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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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Greg Abbott Signs Texas Sports Bill Targeting Transgender Students

House Bill 25 will require athletes who compete in interscholastic competition to play on sports teams that correspond with the…

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ACLU of Texas Sues Houston-Area School District Over Gender-Based Dress Code’s Long-Hair Policy

The lawsuit says Magnolia ISD’s rule “imposed immense and irreparable harm” on students.

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Texas House Approves Sports Bill Targeting Transgender Youth

Under House Bill 25, K-12 student athletes would be prohibited from competing on school sports teams aligned with their gender…

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State Agency Removes Online LGBTQ Youth Resources After GOP Complaint

The resources were removed after Don Huffines, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, criticized their inclusion on a state website.

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Texas Lawmakers’ Transgender Sports Bill Advanced by House

This is the fourth legislative session this year in which lawmakers targeted LGBTQ kids.

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Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Federal Guidance to Protect LGBTQ Employees

The guidance says transgender workers can use the bathroom of their choice.

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Texas Parents of Transgender Children Prepare for ‘Fourth Round’ Fight

The Texas Senate has passed a bill restricting transgender youth from playing on sports teams consistent with their gender identity…

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Greg Abbott Calls Special Legislative Session Starting September 20

On top of redistricting, the governor wants lawmakers to take up bills on restrictions for transgender student athletes and the…

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