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As his trans daughter struggles, a father pushes past his prejudice. ‘It was like a wake-up.’

Dusty Farr is fighting for his transgender daughter's right to use the girls' bathroom at her Missouri high school.
Dusty Farr talks with his daughter at a park
Dusty Farr talks with his daughter at a park
3d ago

Transgender inclusion? World’s major religions take varying stances

Around the world, major religions have diverse approaches to gender identity and the inclusion or exclusion of transgender people.
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi looks on during a festival
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi looks on during a festival
4d ago

Federal judge says Florida’s teacher pronoun restriction violates the First Amendment

Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker wrote that Florida cannot “dictate, without limitation, how public-school teachers refer to themselves when communicating to students.”
Demonstrators gather to speak on the steps of the Florida Historic Capitol Museum in front of the Florida State Capitol, in Tallahassee, Fla., on March 7, 2022.
Demonstrators gather to speak on the steps of the Florida Historic Capitol Museum in front of the Florida State Capitol, in Tallahassee, Fla., on March 7, 2022.
4d ago

U.S. women’s soccer association says it supports LGBTQ rights after player's social media posts

The statement declared that "LGBTQIA+ rights are human rights" after midfielder Korbin Albert apologized for sharing anti-LGBTQ content on TikTok.
Korbin Albert.
Korbin Albert.
5d ago

Evidence around youth gender care 'remarkably weak', major English review says

The report concludes that young people with gender dysphoria deserve better care but stresses there is a lack of good evidence on how to provide it.
Image: NHS Healthcare Organisation Looks To The Future
Image: NHS Healthcare Organisation Looks To The Future
5d ago

NAIA bans transgender women from competing in women’s sports

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, which oversees more than 200 mostly small colleges, is the most recent sports governing body to restrict the participation of transgender athletes.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics headquarters
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics headquarters

New research helps explain why lesbians report more orgasms than straight women

Sexual scripts based on gender, rather than sexuality, could account for some of why lesbians have historically reported having more orgasms than straight women, a new study found.
A new study evaluates the role of partner gender in orgasm pursuit/frequency for straight, lesbian and bisexual women.
A new study evaluates the role of partner gender in orgasm pursuit/frequency for straight, lesbian and bisexual women.
6d ago

Louisiana's transgender 'bathroom bill' clears first hurdle

The bill, which passed out of bipartisan committee without objection, will head to the GOP-dominated House floor next week for debate.
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Behind the movement that brought homosexuality — and psychiatry's power — to a vote 50 years ago

A Yale historian argues in a new book that postwar psychiatrists had pathologized homosexuality to legitimize and hold on to their raw yet fading political power.
Demonstrators gathered in Albany, N.Y., in 1971 to 
demand gay rights and declare "Homo Is Healthy."
Demonstrators gathered in Albany, N.Y., in 1971 to 
demand gay rights and declare "Homo Is Healthy."
6d ago

Vatican blasts gender-affirming surgery, surrogacy and gender theory as violations of human dignity

Advocates for LGBTQ+ Catholics immediately criticized the document as outdated, harmful and contrary to the stated goal of recognizing the “infinite dignity” of all of God’s children.
The prefect of the Vatican's Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernandez, presents the declaration 'Dignitas Infinita'
The prefect of the Vatican's Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernandez, presents the declaration 'Dignitas Infinita'
7d ago

More than half of 2023's most challenged books have LGBTQ themes

The number of books challenged in libraries across the U.S. in 2023 spiked 65% over the previous year, according to the American Library Association.
A person holds the Gender Queer memoir.
A person holds the Gender Queer memoir.

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