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Video Shows Tyre Nichols Beaten by Officers Now Charged in His Death

A brutal beating, cries for his mom, and a 23-minute delay in aid are just some of what the video shows.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Extremists With Nazi Flag Protest Outside Drag Brunch

They appeared to be members of the far-right white supremacist group Patriot Front.

Bills Introduced in Tenn. to Ban Drag Shows, Gender-Affirming Care

Just one day after voters rejected the conservative conspiracy theory about LGBTQ+ people, lawmakers in Tennessee doubled down with not one but two restrictive bills.

Mother's Incredible LGBTQ+ Allyship Caught on Video Goes Viral

"They just want to exist," she said. "Leave them alone!"

GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn Attacks Trans People, Joe Biden

The Republican Senator specifically targeted TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

Newly Elected School Board Member Wants All LGBTQ+ Symbols Removed

To justify removing the symbols, he cited far-right talking points and other false conspiracy theories about the sexualization of children.

Medical Associations Request Probe Into Gender-Affirming Care Threats

After far-right online influencers aimed their thinly veiled bigotry at hospitals across the country, trolls directed attacks at those facilities.

Right-Wingers Harass Vanderbilt U. Hospital Over Gender-Affirming Care

Some politicians in Tennessee are now calling for a ban on gender-affirming care for minors in light of a conservative blogger's posts.

Southern Baptists Votes to Expel LGBTQ-Affirming Church

College Park Baptist Church in North Carolina says it's not even a member of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Officer Caught in Alleged Homophobic, Vulgar Rant Toward Student

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee is investigating one of its resource officers for his alleged language when confronting a student at a local school.

Monkeypox: Colleges & Universities Take Precautions For Fall Semester

As students return to campuses across the U.S., institutions are taking various approaches to keep student populations informed of monkeypox and transmission precautions.

GOP Lawmaker Demands Tennessee Colleges Remove LGBTQ+ Protections

Republican state lawmaker John Ragan is known for his anti-LGBTQ+ views.

GOP Prosecutor Denies Wanting to Go After Librarians Over LGBTQ+ Books

Video of a campaign event for Republican district attorney Coty Wamp recorded her original comments.

Human Rights Campaign Sues Tennessee Over Anti-Trans Restroom Law

Denying trans students access to the restrooms of their choice violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law, the suit says.

22 GOP Attorneys General Sue USDA Over LGBTQ+ Non-Discrimination

The Republican attorneys general are suing the Biden-Harris administration for enforcing antidiscrimination policies in its school lunch program.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws Take Effect in Five More States

It's not just Florida -- Alabama, Tennessee, South Dakota, Utah, and Indiana have anti-LGBTQ+ laws coming into force now.

Black Transgender Woman Kitty Monroe Fatally Shot in Tennessee

A man who knew Monroe, Samuel Ward Jr., has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

Judge: Tennessee Can't Require Warnings on Trans-Inclusive Restrooms

The Tennessee law is unconstitutional because it forces citizens to engage in speech they disagree with, a federal judge ruled.

Tennessee Bans Trans Athletes From College Sports

The new law signed Friday builds on existing anti-trans laws in the state.

Tennessee OK's Penalties for Schools That Violate Trans Athlete Ban

The measure signed by Republican Gov. Bill Lee lets the state withhold a portion of funding from schools that don't comply.