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Kentucky bill threatens to take custody of trans kids using ‘wrong’ school bathroom

The proposed bill would amend current law challenged in federal court.

Rest in power, Nex Benedict: Tributes pour in for fallen LGBTQ+ teen

Despite the tragedy, Nex Benedict will be remembered as a talented artist who always brightened any room he was in.

Transgender rights are under attack not just in the U.S., but around the world: study

While recognition of gender identity has increased significantly in the past two decades, so has the criminalization of transgender people, a new study shows.

Teachers are tired of the culture wars — and many support LGBTQ+ curricula, Pew survey finds

If there's one thing teachers can agree on, it's that government overreach has gone too far.

After Nex Benedict's death, Oklahoma's Ryan Walters: Just two genders, as God intended

Walters, the state's superintendent of public instruction, is denying the existence of trans and nonbinary people after nonbinary teen Nex Benedict's death.

Mississippi bill would let those incarcerated sue state over trans inmates

The bill is from the same Republican who introduced last year’s ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth.

Nepal must not move backwards on trans rights

A trans woman leading Nepal's premier LGBTQ+ organization voices concern over the slow backslide in trans rights despite historic victories for gender identity recognition and legal protection.

Kansas AG says schools must out trans kids to their parents — even without a law requiring it

Republican Attorney General Kris Kobach says concealing students' transition violates parental rights.

North Carolina Republican says trans people should ‘find a corner outside somewhere’ to go to the bathroom

It's only the latest anti-LGBTQ+ statements from North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who has called LGBTQ+ people "filth" and "maggots."

Video: Transgender activists stage die-in at Florida driver's license offices across the state

It comes as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration criminalizes changing one's gender on an I.D.

Transgender Virginians can breathe a sigh of relief after Democrats defeat all GOP anti-LGBTQ+ bills

With Democrats in control of the entire state legislature, LGBTQ+ Virginians retain protections and dignity in health care and education in the commonwealth.

Moms for Liberty cofounder speaks out for first time after threesome revelations

LGBTQ+ advocates have repeatedly voiced outrage at Bridget Ziegler — not because it was revealed she had a sexual relationship with a woman, but because she's supported Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's anti-LGBTQ+ policies.

Indiana launches anti-LGBTQ+ 'snitch line;' users flood it with memes in protest

Attorney General Todd Rokita launched a tool for parents to report "gender ideology" in schools. It didn't go as planned.

Right-wing author alleges bizarre ‘neonatal queer theory’ and sonograms to determine LGBTQ+ identities

The SPLC-designated extremist sees a plot to poison the minds of children.

North Carolina's 'don't say gay' law and anti-trans sports statute challenged by activists

The Campaign for Southern Equality filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, saying these statutes violate federal law.

Judge tosses Disney suit claiming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis retaliated over 'don't say gay' critique

Disney hasn't shown it was harmed by the state's takeover of a special district previously controlled by the company, Judge Allen Winsor said.

Utah Gov. signs anti-trans bathroom bill, which advocates say is 'harassment in the most private of settings'

HB 257 defines a “women’s bathroom” and “men’s bathroom” as spaces exclusively designated for females and males, and includes criminal penalties for those found in violation.

Utah parent accuses girl's basketball player of being trans, gets banned from games

Utah's anti-transgender laws are putting even children who aren't trans in jeopardy.

Experts say that gender-affirming care bans amount to 'abuse.' Why won't lawmakers listen?

Despite medical professionals insisting bans on gender-affirming care for minors “amount to state-sanctioned medical neglect and emotional abuse," politicians won't relent.

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.