MCDOT Unveils 'Ride With Pride Bus' honoring LGBTQ+ Pride Month
A festive Ride On bus celebrating the LGBTQ+ community will make its way throughout Montgomery County in honor of Pride Month.
3 out of 4 Americans support LGBTQ ad campaigns, GLAAD survey finds
More than half of people polled said seeing LGBTQ people in ads makes them "more comfortable with people who are different than themselves."
LGBTQ+ Pride month begins with protests, parades, parties
This year’s Pride month occurs in a political climate where legislative action from some states has banned drag shows and access to gender-affirming care.
Uganda president signs tough anti-gay bill into law with death penalty in some cases
The new law prescribes the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality," which is defined as cases of sexual relations involving people infected with HIV as well as with minors and other categories of vulnerable people.
3 Montgomery County families sue MCPS over LBTQ books
On Wednesday, attorneys announced three Montgomery County Public Schools families (six parents) are suing the county’s superintendent and school board in the continued battle over LGBTQ books approved as part of MCPS’ updated curriculum.
Largest US gay rights group issues Florida travel advisory for alleged anti-LGBTQ+ laws
The largest LGBTQ+ rights organization in the U.S. joined other civil rights organizations Tuesday in issuing a travel advisory for Florida, warning that newly passed laws and policies may pose risks to minorities, immigrants and gay travelers.
Here are the restrictions on transgender people proceeding in US statehouses
Missouri and Nebraska proposals are poised for action and could add to the list of at least 17 states that have enacted laws restricting or banning gender affirming care for minors.
Montgomery County calls for artists to design LGBTQ+ Pride Decal
Montgomery County is looking for designers to make an official Pride Decal so local businesses and organizations can show support for the LGBTQ+ community in the County.
52-foot tall Amsterdam Rainbow Dress on display in DC
A 52-foot tall dress made up of flags from countries where being gay is illegal is on display in D.C. Monday.
FDA finalizes blood-donation rules to allow more gay, bisexual men
The updated FDA guidelines do away with a requirement that men who have sex with men abstain from sex for three months prior to giving blood.
Debbie Gibson and Shanice to appear at Capital Pride Concert
It's almost time for LGBTQ+ Pride season in the DMV with Capital Pride announcing "two classic acts" who will appear during the 2023 Capital Pride Concert on Sunday, June 11th.
Lawsuit: Trans woman sexually abused, harassed in Baltimore men’s jail
A transgender woman awaiting trial inside a Baltimore men’s jail facility was sexually assaulted at knifepoint by another prisoner, subjected to frequent ridicule and denied hormone therapy in what constituted cruel and unusual punishment, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week.
Oregon mom sues state for denying adoption over her gender beliefs
The mom of five alleges her religious beliefs on gender prevented her from adopting a pair of siblings in Oregon.
Kansas approves bill to end gender-affirming care for transgender youth
The bill requires the state’s medical board to revoke the licenses of doctors who provide gender-affirming care to minors, even though professionals who deal with transgender youth see such care as vital to helping their mental health and preventing suicides.
US rule would bar full ban on transgender student athletes but will allow exceptions
A new rule proposed by the Biden administration would prevent schools and colleges from enacting outright bans on transgender athletes, but it would allow certain exceptions to promote fairness or reduce injuries.
Maryland man allegedly threatens LGBTQ group in response to Nashville shooting
The Maryland suspect allegedly told the LGBTQ advocacy group, "We’re going to kill you ten times more in full."
Arlington Public Library says increase in attempts to ban books is a real concern
New data released from the American Library Association says there have been 1,269 attempts to censor books or other library materials in 2022. That's almost double the number from the year before.
Darcelle, world's oldest working drag queen, dies at 92
Walter Cole, better known as the iconic drag queen who performed for decades as Darcelle XV and a fearless advocate for Portland's LGBTQ+ community, has died of natural causes in Portland, Oregon. He was 92.
UN rights chief calls Uganda anti-LGBTQ bill 'deeply troubling'
The anti-LGBTQ bill in Uganda prescribes harsh penalties for some homosexual offenses, including death and life imprisonment.
Daycare accused of discriminating against LGBTQ families in Prince George's County
The Rising Generations Early Learning Center sent a letter to families Thursday following FOX 5's report on the actions of its director. Read it here: