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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.

CDC warns of new mpox outbreak, urges vaccination

People at high risk, including gay and bisexual men, should get vaccinated, the agency advises.

Biden admin moves to protect LGBTQ+ kids in foster care

A new rule from the Department of Health and Human Services requires that these children be placed in supportive homes.

The federal government failed on mpox. Ritchie Torres's new bill addresses that (exclusive)

A new Government Accountability Office report highlights significant flaws in the federal handling of the mpox outbreak, emphasizing the need for a more unified public health response system to tackle future health emergencies better.

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Rachel Levine on being out in government and the ‘faux’ outrage over Trans Day of Visibility (exclusive)

Levine quotes Star Wars and shares her optimistic views on society's views of transgender and nonbinary people.

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.

Biden administration rescinds, replaces Trump-era 'license to discriminate in health care' rule

The new rule strikes a balance between protecting health care workers' consciences and assuring that patients receive the care they need, LGBTQ+ activists say.

Biden Administration Looks to Protect LGBTQ+ Foster Kids With New Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services' proposed rule is in keeping with the Biden administration's promise to support LGBTQ+ youth.

House Republicans Attack LGBTQ+ Community Through Spending Bills

They are attaching anti-LGBTQ+ amendments to every appropriations bill that's pending.