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Julia Beck was kicked off of a Baltimore city commission because of her anti-trans views. Then she appeared with Tucker Carlson, who welcomed her ideas.

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JP Petrucione will be the governor's director of digital media, one of several LGBTQ appointees named by Newsom.

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The measure would have made it essentially impossible to change the gender on a birth certificate.

February 14 2019 4:02 PM

The House of Representatives voted to make the term "gender dysphoria" illegal in elementary schools — it's just the latest assault on trans people in South Dakota.

February 13 2019 3:04 PM

Kennedy's resolution is nonbinding, but it's one more statement against the ban, and he's also trying to pass a law to block it for good.

February 11 2019 5:53 PM

At least 45 trans people are being held at a Texas detention center, says a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson.

February 09 2019 7:05 PM

The pansexual artist is nominated for Album of the Year.

February 09 2019 6:00 AM