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Meet the Gen Z trans woman running for Congress in Louisiana

Rivule Sykes's campaign in the Fifth Congressional District of Louisiana is one that aims to bring "people’s attention to the issues we all face together."

Proposed funding deal will be deadly for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers

What is perhaps most absurd about the reported deal is that it won’t actually solve any of the problems plaguing the immigration system, and will actually make things worse, writes Bridget Crawford.

Chasten Buttigieg slams Florida Republican's comments about Pete's parental leave as homophobic (exclusive)

U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna has proposed a law supporting parental leave for lawmakers. On Friday, she called out U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for being able to taking parental leave.

Ayanna Pressley Introduces Bill to Counter Book Bans Nationwide

In a bold response to the surge of book bans across the U.S., Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley is championing legislation to protect diverse literature in schools and libraries.

Meet the Man New York Democrats Want to Replace George Santos

Democrats are hoping to put a former congressman in the seat left vacant following George Santos's expulsion.

HBO Acquires Rights to Book on Disgraced Lawmaker George Santos for Upcoming Film

George Santos' story is getting the HBO-treatment.

On Mental Health and Acknowledging Us, Rosalynn Carter Was Ahead of Her Time

The former first lady's advocacy a lifetime ago has proven her to be consequential in helping the marginalized.

Democrats in Congress Introduce Transgender Day of Remembrance Resolution

"This resolution honors the lives of the trans people we have lost to senseless violence and stands as a symbol of their resilience," says U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

Watch ‘Saturday Night Live’ Skewer George Santos's OnlyFans Expenses and Possible Expulsion from Congress

“Of course I’m gay, Colin. I invented being gay,” Bowen Yang as George Santos said. “I was the one at Stonewall who said, ‘Here’s an idea you guys should kiss.’”

George Santos Won’t Seek Reelection After Scathing Ethics Report Released

The embattled gay New York congressman says he will not seek reelection in the wake of a damning ethics report that found he most likely broke federal law.

No, Speaker Mike Johnson Is Not Nice

He may look and sound harmless, but Speaker Mike Johnson is a walking, talking threat to marginalized people.

The Cost of Inaction on PEPFAR, the AIDS Relief Program That's Saved Millions

Leaders of Partners In Health, the international public health nonprofit, write about the danger of not funding PEPFAR, a program that's saved 25 million lives and prevented millions of HIV infections.

George Santos Could Be Expelled From Congress Tonight

As the indicted New York congressman navigates a burgeoning legal storm, lawmakers in the House prepare for a vote on a GOP-driven resolution to expel him from the House of Representatives.

Pete Buttigieg Explains the Difference Between Climate Change and Seasons to Republican Lawmaker

Transportation secretary baffled by lawmaker’s insistence that seasons and climate change are the same.

Texas Woman Arrested Over Threats to Kill Judge in Trump Case, LGBTQ+ Community

She left a voicemail from her cell phone number at the judge’s chambers, authorities say.

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.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Ousted From House Freedom Caucus

The far-right faction in the House of Representatives kicked out the firebrand Georgia congresswoman after she argued with Rep. Lauren Boebert.

Robert Garcia Honors RuPaul as ‘Iconic’ Drag Queen on House Floor

The gay California Democrat is a huge fan of drag as an art form and drag queens as entertainers.

Gay Rep. George Santos Scammed His Fellow Republicans Too: Report

Multiple sources say the gay New Yorker hid his involvement in companies he recommended.

Rep. Robert Garcia & ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Winner Sasha Colby Talk Activism at D.C. Event

The California Democrat, who’s the first elected gay immigrant in Congress, is a big fan of the show.