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Republicans Override Cooper’s Vetoes of Anti-LGBTQ Bills

The legislation prevents trans students from joining female sports teams, and prohibits gender-affirming care for minors.

The Republican-controlled General Assembly is set to override Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes of two anti-LGBTQ bills on Wednesday. But thee are still resources available for people who need it.  (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum, File)
NC Republicans’ Anti LGBTQ Bills ‘Don’t Speak for the Entire State’

There are several resources for any North Carolina LGBTQ youth who is feeling overwhelmed or is just looking for a safe sense of community.

Sen. Sydney Batch, a Democrat, at right, tells a Senate Judiciary committee on Thursday that a ban on gender-affirming care for youth would increase suicide risk. (Screengrab courtesy of NC Newsline)
NC Republican Laughs at Warning That Bill Could Increase Suicide Risk in LGBTQ Youth

A bill advancing through the North Carolina legislature would bar doctors from providing gender-affirming care for children. When a Democrat pointed out the studies say such laws are dangerous, Sen. Buck Newton chuckled and called the science ‘specious.’

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Biden Administration Announces New Measures to Protect LGBTQ Americans

The measures include efforts to protect LGBTQ community organizations from threats and releasing funds for new programs that will support the physical and mental health of LGBTQ youth. 

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016 because of the mega-controversial anti-LGBTQ bill HB2. Last week in NC, Republican lawmakers filed 6 anti-trans bills. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
The North Carolina Legislature Filed 6 Anti-Trans Bills—Let’s Break Them Down

Shortly after, President Joe Biden issued a proposal that would outright forbid bans on transgender athletes, although it’s receiving some pushback from transgender advocates. 

People march around the Nebraska state Capitol during a Transgender Day of Visibility rally, Friday, March 31, 2023, in Lincoln, Neb. (Larry Robinson/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
Trans People Face Rhetoric, Disinformation After Nashville Shooting

Right-wing commentators and politicians are trying to blame transgender people for America's mass shooting problem. But their information is bogus.

North Carolina state Sen. Amy Galey, an Alamance County Republican, speaks to reporters at a news conference in the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Galey said she was baffled that her Parents' Bill of Rights, which seeks to bar instruction about sexuality and gender identity in K-4 classrooms, is seen as divisive. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
NC Senate Republicans Pass ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Which Could Force Teachers to Out Students

Opponents of the bill argue it's an effort to target, censor, and erase anyone who identifies as LGBTQ.