Court ruling keeps Montana lawmaker Zooey Zephyr out of House
The ruling came after attorneys for the state of Montana asked the judge to reject Zephyr’s attempt to return. She was silenced two weeks ago then banished last week for admonishing Republican lawmakers and encouraging a raucous statehouse protest.
LGBTQ+ advocates rally against Texas transgender youth healthcare bill
A rally is being hosted by the All In For Equality Coalition in response to the advancing of Senate Bill 14 and House Bill 1686.
Montana GOP bars transgender lawmaker from 2023 session
Transgender lawmaker Zooey Zephyr was barred from participating on the House floor as Republican leaders voted Wednesday to silence her for the rest of 2023 session after she protested GOP leaders’ decision earlier in the week to silence her.
Court orders students to reveal their names after suing sorority over trans member
Six of the original seven plaintiffs complied with the order and have revealed their names to the public last week.
CVS 'gender transition' guide says employees must use preferred pronouns, can use bathroom reflecting identity
In the guidelines obtained exclusively by FOX Business, employees are told they may be entitled to a medical leave of absence "under the Family and Medical Leave Act, state law, and/or CVS Health policy."
Texas Senate passes bills restricting some drag performances around children
Two bills aimed at preventing events involving drag performers are moving forward at the Texas Capitol. On Wednesday, April 5, the Texas Senate passed SB 12 and SB 1601.
Walt Disney World to host world’s largest LGBTQ+ conference amid criticism from DeSantis
The decision to hold the conference in Florida was made in 2019, according to a spokesperson for Out & Equal.
West Virginia could ban transgender care
The Republican governor has not taken a public stance on the measure and it's unclear whether he will sign it into law.
Lawsuit: Transgender Wells Fargo teller says managers ‘laughed’ as customers mocked her
The former teller said customers abused and bullied her while her managers stood by, laughing or “playing silent.”
Missouri lawmakers to take up more restrictive 'Don't Say Gay' bill
The Missouri proposal goes farther than the Florida law, which bars instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity and other lessons deemed not age appropriate in kindergarten through third grade.
Pope Francis clarifies stance on homosexuality: 'Every sexual act outside of marriage is a sin'
His comments calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality were hailed by LGBTQ advocates as a milestone that would help end harassment and violence against LGBTQ persons.
Russian Duma gives anti-LGBTQ 'propaganda' bill final approval
The bill would significantly expand restrictions on activities seen as promoting gay rights in Russia, another step in a years-long crackdown on the country's embattled LGBTQ community.
Mormon church shows support for same-sex marriage law, believes act is still unbiblical
The nearly 17-million-member, Utah-based faith said in a statement that church doctrine would continue to consider same-sex relationships to be against God's commandments.
Qatar World Cup ambassador says homosexuality is 'damage in the mind'
Former Qatari national team player Khalid Salman made the statements in an interview, highlighting concerns about the conservative country’s treatment of gays and lesbians.
Boston Marathon opens 2023 race to nonbinary athletes
Organizers confirmed the change as registration opened Monday for the 127th running of the marathon on April 17, 2023.
Civil rights groups file lawsuit challenging Oklahoma anti-trans bathroom law
Civil rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of three transgender Oklahoma schoolchildren against the state's new anti-transgender school bathroom bill.
Singapore to decriminalize gay sex while continuing to prohibit same-sex marriage
Singapore’s prime minister also vowed not to shake its traditional family and societal norms, including how marriage is defined, what children are taught in schools, and what is shown on television.
Utah ruling allows transgender kids to play girls sports
Instead of an outright ban, transgender girls will now be sent before a commission that will determine on a case-by-case basis if their participation compromises fairness.
50,000 monkeypox vaccines set aside for gay pride events, health officials say
At least a dozen U.S. pride events are scheduled over the next two months.
Austin Pride 2022: W Hotel hosting 2 'Euphoric' events
Austin Pride 2022 is August 20 and some of the many events going on will be at the W Hotel in downtown Austin.