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A GOP school board member tried to ban a student's art for being 'offensive' to Christians

Conservative Timothy Simmons tried (and failed) to get his Virginia district to turn on a queer student's moving art piece about religious trauma.

'Florida has a First Amendment problem' — judge rules trans teacher can use 'Ms.'

A federal judge has ruled that a trans woman teacher forced to go by "Mr." can return to going by "Ms." and use female pronouns in the classroom.

Kansas bill requires ID to view material 'harmful to minors,' including 'acts of homosexuality'

The Kansas legislature has passed a bill that requires age verification to view "material harmful to minors," which includes "acts of homosexuality."

Pornhub suspends Texas access over age verification: 'Ineffective, haphazard, & dangerous'

Pornhub said the law infringes "on the rights of adults to access protected speech" while "employing the least effective and yet also most restrictive" policies.

'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.

West Virginia Republicans want to prosecute 'pedophile librarians' over 'obscene' material

Not sure what constitutes "obscene matter?" Neither are the West Virginia Republicans who wrote a new bill seeking to prosecute educators for spreading it.

Tennessee Republican wants to ban 'political' flags in schools after being triggered by LGBTQ+ Pride

State Rep. Gino Bulso has proposed a bill to ban all flags in schools that aren’t the United States or Tennessee flag, saying he specifically sought to target the LGBTQ+ flag.

'The View' Co-Host Says She Agrees With SCOTUS Ruling in Gay Wedding Website Case

Alyssa Farah Griffin voiced her opinion during a charged discussion on The View.

Tennessee Judge, Appointed by Trump, Rules Anti-Drag Law Unconstitutional

"WE WON!" the drag-centric theater group that brought the suit wrote on Instagram.

Author of 'This Book Is Gay' Stands Firm Against Anti-LGBTQ+ Opponents

Juno Dawson says the book is meant for teens as a way to provide them with an additional resource in sex education.