Uganda president signs tough anti-gay bill into law with death penalty in some cases
The new law prescribes the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality," which is defined as cases of sexual relations involving people infected with HIV as well as with minors and other categories of vulnerable people.
Taylor City Council votes in favor of new special events policy amid holiday parade controversy
The City of Taylor found itself in the middle of a controversy when LGBTQ+ supporters were excluded from last year's annual parade.
Target pulls some LGBTQ+ merchandise from stores ahead of June Pride month after threats to workers
Target is removing certain items from its stores and making other changes to its LGBTQ+ merchandise nationwide ahead of Pride month, after an intense backlash from some customers including violent confrontations with its workers.
Largest US gay rights group issues Florida travel advisory for alleged anti-LGBTQ+ laws
The largest LGBTQ+ rights organization in the U.S. joined other civil rights organizations Tuesday in issuing a travel advisory for Florida, warning that newly passed laws and policies may pose risks to minorities, immigrants and gay travelers.
Texas House advances bill aimed at keeping kids from seeing sexually explicit performances
The bill no longer targets drag performers, but LGBTQ advocates say the legislation’s vague language could still be used to criminalize such shows.
2 dorm directors fired for using pronouns in emails at small New York Christian college
The recent firings prompted more than 700 alumni to sign a petition in protest.
Trans girl in Mississippi misses graduation after being told to dress like boy
School officials told her to dress like a boy ,and a federal judge did not block the officials’ decision.
Texas legislature advances bills on drag shows, college diversity programs
The House advanced Senate Bill 12, restricting children from attending drag shows and performances "appealing to the prurient interest in sex." The Senate approved Senate Bill 17, which would ban diversity programs at public universities.
Video shows protester punch officer after lawmakers pass restrictions on abortion, gender-affirming care
Video shows a protester punch a Nebraska State Patrol officer after lawmakers approved a 12-week abortion ban and restrictions on gender-affirming care for minors.
Paxton announces second investigation into Texas hospital over youth transgender healthcare
The Texas attorney general's office will investigate to determine if Texas Children's Hospital in Houston is actively engaging in "illegal behavior" and performing "gender transitioning" procedures on children.
Here are the restrictions on transgender people proceeding in US statehouses
Missouri and Nebraska proposals are poised for action and could add to the list of at least 17 states that have enacted laws restricting or banning gender affirming care for minors.
Taxes, tenure, transgender care, sports bills discussed amid Texas regular session ending
The Texas regular session ends this month, and Thursday was a critical moving day for several key pieces of legislation, including two bills concerning gender-affirming care and transgender collegiate athletes.
Bill banning puberty blockers, hormone treatments for trans kids sent to Texas governor
If Senate Bill 14 becomes law, the ban would take effect on Sept. 1. This would also make Texas one of over a dozen states that restrict transition-related care for transgender minors.
Transgender sports bill wins critical second reading vote
Lawmakers debated Senate Bill 15 at the Capitol Wednesday. The bill would prohibit college athletes rom competing on a team opposite their biological sex.
Texas House passes bill restricting the college sports teams transgender athletes can join
Senate Bill 15 would allow people to sue colleges or universities they believe violate a prohibition on trans athletes’ sports participation.
Pivotal House vote moves Texas closer to banning puberty blockers, hormone treatments for trans kids
The House gave initial approval to a bill that would ban doctors from providing transition-related care to children. This is the furthest point the measure has reached in the Legislature.
FDA finalizes blood-donation rules to allow more gay, bisexual men
The updated FDA guidelines do away with a requirement that men who have sex with men abstain from sex for three months prior to giving blood.
Gambling, drag show legislation causes conflict in Texas House
The Texas House is currently considering legislation overseeing drag shows, sexually explicit performances, online betting and destination casinos in Texas.
Texas AG Paxton denounces decision to drop charges against transgender rights protester
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton criticized Travis County DA José Garza for dropping charges filed against an activist who was arrested while protesting Senate Bill 14.
LGBTQ advocates removed from Texas Capitol as House debates ban on transgender youth healthcare
Moments before that, inside the House chamber, House Speaker Dade Phelan cleared the gallery after protesters began chanting, just as lawmakers had begun to debate the bill.