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Rhode Island advances law protecting doctors who provide abortions & gender-affirming care

Eleven years (to the day) after passing marriage equality, Rhode Island lawmakers took another notable step to protect LGBTQ+ health care.

Just one Christian Nationalist group is behind Idaho's bans on trans care and abortion

Attacks on abortion and gender-affirming care are heavily intertwined, and one group conservative hate group continues to use its influence in Idaho.

A Texas woman was charged with murder for having an abortion. Now, she's suing the state

Lizelle Gonzalez spent two nights in jail after being charged with murder in “the death of an individual by self-induced abortion."

'Fractured landscape:' Abortions in the U.S. are increasing, despite 'drastic' bans

Despite abortion restrictions being implemented in 21 states since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortions are increasing in the U.S.

'Retaliation': Texas AG Paxton demands PFLAG provide names, addresses of trans members

A legal filing by PFLAG National revealed that Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas was seeking identification of transgender members.

Family planning and fertility services grind to halt in Alabama after devastating ruling

Family planning services in Alabama have been completely upended by an unprecedented and unscientific state Supreme Court ruling.

A South Carolina woman was forced to leave the state for an abortion. Now, she's suing

Despite being less than six weeks pregnant, Taylor Shelton said that healthcare providers would not assist her in terminating her pregnancy, nor provide her resources for services elsewhere.

Alabama Supreme Court endangers IVF access by ruling frozen embryos are people

In a notable union of church and state, the Alabama Supreme Court cited Christian faith as reason to jeopardize access to in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Backlash to transgender health care isn’t new − but faulty science used to justify it has changed over time

As in the 1930s, opposition to trans medicine today is part of a broad reactionary movement against what some far-right groups consider the “toxic normalization” of LGBTQ people.

Abortion restrictions amount to sex-based discrimination, state Supreme Court says

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled against an antiquated anti-abortion law, with justices issuing a scathing rebuke of the 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision.

Restore Roe: Biden and Harris warn supporters what a second Trump term could mean for bodily autonomy

The president, the vice president, and their spouses delivered this message loud and clear at the "Restore Roe" rally in Virginia on Tuesday.

Democrats propose bill to defend IVF, slam 'Republican attacks on reproductive health care'

Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Susan Wild have introduced the Access to Family Building Act, which would protect IVF treatment in the U.S.

Trans healthcare, abortion, & more: These are the LGBTQ+ laws that took effect January 1

Here are the biggest pieces of legislation for bodily autonomy that are now in the law of the land.

Golden Globe Nominees Colman Domingo, Rachel Weisz & More on Their Acclaimed Projects

We spoke with Golden Globes nominees Rustin’s Colman Domingo, Dead Ringers’ Rachel Weisz, Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham, and others about queer identity and more. Here's what they had to say.

This New Bill Hopes to Require LGBTQ+ Inclusive Sex Ed Nationwide

The Real Education and Access for Healthy Youth Act would recommend inclusive, trauma-informed sex education in schools nationwide.

Texas High School Students Subjected to Anti-LGBTQ+ Anti-Abortion Protest

The protesters don’t want to teach their kids about certain topics but they are protesting those topics in front of the kids.

The Right Is Using the Anti-Abortion Dobbs Ruling to Attack Trans Care. Will It Work?

After an appeals court cites the Dobbs ruling in upholding a trans care ban, there's cause for concern — but not panic, LGBTQ+ activists say.

Kamala Harris: Our One-on-One With the Vice President

As Republicans vehemently attack reproductive and trans rights, the VP sees a linked battle for bodily autonomy.

Now Is the Time to Support, Encourage, and Love the Transgender Community

"When we create environments for transgender people to thrive, we create a society where people can live the lives they deserve to live."