierre shone the White House’s spotlight onto the tragic death of a bullied nonbinary teenager in Oklahoma.

How you can support queer and trans kids in Oklahoma after Nex Benedict’s death

Donate, volunteer, write a letter to trans kids: There are lots of ways for you to turn your grief into action.

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.

After years of exclusion, Staten Island will host LGBTQ-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade

The New York City government is responding to years of LGBTQ+ exclusion by hosting a new, second parade, which will welcome queer groups in Staten Island for the first time.

Matteo Lane on mastering the comedic journey with authenticity and laughter as a gay entertainer (exclusive)

Tracing his path from opera singer to celebrated comic, the Chicago native reflects on fifteen years of connecting with audiences as a queer person, his marriage, and “not politics” in an interview with The Advocate.

HRC president demands federal investigations into Nex Benedict’s death amid Oklahoma’s anti-LGBTQ+ climate

Kelley Robinson told The Advocate that as a parent, she would hope no other family would have to struggle with their child being bullied and then dying.

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Family planning and fertility services grind to halt in Alabama after devastating ruling

Family planning services in Alabama have been completely upended by an unprecedented and unscientific state Supreme Court ruling.

Greek politicians lose their minds over Alexander the Great's gay romance in Netflix show

If Greek parliament members are upset to learn Alexander the Great had same-sex relations, we have some bad news for them about Greek history.

Montana issues rule banning gender marker changes on birth certificates

The new rule mirrors an old rule which was defeated in court.

Youth mental health crisis calls in Oklahoma skyrocket after Nex Benedict’s death

Trans and nonbinary youth in Oklahoma are suffering from the news of the death of a bullied high school sophomore.

Oklahoma police say bullied nonbinary teen Nex Benedict ‘did not die as a result of trauma’

Police officials assert that the teen's cause of death is unrelated to trauma but give no further details on what may have led to their death raising more questions than answers.

Samuel Alito is afraid of being called a bigot? Jim Obergefell has heard far worse (exclusive)

Samual Alito referenced Jim Obergefell's case when lamenting on homophobia not being acceptable. Well, Obergefell has some words for Alito.