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Appeals court maintains PrEP coverage under Obamacare in win for HIV prevention

A lower court had ruled that requiring PrEP coverage was akin to supporting homosexuality and, therefore, a violation of religious rights. However, advocates are concerned about further legal challenges that may appear.

What is Project 2025 and what does it mean for LGBTQ+ Americans?

Far-right activists have put together a series of directives for the next conservative president. Here's what it would mean to the LGBTQ+ community.

Club Q shooter sentenced to 55 life sentences plus 190 years in prison for federal hate crimes

Anderson Lee Aldrich pleaded guilty to and was sentenced for federal hate crimes and firearms charges for the mass shooting that left five people dead and around 20 injured.

White House announces new rules on background checks for firearms sales in America

Vice President Kamala Harris and Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a rule change requiring more background checks as a way to close the gun show loophole.

DOJ sues Utah for discriminating against incarcerated trans woman who self-castrated

People with gender dysphoria are protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act, said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, and their rights "are not given up at the jailhouse door."

Utah violated rights of trans woman inmate who performed surgery on herself, DOJ finds

The Utah corrections department strongly disagreed with the finding, saying it was “blindsided” by the timing and had been working to resolve identified issues.

Founder of D.C. LGBTQ+ nonprofit Casa Ruby arrested in Maryland after fleeing to El Salvador

The Department of Justice said that Ruby Corado was arrested after unexpectedly returning to the United States.

NYPD seeks teens in suspected homophobic hate crime

The four youths reported hurled fists, hard objects, and anti-LGBTQ+ slurs at two gay men out for a walk.

Florida man convicted of antigay death threats to George Santos

The gay man told police he was only exercising his free-speech rights to let the former Congressman “know what a piece of shi*t he was.”

HRC president demands federal investigations into Nex Benedict’s death amid Oklahoma’s anti-LGBTQ+ climate

Kelley Robinson told The Advocate that as a parent, she would hope no other family would have to struggle with their child being bullied and then dying.

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DOJ sues Tennessee over HIV-related discrimination in anti-sex work law

The Justice Department says that the state is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Homophobe Matt Gaetz is being investigated for sex trafficking and lobbying violations by the House

The Republican is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old, who he allegedly paid to travel with him.

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.

Denial of gender-affirming care to inmate is unconstitutional, says Department of Justice

The DOJ is supporting a Georgia transgender woman who is suing the state's Department of Corrections over denial of care.

Tennessee's Controversial Sex Worker Law Discriminates Against Those With HIV: DOJ

The law is the subject of a separate lawsuit from sex workers living with HIV.

South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Murder of Black Transgender Woman

A second man accused of shooting Pebbles LaDime “Dime” Doe still awaits trial.

Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ+ People Surge, FBI Reports

The FBI’s Annual Crime Report unveils a stark rise in hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community, fueling national concern.

Fraud, Conspiracy, and Falsifying Records: New Indictments for Congressman George Santos

From conspiracy to credit card fraud, the layered legal quagmire around the lying congressman George Santos increases, as do calls for his resignation.

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Florida Man Pleads Guilty to $16.7 Million Bogus HIV Medication Scheme

Amando Herrera sold the counterfeit medications that were ultimately prescribed to unsuspecting patients.

Transgender Woman Wins $125,000 After Settling Discrimination Suit with American Samoa

The transgender woman at the center of the case suffered humiliating abuse by a supervisor.