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Candlelight Vigil For Slain Gay Wyoming Student Matthew Shepard


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6d ago

Deleted texts helped convince jurors man killed trans woman because of gender ID, foreperson says

A South Carolina man was found guilty this month of killing a Black transgender woman in the nation’s first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity.
Image: Dime Doe, a Black transgender woman.
Image: Dime Doe, a Black transgender woman.

By defining sex, some states are denying transgender people legal recognition

At least six states have measures that define "sex" in a way that discriminates against transgender and nonbinary people, critics say.
Mack Allen after a rally for LGBTQ youth at the Statehouse, in Topeka, Kan.
Mack Allen after a rally for LGBTQ youth at the Statehouse, in Topeka, Kan.
6d ago

Oklahoma students walk out after trans student's death to protest bullying policies

After the death of Nex Benedict, classmates at Owasso High School say bullying often goes unpunished, causing students to feel like there’s no point asking for help.
A photo of Nex Benedict with a note is left alongside flowers
A photo of Nex Benedict with a note is left alongside flowers
7d ago

West Virginia medical professionals condemn bill that would prohibit care for at-risk trans youths

The proposal would completely ban minors’ access to hormone therapy and puberty blockers, removing a?narrow exemption?that allows kids at risk for self-harm to receive care.
Students hold signs that reads "Y'all Means All"
Students hold signs that reads "Y'all Means All"
7d ago

Oklahoma student describes school fight the day before their death in new video

The various pieces of footage shows Nex Benedict walking to the school nurse’s office with a school security officer, stopping at a doorway and swaying at one point.
Nex Benedict outside the family’s home in Owasso, Okla., in Dec. 2023.
Nex Benedict outside the family’s home in Owasso, Okla., in Dec. 2023.
7d ago

Friends remember Oklahoma student who died after school fight as 'fiery kid'

Police video showed Nex Benedict saying three students “jumped” him after he threw water on them because they were bullying him and his friend.?The next day, Nex was dead.
Nex Benedict Vigil
Nex Benedict Vigil
9d ago

Man convicted in Black transgender woman's killing in first federal hate crime trial over gender identity

Jurors convicted Daqua Lameek Ritter of a hate crime for the murder of Dime Doe in 2019.
Dime Doe.
Dime Doe.
10d ago

Long Island county bans transgender athletes from competing with girls

When asked by reporters what spurred such a ban to be enacted, Blakeman could cite no examples of such a thing occurring in Nassau County
 Nassau County, New York, Executive Bruce Blakeman speaks at a Long Island Association (LIA) event on Jan. 5, 2024 in Woodbury, New York.
 Nassau County, New York, Executive Bruce Blakeman speaks at a Long Island Association (LIA) event on Jan. 5, 2024 in Woodbury, New York.
11d ago

Georgia board upholds firing of teacher for reading book about gender identity to fifth graders

Katie Rinderle was fired from Due West Elementary School after reading the picture book "My Shadow Is Purple" to her fifth grade class.
Katie Rinderle to testifies during a hearing at the Cobb County Board of Education
Katie Rinderle to testifies during a hearing at the Cobb County Board of Education

New Tennessee law allows officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages

The law, less than half a page long, states that a person “shall not be required to solemnize a marriage,” but does not specify grounds for refusal.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee speaks during a press conference at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Feb. 4, 2024.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee speaks during a press conference at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Feb. 4, 2024.

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An Interpol Red Notice kept a mother from her kids for 6 years — and then was dropped

Interpol’s Red Notice list to flag criminals, sometimes used punitively, led to the ICE arrest and 6-year detention of a lesbian woman who was granted asylum.
Photo illustration of Jessica Barahona-Martínez, an El Salvadorian woman who was detained by Interpol; the Interpol logo; an inverted American flag.
Photo illustration of Jessica Barahona-Martínez, an El Salvadorian woman who was detained by Interpol; the Interpol logo; an inverted American flag.

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