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Matt Lavietes

Matt Lavietes is a reporter for NBC Out. 

Matt Lavietes is a reporter for NBC Out. 

Latest from Matt Lavietes

14h ago

Book challenges reach historic highs, American Library Association reports

Books have been banned in libraries across the country at historic rates so far this year, according to the American Library Association.

Tennessee elects its first transgender lawmaker

Olivia Hill’s historic election to the Nashville Metro Council will make her the state’s first transgender lawmaker, according to the LGBTQ+ Victory Fund.
6d ago

Alabama Public Library Service votes to create a list of inappropriate books for kids

The Alabama Public Library Service will issue a list of books that it considers inappropriate for children.
9d ago

Florida school districts removed roughly 300 books last school year

Florida school districts removed 300 books from library shelves last school year, according to the Florida Department of Education.

Senator appeared to suggest bipartisan bill would censor transgender content online

A co-sponsor of a bipartisan bill intended to protect children from the dangers of social media and other online content appeared to suggest in March that the measure could be used to steer kids away from seeing transgender content online.
28d ago

X suspends account of suspect in Pride flag-related killing after saying it didn't violate rules

A Twitter account that appeared to belong to Travis Ikeguchi, the person responsible for the death of Laura Ann Carleton, had long posted anti-LGBTQ messages.
28d ago

Killing over Pride flag follows far right’s years of criticism of the LGBTQ symbol

Fatal shooting of California business owner who displayed a LGBTQ Pride flag outside her shop follows years of far right vitriol towards the symbol.

Pride flag killing suspect appears to have a long history of anti-LGBTQ social posts 

Travis Ikeguchi, who police say killed Laura Carleton, appears to have a history of posting disturbing — and often violent — anti-LGBTQ messages on social media
30d ago

Suspect named in fatal shooting of California store owner over a Pride flag

A suspect was named in the fatal shooting of California store owner Laura Ann Carleton, a mom of nine, over a Pride flag she had displayed at her business.
30d ago

Suspect named in fatal shooting of California store owner over a Pride flag

Police identified a man Monday who shot and killed a California business owner last week after he allegedly took issue with a Pride flag she had displayed at her clothing store in Lake Arrowhead, California.
35d ago

World chess body bars trans women from competing in women’s events

The world governing body of competitive chess, International Chess Federation, FIDE, is effectively banning transgender women from competing.