Lesbian Arizona Attorney General Kristin Kay Mayes.

Recently, Kris Mayes made history by becoming the first openly lesbian Attorney General of Arizona. This election marks a historic step forward for LGBTQ+ representation and visibility in politics.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Maura Healey is no stranger to tough fights. She has served as Massachusetts Attorney General since 2015, and during that time, she has stood up for the rights of her constituents. Now, she's seeking a new challenge: becoming governor of Massachusetts. If she wins, she will become the first openly LGBTQ+ person to hold the position in state history.

U.S. Senate to vote on the Respect for Marriage Act after midterms.

The U.S. Senate will finally vote on legislation that would protect marriage equality after the midterm elections, with Democrats preferring to postpone the vote for more success.

Definition of the Respect For Marriage Act.

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the Respect for Marriage Act soon. This law would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and would provide equal benefits for all married couples, regardless of their sexual orientation and state laws.

GLAAD's poll on vote intention of Floridan LGBTQ people and allies during the gubernatorial election.

A recent poll conducted by GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, found that the LGBTQ+ community could play a decisive role in the Florida Governor race.

Affordable Care Act to provide health care services to all.

The Trump administration has been relentlessly attacking health care for LGBTQ+ people when in office, including rescinding an Obama-era rule that protected against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This put LGBTQ+ people at risk of being denied care or being treated unfairly by healthcare providers.

A few days ago, the Biden administration announced their intention to reinstate this rule. The decision was widely welcomed by LGBTQ+ rights organizations, which have been fighting for this change for many years.

LGBTQ guidance banning discrimination on sexual orientation and gender identity is temporarily blocked.

In a recent court case, a federal judge in Tennessee issued an order barring two U.S. federal agencies from enforcing new federal guidelines against discrimination in schools and workplaces.

Navajo consider new bill to legalize same-sex marriages.

For years, the Navajo Nation has prohibited same-sex marriage, denying LGBTQ couples the same rights and benefits as their heterosexual counterparts. However, that may soon change. Navajo Nation lawmakers are currently considering a bill that would repeal the ban on same-sex marriage and extend spousal rights to LGBTQ couples.

Arizona LGBT project to create inclusive schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer young people.

Recently, the Arizona Department of Education allocated coronavirus relief funds to purchase several books featuring LGBTQ+ characters. This is a big win for the LGBTQ community, as it represents a significant investment in inclusive and affirming materials for youth.

Several anti-LGBTQ bills went into effect in public schools.

Starting July 1, LGBTQ+ students in six American states will be facing radically different school environments than the ones they are used to. At the beginning of the month, ten anti-LGBTQ laws went into effect, all of them related to education, including the law restricting the teaching of gender and sexuality in schools, known as “Don’t Say Gay or Trans.”

Republican Gov Doug Ducey attacked transgender rights with two new laws.

Governor Doug Ducey signed into law two new bills that target the transgender community in Arizona.

Same-sex marriage in Utah could be codify.

A new bill has been introduced in the Utah state legislature that would protect same-sex married couples from being invalidated. The bill was announced on Tuesday and is sponsored by Senator Derek Kitchen.

Support for marriage equality broke a new record.

A recent poll, conducted from May 2-22, 2022, showed that support for marriage equality in the United States had reached a new high of 71%!

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a case that could have profound implications for the rights of LGBTQ Americans.

Bathroom law makes trans students unsafe in Oklahoma.

When I told you the other day about the law that now prevents transgender girls and women from playing sports on a team that matches their gender identity, I didn’t think I’d be talking about Oklahoma and its anti-trans laws again so soon. But here we are. Last Wednesday was another dark day for the transgender community in that state.

Lousiana House Committee on Health and Welfare.

Recently, lawmakers in Louisiana attempted to pass a bill that would have banned “conversion therapy” for minors. Unfortunately, the bill stalled in committee and will not become law at this time.

LGBTQ lawmakers create a trans refuge legislation to protect transgender youth and their parents.

There has been a disturbing trend of discrimination and violence against transgender people. In many states, transgender girls and women have been banned from playing sports simply because of their gender identity. In other states, transgender people have been denied access to health care. This is not only unjust, but it is also dangerous. And the cruelty, unfortunately, doesn’t stop there. There are now threats to take trans kids away from their parents. Fortunately, there is a movement underway to stop this and protect them and their families from these inhuman laws.

Oklahoma's trans sports ban was signed into law.

In a disappointing but not surprising turn of events, Oklahoma has joined the ranks of states considering legislation that would ban transgender youth from participating in sports in teams matching their gender identity. The bill was approved by the state legislature and then by the governor.

Navajo Nation is debating the legalization of marriage equality.

In America, there is a big difference in the rights of same-sex couples depending on which tribe they belong to. The Navajo Nation is the largest tribe that does not allow same-sex couples to have the same rights to marry as straight couples. As a result, a legislator has introduced a marriage equality bill to remedy this.

South Dakota's law now bans trans youth from playing sports.

It is appalling that South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem recently signed a bill into law that prevents transgender kids and students from playing on sports teams that match their gender identity.

LDS church leaders reaffirmed position on LGBTQ rights.

At a semi-annual general conference, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church, reaffirmed its stance on same-sex marriage and “changes that confuse or alter gender.”

About trans sports ban was approved in Iowa.

In America, many recent laws have been passed to limit the rights of transgender people. One of the most recent examples is the law signed in Iowa that prohibits transgender girls and women from playing sports on a team that matches their gender identity. Today is a sad day for transgender rights in America. It is also a sad day for those who believe in the importance of inclusion and diversity.

Elle Wyant is running for Iowa House District 91.

When she learned that more and more anti-LGBTQ bills were making their way through the Iowa Legislature - 21 anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced in the Iowa Legislature in 2021 - Elle Wyant decided to take action. These bills are a direct attack on LGBTQ people like her, so she intends to stop them by any means necessary. So she has announced that she will be running for District 91 seat in this year’s election.

Kansas lawmakers failed to ban transgender athletes participating in school sports.

Kansas transgender youth will continue playing sports with a team that matches their gender identity after lawmakers failed to override the governor’s veto on the trans sports ban.

Bills to ban discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity and gender-affirming surgeries were introduced in Louisiana legislature.

Two anti-LGBTQ bills in Louisiana are currently making their way through the state’s legislature. If passed, they will restrict LGBTQ and transgender rights in Louisiana.

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