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By William Brangham, Dorothy Hastings
A new study shows that a higher percentage of young people identify as trans compared to adults. Researchers say the findings could also give policymakers a better idea of how many kids will be affected by anti-trans legislation.
By Jody L. Herman, Andrew Ryan Flores, Kathryn K. O’Neill, The Conversation
A ban on transgender athletes playing on girls' sports teams is being challenged in court in Utah, one of more than a dozen states that have passed similar bans over the last two years.
By Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press
A survey from The Trevor Project found that 45 percent of LGBTQ youth across the U.S. seriously considered suicide last year. Fourteen percent attempted suicide and the rate was even higher among transgender and non-binary individuals. That builds on what…
By Stephanie Sy, Dorothy Hastings
U.S. District Judge Liles Burke set a hearing Thursday on a request to block enforcement of the law while it's challenged in court.
By Kimberly Chandler, Associated Press
By John Yang, Dorothy Hastings
Michigan State Sen. Mallory McMorrow spoke with John Yang about her powerful floor speech this week in which she defended herself against false accusations of “grooming” children from a GOP colleague. McMorrow spoke passionately about her responsibility to defend people…
By Hannah Fingerhut, Annie Ma, Associated Press
Overall, Americans lean slightly toward expanding discussions of racism and sexuality, not cutting them back. Roughly 4 in 10 say the current approach is about right, including similar percentages across party lines.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport, Alison Thoet
A new report from the American Library Association shows that attempts to ban books in the U.S. surged last year to the highest level since the group began tracking book challenges 20 years ago. According to the study, most of…
By Orion Rummler, The 19th
As the fight over gender-affirming care for minors in Texas has picked up speed, some transgender Texans are thinking about how to use their own voices to uplift others.
By John Yang, Ebony Joseph
A controversial new law went into effect in Florida this week. Coined by opponents as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, it forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity for kindergarten through third grade. But those who oppose the bill…
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