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Wherever drag queen Tara Hoot goes, bomb threats seem to follow

The Washington, D.C., drag queen has been the target of at least eight bomb threats in recent months.

FBI responds to spate of bomb threats against Planet Fitness after right-wing transphobic campaign

Chaya Raichik, the right-wing extremist behind the account, has been targeting the gym chain over its inclusive stance on transgender members.

Which states teach LGBTQ+ topics in school? Here are the 7 states with inclusive curricula

In a time when queer education is under attack, few states have instead opted to protect it.

White House, LGBTQ+ community express support after Princess Kate reveals shocking cancer diagnosis

In a deeply personal video, Princess Catherine shared her struggle with cancer, sparking a wave of support from the White House to a pub in D.C.

Washington makes school curriculum more 'inclusive' by adding LGBTQ+ history

When students "feel a connection to what they’re learning, they do better," said Democratic Sen. Marko Liias.

Kamala Harris celebrates Irish prime minister and his husband at St. Patrick’s Day event

The vice president and second gentleman welcomed Leo Varadkar and Matthew Barrett to the Naval Observatory to celebrate the friendship between Ireland and the United States.

Missing Washington transgender woman found dead in Mexico

Reyna Hernandez’s body showed signs of torture before she was killed and dumped in a border town cemetery.

Federal judge grants Casa Ruby founder Ruby Corado pre-trial release from D.C. jail

The transgender woman had been held in solitary confinement in the men’s section of the D.C. jail.

Washington set to create one-stop hate crimes hotline

An earlier version of the bill offering cash payments to victims was defeated last year.

Joe Biden delivers spirited, optimistic State of the Union, leaving Republicans looking foolish

The president touted his administration’s accomplishments and the nation’s future in an energetic and powerful speech.

Founder of D.C. LGBTQ+ nonprofit Casa Ruby arrested in Maryland after fleeing to El Salvador

The Department of Justice said that Ruby Corado was arrested after unexpectedly returning to the United States.

More than 60 religious institutions have been targeted for supporting LGBTQ+ rights: report

At least 66 incidents occurred between June 2022 and January 2024 in which a religious institution was targeted for its perceived support of LGBTQ+ people.

Matteo Lane on mastering the comedic journey with authenticity and laughter as a gay entertainer (exclusive)

Tracing his path from opera singer to celebrated comic, the Chicago native reflects on fifteen years of connecting with audiences as a queer person, his marriage, and “not politics” in an interview with The Advocate.

D.C.'s popular Little Gay Pub gets new 'GREAT Love' mural thanks to British Embassy

In collaboration with the British Embassy, the vibrant mural is a beacon of LGBTQ+ pride and community spirit at the trendy spot.

Democrat Robert Garcia calls Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘insane’ after she storms out of hearing

In a heated exchange over January 6 insurrectionist support, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene hastily exited a House hearing, prompting Rep. Robert Garcia to label her behavior as ‘insane.’

Charlie Kirk says January 6 insurrectionists should have had gay sex instead of rushing the Capitol

A woman died during the January 6 insurrection and countless others were seriously injured, including Capitol police trying to protect lawmakers.

Kamala Harris’s long-time out policy advisor Ike Irby departs White House (exclusive)

As he leaves his role, Ike Irby discussed his departure and his tenure as one of the vice president’s most influential advisors in an interview with The Advocate.

285 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced in state legislatures already this year and it's still January

This follows a year in which more than 550 were introduced and more than 80 passed into law.

Gay bagel shop owner gunned down while vacationing with husband in New Orleans

Jacob Carter was on his first vacation to the Crescent City with his husband. His killer is still at large.

Trans healthcare, abortion, & more: These are the LGBTQ+ laws that took effect January 1

Here are the biggest pieces of legislation for bodily autonomy that are now in the law of the land.