Author: Brooke Migdon

Ten laws impacting LGBTQ+ rights set to take effect today

Ten laws restricting how LGBTQ+ people – particularly LGBTQ+ youth – are able to participate in school sports or spoken about in the classroom will take effect today. Alabama House Bill 322 In April, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed into law a bill preventing transgender students from using facilities like restrooms and locker rooms…

LGBTQ+ Americans are more worried about saving for retirement than their non-LGBTQ+ peers, survey finds

Story at a glance LGBTQ+ Americans are more likely than non-LGBTQ+ Americans to say they are confident they will have enough money saved to live comfortably in retirement, according to a study released this month by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) in Washington. LGBTQ+ Americans were also more likely to report that their debts…

In appeal, Alabama says access to gender-affirming care not ‘deeply rooted in our nation’s history’

Story at a glance Alabama this week argued that the state has more authority than parents to regulate gender-affirming medical care for transgender children. State officials including Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) argued that access to gender-affirming care cannot be guaranteed because it is not “deeply rooted in our nation’s history and tradition.” The…

Lawsuit challenges Florida ‘Stop WOKE Act’

Story at a glance A new lawsuit filed this month argues Florida’s “Stop WOKE Act” violates the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights of state residents. Under the measure, workplaces and schools are prohibited from requiring training or instruction that may make some people feel they bear “personal responsibility” for historic wrongdoings because of their race,…

House passes LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act

Story at a glance House members on Thursday evening passed the LGBTQI+ Data Equality Act, sending it to the Senate for consideration. Under the measure, federal agencies would be tasked with incorporating questions about sexual orientation and gender identity into surveys collecting demographic data. Currently, few federal surveys collect data on sexual orientation and gender…

70 percent of LGBTQ+ Americans report regular discrimination, annual GLAAD study finds

Story at a glance A majority of LGBTQ+ Americans say they often experience discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, according to a new report from GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ+ media advocacy organization. More than half of transgender and nonbinary people report feeling unsafe in their own neighborhoods, compared with…