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Molly Cook, Texas's first out LGBTQ+ state senator, is ready to make change (exclusive)

The emergency room nurse and grassroots organizer will advocate for both incremental and revolutionary change.

Most Black women don't have access to abortion, and they're going to impact the elections

Out of the 11.8 million Black women between the ages of 15 and 49 in the U.S., 57 percent live in areas that restrict access to abortion.

Texas sees jump in reported ant-LGBTQ+ hate crime incidents as Republican lawmakers push homophobic bills

The surge in hate coincides with a record number of bills targeting the LGBTQ+ community in the Lone Star state.

Texas voters make history electing first LGBTQ+ state senator

The citizens of ruby red Texas have elected the state’s first LGBTQ+ senator: Molly Cook.

Anti-DEI laws are forcing universities to grapple with a mass exodus of LGBTQ+ professors: study

New Williams Institute study finds an alarming number of professors in higher education considering leaving their states or the profession because of Republican laws.

These 4 states don't allow pregnant women to get a divorce

Three states have laws that prevent a divorce from being finalized if the woman is pregnant, and one state has no law, but mandates it anyway.

Nine GOP-led states sue Biden administration over new transgender protections under Title IX

These Republican-controlled states are fighting to discriminate against students.

Walmart will close all of its health care clinics; most are in rural areas

The closures may leave a gap in health care access, particularly for lower-income patients without insurance who relied on the centers.

There have already been 4,000 instances of book banning in America this school year: report

PEN America’s latest findings shed light on the targeted censorship of content related to race, sexuality, and violence, sparking advocacy and resistance across the nation.

A Texas woman was charged with murder for having an abortion. Now, she's suing the state

Lizelle Gonzalez spent two nights in jail after being charged with murder in “the death of an individual by self-induced abortion."

Texas court further blocks AG Ken Paxton's demand for info on organization's transgender youth support

A restraining order against the anti-LGBTQ+ attorney general's demand is set to expire Friday, so a temporary injunction granted Monday provides additional protection.

‘Courageous’ witness stayed with Black transgender woman gunned down in Texas

Diamond Brigman was only 36 years old. Police say the Good Samaritan witness provided “crucial” information in the case.

Pornhub suspends Texas access over age verification: 'Ineffective, haphazard, & dangerous'

Pornhub said the law infringes "on the rights of adults to access protected speech" while "employing the least effective and yet also most restrictive" policies.

Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on Texas university drag show, sparking free speech concerns

Students at the school were planning to host a drag show next week, but the Supreme Court’s decision keeps it in limbo.

Beloved Texas teacher resigns after Libs of TikTok stoked outrage over his school spirit day dress

The school district found that he didn’t violate any rules by wearing a pink dress to show solidarity with students, but the science teacher resigned because of the amount of negative attention.

LGBTQ+ candidates in Texas, California, and more advance in Super Tuesday races

There were notable wins in both red and blue states, with Texas moving toward sending a lesbian to Congress and Burlington, Vt., electing a lesbian mayor.

A Texas university president banned drag and compared it to blackface. Students are taking the case to the Supreme Court

The school’s religious president characterized drag shows as misogynistic and compared them to blackface performances.

Here are the LGBTQ+ candidates to watch on Super Tuesday

LGBTQ+ candidates are running to make history in California, Texas, North Carolina, and elsewhere.

Texas AG Ken Paxton can't get PFLAG's data on trans members and care: court

The anti-LGBTQ+ attorney general's demand threatens PFLAG members' constitutional rights, a Texas judge says.

Texas quietly restricts gender-affirming care for trans adults: 'Canary in the coalmine'

Texas Medicaid will no longer cover gender affirming care for transgender adults as of tomorrow.