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Utah Gov. Signs Bill Banning Most Gender-Affirming Care for Youth

Republican Gov. Spencer Cox signed the legislation into law on Saturday.

Drag Producer Cancels Shows After Armed Proud Boys Threaten Event

After right-wing extremists showed up with guns to terrify attendees of a family-friendly drag show, producers of the event say they won't have any more shows soon.

Utah State Sen. Stands Up for Trans Intern in Gender-Affirming Care Debate

A proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors already negatively affected the state's trans community said a statement from trans intern Ari Webb, read by Sen. Nate Blouin.

Stanford Mocks BYU's Anti-LGBTQ+ Policies in 'Gay Chicken' Skit

Stanford University later apologized for the football halftime performance.

Utah Groups Hope to Bridge Religious and LGBTQ+ Communities

The Mormon Church recently voiced support for the Respect for Marriage Act, which would federally protect marriage equality. 

Meet 3 LGBTQ+ Scientists Putting Pride in STEM

Three successful LGBTQ+ people in STEM discuss their roles and the importance of representation.

Mormon Church Comes Out in Favor of Marriage Equality Law

The announcement comes as the Senate plans to hold a test vote on the Respect for Marriage Act Wednesday.

Gay Utah Teen Gets Justice as Attacker Is Sentenced

In August, Christian Peacock and his boyfriend were attacked for being gay, but their ordeal is over with the offender being sentenced to a life-lesson.

Supporters in Angel Wings Shield BYU LGBTQ+ Event From Protesters

Organizers supporting Brigham Young University LGBTQ+ students wore large angel wings to protect attendees from hateful messages spewed by conservative protesters. 

Judge Blocks Utah Trans Sports Ban, While Probe of Athlete Emerges

A judge has blocked the ban on trans girls in girls' sports, days after it was reported that there had been complaints about supposed trans competitors.

Two Utah Teens Charged With Hate Crimes Over Assault on Gay Couple

A 17-year-old boy is charged with the initial assault, and his 19-year-old friend is charged with retaliating against the victim's family for the assailant's arrest.

Gay Teen Couple Attacked by Group of Assailants in Utah

A young gay couple in Utah was attacked by a group for showing affection in front of one of the boys' homes.

Marriage Equality Bill Could Pass Senate Despite Some GOP Opposition

Republican senators mostly balked at the House-passed bill that would codify marriage equality into federal law, but a narrow path to overcome a filibuster seems to exist.

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.

White Nationalist With Gay Father Kicked Out Over Attempted Pride Riot

Jared Michael Boyce's mother told her son to pack his bags following his arrest for being part of the hate group Patriot Front's plot to disrupt a Pride event in Idaho.

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Utah Families Sue Over Trans-Exclusionary Sports Law

The law, set to go into effect July 1, "violates multiple provisions of the Utah Constitution," the suit says.

Suspect Identified in Double Murder of Newlywed Women Dies by Suicide

The bodies of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Beck Turner were found in August 2021 shortly after they told friends a man was lurking around their campsite.

Utah Students Organize Queer Prom After State Passes Anti-Trans Bill

The students plan to continue organizing the event in the years ahead.  

Utah Lawmakers Override Gov.'s Veto & Pass Anti-Trans Sports Bill

Sponsors of the bill were able to get 10 GOP lawmakers in the House and five in the Senate who had previously voted against the ban to vote to override the veto.