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Utah's ban on gender-affirming care is set to face a legal challenge

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah and the National Center for Lesbian Rights are expected to sue within the next two weeks.
People gather in support of transgender youth during a rally at the Utah State Capitol
People gather in support of transgender youth during a rally at the Utah State Capitol
2d ago

'School choice' is culture-war focus for Kansas legislators

In lieu of a Florida-style “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Kansas Republicans are trying to help parents remove their kids from public schools over a "sexualized woke agenda.”
Years of pandemic restrictions and curriculum battles have emboldened a push from Republican lawmakers and school choice advocates to funnel public funds to private and religious schools in at least a dozen statehouses. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Years of pandemic restrictions and curriculum battles have emboldened a push from Republican lawmakers and school choice advocates to funnel public funds to private and religious schools in at least a dozen statehouses. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Utah is the first state to pass a gender-affirming care ban in 2023

Gov. Spencer Cox, who vetoed a restriction on transgender student athletes last year, signed the trans health care bill into law on Saturday.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox during an interview at the Utah State Capitol on March 4, 2022, in Salt Lake City.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox during an interview at the Utah State Capitol on March 4, 2022, in Salt Lake City.

HBO's 'The Last of Us' adaptation is a milestone for LGBTQ gamers

LGBTQ gamers who spoke with NBC News said the third episode of the series, focusing on a queer romance, gave them hope for the future of video games.
From left, Nick Offerman as Bill with Murray Bartlett as Frank in, "The Last of Us."
From left, Nick Offerman as Bill with Murray Bartlett as Frank in, "The Last of Us."

Dylan Mulvaney shares facial feminization surgery results

"I’m so happy, and it’s still me, it’s just a little bit softer of a version,” the TikTok creator said in an Instagram Reel.
Dylan Mulvaney at a GLAAD People's Choice celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Dec. 6, 2022.
Dylan Mulvaney at a GLAAD People's Choice celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Dec. 6, 2022.

FDA proposes easing blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men

Under current rules, the FDA restricts donations from gay and bisexual men if they have had sex with another man in the past three months.
A person donates blood in the LA Kings blood mobile in Los Angeles
A person donates blood in the LA Kings blood mobile in Los Angeles
6d ago

Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake

The Christian baker, Jack Phillips, maintains that the cakes he creates are a form of speech and plans to appeal.
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips

Less than 10% of 2022’s anti-LGBTQ state bills became law, report finds

Though state legislatures considered over 300 bills targeting LGBTQ rights last year, a new report from the Human Rights Campaign found that just 29 became law.
MONTGOMERY, AL - MARCH 22: Exterior view of the Alabama State Capitol on March 22, 2020 in Montgomery, Alabama. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
MONTGOMERY, AL - MARCH 22: Exterior view of the Alabama State Capitol on March 22, 2020 in Montgomery, Alabama. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
7d ago

Louisiana man sentenced to 45 years in prison for Grindr kidnapping scheme

The Justice Department said Chance Seneca, 21, tried to mimic the homicides of gay men committed by the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Grindr logo
Grindr logo

Democratic governors push back on DeSantis over AP African American studies course

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration blocked teaching the course, touching a nerve in Democratic governors of other states.
Gavin Newsom and J.B. Pritzker
Gavin Newsom and J.B. Pritzker
8d ago

Tony Dungy's anti-LGBTQ history gets renewed attention after controversial tweet

In a deleted tweet for which he has apologized, the Pro Football Hall of Famer spread a transphobic myth about schools' putting litter boxes in bathrooms.
Tony Dungy of NBC Sports during an NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 8, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif.
Tony Dungy of NBC Sports during an NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 8, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif.