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Mike Johnson Says He Spoke With George Santos About Ethics Scandal Over Thanksgiving

Here's what the new speaker spoke with the embattled queer lawmaker about.

Mike Johnson Says His High School Friends Would Have Claimed to Be Trans to Spy on Girls

Johnson, now speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, made the comment on a Louisiana radio station in 2016.

Mike Johnson: U.S. 'Dark and Depraved' Because So Many Teens Are LGBTQ+

Johnson made the remark to a Christian right activist just three weeks before becoming speaker of the House.

Mike Johnson’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Legislation Opposed by Americans: Survey

A new Data for Progress poll highlights the nation’s split views on a controversial “don’t say gay or trans” bill, as more of Mike Johnson’s record comes under scrutiny.

Gay Rep. Mark Pocan on Anti-LGBTQ+ House Speaker Mike Johnson and Republican Leadership

Rep. Mark Pocan compares the GOP leadership transition to musical chairs, while questioning Speaker Mike Johnson's dedication to serving everyone.

Almost No One Knows Who Speaker Mike Johnson Is, But Many Disagree With His Views: Poll

A recent poll reveals the unpopularity of conservative policies despite Rep. Mike Johnson’s lack of voter familiarity.

Speaker Mike Johnson Once Tried to Stop a Queer Woman From Adopting Her Wife's Child

Johnson worked on several cases opposing LGBTQ+ rights while he was a private attorney.

Mike Johnson Says the Gays Ended Rome in Newly Released Audio Recordings

Unearthed remarks on gay conversion therapy and derogatory comments about the LGBTQ+ community put the spotlight on the new speaker’s regressive beliefs.

Here Are the 15 Most LGBTQ-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

Are there any that you think should have made the list?

Speaker Mike Johnson’s Wife Removes Website Equating Homosexuality to Bestiality and Incest

Following scrutiny, Kelly Johnson, wife of newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson, has taken down her Christian counseling website that contained documents comparing homosexuality to bestiality and incest.

Speaker Mike Johnson’s Wife Runs Counseling Service That Compares Homosexuality to Beastiality

With Johnson's record on LGBTQ+ rights, is it a surprise?

What Louisianans Want You to Know About Anti-LGBTQ+ House Speaker Mike Johnson

He has compiled "a résumé of hate," one activist says.

Speaker Mike Johnson Addresses Past Homophobia on Fox News' ‘Hannity’

The new speaker of the House has claimed a lapsed memory on past comments, while underscoring the rule of law amid pressing global issues.

Intersectionality Takes Center Stage at Human Rights Campaign Convention

Leaders and activists united in a compelling dialogue, paving a path of unity and understanding ahead of the HRC National Dinner.

Holocaust in New Orleans: Read The Advocate's Original Coverage From 1973

For LGBTQ+ History Month, we remember the victims of the 50-year-old massacre.

Who Is Jeff Landry, the Newly Elected, Antigay Louisiana Governor?

Landry, currently the state's attorney general, has opposed LGBTQ+ rights even though he has a gay brother, and he pushed for Louisiana's ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth.

Gay Husbands Recreate Decadence Photo 23 Years Later, Proving Queer Love Can Endure

While there’s a lot of tragedy and trauma to go around, here’s a story of enduring gay love. Share your stories and photos with us at news@equalpride.com.

GOP Sen. John Kennedy Reads Queer Sex Excerpts at Cringe-Worthy Senate Hearing

The 71-year-old used the words “lube” and “cock” in a sentence during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing..

Going to Southern Decadence? 5 Things to Know About New Orleans's Massive Queer Party

Partying, debauchery, and joy — it's all on display in the French Quarter during Labor Day weekend.

Pornhub Sues Texas Over Age Verification Law Taking Effect Next Month

A group, which includes Pornhub, said the law is not about protecting minors but about restricting content that Texas lawmakers disfavor.