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These two transphobic Republican members of Congress admit to affair

The married man and divorced woman were reportedly seen being affectionate around Capitol Hill before their affair was exposed.

Texas voters make history electing first LGBTQ+ state senator

The citizens of ruby red Texas have elected the state’s first LGBTQ+ senator: Molly Cook.

Anti-DEI laws are forcing universities to grapple with a mass exodus of LGBTQ+ professors: study

New Williams Institute study finds an alarming number of professors in higher education considering leaving their states or the profession because of Republican laws.

There have already been 4,000 instances of book banning in America this school year: report

PEN America’s latest findings shed light on the targeted censorship of content related to race, sexuality, and violence, sparking advocacy and resistance across the nation.

A Texas woman was charged with murder for having an abortion. Now, she's suing the state

Lizelle Gonzalez spent two nights in jail after being charged with murder in “the death of an individual by self-induced abortion."

Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on Texas university drag show, sparking free speech concerns

Students at the school were planning to host a drag show next week, but the Supreme Court’s decision keeps it in limbo.

Beloved Texas teacher resigns after Libs of TikTok stoked outrage over his school spirit day dress

The school district found that he didn’t violate any rules by wearing a pink dress to show solidarity with students, but the science teacher resigned because of the amount of negative attention.

A Texas university president banned drag and compared it to blackface. Students are taking the case to the Supreme Court

The school’s religious president characterized drag shows as misogynistic and compared them to blackface performances.

Texas quietly restricts gender-affirming care for trans adults: 'Canary in the coalmine'

Texas Medicaid will no longer cover gender affirming care for transgender adults as of tomorrow.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tells U.N. to 'go pound sand' after LGBTQ+ rights criticism

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is demonstrating his disregard for international law, despite no action being taken against Texas so far.

Fox News and GOP politicians falsely claim Lakewood Church shooter was transgender

The suspected shooter was a 36-year-old who police identified as the mother of a 7-year-old boy who was shot in the incident.

Texas AG Ken Paxton won't leave trans people alone, again requests data from out of state

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has once again requested medical records from a transgender health care provider in another state, despite having no legal jurisdiction.

United Nations urged to investigate Texas’ anti-LGBTQ+ legislation as ‘human rights crisis’ (exclusive)

Equality Texas, ACLU, GLAAD, and Human Rights Campaign seek global intervention in response to Texas’ systematic attack on transgender rights.

Gay Olympian and world champ pole vaulter Shawn Barber is dead at 29

Barber, who won medals in several international competitions, came out in 2017.

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Law

Texas book ban law is likely unconstitutional, appeals court rules

The Texas READER Act's restrictions on book vendors' sales to schools can't be enforced while a lawsuit continues, the Fifth Circuit ruled.

Queer erotica author Chuck Tingle uninvited from Texas book event over face mask

Chuck Tingle says he was uninvited from the Texas Library Association's annual literature conference over the mask which he says helps him.

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Law

Judge wonders if anti-transgender doctors sued 'because they wanted there to be discrimination'

“I don’t even understand why they brought this case,” Fifth Circuit Judge Catharina Haynes said of the suit being handled by anti-LGBTQ+ lawyer Jonathan Mitchell.

Dolly Parton gifted a bejeweled guitar to Texas drag queen. Here's why

The Country music icon sent a bejeweled guitar to Austin-based drag performer Brigitte Bandit, marking a powerful gesture of allyship and recognition for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Law

Seattle Hospital Sues Texas AG Over Demand for Trans Care Info

The famously anti-LGBTQ+ Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had demanded to know if Seattle Children's Hospital had provided gender-affirming care to any Texans.

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Doctor Providing Gender-Affirming Care to Youth

The Boston hospital has said its staff has been subjected to a number of threats over disinformation about gender-affirming care in the past year.