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Oklahoma High School’s atmosphere of bullying exposed in wake of Nex Benedict’s death

Former and current students complain that they are subjected to bullying with little to no intervention by Owasso school officials.

Justice Smith & Brigette Lundy-Paine are haunted friends in very queer 'I Saw the TV Glow'

The new trailer for the anticipated horror flick from nonbinary director Jane Schoenbrun features a queer cast including Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Snail Mail's Lindsay Jordan, and Phoebe Bridgers.

After Nex Benedict's death, 350 LGBTQ+ groups, activists, and celebs urge Oklahoma superintendent's removal

Ryan Walters has allowed a climate of hate to thrive in Oklahoma schools, an open letter says in light of trans student Nex Benedict's death.

New kids’ book ‘Hooray for She, He, Ze, and They!’ explores gender euphoria amid LGBTQ+ book bans

Nonbinary author Lindz Amer’s new children’s picture book champions diverse representation and free expression. The Advocate spoke to them about their motivation for writing it.

After Nex Benedict's death, Oklahoma's Ryan Walters: Just two genders, as God intended

Walters, the state's superintendent of public instruction, is denying the existence of trans and nonbinary people after nonbinary teen Nex Benedict's death.

Watch alarming video of Nex Benedict explaining to police that they were bullied

The Owasso Police Department released a series of videos related to Nex Benedict’s death. One confirms that Nex was bullied.

Nex Benedict's family questions police statement that trauma didn't cause teen's death

Meanwhile, a police spokesman says murder charges are still a possibility.

A gender-bending Civil War soldier's tale comes to the musical stage

Sarah Rosetta Wakeman presented as a man to fight for the Union. Now Wakeman's story is the subject a musical play, written by Jenn Grinels and featuring nonbinary actor Ari Notartomaso.

Youth mental health crisis calls in Oklahoma skyrocket after Nex Benedict’s death

Trans and nonbinary youth in Oklahoma are suffering from the news of the death of a bullied high school sophomore.

Oklahoma police say bullied nonbinary teen Nex Benedict ‘did not die as a result of trauma’

Police officials assert that the teen's cause of death is unrelated to trauma but give no further details on what may have led to their death raising more questions than answers.

What we know about Oklahoma nonbinary teen Nex Benedict’s tragic death

A community is grappling with the death of an LGBTQ+ young person one day after they were beaten in a high school bathroom.

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Marcia Gay Harden on how her three queer kids made her an activist

"I'm learning on a daily basis ... from all of the kids,” the acclaimed actor says.

Oklahoma transgender student dies after allegedly assaulted by students at school

There's an outcry in Oklahoma after the death of a transgender student that has sparked demands for answers.

Virginia sued over Glenn Youngkin’s anti-transgender student policies

The ACLU filed two legal actions against the Republican governor’s education department.

Black trans, nonbinary youth have higher suicide risk than cisgender queer peers (exclusive)

A new Trevor Project report details the challenges faced by Black LGBTQ+ young people and how they differ within this population.

Kansas AG says schools must out trans kids to their parents — even without a law requiring it

Republican Attorney General Kris Kobach says concealing students' transition violates parental rights.

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.

Biden administration creates $700k grant to create inclusive sex ed for trans male teens

Trans boys and nonbinary youth were assigned female at birth don't always receive appropriate information to help them prevent pregnancy and STIs, but a new program seeks to change that.

California judge blocks rule requiring police to disclose their gender identity

In response to a lawsuit, a Sacramento County judge temporarily stoped enforcement of a rule requiring law enforcement officers to report their gender identity.

Club Q shooter faces federal hate-crimes charges, possibility of death penalty

Anderson Lee Aldrich pleaded not guilty to the new charges, which were announced Tuesday in Denver.