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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.

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.

Cable news coverage of 2023 anti-trans bills lacked trans voices: Media Matters

Coverage of 2023's onslaught of transphobic legislation also varied widely in terms of tone and time spent, according to the watchdog group, with (surprise!) Fox News often amplifying anti-trans viewpoints.

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.

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.

North Carolina Republican says trans people should ‘find a corner outside somewhere’ to go to the bathroom

It's only the latest anti-LGBTQ+ statements from North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who has called LGBTQ+ people "filth" and "maggots."

Utah Gov. signs anti-trans bathroom bill, which advocates say is 'harassment in the most private of settings'

HB 257 defines a “women’s bathroom” and “men’s bathroom” as spaces exclusively designated for females and males, and includes criminal penalties for those found in violation.

Two Americas for queer people: HRC report finds stark differences in LGBTQ+ rights at the state level

It was the worst year ever for anti-LGBTQ+ state legislation, but there were some significant victories.

Utah lawmakers pass terrifying anti-transgender bathroom policing bill

The Republican governor now has to decide whether he will sign into law the bill that limit transgender people’s ability to go to which bathroom.

A father emotionally defends his transgender son against Missouri lawmakers

"It's actually surprisingly easy to be a parent to a trans kid," Rabbi Daniel Bogard told Missouri legislators. "The only hard part we have experienced is you all."

Ohio Republican implies opponents of her trans bathroom bill should be drowned

Do you think trans kids should be able to use the bathroom that aligns with their identity? This Ohio Republican fallaciously says the Bible wants you drowned.

Florida to Enforce Transgender Bathroom Ban Even at Private Schools

Though the original law was written for public schools, the Florida Department of Education approved a new rule expanding it to private schools.

Idaho's Transgender Bathroom Ban to Take Effect After Judge's Ruling

The law will take effect next month.

Idaho Bathroom Law Targeting Transgender Students Blocked by Judge

He issued a temporary restraining order that stops the new law from being implemented while a legal challenge makes its way through the court system.

North Dakota Governor Signs Bill That Outs Transgender Students

The legislation, which takes effect immediately, also restricts restroom use and allows teachers to ignore students' chosen pronouns.

Florida Lawmakers OK Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill, 'Don't Say Gay' Expansion

Both are now headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Anti-Trans 'Bathroom Bill' Becomes Law in North Dakota

The bill signed by Gov. Doug Burgum restricts use of restrooms and other facilities in domestic violence shelters, college dorms, and correctional facilities.

Kentucky Passes One of Nation's Worst Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws by Veto Override

The Republican-majority House and Senate overrode Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's veto by wide margins Wednesday.

7 Florida Bills That Threaten LGBTQ+ Rights Right Now

State lawmakers have targeted gender-affirming care, pronouns, and are even trying to expand "don't say gay" to all grade levels.

Idaho Gov. Signs Anti-Trans 'Bathroom Bill,' Other Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

His action comes shortly after the signing of "bathroom bills" in Arkansas and Iowa.