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Target Accused of Selling 'Silence = Death' Pride Shirt Without ACT UP's Permission

Target Accused of Selling 'Silence = Death' Pride Shirt Without ACT UP's Permission

By Emell Adolphus | May 10, 2022

Target is in hot water with LGBTQ rights organizations over its new Pride shirt.

Early Transgender Identity Tends to Endure, Study Suggests

Early Transgender Identity Tends to Endure, Study Suggests

By Lindsey Tanner | May 8, 2022

Children who begin identifying as transgender at a young age tend to retain that identity at least for several years, a study published Wednesday suggests.

Reports: Grindr Sold Users' Location Data for Years

Reports: Grindr Sold Users' Location Data for Years

By Kilian Melloy | May 8, 2022

Grindr sold users' location data to advertisers for years, reports say. The company claims to have safeguarded users' privacy, but such location data is how a Catholic priest was outed as a user last year.

Watch: Florida Art Teacher Fired after Students Draw Pride Flags, Ask Her About Sexuality

Watch: Florida Art Teacher Fired after Students Draw Pride Flags, Ask Her About Sexuality

By Kilian Melloy | May 6, 2022

A Florida art teacher was fired after students in her class drew Pride flags and asked her about her sexuality. The dismissal happened just days before the state's "Don't Say Gay" bill was signed into law.

Major Companies Stay Mum on Thorny Abortion Issue - for Now

Major Companies Stay Mum on Thorny Abortion Issue - for Now

By Haleluya Hadero and Anne D'Innocenzio | May 6, 2022

Companies are facing increasing pressure from social media and their own employees to speak out.

Alabama's New Transgender Care Felony Faces Federal Test

Alabama's New Transgender Care Felony Faces Federal Test

By Kim Chandler | May 5, 2022

A federal judge will hear arguments Thursday on a challenge to Alabama's plan to outlaw the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender youth.

Remembering Queer Pioneer Dr. John Fryer 50 Years After He Stated: 'I Am Homosexual. I am a Psychiatrist.'

Remembering Queer Pioneer Dr. John Fryer 50 Years After He Stated: 'I Am Homosexual. I am a Psychiatrist.'

May 5, 2022

May 3 was Dr. John Fryer Day in Pennsylvania. But who was this gay pioneer who spoke openly about being gay at a psychiatrists' convention 50 years ago and changed history?

Advocates Worry Other Rights at Risk if Court Overturns Roe

Advocates Worry Other Rights at Risk if Court Overturns Roe

By Lindsay Whitehurst and Zeke Miller | May 5, 2022

Little doubt remains about what the Supreme Court plans to do with Roe v. Wade. But uncertainty abounds about ripple effects as the court nears a final opinion expected to overturn the landmark 1973 case that created a nationwide right to abortion.

Georgia High School Athletic Group Bans Transgender Athletes

Georgia High School Athletic Group Bans Transgender Athletes

By Jeff Amy | May 5, 2022

The main athletic association for Georgia high schools voted Wednesday to ban transgender boys and girls from playing on the school sports teams matching their gender identity.

Louisiana 'Don't Say Gay' Bill too Extreme for State Lawmakers

Louisiana 'Don't Say Gay' Bill too Extreme for State Lawmakers

By Kilian Melloy | May 4, 2022

An even more extreme "Don't Say Gay" bill than Florida's was axed by Louisiana state legislators, perhaps because the bill would have criminalized the use of gender-specific terms like "Mr." and "Mrs."

Marriage Equality Icon Jim Obergefell Reacts to Leaked Supreme Court Opinion with Worry for Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality Icon Jim Obergefell Reacts to Leaked Supreme Court Opinion with Worry for Marriage Equality

By Kilian Melloy | May 4, 2022

Marriage equality advocate Jim Obergefell has spoken out about the leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that calls women's reproductive freedoms and LGBTQ+ rights into question.

Don Lemon Accuser Drops Assault Case After 'Deep Dive' in Memory

Don Lemon Accuser Drops Assault Case After 'Deep Dive' in Memory

By Emell Adolphus | May 4, 2022

After a three-year lawsuit, Don Lemon accuser drops assault case against out CNN host.

Biden Blasts 'Radical' Draft, Warns Other Rights Threatened

Biden Blasts 'Radical' Draft, Warns Other Rights Threatened

By Zeke Miller and Jessica Gresko | May 3, 2022

President Biden blasted what he called a "radical" leaked draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, warning that a "whole range of rights" are in jeopardy if it holds.

Is SCOTUS Coming for Marriage Equality Next?

Is SCOTUS Coming for Marriage Equality Next?

By Kilian Melloy | May 3, 2022

A leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling suggests that that abortion rights are about to vanish — and speculation is already rampant that marriage equality might be next.

Lawmakers in 18 States Plan Refuge Bills for Trans Youth

Lawmakers in 18 States Plan Refuge Bills for Trans Youth

By Holly Ramer | May 3, 2022

Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California's lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families.

Court that Rarely Leaks Does so Now in Biggest Case in Years

Court that Rarely Leaks Does so Now in Biggest Case in Years

By Jessica Gresko | May 3, 2022

The Supreme Court keeps secrets. Year after year, in major case after major case, there's little beyond what the justices say during oral arguments that suggests how they will rule until they actually do.

Report: Draft Opinion Suggests High Court Will Overturn Roe

Report: Draft Opinion Suggests High Court Will Overturn Roe

By Mark Sherman and Zeke Miller | May 2, 2022

A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report.

USC Settles Case with Men Who Say Campus Doctor Abused Them

USC Settles Case with Men Who Say Campus Doctor Abused Them

By Brian Melley | May 2, 2022

Scores of other men — most of them gay or bisexual — said they had disturbing encounters with Dr. Dennis Kelly at the USC Student Health Center but they didn't realize it was pervasive until a graduate sued in 2019.

Tennessee Lawmakers Pass K-12 Library Oversight, End Session

Tennessee Lawmakers Pass K-12 Library Oversight, End Session

By Jonathan Mattise | May 2, 2022

Tennessee lawmakers closed out their annual legislative session Thursday, striking a deal that would let a politically appointed panel remove books from public school libraries statewide through a new veto power over local school board decisions.

Homeless Shelters Begin to See Value in Making Room for Pets

Homeless Shelters Begin to See Value in Making Room for Pets

By Christopher Weber | May 2, 2022

Being homeless in Los Angeles and struggling with addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn't imagine enduring it without her dog Petey.

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