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Fla. sued over exclusion of transgender healthcare from Medicaid

An international law firm and a coalition of LGBTQ and healthcare advocacy groups filed a complaint Wednesday challenging a Florida rule that excludes transgender-related medical care from Medicaid reimbursements.  The lawsuit was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida against the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration by Lambda Legal, Read More

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Iran court sentences two activists to death for ‘promoting homosexuality’

A court in Iran has sentenced two LGBTQ and intersex activists to death after their arrest for “promoting homosexuality.” Iran Human Rights, a Norway-based NGO that champions human rights in Iran, on Tuesday noted the Urmia Revolutionary Court in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province sentenced Zahra (Sareh) Sedighi, 31, and Elham Coobdar, 24, to death after it convicted Read More

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U.N. expert ‘alarmed’ over curtailment of LGBTQ, intersex rights in U.S.

The independent U.N. expert on LGBTQ and intersex issues has expressed concern over efforts to curtail the rights of LGBTQ and intersex people in states across the U.S. “I am deeply alarmed by a widespread, profoundly negative riptide created by deliberate actions to roll back the human rights of LGBT people at (the) state level,” Read More

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Over 100 LGBTQ-themed books in a Florida school district labeled with advisory warning

A southwest Florida district put parental “advisory notice” on over 100 books, many of which are race or LGBTQ-themed.  A great number of books in Collier County Public Schools, either digital or physical, now have warning labels writing “Advisory notice to parents,” according to an NBC report, The label, tweeted by nonprofit free-speech-promoting group PEN Read More