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An Anti-LGBTQ Texas Mom Out to Ban Library Books Gets Pushback from Her Gay Son

Weston Brown thought he had fully come to terms with his mother’s anti-LGBTQ beliefs. Then he saw the video of…

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Former Log Cabin Republicans Lament Their Lack of Progress in Texas

Many longtime members have left the party, even as the number of Log Cabin Republicans in Texas continues to grow.

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Only One Texas Republican in Congress Voted to Protect Marriage Equality

The measure passed the House, but its fate in the Senate is uncertain.

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LGBTQ Texans and Pride Organizers Balance Safety with Desire to Celebrate

Many are trying to navigate plans to commemorate with concerns about safety after extremists’ arrests in Idaho.

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Texas Supreme Court Allows Child Abuse Investigations Into Families of Transgender Teens to Continue

The high court also raised questions about why the state opened these investigations in the first place, noting that the…

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TEA’s New School Library Standards Push for More Scrutiny and Parental Input

School districts are not required to adopt the agency’s recommendations but can use them as guidance as they develop new…

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Critics of Texas’ Push for a “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Say Acknowledging LGBTQ People Isn’t the Same as Teaching Kids About Sex

Republicans say they don’t want young kids learning about sex. Educators say that’s already the standard.

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Houston Hospital Pauses Hormone Therapy for Transgender Children

Citing potential criminal penalties, Texas Children’s Hospital will no longer provide the gender-affirming treatment.

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Texas’ Transgender Sports Law Goes Into Effect

School districts say they will abide by the law, but it’s still unclear how they will determine whether a student’s…

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How a YA Oral-Sex Scene Touched off Texas’ Latest Culture War

A queer coming-of-age memoir has been seized upon by politicians who want greater control over the kinds of books available…

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