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Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

May 13, 2022

The Texas Supreme Court allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbot.

Ezra Miller Argues with Police in Newly Released Footage

Ezra Miller Argues with Police in Newly Released Footage

By Emell Adolphus | May 12, 2022

The video was taken during Miller's arrest March 2022.

Lawmakers in Louisiana Strive to Resurrect Florida-Style 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

Lawmakers in Louisiana Strive to Resurrect Florida-Style 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

By Kilian Melloy | May 12, 2022

A Louisiana bill modeled after Florida's "Don't Say Gay" law was too extreme for lawmakers, who shot it down — but the bill's sponsors are trying to resurrect the measure.

Mario Batali Acquittal Underscores Perils of #MeToo Cases

Mario Batali Acquittal Underscores Perils of #MeToo Cases

By Philip Marcelo | May 12, 2022

Nearly five years into the #MeToo era, former prosecutors, legal experts and victims' advocates say prosecuting sexual misconduct cases has proven to be no easier than before the reckoning that ignited a firestorm of accusations against powerful men.

Watch: Student Says Principal Threatened to 'Cut off His Mic' at Graduation if he Dares to 'Say Gay'

Watch: Student Says Principal Threatened to 'Cut off His Mic' at Graduation if he Dares to 'Say Gay'

By Kilian Melloy | May 11, 2022

Florida high school student Zander Moricz organized a protest against "Don't Say Gay," has joined a lawsuit against the law, and now says he's been warned not to speak about it at graduation.

Bi BYU Student who Flashed Pride Flag at Graduation 'Not Ashamed,' Prepared for Consequences

Bi BYU Student who Flashed Pride Flag at Graduation 'Not Ashamed,' Prepared for Consequences

By Kilian Melloy | May 11, 2022

BYU student Jillian Orr bravely flashed a Pride flag at her graduation. Now, the bisexual grad says she's ready for whatever's next.

Florida Students Win Yearbook Flap Over 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

Florida Students Win Yearbook Flap Over 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

May 11, 2022

After an outcry from students and parents over yearbook censorship, a Florida school board overruled their superintendent's plan to cover up a page showing students showing LGBTQ support during a walkout over the state's so-called "Don't Say Gay" law.

Democrats' Bill Would Make Roe v. Wade Law and Expand it

Democrats' Bill Would Make Roe v. Wade Law and Expand it

By Mary Clare Jalonick | May 11, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats' abortion legislation is "very simple," as it would enshrine into federal law the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

Musk Says He's 'Aligned' with EU Approach to Digital Rules

Musk Says He's 'Aligned' with EU Approach to Digital Rules

By Kelvin Chan | May 11, 2022

Elon Musk, who is offering to buy Twitter, has given his support to a new European Union law aimed at protecting social media users from harmful content after he met with the bloc's single market chief.

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump

By Matt O'Brien, Kelvin Chan and Tom Krisher | May 10, 2022

Elon Musk said he will reverse Twitter's permanent ban of former President Donald Trump if the Tesla CEO follows through with his plan to buy the social media company.

Reports: Grindr Merging with Acquisition Firm, Going Public

Reports: Grindr Merging with Acquisition Firm, Going Public

By Kilian Melloy | May 10, 2022

Gay dating app Grindr is merging with an acquisition company and going public.

Florida School Yearbook on Hold Over Student Protest Photos

Florida School Yearbook on Hold Over Student Protest Photos

May 10, 2022

Hundreds of students at a central Florida high school were told they won't get their yearbooks until they're censored to cover up images of students holding rainbow flags and a "love is love" sign during a protest of the state's so-called "Don't Say Gay."

Wordle Answer Changed to Avoid Fraught Word, NY Times Says

Wordle Answer Changed to Avoid Fraught Word, NY Times Says

By David Bauder | May 10, 2022

The New York Times moved swiftly to change Monday's answer to its daily Wordle puzzle out of fear that it would be seen as some sort of commentary on the debate over abortion rights.

Target Accused of Selling 'Silence = Death' Pride Shirt Without ACT UP's Permission

Target Accused of Selling 'Silence = Death' Pride Shirt Without ACT UP's Permission

By Emell Adolphus | May 10, 2022

Target is in hot water with LGBTQ rights organizations over its new Pride shirt.

Early Transgender Identity Tends to Endure, Study Suggests

Early Transgender Identity Tends to Endure, Study Suggests

By Lindsey Tanner | May 8, 2022

Children who begin identifying as transgender at a young age tend to retain that identity at least for several years, a study published Wednesday suggests.

Reports: Grindr Sold Users' Location Data for Years

Reports: Grindr Sold Users' Location Data for Years

By Kilian Melloy | May 8, 2022

Grindr sold users' location data to advertisers for years, reports say. The company claims to have safeguarded users' privacy, but such location data is how a Catholic priest was outed as a user last year.

Watch: Florida Art Teacher Fired after Students Draw Pride Flags, Ask Her About Sexuality

Watch: Florida Art Teacher Fired after Students Draw Pride Flags, Ask Her About Sexuality

By Kilian Melloy | May 6, 2022

A Florida art teacher was fired after students in her class drew Pride flags and asked her about her sexuality. The dismissal happened just days before the state's "Don't Say Gay" bill was signed into law.

Major Companies Stay Mum on Thorny Abortion Issue - for Now

Major Companies Stay Mum on Thorny Abortion Issue - for Now

By Haleluya Hadero and Anne D'Innocenzio | May 6, 2022

Companies are facing increasing pressure from social media and their own employees to speak out.

Alabama's New Transgender Care Felony Faces Federal Test

Alabama's New Transgender Care Felony Faces Federal Test

By Kim Chandler | May 5, 2022

A federal judge will hear arguments Thursday on a challenge to Alabama's plan to outlaw the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender youth.

Remembering Queer Pioneer Dr. John Fryer 50 Years After He Stated: 'I Am Homosexual. I am a Psychiatrist.'

Remembering Queer Pioneer Dr. John Fryer 50 Years After He Stated: 'I Am Homosexual. I am a Psychiatrist.'

May 5, 2022

May 3 was Dr. John Fryer Day in Pennsylvania. But who was this gay pioneer who spoke openly about being gay at a psychiatrists' convention 50 years ago and changed history?

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