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Dr Yashica Robinson expertly shut down Republican representative Dan Bishop’s irrelevant question. (C-SPAN) A Republican congressman asked the tired and loaded question “what is a woman” at a hearing on abortion access, and it backfired beautifully. A House Judiciary Committee hearing on abortion rights was held on Wednesday (18 May) in light of this month’s
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Christina Pushaw, press secretary for governor Ron DeSantis, has been mocked online after falling for a fake “homophobic dog” story. (Twitter/@ChristinaPushaw/Instagram/@whitney_chewston) Florida governor Ron DeSantis’ press secretary has been ridiculed on social media after she tweeted a fake news story about a ‘homophobic’ dog.  On Monday (16 May), Christina Pushaw tweeted a screenshot of a
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Senator Cynthia Lummis apologised after she was booed for remarking there are only “two sexes” during a speech at the University of Wyoming. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty) Wyoming senator Cynthia Lummis has apologised after she was booed for commenting about the “existence of two sexes” during a graduation speech. Lummis came under fire
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Tennessee governor Bill Lee signs a bill that bans trans athletes from playing on women’s collegiate sports teams. (Getty/Jared C Tilton) Tennessee governor Bill Lee has signed off on legislation banning trans athletes from competing on college sports teams aligning with their gender identity.  The Republican lawmaker signed Senate Bill 2153 (SB 2153) on Friday (6
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Marjorie Taylor Greene discussed evoking martial law to keep Donald Trump in power, according to text messages. (Getty/Kevin Dietsch) Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested in a text that Donald Trump should declare martial law to overturn the election results.  CNN obtained 2,319 texts that Mark Meadows, Trump’s former White House chief of staff, sent and received between
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Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Florida governor Ron DeSantis. (YouTube/ PBD Podcast) The recently exposed Libs of TikTok Twitter account has been credited with inspiring Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, as well as the surge in “grooming” rhetoric among conservatives. This week, Chaya Raichik was exposed as the person behind the account, which started on
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Missouri state representative Ian Mackey condemned his Republican colleague for pushing legislation attacking trans youth in a now viral speech. (Twitter/@MOLegDems) A gay politician has gone viral for passionately confronting a Republican lawmaker over a bill that would ban trans athletes from school sports. Missouri state representative Ian Mackey delivered a personal and impassioned speech
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Trans people and allies rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2018 before marching to demand basic human and civil rights. (Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty) Lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House have passed a bill that would ban trans students from competing in girls’ and women’s sports – despite the governor’s promise to veto it. House Bill 972 (HB
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Florida representative Randy Fine says he will introduce legislation to ban gender-affirming healthcare for trans youth in the state. (YouTube/WPTV News – FL Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast) A Florida Republican has vowed to introduce legislation next session that would criminalise gender-affirming care for trans youth in the state.  State representative Randy Fine said in
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Päivi Räsänen. (YouTube/ADF International) A court has dismissed hate speech charges against the anti-LGBT+ Finnish MP Päivi Räsänen. The Helsinki district court on Wednesday (30 March) dismissed three charges against Räsänen, a former Finnish interior minister and ex-chair of the Christian Democratic Party, related to statements she made between 2004 and 2019.  Räsänen, who is also a
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Presidential candidate Eric Zemmour speaks during a “grand oral” presentation on 28 March 2022. (Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty) LGBT+ rights groups have filed a lawsuit against far-right French presidential candidate Éric Zemmour who say he denied gay Holocaust victims.  Zemmour, who is Jewish, is being sued by six LGBT+ organisations in the country: Inter-LGBT, SOS
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Counter-protestors gather to support trans swimmer Lia Thomas at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. (Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty) Conservative lawmakers in three states have passed bills that would ban trans students from participating in girls’ and women’s sports teams. Lawmakers in Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky approved three bills that would prohibit trans
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Texas attorney general Ken Paxton speaks during a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference on 27 February 2021. (Getty/Joe Raedle) Texas attorney general Ken Paxton has declared a school’s Pride event “illegal” and referred to LGBT+ people as “predators”.  Paxton wrote a letter to the Austin Independent School District superintendent Stephanie S Elizalde
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Indiana governor Eric Holcomb and Utah governor Spencer Cox. (Getty/Michael Hickey/YouTube/Gov Spencer J Cox) Two Republican governors have vetoed trans sports bans, departing from GOP leaders in other states who signed similar laws. Indiana governor Eric Holcomb and governor Spencer Cox of Utah vetoed bills that would have banned trans girls from competing in girls’
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People gather in support of the trans community after a court temporarily halts Texas from investigating families of trans youth. (YouTube/NBC News) Child abuse investigations into the supportive parents of trans youth have been temporarily banned in Texas.  A Texas district court judge ordered on Friday (11 March) that the state temporarily halt investigating parents
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Anasofia Pelaez and Kimberly Blandon protest after the passage of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill on 9 March 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Getty/Joe Raedle) Georgia lawmakers filed their own version of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill hours after Florida passed its own. The bill (SB 613) is formally titled the “Common Humanity in Private Education
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Person holds a sign that reads “Protect trans kids”. (Pexels) Idaho lawmakers have advanced a bill criminalising gender-affirming care for trans youth. The Idaho House approved legislation on Tuesday (8 March) that would make providing gender-affirming medical care to trans youth a felony charge punishable by up to life in prison. House Bill 675 (HB 675)
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Person holds up a sign reading ‘Protect Trans Youth’ during a march. (Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty) A Texas judge has temporarily blocked the state from performing a child abuse investigation on a family seeking gender-affirming care for their trans child. District judge Amy Clark Meachum granted a temporary order on Wednesday (2 March) halting the
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Erotica author Chuck Tingle buys transphobic Texas governor’s website (governorabbott.com/Chuck Tingle) Erotica author Chuck Tingle, known for his work involving gay dinosaurs, unicorns, and Bigfoot, has bought a Texas governor’s website after he came under fire for comparing trans healthcare to “child abuse”. Tingle, who has written iconic erotica including My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay
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