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Appeals court lets Indiana's gender-affirming care ban go into effect

The Seventh Circuit lifted an injunction, letting the ban be enforced while a lawsuit against it proceeds.

Oklahoma politician roasts Ryan Walters for Nex Benedict’s death to transphobic superintendent’s face

Sean Cummings said that the superintendent of public instruction and Chaya Raichik of Libs of TikTok are to blame for creating an environment in the state rife for bullying.

Rest in power, Nex Benedict: Tributes pour in for fallen LGBTQ+ teen

Despite the tragedy, Nex Benedict will be remembered as a talented artist who always brightened any room he was in.

Black writers share their favorite books to honor Black History Month

Roxane Gay, Raquel Willis, and Dawnshaeé Reid open up about the importance of the Black literary legacy and impact of Black writers.

Nex Benedict's death spurs student walkout at his Oklahoma high school over anti-LGBTQ+ bullying

While the protest aimed to shed a light on bullying against LGBTQ+ students, organizers also set out to let queer youth know they're not alone.

Utah House votes down bill banning Pride flags in classrooms

Detractors said the bill was vaguely worded and violated the rights of teachers.

How GLAAD is nurturing Black queer music

GLAAD's Equity in Media and Entertainment Initiative brings together Black queer artists to provide a nurturing and supportive space for creative talent.

Florida man convicted of antigay death threats to George Santos

The gay man told police he was only exercising his free-speech rights to let the former Congressman “know what a piece of shi*t he was.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tells U.N. to 'go pound sand' after LGBTQ+ rights criticism

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is demonstrating his disregard for international law, despite no action being taken against Texas so far.

Black LGBTQ+ candidates still face bigotry  — here's how they're fighting it

A new Victory Institute report details the racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other obstacles Black LGBTQ+ people encounter in politics.

Nick Offerman addresses ‘homophobic hate’ related to his Emmy-winning role on ‘Last of Us’

Offerman made the comments as he accepted the award for best supporting performance in a new scripted series at Sunday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Oregon mayoral candidate was involved in 1984 gay bashing but says he's changed

Douglas Barr, a candidate for mayor of Eugene, says he's educated himself and changed since participating in what prosecutors called a night of "homophobic rage" that resulted in an activist's death.

Transgender rights are under attack not just in the U.S., but around the world: study

While recognition of gender identity has increased significantly in the past two decades, so has the criminalization of transgender people, a new study shows.

Virginia lieutenant governor offers awkward 'apology' after misgendering trans lawmaker Danica Roem

Winsome Earle-Sears said she meant no offense but that she herself suffered disrespect after she called Roem "sir."

Police find bodies of murdered reporter Jesse Baird and his boyfriend

The couple had been missing for over a week, and Baird’s cop ex-boyfriend is the prime suspect.

West Virginia Republicans want to prevent suicidal transgender youth from receiving care

GOP lawmakers in West Virginia are pushing to overturn an exception that allows transgender youth at risk of self-harm or suicide to receive gender-affirming care.

Navigating the media minefield: supporting gender expansive youth with confidence

In the face of widespread misinformation and media bias, the need to shine a light on the overwhelmingly positive experiences of gender-expansive youth and adults is more needed than ever.