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New York offers driver's licenses with "X" gender marker

May. 27, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is now offering driver’s licenses with an “X” gender identity marker, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday. The “X” option for licenses, learner's permits and non-driver identification cards is being implemented in conjunction with a state law...

Spanish LGBTQ groups wary of monkeypox stigma as Pride nears

May. 27, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — With one of Europe's largest gay pride celebrations right around the corner, Spain's LGBTQ community is worried that the outbreaks of monkeypox on the continent could lead to an increase in homophobic sentiment based on misunderstandings of the disease. Spanish health...

NC parents' bill that bars K-3 LGBTQ curriculum clears panel

May. 25, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican measure supporters say would empower North Carolina parents to better monitor their children's public school education — and also would bar K-3 class curriculum from addressing LGBTQ issues — received approval Wednesday from a state Senate committee. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 25, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. May 23, 2022. Editorial: Mental Health And The LGBTQ Issue May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a designation that seeks to do just that: to make more people take a harder look at the issue of mental health in their world, their community...

NC parents' rights bill includes LGBTQ curriculum ban in K-3

May. 24, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging proposal they say would help parents stay informed about what their children are being taught and how they're being treated by doctors. The measure also would tread into contentious LGBTQ matters that have...

Montana bars birth certificate changes, even with surgery

May. 24, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration says transgender people can not change their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery, in defiance of a court order that temporarily blocked the Republican state's bid to restrict transgender rights. ...

Ricky Gervais' Netflix special blasted as 'anti-trans rants'

May. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following in Dave Chappelle's footsteps, Ricky Gervais ridicules transgender women in his new Netflix comedy special. As with Chappelle, the British stand-up quickly drew backlash for what a LGBTQ advocacy group called “anti-trans rants.” In...

Ivey, challengers race to right in Alabama GOP primary

May. 19, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

In a pair of campaign ads this GOP primary season, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey falsely declares the election was stolen from Donald Trump and accuses the federal government of “shipping illegal immigrants" to the state. “My message to Biden: No way, Jose," she says. ...

Conference of U.S. conservatives opens in Orban's Hungary

May. 19, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Dozens of prominent conservatives from Europe, the United States and elsewhere gathered Thursday in Hungary as the American Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, was held in Europe for the first time. The two-day conference reflects a deepening...

Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge

May. 14, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing...