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MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden has signed the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act into law Tuesday, making lynching a hate crime under federal law. “It was pure terror, to enforce the lie that not everyone — not everyone belongs in America, not everyone is created equal,” Biden said. “Terror, to systematically […]

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden will sign the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act into law Tuesday, making lynching a hate crime under federal law. Congress failed to pass anti-lynching legislation over 200 times before the bill finally moved forward this year. The bill is the first legislation of its kind in […]

North Bay Village Police (NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla.) — Joao “Julia” da Silva, a 23-year-old trans woman, has been missing since Thursday, March 24, when she was last seen by family members leaving her residence in North Bay Village, Florida. Authorities say da Silva frequents the Miami, Miami Beach, and Wilton Manors LGBTQ communities. She […]

Joseph Sohm; Visions of America/Getty Images (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed the Parental Rights in Education bill, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by critics. The bill bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade and states that any instruction on those topics cannot occur […]

George Frey/Getty Images (SALT LAKE CITY) — The Utah state legislate has voted to override Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto of an anti-transgender sports bill that would ban transgender girls’ participation in sports. The state House and Senate each gathered the necessary two-thirds of votes to override Cox’s veto Friday. The ban will take effect July 1. […]

Renphoto/Getty Images (SALT LAKE CITY) — An anti-transgender sports bill that would ban transgender participation in sports was vetoed by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox Tuesday. However, if the state legislature chooses to override his veto in a Friday vote from at least two-thirds of members, the bill could still be passed into law. Cox wrote […]

Julia Nikhinson/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker delivered an impassioned speech on the third day of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings Wednesday. As Jackson wiped away tears, Booker applauded Jackson for her historic nomination to become the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court and her path […]

GlobalStock/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Since 2020, legislation on race education has popped up across the country. A total of 35 states so far have signed into law or proposed legislation banning or restricting the teaching of critical race theory, the academic discipline at the center of the debate. Critical race theory, mostly taught in universities […]

Norberto Cuenca/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A growing number of conservatives are speaking out against the wave of anti-LGBTQ bills being proposed by Republican legislators nationwide. Conservatives Against Discrimination, a group that aims to protect LGBTQ rights, denounced recent efforts as “dangerous” and have called on Congress to pass federal nondiscrimination protections. “The inherent American values […]

Art Wager/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by LGBTQ activists, is on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk awaiting his signature. Meanwhile, debate continues on this legislation and what it would mean for schools, teachers, students and parents. The bill can be read in full here. […]


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