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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.

Mississippi Republicans pass anti-trans bathroom bill at last-minute

The bill would ban trans folks from using bathrooms, locker rooms, and dorms aligned with their gender identity.

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.

Nine GOP-led states sue Biden administration over new transgender protections under Title IX

These Republican-controlled states are fighting to discriminate against students.

The federal government failed on mpox. Ritchie Torres's new bill addresses that (exclusive)

A new Government Accountability Office report highlights significant flaws in the federal handling of the mpox outbreak, emphasizing the need for a more unified public health response system to tackle future health emergencies better.

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Southern states push forward with bills ending legal recognition for trans people

Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama all are advancing bills that "define sex" to exclude transgender people from any legal recognition of their gender.

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.

285 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced in state legislatures already this year and it's still January

This follows a year in which more than 550 were introduced and more than 80 passed into law.

Pornhub blocks access in two states after age verification laws take effect

Viewers in North Carolina and Montana are no longer able to access Pornhub as the platform protests the states' age verification laws.

These Are the 5 States With the Smallest Percentage of LGBTQ+ People

The states with the fewest queer people are also some of the states proposing and passing the most anti-LGBTQ+ laws.

Third Vote on Expulsion Looms for George Santos After House Ethics Report

As the House reconvenes post-Thanksgiving, embattled New York Rep. Santos faces a critical vote following Ethics Committee’s damning report.

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.

2023 Sees Record for LGBTQ+ Political Candidates in Odd-Numbered Year

At least 514 out candidates ran or are running in 2023 elections, up 19.5 percent from in 2021, when 430 out candidates ran.

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.

Texas Is Now the Most Populous State With a Trans Health Care Ban: Here’s the Full List

As of Friday, gender dysphoria can’t be treated medically by physicians in Texas if the patient is a minor.

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.