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ACLU sues over Nebraska law that combines restrictions on gender-affirming care and abortion
The law allowed a 12-week abortion ban to take effect immediately and sets limits on gender-affirming care for youth to take effect in October.
Anti-trans laws are targeting autistic youth and those with mental health conditions
States are suggesting doctors withhold gender-affirming care from autistic youth or to ensure symptoms of depression and ADHD are “resolved."
‘Systematically erased’: Middle Eastern and North African women and LGBTQ+ Americans don’t see themselves in U.S. data
A proposal to add a new category to the census could have larger benefits for minority public health.
Austin doctors who treated trans kids leaving Dell Children’s clinic after AG Paxton announces investigation
Attorney General Ken Paxton previously announced an investigation into “potentially illegal” activity. Parents are scrambling to find transition-related care for their kids as the Legislature appears poised to ban it altogether.
Testosterone access for transgender people could be limited as COVID public health emergency ends
Patients in ‘care deserts’ were able to access gender-affirming care through telehealth providers and online clinics during the pandemic. Those resources may soon dwindle.
Texas agriculture commissioner issues anti-transgender dress code for employees
The policy comes as LGBTQ+ advocates are fighting a wave of hostile legislation in Texas, including proposals to restrict gender-affirming care for transgender children.
Kawaski Trawick was killed by an NYPD officer. Four years later, his mother hopes a hearing holds someone accountable.
Ellen Trawick is seeking answers and closure over her son’s death and wants better approaches for people who face mental health challenges.
Why these 13 books faced more attempted library bans than any others in 2022
Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada, president of the American Library Association, discussed a year of unprecedented book bans — many targeting titles with LGBTQIA-related content.
The Judy Blume renaissance is upon us — even as her books are being banned from schools
A new documentary and a classic book’s film adaptation bring Blume’s work to a new generation, all while experts on censorship and literature reflect on the beloved author’s continued significance.
Florida expands classroom ‘Don’t Say Gay’ restrictions up to 12th grade
Florida’s Department of Education voted to expand the state’s law banning classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity through 12th grade, as more anti-LGBTQ+ bills advance through the statehouse.