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Most Iowans oppose controversial trans birth certificate bill, according to new poll

Critics say the “women’s bill of rights” is an “erasure” of the trans community in the state.

Florida LGBTQ+ advocates slam ban on sociology, DEI at state’s universities

The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state’s university system, made the decision to implement higher education reforms championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

285 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced in state legislatures already this year and it's still January

This follows a year in which more than 550 were introduced and more than 80 passed into law.

MSNBC’s decision not to air Trump’s Iowa victory speech live ignites right-wing firestorm

The network took a stand to protect journalistic integrity over political theater and conservatives are losing it.

LGBTQ+ Iowans feel threatened by Republican candidates' stances

The contenders for the Republican presidential nomination have served up a heaping helping of homophobia and transphobia.

After Iowa shooting, Candace Owens says LGBTQ+ community is ‘sexual plague on our society’

The far-right media personality falsely associated the LGBTQ+ community, particularly transgender and nonbinary individuals, with a rise in violent incidents.

Right-wing influencers seem happy that Iowa school shooter might be LGBTQ+

Without confirmation about his gender identity or sexual orientation, anti-LGBTQ+ extremists focused on pushing the false notion that transgender and nonbinary people are often mass shooters — they aren't.


10 States That Passed the Worst Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws in 2023

2023 was a record year for anti-LGBTQ+ legislation at the state level. Here's a look at the worst of many heinous bills.

Iowa's LGBTQ+ Books Ban and 'Don't Say Gay' Law Partially Blocked by Federal Judge

The judge called the ban “incredibly broad” and noted the law has already resulted in the removal of hundreds of books from Iowa libraries.

Couples from Hulu Documentary ‘We Live Here: The Midwest’ Discuss Life After Filming

Discover the poignant journeys of LGBTQ+ families in this Hulu documentary, showcasing resilience, love, and the quest for acceptance in the Midwest.

These Are the 5 States With the Smallest Percentage of LGBTQ+ People

The states with the fewest queer people are also some of the states proposing and passing the most anti-LGBTQ+ laws.

Ron DeSantis’s Wife, Casey, Encouraged Republicans to Commit Voter Fraud in Iowa

Casey DeSantis didn’t appear to understand that even in a caucus, only residents of the state where it takes place may participate.

GOP Senator Introduces Bill That Throws LGBTQ+ Foster Children Under the Bus

The new bill takes aim at recent changes to HHS policy on adoption, ensuring LGBTQ+ foster children are placed in supportive homes.

Ron DeSantis Ramps Up the Transphobia While Trying to Boost His Campaign Ahead of Iowa

The focus on transgender rights seems to come from DeSantis's drop in the polls.

Donald Trump Declares He’d Be Dictator ‘On Day One’ if Reelected

A dictator for a day? Former President Donald Trump apparently sees nothing wrong with that.

Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Hate Crime Conviction in Pride Flag Case

The court’s ruling reaffirmed the hate crime statute’s application to symbolic acts, balancing protection against hate crimes with free speech rights.

Iowa’s Book Ban the Target of Lawsuit by Bestselling Authors and Penguin Random House

The list of plaintiffs now included Iowa teachers, students, the Iowa State Education Association, and four bestselling authors including John Green and Jodi Picoult

Iowa Kids Quit 4-H Club After Their LGBTQ+ Message Erased

The kids painted a message that everyone was welcomed at 4-H.

Iowa Mayor Blocks LGBTQ+ Group From Labor Day Parade, Citing ‘Safety’ Concerns

No threats had been received, according to parade organizers and participants.

Texas Is Now the Most Populous State With a Trans Health Care Ban: Here’s the Full List

As of Friday, gender dysphoria can’t be treated medically by physicians in Texas if the patient is a minor.