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From Meta to X, most major social media companies are failing LGBTQ+ users: GLAAD

Most of the top social media companies got an 'F' grade on GLAAD’s 2024 Social Media Safety Index. Of the major platforms, TikTok was the only one to pass with a dismal D+ grade.

Pennsylvania regulatory health boards condemn conversion therapy

Those who subject minors to the procedure may face discipline, they warn.

A new bill would enhance LGBTQ+ youth mental health services

The Pride in Mental Health Act, introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Laphonza Butler and Tina Smith, comes at a time of crisis for LGBTQ+ young people..

World's largest psych association passes policy supporting trans youth care by massive margin

The American Psychological Association, representing 157,000 members, has issued a resolution calling for an end to trans care bans and misinformation around care.

What it means for LGBTQ+ Americans to leave — or choose — Christianity

Almost two-thirds of LGBTQ+ people who were raised Christian have left, new data finds. But queer Black Americans have more to leave behind.

This Minnesota thrift store is providing refuge for LGBTQ+ southerners

A growing number of LGBTQ+ southerners and other transgender refugees are seeking resources at a new shop in Minneapolis, which provides its items for free.

Kentucky's first transgender elected official wants you to get involved in local politics

Rebecca Blankenship recently spoke to The Advocate about how LGBTQ+ people can fight back against state legislatures' attacks on the community.

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.

LGBTQ+ people have been arrested through social media. Meta must protect them, says human rights groups

Human Rights Watch and other LGBTQ+ rights groups are calling on Meta to prevent social media from being used against queer people, particularly in places where their identities are criminalized.

LGBTQ+ youth of color predict shorter lives than their white peers: report

While the majority of LGBTQ+ youth expect to live to age 35, a new report from the Trevor Project reveals alarming similarities among those who don't.

Conversion therapy content is being banned by social media companies thanks to the work of LGBTQ+ group

Promoting the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy now violates several companies’ content policies. Some companies say it's thanks to GLAAD's recommendations and research.

Groundbreaking Transgender Psychiatrist Jeanne Hoff Dead at 85

Hoff, who treated many LGBTQ+ patients, made a documentary about her own transition.

There Are More Than 1,300 Conversion Therapy Practitioners Still Active: Report

State laws protecting minors from the discredited and harmful practice haven't stopped it completely.

Supreme Court Upholds State Bans on Conversion Therapy, Rejecting Washington Challenge

By refusing to hear a challenge to Washington’s law, the Supreme Court affirms the legality of state measures against conversion therapy, a significant victory for LGBTQ+ rights advocates.

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Matt Walsh Said Having Gay Parents Is Worse Than a Child Having a Limb Cut Off

The far-right pundit said surrogacy for queer couples is "human trafficking by definition."

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.

Conversion Therapy Denounced by 28 U.S. Mental Health and Medical Organizations

Leading associations have joined forces to end the harmful practice of so-called "conversion therapy."

Mike Johnson Says the Gays Ended Rome in Newly Released Audio Recordings

Unearthed remarks on gay conversion therapy and derogatory comments about the LGBTQ+ community put the spotlight on the new speaker’s regressive beliefs.

Speaker Mike Johnson’s Obsession With Gay Sex

He's endorsed conversion therapy, pushed to criminalize gay sex, condemned same-sex marriage, and likened being queer to pedophilia and bestiality.