Latest Gender identity News

Landmark trial over Arkansas youth gender care ban resumes

Nov. 28, 2022 20:01 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A psychiatrist called to the stand by Arkansas as the state defends its ban on gender-affirming care for children said Monday he was concerned about the impact the law could have on some transgender youth who would see their treatments cut off. Dr. Stephen...

'Gaslighting' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2022

Nov. 28, 2022 12:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gaslighting” — behavior that's mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of the year. Lookups for the word on merriam-webster.com increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before. But something else happened. There...

Owner of gay club: Shooting comes amid a new 'type of hate'

Nov. 24, 2022 23:36 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The co-owner of the Colorado Springs gay nightclub where a shooter turned a drag queen’s birthday celebration into a massacre said he thinks the shooting that killed five people and injured 17 others is a reflection of anti-LGBTQ sentiment that has evolved from...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 23, 2022 07:12 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 22, 2022. Editorial: On migrant flights, what is DeSantis hiding? You can see why Gov. DeSantis wants to prevent Floridians from learning more about the flights that took migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. ...

Florida Legislature crowns new GOP leaders in House, Senate

Nov. 22, 2022 17:17 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature crowned the new Republican leaders of the House and Senate on Tuesday, as the GOP supermajority in the statehouse appears poised to deliver on the conservative agenda of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Lawmakers met in Tallahassee to formally...

Mother, friends, performers among dead at Colorado gay club

Nov. 22, 2022 08:57 AM EST

A loving boyfriend. A 28-year-old bartender who loved to perform. A mother visiting from a small town who enjoyed hunting. These are among the victims of the rampage at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs that left five people dead and 17 others with gunshot wounds. Club regulars and...

In California, 10% of Legislature now identifies as LGBTQ

Nov. 22, 2022 07:34 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While LGBTQ candidates and their supporters celebrated several milestone victories around the nation in this year's midterm elections, California quietly reached its own: At least 10% of its state lawmakers identify publicly as LGBTQ, believed to be a first for any U.S....

Vet sues over coverage denial for daughter gender transition

Nov. 21, 2022 19:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. military veteran and his daughter filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a federal rule they said prevents the daughter from accessing medical coverage because she is transgender. The veteran and daughter filed their lawsuit against the government...

‘Master of Silly Business’ among 5 dead in Colorado shooting

Nov. 21, 2022 14:10 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — On a typical night at Club Q, a bastion for LGBTQ people in the largely conservative city of Colorado Springs, Daniel Aston could be seen letting loose and sliding across the stage on his knees tailed by his mullet to whoops and hollers. The venue...

Police: Gunman kills 5 at gay club, is subdued by patrons

Nov. 20, 2022 21:55 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 22-year-old gunman opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle inside a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and leaving 25 injured before he was subdued by “heroic” patrons and arrested by police who arrived within minutes, authorities said...