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The state's Senate approved a bill with such a ban Thursday, after the House of Delegates OK'd a slightly different version; they must be reconciled before going to Gov. Jim Justice.

April 08 2021 7:09 PM

States must withdraw legislation seeking to exclude trans athletes from school sports, says an open letter from the NCAA Division III LGBTQ OneTeam Program and Working Group.

April 05 2021 12:00 PM

The religious refusals bill is on its way to Gov. Greg Gianforte, while an anti-transgender sports bill may soon be.

April 02 2021 9:03 PM

The actor-comedian this week released screen shots of direct messages between the two showing a string of threats, abuse, and slurs from one of the league’s best players.

April 01 2021 7:17 PM

Transgender Day of Visibility finds the community more visible than ever but having to fend off unprecedented attacks.

March 31 2021 9:01 AM

The Canadian competitor is one of a handful of out high-profile riders.

March 30 2021 2:33 PM

Gov. Kristi Noem's action comes after she sought changes to anti-trans legislation, drawing criticism from the right, and some now say she's trying to save face with conservatives.

March 29 2021 11:49 PM