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Democratic leadership and out lawmakers celebrate Pride Month

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and out lawmakers mark Pride Month.

Out Congress members outraged as anti-LGBTQ+ bills advance

U.S. House committees approved an anti-trans sports bill and one allowing faith-based discrimination by college groups.

Watch Lesbian Rep. Becca Balint Call Out Homophobe Marjorie Taylor Greene on House Floor

Balint cites Greene's numerous anti-LGBTQ+, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, racist, and otherwise bigoted comments as well as her promotion of conspiracy theories in her censure resolution.

Democrats Introduce Bills to Create National LGBTQ+ History and Culture Museum

Legislation was introduced to establish a dedicated museum within the Smithsonian Institution, which garnered broad support from the Congressional Equality Caucus.

What Is EMILY's List, the Group Sen. Laphonza Butler Led?

The group Butler ran supports pro-choice Democratic women, including LGBTQ+ ones, running for public office.

House Republicans Schedule ‘Mean-Spirited’ Hearing on Gender-Affirming Care

House Republicans are continuing their party’s culture war against the LGBTQ+ community.

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Republicans Use Defense Bill to Restrict Abortion, Gender-Affirming Care

GOPers like to say they “support the troops,” but when it comes down to it, they don’t support certain troops.

Democrats Push to Block Defense Funds to Uganda Over Anti-LGBTQ+ Law

Using the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, two LGBTQ+ members of Congress have joined forces to hold up funds to the African country.

Democrats Introduce Bill to Support LGBTQ & Women’s History in Schools

The bill comes at a time when Republicans are trying to erase and rewrite certain histories.

Equality Act, the Sweeping LGBTQ+ Rights Bill, Reintroduced in Congress

The act, which would outlaw anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination nationally, comes at a time of unprecedented state-level attacks on the community.

Number of LGBTQ+ Elected Officials at Record High — But Many More Needed

LGBTQ+ Americans are still far from equitable representation in public office, says a new report from the Victory Institute.

California Rep. Robert Garcia Forces Vote to Oust Rep. George Santos From Congress

The gay Democrat is holding the gay Republican accountable for his actions.

13 Lesbians Who've Made U.S. Political History

We offer over a baker's dozen of lesbian political pioneers.

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The U.S. House Passes Anti-Transgender Sports Bill

The Senate is unlikely to bring the legislation to a vote.

The Rainbow Wave Settles In: What New LGBTQ+ Politicians Are Facing

The nation's new out governors, treasurers, and congressmembers are staring down inflation, climate change, and gun violence.