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The queerest education in America: How LGBTQ+ kids thrive at this Indiana school

In South Bend, River Montessori High School is supporting its students to be their true selves. Here's a look inside its affirming walls.

Gay couple sues NYC over 'discriminatory' denial of IVF benefits

The suit says straight couples and lesbians qualify for coverage, but gay male couples are routinely denied benefits in violation of federal law.

Las Vegas man shot at his gay neighbors while screaming homophobic slurs, police say

75-year-old Larry Walraven was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, as well as a hate crime enhancement.

Ancient gender-nonconforming Romans found refuge in a community dedicated to a goddess

The Catholic Church has long emphasized traditional binary views of gender. But in many places, both present and past, individuals have been able to push back against gender norms.

Lesbian Georgia welder cites sex discrimination in EEOC complaint against her employer

Megan McDaniel alleges pervasive anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination and retaliation at Republic Services.

Alleged Minneapolis mass shooters charged after killing one at LGBTQ+ punk rock show

The teenagers who allegedly targeted queer people at a punk rock show in Minneapolis are facing seven felony charges.

New Biden administration Title IX rule protects transgender students’ bathroom & pronoun use at school

The updated rules enhance protections against discrimination based on sex, including for LGBTQ+ students, but leave the issue of transgender athletes’ participation in sports for further review.

Single lesbians are avoided by straight women, but not straight men. Here's why.

A lesbian's relationship status changes things, according to new research.

Homophobia can 'increase cancer risk' in LGBTQ+ people, report finds

The American Cancer Society has found that queer people frequently experience "minority stress" in health care settings, leading to an "elevated prevalence" of cancer risk factors.

Colorado police looking for two men who attacked a man in potential antigay hate crime

A Colorado man said he was “specifically targeted” because of his sexual identity, and is part of a larger increase in hate crimes against the state’s LGBTQ+ community.

Ghana’s parliament passes bill with 3-year prison sentences for identifying as LGBTQ+

The bill also would require even tougher sentences for forming or funding LGBTQ+ groups.

Transgender rights are under attack not just in the U.S., but around the world: study

While recognition of gender identity has increased significantly in the past two decades, so has the criminalization of transgender people, a new study shows.

Teachers are tired of the culture wars — and many support LGBTQ+ curricula, Pew survey finds

If there's one thing teachers can agree on, it's that government overreach has gone too far.

North Carolina's 'don't say gay' law and anti-trans sports statute challenged by activists

The Campaign for Southern Equality filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, saying these statutes violate federal law.

Judge tosses Disney suit claiming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis retaliated over 'don't say gay' critique

Disney hasn't shown it was harmed by the state's takeover of a special district previously controlled by the company, Judge Allen Winsor said.

Two Americas for queer people: HRC report finds stark differences in LGBTQ+ rights at the state level

It was the worst year ever for anti-LGBTQ+ state legislation, but there were some significant victories.

Missouri Republicans add trans bathroom ban to 'parents' rights' education bill

"It is a statewide issue that your biological sex matches which locker room and which restroom you're going into," said Republican Sen. Nick Schroer.

LGBTQ+ people want to foster or adopt kids, but fear of discrimination stops them (exclusive)

That's among the findings just released from a study by Gallup and the children's charity Kidsave.

Florida school districts still try to protect LGBTQ+ students despite ‘don’t say gay’ law

In response to restrictive state laws, districts including Leon County are adopting guidelines to support LGBTQ+ students.