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Transgender girl gets booed by crowd and bullied after winning track race at Oregon state championship

Anti-trans spectators booed as the sophomore crossed the finish line in the 200-meter race first, then later as she received her gold medal.

An urgent call to protect gender-affirming care

While efforts to ban or severely limit access to gender-affirming care are blunt and sweeping, gender-affirming care is anything but, writes Human Rights Watch's Yasemin Smallens.

Trump-appointed Alabama judge threatens to jail LGBTQ+ rights lawyers; attorneys fight back

Judge Liles Burke is trying to force the lawyers to reveal what they argue is attorney-client privileged information.

Meet the gay man who will be Tennessee's first out LGBTQ+ school board member

Zach Young is running unopposed for his seat in the state's third district, solidifying his spot in history.

South Carolina has passed a gender-affirming care ban. Here's what families can do

Gov. Henry McMaster is likely to sign a gender-affirming care ban into law, but families in South Carolina still have options.

Now is the time for scouting to fully embrace trans and nonbinary youth

"Scouting has the opportunity to make its program a true safe haven for these vulnerable youth at a time when many other institutions are threatening their physical safety," writes Mike De Socio.

RFK Jr. attacks gender-affirming care for minors while admitting he has brain worms. Really.

In a very real development, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is attacking transgender youth’s access to health care while admitting that a parasite has eaten part of his brain.

Over 90% of trans youth live in states pushing anti-trans legislation: report

Ninety-three percent of transgender youth ages 13 to 17 — approximately 280,300 children — live in states that have considered or enacted laws restricting their rights.

Forced outing leads to high depression rates among LGBTQ+ youth, yet legislation persists

Eleven states currently either mandate or "promote" the forced outing of LGBTQ+ students, despite the proven harm to their health.

Kansas governor passes law requiring ID to view acts of 'homosexuality' online, vetoes anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Kansas will require state-issued ID to view "acts of homosexuality" beginning July 1, which is considered "harmful to minors" under state law.

Tennessee Senate passes bill making 'recruiting' for trans youth care a felony

The bill could have far ranging impacts in Tennessee and outside of the state, and could be broadly used to target health care professionals across state lines.

Hilary Cass' NHS report is rife with debunked theories and falsehoods

The recent NHS report from Dr. Hilary Cass isn't the take-down of gender-affirming care that conservatives want it to be.

Elliot Page, Allison Russell & Mae Martin among 400+ artists bashing 'destructive' anti-trans laws

Carly Rae Jepsen, Elliot Page,and Mae Martin are among over 400 celebrities that have signed a letter opposing to the rise of anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Canada.

It's unanimous — Sacramento is now a sanctuary city for transgender people

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said that "we debate the many issues in our city, but there's no shade of gray when it comes to civil rights."

'Death by bullying' — teen’s suicide finding elicits anger and sadness among Oklahoma’s LGBTQ+ community

In the wake of the medical examiner's report, queer Oklahomans have called out the bullying Nex Benedict endured. “Even if it is a suicide, it’s still by bullying,” one person said.

Candis Cayne is tackling 'mind-boggling' transphobic laws through humor (exclusive)

Transgender trailblazers Candis Cayne and Danna Davis recently told The Advocate about their new production company, Mary, It's Mary Productions, and all the upcoming projects you won't want to miss.

Nebraska trans youth can access gender-affirming care, but only after invalidating therapy

Minors in Nebraska will be able to access gender-affirming care, but only after attending 40 hours of therapy that could push back on their identity.

Missouri Republicans want to force teachers to register as sex offenders for supporting trans students

Missouri's House Bill 2885 would send teachers who use students' chosen names and pronouns to prison for up to five years.

World's largest psych association passes policy supporting trans youth care by massive margin

The American Psychological Association, representing 157,000 members, has issued a resolution calling for an end to trans care bans and misinformation around care.