LGBTQ issues

Parents challenge law banning treatment of trans kids

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Parents of transgender teens have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn an Alabama law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans youth under 19 with puberty blockers or…

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers have approved sweeping legislation that would outlaw transgender youth's access to gender-affirming medications. They also approved a separate measure that would require students to use bathrooms corresponding to their…

Lawmakers advance transgender bathroom bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers have advanced legislation that would bar transgender students from using school bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their current gender identity. The Senate Governmental Affairs approved the House-passed bill. The legislation now moves…

'Grooming': The ubiquitous buzzword in LGBTQ school debate

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and KARENA PHAN Associated Press Proponents of restrictions on how U.S. public schools address sexual orientation and gender identity say their ultimate goal is to allow parents more involvement in their children's education and ensure classroom materials…

'Don't Say Gay' bill signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, a policy that has drawn intense national scrutiny…

Trans people say Alabama license policy puts them at risk

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal judges last week heard arguments in a challenge to Alabama's policy requiring a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery to change the sex listed on their driver's license. A three-judge panel of the 11th…