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  1. An LGBTQ Suicide-Hotline Volunteer on Talking to Trans Youth in Trump’s America“The biggest thing I’ve learned is that it makes such a difference for them to just have a safe place to talk.”
  2. transgender rights
    Laverne Cox Explains What Anti-Trans Bathroom Legislation Is Really About“It’s about us existing in public space.”
  3. politics
    Read Janet Mock’s Powerful Letter to Transgender Students“I just want you to remember that this is your school too.”
  4. politics
    The Trump Administration Can’t Agree on Treatment of Transgender StudentsSecretary of Education Betsy DeVos is hesitant to rescind Obama’s guidelines.
  5. Trump Will Issue New Guidelines on Treatment of Transgender Students“The president has maintained for a long time that this is a states’-rights issue and not one for the federal government.”
  6. activism
    Queer Sex Is Not Resistance — or at Least, Not Resistance EnoughDon’t let yourself off the hook for activism that requires more than getting off.
  7. Texas Mayor Is the State’s First Openly Trans Person to Serve in Elected OfficeJess Herbst has been New Hope’s mayor since May.
  8. Boy Scouts Will Start Allowing Transgender Children to JoinIt will now accept members based on the gender listed on their applications.
  9. Activists Are Planning a Queer Dance Party Outside Mike Pence’s HomeThe dance is in protest of Pence’s stance on LGBTQ issues.
  10. politics
    Watch This Sexual-Assault Survivor’s Powerful Testimony Against Jeff Sessions“We must trust the attorney general to respect the humanity of all Americans.”
  11. lgbtq rights
    State Department Apologizes for Discriminating Against LGBTQ EmployeesJohn Kerry just apologized for discriminatory practices “as far back as the 1940s.”
  12. politics
    At Least 3 Anti-Trans Bills Were Proposed Just This WeekAnother year, another slew of transphobic bathroom bills.
  13. lgbtq rights
    How LGBTQ Leaders Plan to Fight Back Against TrumpOfficials at the federal, state, and local level see North Carolina as a model for standing up to the Trump administration.
  14. lgbtq rights
    8-Year-Old Trans Boy Perfectly Sums Up Why He Wants to Be a Boy ScoutAfter he was asked to leave his Cub Scout pack.
  15. lgbtq rights
    North Carolina Is Repealing Its Anti-Transgender Bathroom LawAccording to its new Democratic governor.
  16. lgbtq rights
    Mike Pence’s New Neighbors Put Up Pride Flags When He Moved InA quiet protest against the anti-LGBT vice-president-elect.
  17. election 2016
    25 LGBTQ Leaders on Donald Trump’s WinTracey Norman, advocates, and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting weigh in on America’s future.
  18. This Minnesota Mom Is Suing Her Transgender Teen for Seeking Gender ReassignmentShe’s challenging a law that lets emancipated minors make their own health decisions.
  19. Here’s How Parents of Transgender Youth Are Fighting for Equality Post-ElectionThe Parents for Transgender Equality Council wants to help change minds.
  20. lgbtq rights
    Watch Rachel Maddow’s Emotional Segment Detailing Mike Pence’s Anti-Gay Policies“He’s on the very edge of the branch, on the very edge of the twig, on the end of the branch, on the last leaf on that twig.”
  21. Here’s How to Donate to 10 Charities That Need Your Support Now More Than EverFrom Planned Parenthood to the ACLU, here’s how to donate to some important groups.