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Montana issues rule banning gender marker changes on birth certificates

The new rule mirrors an old rule which was defeated in court.

Homophobia causes 'crisis of morale' in Montana school system

The controversy in Frenchtown started when parents wanted to remove their kids from the classroom of a teacher who's in a same-sex marriage.

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.

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.

Why Montana’s Two-Spirit People Are Challenging A State Law Defining Sex as Binary

“We don’t ascribe to just simply biologic definitions. We acknowledge that there are different genders, and our cultures have always known that there are more than two genders," said Montana Two-Spirit activist David Herrera.

Montana Court Dismisses Transgender Legislator Zooey Zephyr’s Lawsuit

State Rep. Zooey Zephyr had sued over being disciplined in the legislature after she called out GOP lawmakers for attacking gender-affirming care.

Transgender Montana Legislator Zooey Zephyr Unsilenced and Unyielding at Equality Convention

Fresh from a controversial legislative session, Zooey Zephyr discusses her commitment to advocacy and representation at the Human Rights Campaign Equality Convention.

Montana's Drag Show Ban Still Blocked in New Court Ruling

The ruling continues a stay that saved Helena Pride.

Montana Rep. Zooey Zephyr Says She's 'Thankful' After Judge Blocks Trans Care Ban

It “is unlikely to survive any level of constitutional review,” a state court judge wrote.

How Teachers Are Being Silenced on LGBTQ+ Issues and More

In addition to laws that directly forbid mention of certain subjects, more subtle laws are having a negative impact, says a recent report from PEN America.

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.

Montana's Drag Ban Blocked, Just in Time for Helena Pride Event

The block is temporary, but Pride will go on.

Montana City Could Refuse LGBTQ+ Pride Parade Permit Over Drag Ban

The group joined a lawsuit challenging the state’s restriction on drag performances.

Montana Trans Woman, Bookstore, and More Sue Over Anti-Drag Law

The ban on drag story hours and other performances is blatantly unconstitutional, according to a coalition of individuals and institutions.

Gender-Affirming Care Bans Often Modeled by Anti-LGBTQ+ Groups: Report

Their language is identical or similar to that endorsed by the Family Research Council and a newer group called Do No Harm.

Montana Judge Rules Transgender Birth Certificate Law Unconstitutional

The judge also held the state in contempt for violating a court order regarding sex designation rules.

Montana Is Sliding Into Fascism. Here's How We're Stopping It

Montana's rugged individualism allowed it to wage war against women and LGBTQ+ people. Community is the antidote.

Montana Man Sentenced for Shooting Spree to Rid Town of Gays and Lesbians

John Russell Howald had previously served two years in prison for decapitating a neighbor’s dog with a chainsaw.

Montana Library Cancels Trans Woman's History Lecture Due to Anti-Drag Law

Adria Jawort, a Native American trans woman, was to speak on the history of LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit people in the state.

Montana Outlaws Drag Queen Story Hours

The bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte goes further than others in specifically targeting the events.