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Black Republicans: Grand Old Pawns

Trump-era Black Republicans aren't truly conservative, they're just cons, claims gay writer Clay Cane in his new bestselling book.

Virginia sued over Glenn Youngkin’s anti-transgender student policies

The ACLU filed two legal actions against the Republican governor’s education department.

Fox News and GOP politicians falsely claim Lakewood Church shooter was transgender

The suspected shooter was a 36-year-old who police identified as the mother of a 7-year-old boy who was shot in the incident.

Transgender Virginians can breathe a sigh of relief after Democrats defeat all GOP anti-LGBTQ+ bills

With Democrats in control of the entire state legislature, LGBTQ+ Virginians retain protections and dignity in health care and education in the commonwealth.

Maine Democrats bail on bill making state sanctuary for trans people amid far-right uproar

Seemingly influenced by a significant online campaign led by Libs of TikTok’s Chaya Raichik, Maine legislators voted against a bill addressing gender-affirming care for minors.

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.

Transgender candidate cleared to run in Ohio despite initial name disqualification

A law around name disclosures is being unevenly interpreted across state jurisdictions.

United Nations urged to investigate Texas’ anti-LGBTQ+ legislation as ‘human rights crisis’ (exclusive)

Equality Texas, ACLU, GLAAD, and Human Rights Campaign seek global intervention in response to Texas’ systematic attack on transgender rights.

Newsmax guest makes personal attacks about the looks of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Joy Reid

Vernon Jones remarked on Reid’s hair color and said Maddow “wants to look like a man.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis exits Republican presidential race, backs Donald Trump

The Florida governor came in a distant second in Iowa to former President Donald Trump and is polling a distant third ahead of the New Hampshire primary.

Idaho Republicans push bill that could label gay book characters 'sexually explicit'

On a day celebrating civil rights, Idaho’s House Committee on State Affairs moves to restrict LGBTQ+ literature in schools and libraries.

Lauren Boebert’s ex-husband accused of assaulting son

The accusation comes days after Jayson and Lauren Boebert had a public fight in a Colorado restaurant.

Whoopi Goldberg warns Trump will 'disappear' gay people and journalists if he wins

The talk show co-host made the remarks during Wednesday’s episode of The View.

Second transgender candidate in Ohio challenged over name disclosure law

The use of an obscure provision to target transgender candidates in Ohio raises concerns about election laws and discrimination.

Lauren Boebert’s ex-husband arrested on assault and mischief charges

The charges against Jayson Boebert come days after he and Rep. Lauren Boebert allegedly fought in a restaurant.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate: Government should stay out of LGBTQ+ issues

That's the word from Brent Hatch, son of the late Sen. Orrin Hatch, who's running to succeed Mitt Romney.

Lauren Boebert involved in physical fight with ex-husband in Colorado restaurant

Silt Police Chief Mike Kite tells The Advocate the incident between Rep. Lauren Boebert and her ex is under investigation.

Florida Republican lawmaker proposes law erasing transgender identities

Beyond the discriminatory nature of the bill, LGBTQ+ advocates say the legislation threatens the ability to even document violence against the community.

Florida school districts still try to protect LGBTQ+ students despite ‘don’t say gay’ law

In response to restrictive state laws, districts including Leon County are adopting guidelines to support LGBTQ+ students.