State Department issues travel alert for LGBTQ people, events abroad

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department issued a "Worldwide Caution" alert on Friday, warning U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution due to "the increased potential for foreign terrorist organization-inspired violence against LGBTQI+ persons and events."According to an administration official familiar with the matter,... Read More.

Report: LGBTQ content drove book banning efforts in 2023

(NEW YORK) -- The American Library Association released its annual list of the top 10 most targeted books of 2023 on Monday, the majority of which were challenges because of their LGBTQ content.“Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe topped the list for the third year... Read More.

LGBTQ teen Nex Benedict died by suicide, medical examiner says

(NEW YORK) -- Oklahoma 16-year-old Nex Benedict died by suicide, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday by the state's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.Benedict, a member of the 2SLGBTQ community, died one day after getting into a physical fight with several other... Read More.

Why safe spaces in health care matter for LGBTQ+ patients

(NEW YORK) -- Andrew, a 39-year-old New Yorker who identifies as queer, says he got lucky with his first primary care provider, who was very queer friendly."He was straight, but raised by two dads and created a very welcoming environment," Andrew told ABC News... Read More.

First to ABC: Leading LGBTQ+ groups endorse Biden for reelection

(WASHINGTON) -- The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and Equality PAC, three of the nation's leading LGBTQ+ organizations, endorsed President Joe Biden's reelection campaign on Tuesday -- the eve of National Coming Out Day."Without question, the Biden Administration... Read More.