LGBTQ

LGBTQ protections are already scarce in Louisiana; Legislature seeks to make...

Louisiana is a state of “no” when it comes to protecting the LGBTQ community. No ban on housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and...

John Bel Edwards opposes bills with transgender restrictions

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards opposes four bills introduced by lawmakers that would impose restrictions on transgender people. The governor said he would hope...

Louisiana could lose sporting events, conventions if transgender restrictions are approved

Leaders in Louisiana’s tourism industry -- particularly those centered on New Orleans -- said the restrictions on transgender people currently under consideration in the...

Louisiana lawmakers looking at restricting transgender access to health care, sports

Conservative Republicans in the Louisiana Legislature have filed four bills to restrict transgender people’s access to sports and health care in the state. The...

STD legislation that criminalizes exposure runs afoul of latest research, critics...

A state legislator has introduced a bill that would make it a crime for someone to intentionally expose another with a sexually transmitted disease...

Trans Day of Visibility offers chance for community to stand in...

Visibility within the transgender community is often a Catch-22, especially for trans people of color, or those living in rural, conservative areas. Hiding one’s...

Louisiana senator files anti-transgender legislation

Louisiana Sen. Mike Fesi, R-Houma, has filed legislation that would require people under 18 years old to get written permission from their parents before...

Pennsylvania’s Rachel Levine confirmed as highest-ranking openly transgender federal official

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s former top health official, Dr. Rachel Levine, on Wednesday became the first openly transgender individual to be confirmed by the U.S....

U.S. Senate panel advances nomination of transgender doctor from Pennsylvania for...

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s former top health official, Dr. Rachel Levine, moved one step closer on Wednesday to becoming the highest-ranking openly transgender official in...

COMMENTARY: RBG is gone. This is why we fight.

By Susan J. Demas, Editor-in-Chief, Michigan Advance Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best known as a steely champion of women’s equality, gave voice to the voiceless. And...

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