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Do fraught school board meetings offer a view of the future?

Democrats worried about their chances next fall will likely pay even closer attention to the fury playing out in school board meetings across the country as voters turned out big for Republicans in statewide races in Virginia this week.... Read more»

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Social media gives support to LGBTQ youth when in-person communities are lacking

Teens today have grown up on the internet, and social media has served as a space where LGBTQ youth in particular can develop their identities.... Read more»

New restrictions on sex education advance to Arizona House

State lawmakers are one step closer to passing a bill that would require parents to give written permission for children to discuss sex and gender identity in the classroom and ban any formal sex education – including AIDS instruction – before the fifth grade. In addition to changing that opt-out option, Barto’s bill would require school boards to develop procedures to notify parents in advance of any instruction related to sexuality and gender identity.... Read more»

Transgender Biden nominee draws tirade from Rand Paul at confirmation hearing

Pennsylvania’s former top health official faced a tirade at her confirmation hearing Thursday from Republican Sen. Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist, about gender-affirmation surgery for minors, as well as criticism about the state’s response to the pandemic. ... Read more»

Ethics complaints filed over GOP anti-LGBTQ comments

Republican state Reps. John Fillmore and Kevin Payne are both facing ethics complaints for anti-LGBTQ and discriminatory comments made Wednesday during a Government and Elections Committee meeting, including referring to the child of a community member testifying virtually as "it".... Read more»