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Meet the gay man who will be Tennessee's first out LGBTQ+ school board member

Zach Young is running unopposed for his seat in the state's third district, solidifying his spot in history.

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.

Anti-LGBTQ+ laws lead to 'public health crisis' with higher suicide rates among queer youth

Ninety percent of LGBTQ+ youth said their well-being has been negatively impacted by recent politics, according to a new survey from The Trevor Project.

Over 90% of trans youth live in states pushing anti-trans legislation: report

Ninety-three percent of transgender youth ages 13 to 17 — approximately 280,300 children — live in states that have considered or enacted laws restricting their rights.

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."

An Owasso High School graduate is exposing anti-LGBTQ+ bullying after Nex Benedict's death

In the wake of transgender Indigenous teen Nex Benedict's death, a graduate of Owasso High School is accusing the administration of failing to prevent bullying.

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.

Elliot Page, Allison Russell & Mae Martin among 400+ artists bashing 'destructive' anti-trans laws

Carly Rae Jepsen, Elliot Page,and Mae Martin are among over 400 celebrities that have signed a letter opposing to the rise of anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Canada.

Trans Latina woman fighting to shut down ICE facilities honored with human rights award

Arely Westley, this year's recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, tells The Advocate about this "crucial moment" in time for queer and immigrant communities.

Right-wing group won't condemn Uganda's 'kill the gays' law, enraging queer Democrats

"When you’re given the opportunity to publicly oppose a law that permits the government to execute LGBTQI+ people just because of who they are, why wouldn’t you take it?" says Congressional Equality Caucus Chair Mark Pocan.

Experts say that gender-affirming care bans amount to 'abuse.' Why won't lawmakers listen?

Despite medical professionals insisting bans on gender-affirming care for minors “amount to state-sanctioned medical neglect and emotional abuse," politicians won't relent.

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.

Log Cabin Republicans President on Giving Antigay Mike Johnson 'The Benefit of the Doubt'

Charles Moran, who runs the group of LGBTQ+ Republicans, spoke about the new speaker in a recent interview.

As We Observe Our 25th Anniversary, the Trevor Project Reflects on a Tough Year

Amid an increasingly vitriolic anti-LGBTQ movement and internal challenges, we have been tested like never before. But nothing will stop our mission of ending suicide among LGBTQ youth, writes Gina Muñoz.

Republicans Again Try to Use Gov't Funding Bills to Target LGBTQ+ People

Late-night amendment to halt anti-discrimination orders follows a disturbing pattern of defunding LGBTQ+ projects.

A Proposed Law in This Country Would Require Citizens to Report LGBTQ+ People to Authorities

Introduced in 2021, this bill not only criminalizes LGBTQ relationships, but also those who support LGBTQ rights.

Ugandan Police Arrest Four People for 'Acts of Homosexuality'

The arrests come in a country with one of the harshest anti-LGBTQ+ laws in the world.

Ghana High Court Tosses Challenge to Draconian Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

Vice Pres. Harris had condemned the bill on a visit to the country in March.

Louisiana Republicans Overturn Veto on Gender-Affirming Care Ban

Gov. Edwards sustained his veto of two other anti-LGBTQ+ bills.

The Advocate's CEO Reflects on International Drag Day

"Drag is much more than just performance," writes Mark Berryhill.