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ADDED ON: 01/30/2023

PROUD Academy, set to open in September, will be CT’s first school for LGBTQ youth

Early in her teaching career, Patricia Nicolari was harassed by her students, who assumed she was a lesbian. Some sneered “I have a dyke for a teacher.” A vandal scratched “lez” in big…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2023

Trans women have no advantage in elite sport, new report finds

A new report has found trans women do not have any advantages over any other women, when competing in elite sport, if existing rules are followed. Findings from a report, which was…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2023

FDA moves to ease rules for blood donations from gay men

The U.S. is moving to further ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that typically face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2023

Santos’ ‘groomer’ rhetoric highlights hypocrisy

The revelations of photos showing George Santos in drag prompted a wave of news stories pointing out that the latest developments represented yet another chapter in the freshman lawmaker’s never-ending trail of…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2023

Under Eric Adams, a Rikers Island Unit That Protected Trans Women Has Collapsed

In December 2021, as Christmas was approaching, a trio of trans women decided to bring some holiday cheer to their dorm at the Rose M. Singer Center, a jail complex on the…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2023

‘Most dangerous session we’ve seen.’ Missouri leads nation in anti-LGBTQ legislation

For State Sen. Greg Razer, the only openly gay member of the Missouri Senate, it’s been painful to watch his colleagues file an onslaught of bills that attack his community. He worries…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2023

Hundreds of backpacks delivered for homeless LGBTQ youth

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Volunteers made 700 backpacks with essential items for homeless LGBTQ youth Sunday. Each pack had things like shampoos, gloves, and hats. The San Diego Human Rights Campaign does…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2023

Canadians are being asked to host LGBTQ+ Ukrainian refugees

A coalition of activists is launching a new initiative to recruit and support Canadian hosts for LGBTQ+ Ukrainian refugees. Since fleeing their homes, many queer Ukrainian refugees have not felt safe owing to…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2023

Protesters gather again outside Santee YMCA over locker room access for transgender residents

More than 100 people gathered Saturday outside the Santee YMCA to protest rules allowing transgender residents access to the locker rooms of their choice, a smaller crowd than had met earlier in…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2023

Transgender people in rural America struggle to find doctors willing or able to provide care

For Tammy Rainey, finding a health care provider who knows about gender-affirming care has been a challenge in the rural northern Mississippi town where she lives. As a transgender woman, Rainey needs…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

North Dakota Anti-LGBTQ Bill Would Imprison Librarians for Not Removing Books

Republican lawmakers in North Dakota have introduced a bill that would jail librarians for keeping books on their shelves that include images depicting gender identity or sexual orientation. House Bill 1205, introduced…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

Utah Senate approves controversial transgender youth bills

The Utah Senate has pushed through two bills affecting Utah’s transgender community. SB16 would ban gender-affirming surgery and hormone therapy for minors and SB93 would prevent issuing a gender-amended birth certificate to…

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