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Democrats introduce bill to protect jurors from anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination

The proposed law would safeguard one of the most fundamental rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

This small Vermont town is going all out for its first Pride celebration

Pride of Woodstock VT's cochairs tell The Advocate how they built the town's inaugural Pride Month celebration from the ground up.

When even blue states aren't safe from anti-LGBTQ+ laws, this queer mayor is protecting her city

Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, the first woman and first out gay mayor of Vermont's largest city, tells The Advocate about how blue states must be proactive instead of reactive in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

Meet the first woman and first out queer mayor of Vermont's largest city

Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, who was previously a state representative, said that "when you have marginalized people at the table, decisions change because you remember humanity matters."

Watch Lesbian Rep. Becca Balint Call Out Homophobe Marjorie Taylor Greene on House Floor

Balint cites Greene's numerous anti-LGBTQ+, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, racist, and otherwise bigoted comments as well as her promotion of conspiracy theories in her censure resolution.

Democrats Introduce Bills to Create National LGBTQ+ History and Culture Museum

Legislation was introduced to establish a dedicated museum within the Smithsonian Institution, which garnered broad support from the Congressional Equality Caucus.

House Republicans Schedule ‘Mean-Spirited’ Hearing on Gender-Affirming Care

House Republicans are continuing their party’s culture war against the LGBTQ+ community.


Republicans Use Defense Bill to Restrict Abortion, Gender-Affirming Care

GOPers like to say they “support the troops,” but when it comes down to it, they don’t support certain troops.

Democrats Push to Block Defense Funds to Uganda Over Anti-LGBTQ+ Law

Using the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, two LGBTQ+ members of Congress have joined forces to hold up funds to the African country.

Vermont Bookstore Fights Book Bans with Pride Readathon for June

Organizers hope to raise funds for a summer camp for LGBTQ+ kids.

Transphobic Christian School Banned From Vermont Sports League

It comes after the school refused to play a team with a trans girl on it.

Vermont Christian School Team Won't Play Against Rival With Trans Girl

Mid Vermont Christian School withdrew from a state basketball tournament rather than face a team with a trans player.

Ezra Miller to Avoid Jail in Plea Bargain Agreement

The star of The Flash was allegedly caught on video breaking into a neighbor's home to steal bottles of liquor.

Vermont's First Trans State Lawmaker Gets Engaged at White House

Taylor Small got a proposal at the signing ceremony for the Respect for Marriage Act.

Gay Man Michael Pieciak Elected Vermont Treasurer

He'll be the first member of the LGBTQ+ community in the post.

LGBTQ+ Groups Celebrate 'Rainbow Wave' of Queer Candidate Victories

More than 430 out LGBTQ+ candidates won their elections in the 2022 midterms.

Becca Balint to Be Vermont's First Woman, First LGBTQ+ Rep in Congress

Balint, a lesbian, is a longtime Vermont state legislator and former teacher.

Vermont Poised to Send Lesbian Becca Balint to Congress

Balint easily won the state's Democratic primary for U.S. House Tuesday, and she's likely to win in November and become Vermont's first woman in Congress.

Lesbian Candidate May Be Vermont's First Woman in U.S. House

(CNN) Balint, first elected to the state legislature in 2014, is widely viewed as the frontrunner heading into Tuesday's election, with Lt. Gov. Molly Gray her closest rival.

Ezra Miller Arrested On Burglary Charge in Vermont

It's the latest in a string of controversies for the troubled queer Justice League star.