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Florida principal and staffers to resume responsibilities after trans athlete probe

Monarch High School was fined after state officials said a transgender student was allowed to play on a girl’s volleyball team for two seasons in violation of Florida law.
A security guard watches students protest behind a fence.
A security guard watches students protest behind a fence.

Dakota Johnson plays a late-blooming lesbian in ‘Am I OK?’

The Max comedy is based on the real-life coming out story of screenwriter Lauren Pomerantz, a longtime writer for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Close up of Dakota Johnson film still
Close up of Dakota Johnson film still
3d ago

Indonesia mulls ban on investigative journalism, LGBTQ content

Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Indonesia, one of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nations, where it is illegal in the sharia-ruled Aceh province.
A drag queen performs at Mixwell Bar in Bali, Indonesia, in 2018.
A drag queen performs at Mixwell Bar in Bali, Indonesia, in 2018.

Transgender teen booed after winning girls' track race at state championship

High school sophomore Aayden Gallagher won the 200-meter race at the state championship event in Eugene, Oregon.
Runner on track
Runner on track

South Carolina governor signs ban on gender-affirming care for transgender minors

The law bars health professionals from performing gender-transition surgery, prescribing puberty blockers and overseeing hormone treatments for minors.
Henry McMaster speaks
Henry McMaster speaks
4d ago

In loving protest, Albanian lesbians marry unofficially

Same-sex marriage is not allowed in Muslim-majority Albania, and the women's partnership will not be recognized by the state.
Alba Ahmetaj and Edlira Mara kiss during their wedding ceremony outside
Alba Ahmetaj and Edlira Mara kiss during their wedding ceremony outside
4d ago

Turkey's leader says Eurovision Song Contest is a threat to family values

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused the annual event of encouraging “gender neutralization” and described contest participants as “Trojan horses of social corruption."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
5d ago

State Department warns of terrorist attacks at Pride events abroad

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a similar warning this month about LGBTQ Pride events in the U.S.
Attendees with umbrellas and rainbow flags march during Pride event.
Attendees with umbrellas and rainbow flags march during Pride event.
5d ago

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sold Bud Light owner's stock amid boycott

Conservatives targeted the brewer last year over its partnership with transgender social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
Associate Justice Samuel Alito  in Washington, DC. on April 23, 2021.
Associate Justice Samuel Alito  in Washington, DC. on April 23, 2021.
5d ago

Peru classifies transgender identities as 'mental health problems' in new law

Protesters pushed back against the Peruvian Health Ministry’s new gender identity classifications, which contradict the World Health Organization’s guidance.
Police guard the entrance of the Ministry of Health during a protest
Police guard the entrance of the Ministry of Health during a protest

Supreme Court won't hear Maryland school district gender identity case

Lawsuits have been filed in various jurisdictions challenging policies that seek to respect requests by transgender students to not out them to their parents.
Supreme Court Justices. Bottom row, from left, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Top row, from left, Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Supreme Court Justices. Bottom row, from left, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Top row, from left, Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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