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4d ago

Police identify 7 suspects in alleged anti-LGBTQ assault on two Michigan State students

Campus police said the suspects targeted the two victims potentially for bias against the victims’ sexual orientation.
Michigan State University entrance sign
Michigan State University entrance sign

Ron DeSantis signs bill restricting challenges to books in public schools

The new law backtracks from the state's 2022 law, which that led to an increase in objections to books in school libraries.
Ron DeSantis.
Ron DeSantis.
4d ago

Several attorneys general made ‘abusive legal demands’ to get trans patients’ medical records, senators allege

The Senate Finance Committee staff singled out Vanderbilt University Medical Center in a report for caving in to the demands of Tennessee’s attorney general.
Image: Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., on July 16, 2013.
Image: Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., on July 16, 2013.
5d ago

Federal appeals court rules in favor of transgender girl affected by West Virginia sports ban

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, a Republican who argued on behalf of the state, vowed to fight to keep the law in place.
Becky Pepper-Jackson near the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 27, 2023.
Becky Pepper-Jackson near the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 27, 2023.

Hits by Latin music greats Juan Gabriel and Héctor Lavoe added to National Recording Registry

“Amor Eterno” by Gabriel and “El Cantante” by salsa icon Lavoe are among the 25 recordings and albums selected Tuesday for preservation at the nation’s audio history library.
Juan Gabriel
Juan Gabriel

Supreme Court allows enforcement of Idaho ban on gender-affirming care for transgender minors

The Idaho measure, which seeks to block treatments such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy, is one of more than 20 enacted by conservative states targeting care for transgender youths.
People in front of the Idaho Statehouse
People in front of the Idaho Statehouse

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youths

The 2023 law subjects physicians to up to 10 years in prison if they provide hormones, puberty blockers or other transition-related care to minors.
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court
6d ago

A female comic book superhero fights villains — and a painful women's health condition

The reaction to Lúz La Luminosa, a Latina, Asian and queer superhero who fights evil and endometriosis, has been “beautifully positive," creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez says.
Lauren “La La” Liu as the titular superhero in the new comic book “Lúz La Luminosa"
Lauren “La La” Liu as the titular superhero in the new comic book “Lúz La Luminosa"

Transgender veterans file 2nd lawsuit against VA for gender-affirming surgery coverage

Trans veterans say the Department of Veterans Affairs has made repeated, unfulfilled promises to cover gender-affirming surgery.
Soldiers.
Soldiers.
9d ago

Surrogate parenthood is 'inhuman,' Italy's Giorgia Meloni says

Parenting via surrogacy is already illegal in Italy, punishable with jail and fines, but the right-wing coalition of Giorgia Meloni has vowed to impose an even stricter ban.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni speaks at an event organized by the Italian Scientists Association on April 5, 2024 in Rome.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni speaks at an event organized by the Italian Scientists Association on April 5, 2024 in Rome.
9d ago

Ghana ruling party presidential candidate says he opposes same-sex relations

Ghana's parliament unanimously passed a bill in February that would intensify the suppression of LGBTQ rights and punish those promoting queer identities.
Mahamudu Bawumia during the NPP International Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Mahamudu Bawumia during the NPP International Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg.

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