• Lori and George Schappell, World’s Oldest Conjoined Twins, Dead at 62

    They were also the "first same-sex conjoined twins to identify as different genders," when George came out as a transgender male in 2007, per Guinness World Records

  • Kansas governor vetoes ban on gender-affirming care for minors and 2 anti-abortion bills

    Kansas' governor on Friday vetoed a proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors, a measure to require more reporting from abortion providers and what she called a “vague” bill making it a crime to coerce someone into having an abortion. The measures appeared to have the two-thirds majorities needed in both chambers to override vetoes, but GOP leaders' success depends on how many lawmakers are absent on a given day, especially in the House. The two-term governor, who is term-limited, is a strong supporter of abortion and LGBTQ+ rights.

  • New York county loses bid to prevent state legal challenge of its ban on female transgender athletes

    A county outside New York City has lost its bid to block the state from taking legal action against its ban on women’s and girls teams that include female transgender players, state Attorney General Letitia James said Friday. U.S. District Court Judge Nusrat Choudhury dismissed Nassau County’s lawsuit seeking to prevent the Democratic attorney general from taking legal action against the county for its ban, which James has said is “transphobic” and violates the state's anti-discrimination laws. “This decision is a tremendous victory for justice and the rule of law, but our work here is not done,” James’ office said in an emailed statement Friday.

  • Jill Biden calls Trump a 'bully' who is 'dangerous' to LGBTQ people

    Jill Biden rallied LGBTQ voters for President Joe Biden 's reelection campaign on Friday, calling likely rival Donald Trump a “bully” who is “dangerous” to their community and urging its members to “fight like hell” to keep the Republican from defeating her husband in November. Voters in this demographic overwhelmingly supported Biden in 2020.

  • Why Fans Think JoJo Siwa's New Single 'Karma' Is a Scrapped Miley Cyrus Demo

    Siwa's new single "Karma," which she released on Friday, April 5, is her first foray in what she says is "gay pop"

  • A Nigerian transgender celebrity is jailed for throwing money into the air, a rare conviction

    A popular Nigerian transgender woman was sentenced to six months on Friday after a local court convicted her of throwing money into the air, a practice known as spraying. The rare conviction was criticized by many in the West African nation, a deeply conservative country where members of the LGBTQ+ community are often targeted under a law banning same-sex relations. Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju, better known as Bobrisky, was accused of “tampering” with naira banknotes by spraying them at a social event.