Chief executive of transgender children’s charity Mermaids resigns

Chief executive of transgender children’s charity Mermaids resigns

The chief executive of the transgender children’s charity Mermaids has resigned, the organisation has said.

Susie Green’s departure after six years was announced in a statement on the charity’s website, but no explanation was given about what was behind the move.

Club Q shooting follows year of bomb threats, drag protests, anti-trans bills

Club Q shooting follows year of bomb threats, drag protests, anti-trans bills

In the hours after the shooting, investigators did not say what led someone to open fire Saturday night in a Colorado gay bar, killing at least five people and injuring 25 others. But LGBTQ advocates across the country believe a surge of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and laws is at least partially to blame.

U.S. judge rejects Biden administration’s LGBT health protections

U.S. judge rejects Biden administration’s LGBT health protections

A federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that President Joe Biden’s administration had wrongly interpreted an Obamacare provision as barring health care providers from discriminating against gay and transgender people.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in Amarillo ruled that a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2020 holding that a law barring workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees did not apply to the healthcare law.

4 Supreme Court justices attended celebration of powerful anti-LGBTQ legal group

4 Supreme Court justices attended celebration of powerful anti-LGBTQ legal group

Four Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices reportedly attended a 40th-anniversary celebration for the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group that has helped pack U.S. courts with anti-LGBTQ judges who will serve for decades to come.

Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh, according to Associated Press reporter Mark Sherman, attended the event.

Justices have traditionally been expected to at least appear to be politically neutral. But their attendance at the political event illustrates the court’s continued rightward swing since overturning the right to legal abortion in June.

11 of the Worst Transphobes, Homophobes Up for Reelection

11 of the Worst Transphobes, Homophobes Up for Reelection

The 2022 midterms are upon us. This election cycle has included a restriction of the culture wars. This time the focus of conservative small-mindedness was the LGBTQ+ community. From sports bans, bans on classroom learning topics, book bans, and pronoun deletions, the right wing has had it out for the LGBTQ+ community for at least two years. Sadly, many of the leading transphobes and homophobes are likely to be reelected. A few surprises may exist among them, but here are 11 Republicans you’ll likely see again spouting their anti-LGBTQ+ agenda.

Conservative Muslims join forces with Christian right on Michigan book bans

Conservative Muslims join forces with Christian right on Michigan book bans

A recent school board meeting at which about 1,000 people gathered in Dearborn, Michigan, to pressure district officials to censor books with LGBTQ+ themes was in most ways similar to hundreds of other recent book ban hearings across the US.