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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: 'We want to end' trans and gender nonconforming teachers

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced in a keynote speech to the Young Conservatives of Texas an intention to "end" trans and GNC teachers being able to teach.

Single lesbians are avoided by straight women, but not straight men. Here's why.

A lesbian's relationship status changes things, according to new research.

How I navigated through religious trauma

I've spent years grappling with the impact of religion on my identity. How I found solace in nature's splendor as my ultimate spiritual path.

Nonbinary job applicants using 'they/them' pronouns are less likely to get hired: report

Openly nonbinary candidates receive a lower response rate than their perceived cisgender peers, according to a new study.

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."

LGBTQ+ adults face discrimination in health care settings: survey

They are twice as likely to report discrimination or unfair treatment as straight and cisgender people, according to KFF.

Milwaukee school board, principal sued for allegedly abusing student with gay parents

A new federal lawsuit claims that a public school principal abused and discriminated against a student because of his parents’ sexual orientation.

Republican anti-LGBTQ+ legislation bad for mental health and quality of life: survey

New research from Data for Progress highlights the negative effects of these bills and the desire for supportive environments.

The horrific reality of transgender individuals in Texas prisons

Highlighting the silenced struggles of incarcerated transgender individuals, Xandan tells the experiences of abuse and systemic neglect faced within Texas prisons.

Election season got you down? This crisis line is soothing LGBTQ+ mental health (exclusive)

As lawmakers target the community, the need for mental health services skyrockets. FOLX Health CEO Liana Douillet Guzmán tells The Advocate about a new service that's helping.

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.

Black LGBTQ+ youth need spaces that embrace them fully, researchers say

Two recent reports detail the challenges they face and provide a roadmap for services that acknowledge their intersecting identities.

Lesbian teacher settles federal discrimination lawsuit with Maine district

Michele Figueira had a stellar 20-year career until she reported the alleged behavior of her supervisor and her lesbian friend.

Homophobia can 'increase cancer risk' in LGBTQ+ people, report finds

The American Cancer Society has found that queer people frequently experience "minority stress" in health care settings, leading to an "elevated prevalence" of cancer risk factors.

Planet Fitness bans member who photographed trans woman changing — and it's not sorry

Planet Fitness is standing behind its decision to ban a member who photographed a transgender woman in a locker room.

This women’s roller derby league is standing up for trans athletes by suing their county

Under a new Nassau County executive order, "female" teams with transgender athletes will be outright denied permits to use local facilities.

Owasso schools failed to protect Nex Benedict, say speakers at board meeting

The school board came in for a torrent of criticism at its first meeting since the trans student's death.

Melissa Etheridge on how 'my queerness protected me' in a music scene unforgiving to women

While it hasn't been easy, being queer has given Melissa Etheridge a unique perspective on the music industry.

North Dakota allows doctors to refuse trans health care in the name of 'religious freedom'

A North Dakota court has permitted doctors to refuse to perform gender-affirming surgeries, and allowed employers to refuse to cover all gender-affirming care.

This gay dad is standing up to conservatives after one host called him a 'pervert homo' (exclusive)

José Rolón, known as @nycgaydad on social media, is speaking out after a "D-list Tucker Carlson" accused him of sexcrimes without evidence.