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Arkansas sued over new restrictions on driver's license gender markers

Transgender, nonbinary, and intersex residents are suing over a new policy that makes it nearly impossible to change their gender marker and bans the use of a gender-neutral one.

South Carolina education leader: schools should ignore LGBTQ-inclusive Title IX rule

The Biden administration's directive "is not fairness, it is fiat," says Superintendent of Education Ellen Weaver.

Ohio court temporarily blocks ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth

The temporary restraining order is short-lived, but advocates are pushing to have the ban struck down permanently.

Kentucky couldn't pass a single anti-LGBTQ+ bill this session — and it's not alone

"It’s clear that the anti-LGBTQ+ agenda is starting to fail, both in Kentucky and across the country."

Thousands of paper hearts flood Idaho capital as lawmakers pass anti-LGBTQ+ bills

The 48,000 paper hearts represented the 48,000 LGBTQ+ people living in Idaho.

Texas court further blocks AG Ken Paxton's demand for info on organization's transgender youth support

A restraining order against the anti-LGBTQ+ attorney general's demand is set to expire Friday, so a temporary injunction granted Monday provides additional protection.

Trans chaplain speaks to Tennessee legislature as Republicans try to erase people like her

Dahron Johnson told The Advocate why the speaking engagement was significant and what she hoped it did for transgender people’s representation amid Republican attacks on trans lives.

Kentucky lawmakers seek to criminalize 'disruptive conduct' after LGBTQ+ protest

After 19 protesters were arrested when the legislature passed a sweeping anti-LGBTQ+ bill, lawmakers are considering new punishments — which civil rights activists say could limit free speech.

Candis Cayne is tackling 'mind-boggling' transphobic laws through humor (exclusive)

Transgender trailblazers Candis Cayne and Danna Davis recently told The Advocate about their new production company, Mary, It's Mary Productions, and all the upcoming projects you won't want to miss.

Nebraska trans youth can access gender-affirming care, but only after invalidating therapy

Minors in Nebraska will be able to access gender-affirming care, but only after attending 40 hours of therapy that could push back on their identity.

Texas AG Ken Paxton can't get PFLAG's data on trans members and care: court

The anti-LGBTQ+ attorney general's demand threatens PFLAG members' constitutional rights, a Texas judge says.

Texas quietly restricts gender-affirming care for trans adults: 'Canary in the coalmine'

Texas Medicaid will no longer cover gender affirming care for transgender adults as of tomorrow.

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.

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.

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.

In Oklahoma, a bathroom law and other policies endanger transgender residents

The death of a nonbinary teen who was beaten in a restroom has brought the state's policies into sharp focus.

West Virginia Republicans want to prosecute 'pedophile librarians' over 'obscene' material

Not sure what constitutes "obscene matter?" Neither are the West Virginia Republicans who wrote a new bill seeking to prosecute educators for spreading it.

As Missouri lawmakers continue attacking LGBTQ+ rights, one city is taking a stand against hate

The Columbia City Council voted 6-1 on Monday night to declare the city an LGBTQ+ safe haven.

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

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

New York Times continues to fail on trans issues one year after demands made

It's the anniversary of when a coalition called for an end to the paper's misleading coverage.