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Catholic Bishops Encourage Parents to Reject Their Transgender Children

By Brittany Ferrendi | Dec 30
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released an open letter demonizing transgender children and rejecting their identities as a "false idea."

North Carolina Republican: Anti-LGBT Law May Warrant Repeal

Sep 14
A Republican state senator says the North Carolina legislature should consider repealing the law she and other GOP colleagues approved in March limiting anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people and which bathrooms transgender people can use.

Trans Community Faces Pushback, Enjoys Support

By Jeff Taylor | Aug 21
The transgender community is having its moment in the spotlight, after Gov. Pat McCrory signed the discriminatory HB2 into law, kicking off a legal battle with the U.S. Department of Justice. Transgender rights are now a national conversation.

New Online Poll Finds Tennesseans Divided Over Therapist Exemption Bill

By John Riley | May 29
A new poll shows Volunteer State residents are more closely divided than previously thought over a new Tennessee law that allows mental health counselors and therapists to refuse to treat LGBT patients.

From the Ashes of Freedom to Marry, A New Group Emerges to Replace It

By Christiana Lilly | May 22
Even before the Supreme Court made its historic ruling clearing the way for marriage equality in all 50 states, one group was already looking ahead to the next fight.

Indiana Lawmaker Seeks One Year Jail Penalty for Trans Restroom Users

By John Riley | Jan 11
An Indiana lawmaker has introduced and is pushing a bill that could potentially place transgender people in jail for up to a year if they use the restroom or locker room other than the one designated for their biological sex at birth.

Sports Team Owner Gets Donation Back from Anti-LGBT Group

By John Riley | Nov 1
Bob McNair, the owner and CEO of the Houston Texans football team, is asking for his money back.

Fox News Faux Psychiatrist Blasts Planet Fitness for Pro-Trans Policy

By EDGE | Mar 11
While discount health club chain Planet Fitness was lauded by many this week for booting a transgender-judging gym member, morning mouthpiece Elisabeth Hasselbeck and the "intelligentsia" at Fox News have a decidedly different take on the situation.

Fox News Guest Attacks Bruce Jenner, Says Trans Detainees Shouldn't Get Hormone Treatment

By EDGE | Feb 5
A Tea Party activist used Fox News as a stage to take a swipe at Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner while decrying policy that grants medical treatment to transgender illegal immigrant detainees.

Sen. Cruz Criticizes Houston Over Sermon Subpeonas

By Michael Graczyk | Oct 17
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told congregants of his home church Thursday that the city of Houston abused power by subpoenaing sermons from pastors who publicly opposed a local ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents.

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