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Transgender Boy Can Be the Lead in Texas High School's ‘Oklahoma!’ After All

The school board’s decision to allow Max Hightower to resume his role in the musical follows intense community backlash and national debate over transgender rights in schools.

Texas High School Says Transgender Boy Can't Play Male Lead in 'Oklahoma!'

Student Max Hightower was told students had to be cast according to the gender they were assigned at birth. “I want every kid to be recognized and noticed and allowed to be themselves,” he said.

Rachel Levine Discusses Disturbing ‘Medical Refugees’ Crisis Sweeping Across the U.S.

The assistant secretary for health tackles “medical refugees,” misinformation, and transgender health care challenges in an interview with The Advocate.

Providing Gender-Affirming Care to Youth Is Now a Felony After Judge Rules Law Can Go Into Effect

The law had been on hold until the judge could decide whether to block it while a suit against it is heard.

This Transgender Harvard Law Instructor’s Front-Row Seat to Domestic Terrorism

Alejandra Caraballo has been copied on dozens of email bomb threats made across the country.

Beloved Free Mom Hugs Organize First Conference in Oklahoma City

The group doles out friendly squeezes to LGBTQ+ people who otherwise wouldn’t get them.

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.

Oklahoma School District Inundated With Bomb Threats After Libs of TikTok Tweet

Experts have described the tactics employed by Chaya Raichik, who runs the account, as stochastic terrorism.

Oklahoma Governor Orders State to Use Anti-Trans Definition of Gender

Gov. Kevin Stitt's executive order calls for binary definitions of gender according to that assigned at birth.

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.

Neo-Nazi Arrested for Firebombing LGBTQ-Friendly Donut Shop

He called the LGBTQ+ community a “virus” that required “shin[ing] our boots and putting on our armbands,” according to court documents.

Gay Characters in 'Wombats,' 'Clifford' 'Indoctrinate' Kids, Says Oklahoma Gov. After Vetoing Public TV Funds

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt tries to justify his veto of funding for the state's largest public TV operation.

Families With Trans Kids Sue Over Oklahoma Ban on Gender-Affirming Care

The suit comes one day after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the measure into law.

Oklahoma Bans Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Minors

The legislation, signed Monday by Gov. Kevin Stitt, includes the possibility of felony charges for violation.

Southern Queers: New Study Reveals the Reality of LGBTQ+ People in the South

While bucking some stereotypes, the study emphasizes the need for LGBTQ+ safe spaces in southern states.

Oklahoma House Censures Nonbinary Rep. Mauree Turner

House Republicans claim Turner was harboring a fugitive when a protester took shelter in the lawmaker's office.

Oklahoma's Second Largest City Roiled by Pro-LGBTQ+ Resolution

City council members in Tulsa can't get themselves to vote for a measure that would label their city as inclusive.

Oklahoma Close to Criminalizing Gender-Affirming Care for Youth

The bill that's advancing would make it a felony to provide this care.

Judge Strips Lesbian Mom of Parental Rights, Awards Them to Sperm Donor

An Oklahoma judge ruled the woman's parental rights were forfeited because she failed to adopt him.