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.

Kristin Crowley became first female fire chief of Los Angeles.

Kristin Crowley was appointed fire chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department, becoming the first-ever woman and LGBTQ person to hold this position!

Florida same-sex marriage ban is still on the state law.

Last year, the Florida legislature rejected bills that would have erased an unenforceable law banning marriage equality from state statutes. This year, Senator Tina Polsky and lesbian Rep. Michele Rayner introduced again two bills to remove this marriage equality ban.

Virginia same-sex marriage ban to remain in the constitution.

Many marriage equality supporters were angry after the Virginia House of Delegates rejected a proposed amendment to remove the same-sex marriage ban from the state’s constitution.

Iowa United Methodist Church allowed same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.

The United Methodist Church in Iowa just issued a new directive that will allow same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ+ clergy.

Gallup poll shows the LGBT US population is growing.

With a rapidly growing population, the LGBTQ+ community is set to make up over 10% of America’s total soon!

Initiative to remove the constitutional amendment of marriage equality.

In 2006, Virginia voters approved an amendment that banned same-sex marriage in the state. This provision has remained part of Virginia’s constitution to this day, although it was later ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Democrats and some Republicans want to rid ourselves of such restriction while more conservative legislators disagree; we’ll see what happens!

Arizona could ban transgender girls from playing sports in girls' teams.

A few weeks ago, I talked about how Tennessee is banning transgender girls from playing sports in a team that matches their gender identity. Unfortunately, the situation for transgender rights is no better in Arizona as the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a similar bill.

Florida to ban discussion on sexual orientation and gender identity.

LGBTQ rights are being attacked in Florida. The House Education & Employment Committee has approved a bill that would ban discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, alarming LGBTQ advocates!

Tuesday, 01 February 2022 01:28

Texas Transgender Sports Ban Went Into Effect

Texas trans rights under attack again as trans sports ban came into effect.

The law that prevents transgender youth from joining school sports teams they identify with has come into effect in Texas.

Judge Earl was confirmed to a trial court.

After being unanimously confirmed by the Senate, lesbian Justice Laurie Earl was sworn in on January 6 to serve as a judge for California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal. She becomes only the fifth openly LGBTQ person currently serving in a state’s court of appeals and only the tenth woman on the 3rd District court bench.

Same-sex marriages are about to be codified in New Jersey law.

Same-sex marriage is about to be officially codified in New Jersey.

West Lafayette's conversion therapy ban was delayed.

West Lafayette, Indiana, is a city that has been struggling with whether or not they want to ban “conversion therapy”.

Groups sued Tennessee school sports ban targeting transgender students.

This year has been tough for transgender students in Tennessee. The state passed a law that prevents them from playing on sports teams consistent with their gender identity, but various groups have sued to overturn it!

Lisa Middleton became the first transgender person elected as Palm Springs mayor.

Lisa Middleton was sworn in as mayor of Palm Springs, becoming the third transgender mayor of the city. This historic event marks yet another milestone for equality and diversity in America’s cities!

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 01:13

Three Pro-LGBTQ Bills Introduced In Kentucky

Three LGBTQ rights bills were introduced in Kentucky.

Three bills related to the LGBTQ community have been introduced in Kentucky: one seeks to repeal the old law that criminalized same-sex sexual relations, another would prohibit "conversion therapies"; and the last one would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek is running for governor.

Tina Kotek announced her intention to run for governor in 2022.

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