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California Bill Would Ban Intersex Surgery for Young Kids

California Bill Would Ban Intersex Surgery for Young Kids

By Adam Beam | Jan 16, 2021

The legislation would ban specific types of surgeries on infants born with intersex characteristics. Advocates are pushing to delay these types of surgeries until the child is old enough to develop a gender identity.

Transgender Athletes Look to Changing of White House Guard

Transgender Athletes Look to Changing of White House Guard

By Pat Eaton-Robb | Jan 16, 2021

Transgender athletes are getting an ally in the White House next week as they seek to participate as their identified gender in high school and college sports.

Trump Administration Carries Out 13th and Final Execution

Trump Administration Carries Out 13th and Final Execution

By Michael Tarm, Michael Kunzelman | Jan 16, 2021

The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden — an opponent of the federal death penalty.

Montana, North Dakota Bills Target Transgender Athletes

Montana, North Dakota Bills Target Transgender Athletes

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 15, 2021

Lawmakers in North Dakota and Montana are considering bills that specifically target transgender student athletes.

Reports: Equality Act in Biden's First 100 Days Might Not be Possible

Reports: Equality Act in Biden's First 100 Days Might Not be Possible

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15, 2021

LGBTQ equality advocates heard in a recent conference call that President-elect Joe Biden might not be able to keep a campaign promise: Passing the Equality Act in the incoming administration's first 100 days.

Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe at LGBTQ Health Protections on Way Out

Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe at LGBTQ Health Protections on Way Out

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 14, 2021

Even as Donald Trump has acknowledged his presidency is coming to an end, his administration isn't finished attacking LGBTQ Americans, as yet another reversal of federal non-discrimination protections shows.

Brian Sims Accuses GOP Senator of Endangering His Life

Brian Sims Accuses GOP Senator of Endangering His Life

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 14, 2021

Rep. Brian Sims (D-PA) has accused a Pennsylvania Republican lawmaker Doug Mastriano of endangering his life in a Twitter post.

Palm Springs Mayor Hits Back at GaysOverCovid Critics Calling Her 'Queen of the Karens'

Palm Springs Mayor Hits Back at GaysOverCovid Critics Calling Her 'Queen of the Karens'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 13, 2021

Despite receiving abuse on social media, Palm Spring mayor Christy Holstege isn't backing down on her criticism of gay and bisexual men partying in Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gay Capitol Riot Attendee Bragged About Assault, Now Fears Retaliation and Arrest

Gay Capitol Riot Attendee Bragged About Assault, Now Fears Retaliation and Arrest

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 13, 2021

A gay hairdresser from Huntington Beach is receiving death threats after taking part in last week's insurrection at the U.S. capitol.

Early Warning Signs Emerge for GOP After US Capitol Riots

Early Warning Signs Emerge for GOP After US Capitol Riots

By Marc Levy, Thomas Beaumont and Nicholas Riccardi | Jan 12, 2021

Since last week's deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, about 225 Republicans logged in to the election office in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to change their party registration. Ethan Demme was one of them.

'I'll Be Darned.' Joe Biden's Shaky History on LGBTQ Legislation

'I'll Be Darned.' Joe Biden's Shaky History on LGBTQ Legislation

By Robert Nesti | Jan 12, 2021

Joe Biden has promised to pass the Equality Act in the first 100 days of his presidency, a far cry from the man who voted for DOMA and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and saw LGBTQ people as "security risks" while a legislator.

Advocates: Biden Will Move America Away from Trump's 'Discrimination Administration'

Advocates: Biden Will Move America Away from Trump's 'Discrimination Administration'

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 12, 2021

LGBTQ equality advocates are confident that President-elect Joe Biden will move America away from Trump's "discrimination administration," and toward a more equitable America.

Hunter Schafer Part of ACLU's 2017 Fight Against Transphobic Bathroom Bill

Hunter Schafer Part of ACLU's 2017 Fight Against Transphobic Bathroom Bill

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 11, 2021

Hunter Schafer, star of HBO's "Euphoria," was a plaintiff in the ACLU's lawsuit against a North Carolina anti-transgender bathroom bill in 2017.

Anti-Gay Dubai to Host Conference on LGBTQ Rights

Anti-Gay Dubai to Host Conference on LGBTQ Rights

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 11, 2021

The International Conference on Gender Identity and LGBT Rights will be held in May in Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, where homosexuality remains illegal.

Lawmakers Who Voted Against Biden are Denounced Back Home

Lawmakers Who Voted Against Biden are Denounced Back Home

By Jeffrey Collins | Jan 11, 2021

Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying Joe Biden's presidential victory, even after a mob broke into the Capitol, are being denounced by critics in their home districts.

No Surprise: Trump Left Many Clues He Wouldn't Go Quietly

No Surprise: Trump Left Many Clues He Wouldn't Go Quietly

By Calvin Woodward and Deb Riechmann | Jan 9, 2021

President Donald Trump left plenty of clues he'd try to burn the place down on his way out the door.

Democratic Wins Could Strengthen Biden's Legislative Push

Democratic Wins Could Strengthen Biden's Legislative Push

By Will Weissert | Jan 9, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden's victory in November was tempered by concerns that he would face Republican opposition in the Senate that could stymie him at every turn.

Donald Trump Jr. Slams Transgender Athletes at Rally Before D.C. Riots

Donald Trump Jr. Slams Transgender Athletes at Rally Before D.C. Riots

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 9, 2021

At the Wednesday rally in Washington D.C., shortly before seditionists stormed the Capitol and rioted at the suggestion of the President, Donald Trump Jr. attacked transgender athletes in an expletive-ridden speech.

Biden Calls Trump 'Unfit' But Doesn't Endorse Impeachment

Biden Calls Trump 'Unfit' But Doesn't Endorse Impeachment

By Will Weissert and Darlene Superville | Jan 9, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden said Friday that President Donald Trump isn't "fit for the job," but he repeatedly refused to endorse growing Democratic calls to impeach him a second time.

Senator Lindsey Graham Heckled at Airport by Trump Supporters

Senator Lindsey Graham Heckled at Airport by Trump Supporters

Jan 8, 2021

Supporters of President Donald Trump have harangued Sen. Lindsey Graham at an airport, accusing the South Carolina Republican of being a "traitor" for laying blame on the Capitol Hill siege at the president's feet.

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