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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.

Megyn Kelly’s latest conspiracy theory about student furries at Utah Middle School debunked

The far-right media personality spread the false claim that kids were dressing up and biting each other in schools, according to a fact-check.

Utah violated rights of trans woman inmate who performed surgery on herself, DOJ finds

The Utah corrections department strongly disagreed with the finding, saying it was “blindsided” by the timing and had been working to resolve identified issues.

Utah House votes down bill banning Pride flags in classrooms

Detractors said the bill was vaguely worded and violated the rights of teachers.

Utah governor condemns, censures transphobic school board member

The embattled member wrongly suggested a high school “tomboy” was trans, which led to a number of hate-filled posts directed at the student.

Utah student athlete threatened after school board member implies she's trans

The student's parents are calling on Natalie Cline to resign from the Utah State Board of Education.

Utah Gov. signs anti-trans bathroom bill, which advocates say is 'harassment in the most private of settings'

HB 257 defines a “women’s bathroom” and “men’s bathroom” as spaces exclusively designated for females and males, and includes criminal penalties for those found in violation.

Utah parent accuses girl's basketball player of being trans, gets banned from games

Utah's anti-transgender laws are putting even children who aren't trans in jeopardy.

Utah lawmakers pass terrifying anti-transgender bathroom policing bill

The Republican governor now has to decide whether he will sign into law the bill that limit transgender people’s ability to go to which bathroom.

Utah House passes bill that restricts all trans people's use of bathrooms in the state — and threatens jail

H.B. 257 would not only ban transgender folks from many public facilities but also call for jail time.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate: Government should stay out of LGBTQ+ issues

That's the word from Brent Hatch, son of the late Sen. Orrin Hatch, who's running to succeed Mitt Romney.

As Lawsuit Looms, a Nonbinary Utah University Alum Is Looking to Protect Future Students

Finley Caciola’s fight against discrimination led to a Title IX case and a lawsuit that could undo the strides made by the original finding.

Mormon Counselor Charged with Raping Gay Patients in Utah

Disgraced former counselor Scott Dale Owen promised a different approach to helping gay patients deal with their sexual urges and was even recommended by some church leaders.

Meet the Dragon Dads: The Mormon Fathers Fighting for Their LGBTQ+ Kids

Fathers from conservative religious backgrounds have band together in a private support group, fostering a culture of acceptance and advocacy for their LGBTQ+ children.

Bomb Threats Target LGBTQ+ Events Across the U.S. Over the Weekend

A sinister pattern has emerged as multiple cities witness threats against LGBTQ-friendly events.

They Live in the US, but These LGBTQ+ Couples Can’t Get Married. Here's Why

Same-sex marriage is banned on the Navajo Nation, the sprawling reservation that spans Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. But that could soon change.

Brigham Young University Adds Explicit Ban on 'Same-Sex Romantic Behavior' to Honor Code

Students say Brigham Young University is policing this behavior even more than its parent church does.

Kamala Harris Makes Historic Visit to Stonewall Inn, Vows to Fight Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate

As one of Harris’s many firsts, she is now the first sitting Vice President of the United States to visit the famed queer space.

Utah City Must Let Drag Show Go On, Judge Rules

Attempts to keep a drag troupe from holding a show in a public park most likely violated the First Amendment, says a federal judge.

Utah School District Removed the Bible, Now It Might Remove Book of Mormon

The school district will only circulate the King Jame Bible in high school libraries.