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Federal judge blocks Title IX protections for transgender students in four states

Judge Terry A. Doughty said the rule goes against the original purpose of Title IX by protecting trans students, so he blocked its enforcement in Louisiana, Mississippi, Idaho, and Montana.

Mike Johnson flies same Christian nationalist flag outside his office that Samuel Alito flew at vacation home

The Louisiana Republican says a flag used by the January 6 insurrectionists is harmless.

Nine GOP-led states sue Biden administration over new transgender protections under Title IX

These Republican-controlled states are fighting to discriminate against students.

Serial killer of gay men in New Orleans released after 46 years in prison

Warren Harris Jr. was convicted in the stabbing deaths of three gay men in the 1970s. He was sentenced to life in prison but became eligible for parole under a Louisiana law passed in 2017.

Louisiana theatre students take to the state capitol's steps to protest ‘don’t say gay’ bill

Thirteen students traveled from New Orleans to Baton Rouge on March 27 to protest several anti-LGBTQ+ bills up for consideration by the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

Southern states push forward with bills ending legal recognition for trans people

Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama all are advancing bills that "define sex" to exclude transgender people from any legal recognition of their gender.

Louisiana is the only state that's never had an out LGBTQ+ state legislator. Here's why

Queer statehouse candidates in Louisiana say running for office was 'traumatic.'

Speaker Mike Johnson's long history with anti-LGBTQ+ Family Research Council extremist exposed (exclusive)

They've been partners in homophobia for decades, and Johnson recently appeared at a hate-filled "prayer" event cofounded by Perkins, according to a new report.

Meet the Gen Z trans woman running for Congress in Louisiana

Rivule Sykes's campaign in the Fifth Congressional District of Louisiana is one that aims to bring "people’s attention to the issues we all face together."

Gay bagel shop owner gunned down while vacationing with husband in New Orleans

Jacob Carter was on his first vacation to the Crescent City with his husband. His killer is still at large.

Louisiana families sue to overturn gender-affirming care ban

Lawmakers passed the legislation over Gov. John Bel Edwards's veto.

Trans healthcare, abortion, & more: These are the LGBTQ+ laws that took effect January 1

Here are the biggest pieces of legislation for bodily autonomy that are now in the law of the land.

Pornhub blocks access in two states after age verification laws take effect

Viewers in North Carolina and Montana are no longer able to access Pornhub as the platform protests the states' age verification laws.

More of Speaker Mike Johnson’s Extreme Anti-LGBTQ+ Past and Extremist Ties Is Exposed

One previous client of Johnson's was even reportedly recorded endorsing violence against LGBTQ+ people and abortion providers.

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.