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'Heartstopper' creator Alice Oseman raising funds for kids in Gaza

Oseman is auctioning signed books and a chance to win an original drawing.

Transgender 18-year-old Jazlynn Johnson shot to death in Las Vegas

A 17-year-old who claimed to be her friend has been charged with murder.

Over 20 Republican-led states are challenging Biden admin's LGBTQ-inclusive Title IX rule

The Department of Education says sex discrimination includes anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination. More than 20 Republican attorney generals disagree.

Donald Trump says he'll revoke Joe Biden's protections for trans people 'on day one'

“We’re gonna end it on day one … the whole thing is crazy,” Trump said on a Philadelphia talk show.

Why the Boy Scouts of America is changing its name and embracing everyone

The organization has announced a name change to emphasize inclusivity. Here's how it got there.

Pennsylvania regulatory health boards condemn conversion therapy

Those who subject minors to the procedure may face discipline, they warn.

South Carolina education leader: schools should ignore LGBTQ-inclusive Title IX rule

The Biden administration's directive "is not fairness, it is fiat," says Superintendent of Education Ellen Weaver.

Biden admin moves to protect LGBTQ+ kids in foster care

A new rule from the Department of Health and Human Services requires that these children be placed in supportive homes.

Ohio court temporarily blocks ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth

The temporary restraining order is short-lived, but advocates are pushing to have the ban struck down permanently.

Supreme Court lets Idaho enforce law criminalizing gender-affirming care for minors

The state can enforce it against all state residents except those who sued to challenge it, the high court ruled Monday.

Missouri Attorney General can obtain information on Planned Parenthood's trans health care, court rules

Ruling in Bailey’s favor, Stelzer said the AG’s office has “broad investigative powers” and that Bailey has the right to obtain any documents that aren’t protected by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

The 10 most challenged books of last year

Book-banning efforts have been aimed primarily at books with LGBTQ+ content and those by or about people of color. Here are the top 10 books that were targeted.

Small-college association bans all transgender women from women's sports

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' new policy will go into effect with the 2024-2025 school year.

U.S. Rep. Sara Jacobs and her trans brother on visibility and authenticity

Out and proud trans people provide hope and inspiration in these difficult times, Dylan Jacobs tells his sister in a conversation for Transgender Day of Visibility.

New York Times fails to include trans voices in coverage, say GLAAD, Media Matters

The paper didn't quote an out trans person in two-thirds of its stories about anti-trans legislation in the past year, says a new report from the watchdog groups, which comes a year after the Times received strong criticism for amplifying anti-trans viewpoints.

New Hampshire advances trans-exclusionary sports bill

If the bill becomes law, New Hampshire would be the first northeastern state with such a statute.

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.

District attorney won't bring charges in Nex Benedict's death, calls fight 'mutual combat'

The Tulsa County DA pointed to the state medical examiner's finding of suicide and said the fight the day before the trans student's death "was an instance of mutual combat."

Cable news coverage of 2023 anti-trans bills lacked trans voices: Media Matters

Coverage of 2023's onslaught of transphobic legislation also varied widely in terms of tone and time spent, according to the watchdog group, with (surprise!) Fox News often amplifying anti-trans viewpoints.

Trump ally Bernie Moreno wins Republican primary for U.S. Senate from Ohio

He will face LGBTQ-supportive Democrat Sherrod Brown in November. Meanwhile, trans woman Arienne Childrey won her primary for Ohio House.