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North Carolina Governor-elect Roy Cooper

‘Bathroom Bill’ to Cost North Carolina $3.76 Billion

A new analysis found the state will lose millions in lost business thanks to its anti-LGBT House Bill 2.

Powerful Texas Republican Sees Tough Road for ‘Bathroom Bill’

Powerful Texas Republican Sees Tough Road for ‘Bathroom Bill’

The state's Republican House Speaker Joe Straus has come out in opposition of the "unnecessary" bill.

Texas A&M, Rick Perry Clash on Election of Gay Student Body President

Texas A&M, Rick Perry Clash on Election of Gay Student Body President

Former Gov. Perry said the student election may have been rigged to secure a result that projected diversity.

Oklahoma Tribe Approves Gay Marriage as Native American Groups Debate Issue

Oklahoma Tribe Approves Gay Marriage as Native American Groups Debate Issue

The vote allows the tribe's judicial branch to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick ‘Even More Extreme’ than Justice Scalia

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick ‘Even More Extreme’ than Justice Scalia

LGBT organizations asked Senate Judiciary Committee to “interrogate” Gorsuch and his "threat to the LGBT community."

Texas Senate Gives OK to Bill Curbing Transgender Bathroom Access

Texas Senate Gives OK to Bill Curbing Transgender Bathroom Access

Bill would require people to use restrooms that correspond with gender on their birth certificate.

U.S. Bank Announces Winner of National LGBT Debit Card Design Contest

U.S. Bank Announces Winner of National LGBT Debit Card Design Contest

The winning art celebrates LGBT community with patriotic design.

In Conservative America, Small Cities Stand Up for LGBT Rights

In Conservative America, Small Cities Stand Up for LGBT Rights

Local leaders say accepting diversity is not just the right thing to do, but needed to attract jobs and investment.

Arkansas Supreme Court Blocks Local LGBT Nondiscrimination Measures

Americans Oppose Bathroom Laws Limiting Transgender Rights: Poll

The poll indicated growing acceptance for gay rights, a nonpartisan research group said on Friday.

LGBT Veterans Group Banned from Parade, Politicians Boycott

LGBT Veterans Banned from Boston St. Pat’s Parade, Politicians Boycott

“Anyone who values what our city stands for should do the same,” said Boston Mayor Martin Walsh in a statement.

Eleven U.S. States to Drop Suit over Transgender Bathroom Order

Eleven U.S. States to Drop Suit over Transgender Bathroom Order

In their suit in May, the states said Democratic President Barack Obama's administration overstepped its authority.

Same-sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicide Attempts

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicide Attempts

The researchers estimate that same-sex marriage legalization is tied to 134,000 fewer suicide attempts each year.

Judge Issues Injunction Against Pennsylvania District in Transgender Case

Judge Issues Injunction Against Pennsylvania District in Transgender Case

The ruling comes just after the new administration revoked guidance allowing transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.

U.S. Education Secretary Calls Obama Transgender Guidelines ‘Overreach’

U.S. Education Secretary Calls Obama Transgender Guidelines ‘Overreach’

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called the transgender school bathrooms issue one that is "best dealt with and solved at a personal level and a local level."

Arkansas Supreme Court Blocks Local LGBT Nondiscrimination Measures

Arkansas Supreme Court Blocks Local LGBT Nondiscrimination

Local governments do not have the authority to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the court ruled.

Transgender Protection Guidance Rescinded

Transgender Protection Rescinded by President Trump

Transgender students are not legally protected under federal anti-discrimination laws. "States rights" to supersede gender protections.

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access is seen in bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. REUTERS

White House Signals Reversal in Transgender Bathroom Policy

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president believes the matter is an issue for the states to decide.

U.S. School an Antidote to Transgender Discrimination Complaints

LGBT Groups Urge Trump Administration to Keep Obama Transgender Policy

LGBT advocates are asking the administration to preserve former President Obama's guidance on transgender rights in public schools.

U.S. Appeals Court to Hear Gay Workplace Discrimination Case

‘Religious Freedom’ Order Could Legalize Discrimination

Discrimination under the guise of religious freedom would be acceptable "without suffering adverse treatment from the Federal Government," according to a draft executive order.

SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Raises Concerns in LGBT Community

SCOTUS Nominee Raises Concerns in LGBT Community

"Since the moment he stepped foot in the Oval Office, President Trump has attacked equality."

Are Gay People Next? LGBT Groups Suspicious of Trump Administration

Are Gay People Next? LGBT Groups Suspicious of Trump Administration

"LGBTQ refugees, immigrants, Muslims and women are scared today, and with good reason." — HRC

Texas Continues Attack on LGBT Rights

Texas Continues Attack on LGBT Rights

The state introduced its own "bathroom bill" and is challenging spousal benefits for same-gender couples.

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil rights, LGBT, women, disabilities, criminal justice reform, equal pay and climate change have all been removed from the White House website.

U.S. School an Antidote to Transgender Discrimination Complaints

U.S. School an Antidote to Transgender Discrimination Complaints

Pride School Atlanta, a private school in Georgia, provides LGBT youth a safe haven to attend school.