Bill to broaden LGBTQ+ protections passes Pennsylvania House
A bill to broaden protections for LGBTQ+ people passed the Pennsylvania state House of Representatives, the first time similar legislation has advanced this far after yearslong efforts by Democrats, though it faces strong headwinds in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Court ruling keeps Montana lawmaker Zooey Zephyr out of House
The ruling came after attorneys for the state of Montana asked the judge to reject Zephyr’s attempt to return. She was silenced two weeks ago then banished last week for admonishing Republican lawmakers and encouraging a raucous statehouse protest.
Montana GOP bars transgender lawmaker from 2023 session
Transgender lawmaker Zooey Zephyr was barred from participating on the House floor as Republican leaders voted Wednesday to silence her for the rest of 2023 session after she protested GOP leaders’ decision earlier in the week to silence her.
Court orders students to reveal their names after suing sorority over trans member
Six of the original seven plaintiffs complied with the order and have revealed their names to the public last week.
CVS 'gender transition' guide says employees must use preferred pronouns, can use bathroom reflecting identity
In the guidelines obtained exclusively by FOX Business, employees are told they may be entitled to a medical leave of absence "under the Family and Medical Leave Act, state law, and/or CVS Health policy."
Walt Disney World to host world’s largest LGBTQ+ conference amid criticism from DeSantis
The decision to hold the conference in Florida was made in 2019, according to a spokesperson for Out & Equal.
West Virginia could ban transgender care
The Republican governor has not taken a public stance on the measure and it's unclear whether he will sign it into law.
Lawsuit: Transgender Wells Fargo teller says managers ‘laughed’ as customers mocked her
The former teller said customers abused and bullied her while her managers stood by, laughing or “playing silent.”
Missouri lawmakers to take up more restrictive 'Don't Say Gay' bill
The Missouri proposal goes farther than the Florida law, which bars instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity and other lessons deemed not age appropriate in kindergarten through third grade.
Pope Francis clarifies stance on homosexuality: 'Every sexual act outside of marriage is a sin'
His comments calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality were hailed by LGBTQ advocates as a milestone that would help end harassment and violence against LGBTQ persons.
'My choice is to stay true to myself': Flyers' Provorov cites religion for boycott on Pride night
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov cited his Russian Orthodox religion as the reason he did not participate in pregame warmups when the team wore Pride-themed jerseys and used sticks wrapped in rainbow Pride tape.
Mormon church shows support for same-sex marriage law, believes act is still unbiblical
The nearly 17-million-member, Utah-based faith said in a statement that church doctrine would continue to consider same-sex relationships to be against God's commandments.
Boston Marathon opens 2023 race to nonbinary athletes
Organizers confirmed the change as registration opened Monday for the 127th running of the marathon on April 17, 2023.
Utah ruling allows transgender kids to play girls sports
Instead of an outright ban, transgender girls will now be sent before a commission that will determine on a case-by-case basis if their participation compromises fairness.
Carl Nassib, first openly gay active player in NFL, returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Outside linebacker Carl Nassib is returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year contract. He left the Bucs after his two most successful season in 2018 and 2019 when he totaled twelve and a half sacks.
Librarian describes Proud Boys storming San Lorenzo library during Drag Queen reading
Librarian Cindy Chadwick said about five Proud Boys stormed the San Lorenzo library, shouting transphobic slurs and scaring children.
Idaho police arrest dozens on suspicion of conspiracy to riot at gay pride event
The individuals suspected of being tied to the group Patriot Front are being charged with conspiracy to riot at a gay pride event in Idaho, officials said.
Pride month: Burger King Austria debuts Pride Whopper with same-side buns
The fast-food chain debuted its Pride Whopper, which is the same Whopper served with the same half of a bun on each side.
Marines respond to anti-gay posts after recognizing Pride Month: ‘Have a meritorious day!’
Some Marines in South Carolina are standing their ground after expressing support for Pride Month in a recent Facebook post.
UMC pastor files lawsuit after being accused of ‘practicing homosexuality’
A pastor claimed some members interrupted her service and she could be out of a job because of work she did with the LGBTQ community.