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Transgender rights face increasing resistance in conservative states

Texas’ lieutenant governor said Friday that the state is prepared to forfeit billions of federal dollars in public school funding in defiance of an Obama administration directive requiring schools to …

Transgender public school students may use bathroom of choice, U.S. directive says

Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between …

North Carolina LGBT legal feud won’t hold up federal money

The Obama administration made clear Thursday it won’t withhold money for North Carolina while a legal fight plays out over the state’s law on bathroom use by transgender people.

Colton Haynes: ‘Terminal anxiety’ led to ‘Teen Wolf’ break

Former “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes says “terminal anxiety” is what prompted him to take a break from television.

N.C. college system’s federal funds in cross hairs of LGBT law

North Carolina’s Republican leaders are showing no signs of backing down from their new bathroom rules despite the U.S. Justice Department’s declaration that they violate federal civil rights laws and …

North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights, U.S. government says

A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that …

Caitlyn Jenner uses women’s room at Trump hotel, posts video

Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump’s offer and used the women’s restroom at one of his luxury buildings.

Alabama city passes transgender bathroom ordinance

People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is listed on their birth certificate will be punished under an ordinance officials passed …

Rallies over North Carolina LGBT law begin as lawmakers return

A day of rallies at North Carolina’s statehouse began Monday with the delivery of petitions signed by 180,000 people seeking the repeal of a law that curtails protections for LGBT …

North Carolina LGBT law will stay in place, top lawmaker says

A North Carolina legislative leader said Wednesday he doesn’t see the need to repeal or revise a law that limits protections for the LGBT community.

Curt Schilling fired by ESPN for Facebook comments

ESPN announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling following his comments on Facebook about transgender people.

Boston cancels 3 concerts over North Carolina LGBT law

The rock group Boston is the latest act to cancel concerts in North Carolina because of the state’s new law on LGBT rights.

Amid firestorm, Gov. McCrory seeks to walk back part of North Carolina’s HB2

Responding to mounting criticism over North Carolina’s House Bill 2, Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday expanded anti-discrimination protection for state employees and affirmed the right of local governments to do …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Doesn’t Mississippi have more pressing concerns?

Isn’t it interesting how reliably social division works as a distraction from things that ought to matter more?

South Carolina bill would ban transgender people from using bathrooms of their choosing

South Carolina would ban transgender people from using public bathrooms, showers or changing rooms of their choice under a bill introduced in the state Senate on Wednesday.

Montana invites PayPal after firm spurns North Carolina

Montana officials sought to capitalize on North Carolina’s loss and announced Wednesday that they would be courting PayPal to open an operations center.

PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion over discrimination law

PayPal says it’s canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Amy Goodman: States stepping up anti-LGBT activities

The bathroom ban is a symptom of systemic, institutionalized discrimination against transgender people.

Lawmakers meet to take up Charlotte-transgender ordinance

Legislators worked in a special session Wednesday and considered stopping any local government in North Carolina from passing an ordinance like the one Charlotte recently approved allowing transgender people to …

Italy Senate OKs civil unions, but LGBT groups are unhappy

Italy’s Senate voted Thursday to grant legal recognition to civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe took a compromise step to give some rights to gay couples after …

Downtown parade will celebrate LGBT pride

Thousands of members of Spokane’s LGBT community and their allies will march downtown Saturday in the 24th annual Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival.

Police release suspect photos for assault at bakery

Spokane police are seeking help from the public to identify two men suspected of assaulting a transgender woman at Boots Bakery last week.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 2, 2015

Assault of transgender woman sparks call for action at City Council

A transgender woman who was assaulted at Boots Bakery last week says Spokane police need better training on treating transgender people with respect.

Magazine ranks Spokane third-gayest city

The nation’s largest gay rights magazine has ranked Spokane as the third-gayest city in the nation. Two other Washington cities made the top five, including Seattle at No. 5 and …

Whitworth restricts access after notes target student

Inflammatory notes targeting a student’s sexual orientation found in a Whitworth University dormitory last month have prompted a re-evaluation of the school’s harassment policies. University spokeswoman Nancy Hines said more …