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DOJ sues Tennessee over HIV-related discrimination in anti-sex work law

The Justice Department says that the state is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Tennessee Republicans pass bill allowing marriage discrimination toward same-sex couples

Despite marriage equality being the law of the land with significant support, the GOP continues to try to legislate LGBTQ+ people out of society.

Elliot Page Asks Supreme Court to Reject Tennessee's Gender-Affirming Care Ban​

Elliot Page is one of 57 transgender adults asking the nation's highest court to block Tennessee's ban on gender-affirming care for minors.

Tennessee's Controversial Sex Worker Law Discriminates Against Those With HIV: DOJ

The law is the subject of a separate lawsuit from sex workers living with HIV.

Moms for Liberty Scrambles, Removes Leaders Amid Proud Boys Link Controversy

Recent incidents highlight ties with the far-right group as the organization faces electoral setbacks and a damaged public image.

Brothers Osborne Triumph with Sixth CMA ‘Best Vocal Duo’ Win Amid Show of LGBTQ+ Solidarity

T.J. Osborne and boyfriend Abi Ventura shined on the CMA red carpet just before the Brothers Osborne secured another historic win.

Candace Owens Uses Alleged Manifesto From Nashville Shooter to Be Transphobic

""We have to look evil in the face if we want to defeat it," the right-wing commentator says of the case, in which the shooter is said to have been transgender.

Kentucky Families Ask Supreme Court to Review Gender-Affirming Care Ban

This follows a similar filing on a ban in Tennessee.

Tennessee Families Ask Supreme Court to Block Gender-Affirming Care Ban

If the high court takes up the case, it would be the first one it hears on gender-affirming care.

Tennessee Hit by Federal Lawsuit Over Discriminatory HIV Sex Worker Statutes

The plaintiffs say the laws are outdated and violate the Constitution and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Tennessee City Overwhelmingly Rejects Mayoral Hopeful With Neo-Nazi Connections

Incumbent mayor secures resounding victory amid a race tainted by his opponent’s white supremacist affiliations and scandals.

The Tennessee Mayoral Candidate and Her White Supremacist Friends

As Franklin voters cast their ballots on Tuesday, the mayoral race marked by white supremacist ties and a contentious candidate, Gabrielle Hanson, reaches its decisive moment.

Tennessee Neo-Nazis Show Up to Support Far-Right Mayoral Candidate

An extremist shockwave hits tranquil town’s mayoral race.

Olivia Hill Sworn in to Nashville Metro Council and Becomes First Out Trans Official in Tennessee

Hill emphasizes that being trans is just a part of who she is, but she aims to offer positive representation.

Tennessee’s First Transgender Elected Official, Olivia Hill, May Have to Use Men's Restroom

State laws create an unclear pathway for Olivia Hill’s rights concerning gender-specific facilities.

Maryland Man Admits Sending Terror Threats to LGBTQ+ Group, Allies

The man deliberated targeted supporters of the trans community.

Tennessee Anti-Drag Law Can't Be Used Against Pride Event, Judge Rules

Blount County's prosecutor had threatened to enforce the unconstitutional law against a local Pride festival.

Vanderbilt Medical Center Under Federal Scrutiny After Trans Patient Records Release

A civil rights investigation is probing why the medical center released unredacted and sensitive medical records to the Republican attorney general.

Tennessee Republican with Anti-LGBTQ+ History Sentenced in Campaign Finance Case

He once sponsored a bill that would have allowed people to discriminate based on “sincerely held” beliefs.

Kentucky Allowed to Enforce Trans Care Ban, Appeals Court Rules

The Sixth Circuit had ruled similarly in a case out of Tennessee.