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Here are the states that have laws protecting abortion and gender-affirming care

These states have taken the step to protect bodily autonomy.

Trans woman loses lower legs in NYC subway attack. Now, friends rally to help her

The man with whom she was in a relationship is accused of throwing her in front of a train. He is charged with assault and attempted murder.

First out gay NCAA wrestler gets hard jail time for child porn

Alec Donovan, now a youth wrestling coach, admitted he exchanged nude selfies with minors.

Which states teach LGBTQ+ topics in school? Here are the 7 states with inclusive curricula

In a time when queer education is under attack, few states have instead opted to protect it.

For the moms of Matthew Shepard and Tyler Clementi, the fight to protect LGBTQ+ youth isn’t finished

Schools, legislators and legislatures, churches, and the media are failing LGBTQ+ youth, the mothers say after the death of Nex Benedict in Oklahoma.

A day in the life of working with trans youth: Navigating the fallout of harmful media coverage

How one psychotherapist navigates the challenges posed by misinformation and politicization to support transgender and gender-diverse youth and their families.

Gay Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey Runs for Jersey City Mayor

Jim McGreevey famously came out when he resigned as New Jersey governor in 2004.

New Jersey Elects First LGBTQ+ Woman Legislator

Luanne Peterpaul, a lesbian, won a seat in the state Assembly on Tuesday.

2023 Sees Record for LGBTQ+ Political Candidates in Odd-Numbered Year

At least 514 out candidates ran or are running in 2023 elections, up 19.5 percent from in 2021, when 430 out candidates ran.

Here Are the LGBTQ+ Races to Watch on Election Day 2023

The election could mean LGBTQ+ firsts in Virginia, New Jersey, and Mississippi, along with important progress elsewhere.

Newark Street Renamed to Honor Sakia Gunn, Lesbian Teen Killed in Hate Crime

Gunn was stabbed to death in 2003 after telling a man who was harassing her that she was a lesbian.

Former N.J. Gov Jim McGreevey on How Coming Out Has Changed

He shocked the political world nearly 20 years ago. Now McGreevey looks back on the long road to happiness — and a possible return to politics.

Gay Former N.J. Governor, Jim McGreevey, Considering Run for Jersey City Mayor

McGreevey came out as gay when resigning the governor's position in 2004.

New Jersey Families Evacuated From Drag Queen Story Hour Event Amid Bomb Threat

The threat to the well-being of the kids was not the drag queen reading a story.

Carlos Santana Apologizes for Transphobic Comments

He made the anti-trans remarks at a concert in July.

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver Dead at 71

A cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

ACLU Warns New Jersey Library Not to Censor LGBTQ+ Book

The library’s leadership moved the book Gender Queer out of the young adult section.

Bernie Wagenblast, the Voice of New York City Subways, Comes Out as Transgender

Wagenblast, 66, has been aware of her true gender since childhood but has just begun living full-time in that identity.

New Jersey Librarian Files Federal Complaint After Being Fired for 'Gay Lifestyle'

The librarian says he was let go for being who he is.

New Jersey Governor Declares State a 'Safe Haven' for Gender-Affirming Care

Whereas Republican-controlled states are looking to restrict the rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming people, in New Jersey the governor says everybody is welcome and free.