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Out reps and allies denounce anti-LGBTQ+ provisions in House defense spending bill

“Republicans love to claim how they support our troops in one breath, just to turn around and vote to discriminate against them with the next,” said Rep. Mark Pocan, chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus.

'Turn up the love:' San Francisco becomes a sanctuary city for transgender people

"Our city has been and will continue to be a sanctuary and a beacon for our transgender and gender non-conforming siblings,” Supervisor Rafael Mandelman said.

Federal court permanently blocks Florida's law against trans health care

The state had banned the care for minors and restricted it for adults.

Judge won't block North Dakota law criminalizing trans care for minors

However, those already receiving the care when the law went into effect in April 2023 can continue.

Texas Democrat who supported gender-affirming care ban loses to queer progressive candidate

Rep. Shawn Thierry broke with the Democratic Party to vote for a ban on gender-affirming care for minors. Now she's lost her primary to Black queer woman Lauren Ashley Simmons

Missouri attorney general is investigating providers of gender-affirming care to youth

One advocate said the investigation has created a “hostile environment” for the local trans and healthcare communities.

Here are the states that have laws protecting abortion and gender-affirming care

These states have taken the step to protect bodily autonomy.

Republican Sen. Roger Marshall seeks to block Biden ban on anti-trans discrimination in health care

The GOP senator doesn't think a ban on sex discrimination in health care should include gender identity, and he's making some baseless assertions to argue his case.

South Carolina governor signs extreme gender-affirming care ban into law, effective immediately

Civil rights groups are denouncing the new law while offering resources to families affected. The law targets not only trans youth, but restricts all trans people from accessing public funds for care.

Trump-appointed Alabama judge threatens to jail LGBTQ+ rights lawyers; attorneys fight back

Judge Liles Burke is trying to force the lawyers to reveal what they argue is attorney-client privileged information.

Denying gender-affirming care coverage violates federal law, says appeals court

The 11th Circuit made the ruling in the case of Houston County, Ga., sheriff's deputy Anna Lange.

South Carolina has passed a gender-affirming care ban. Here's what families can do

Gov. Henry McMaster is likely to sign a gender-affirming care ban into law, but families in South Carolina still have options.

Rhode Island advances law protecting doctors who provide abortions & gender-affirming care

Eleven years (to the day) after passing marriage equality, Rhode Island lawmakers took another notable step to protect LGBTQ+ health care.

People are more likely to regret having children than gender-affirming surgery: study

Other operations, "while associated with higher rates of post-operative regret, are not as restricted and policed like gender-affirming surgery," a new study found.

Anti-LGBTQ+ laws lead to 'public health crisis' with higher suicide rates among queer youth

Ninety percent of LGBTQ+ youth said their well-being has been negatively impacted by recent politics, according to a new survey from The Trevor Project.

North Carolina and West Virginia can't deny trans health care: federal appeals court

The bans for state employees and Medicaid recipients, respectively, are unconstitutional, the Fourth Circuit ruled.

LGBTQ+ Georgia Southern University students protest what they call anti-queer decisions by the school

Hundreds of protestors filled the school's student center late Monday, claiming that "the university is showing an endorsement of restricting the rights of LGBTQIA+ people."

Over 90% of trans youth live in states pushing anti-trans legislation: report

Ninety-three percent of transgender youth ages 13 to 17 — approximately 280,300 children — live in states that have considered or enacted laws restricting their rights.

Just one Christian Nationalist group is behind Idaho's bans on trans care and abortion

Attacks on abortion and gender-affirming care are heavily intertwined, and one group conservative hate group continues to use its influence in Idaho.