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Feb 28 2023
Tenn. governor vows to sign anti-drag bill as photo surfaces
Republican Gov. Bill Lee says it would be “ridiculous” to conflate a recently surfaced yearbook photo of him wearing women’s clothing in high school to drag show performances currently under attack in Tennessee and other GOP-led states.
Lee told reporters this week that he plans to sign legislation that would severely limit where drag performances can take place by banning “adultAssociated Press
Mar 30 2023
Coverage Polarized, Response Divided Following School Shooting in Nashville
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A mass shooting at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, left many speculating about the shooter's motive and calling for gun reform. The Details: On Monday, a shooter entered Covenant School, a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, armed with twoAllSides Staff
May 17 2019
Feminist & LGBTQ Activist Warns Equality Act 'Eradicates' Female Group, 'Grave Consequences for Women and Girls'
Critics of the so-called Equality Act say it would undermine women's rights, enshrine abortion funding, and violate parental rights, forcing doctors to ignore parents and give kids transgender operations.
The House of Representatives is likely to pass the Equality Act Friday, a bill opponents say doesn't live up to the name, warning there is far more to it than meets the eye.CBN
Mar 25 2019
Life, Liberty and Texas Values': State Plan Would Protect Religious Rights from LGBTQ Activism
Texas is pushing forward with new legislation that, if passed, will ultimately protect religious freedom.
The Republican-controlled state senate in Texas is considering SB 17. The bill would allow state license holders like lawyers, health care professionals, and counselors to serve clients based on their religious beliefs without any adverse actions from licensing boards.
Feb 15 2023
Club Q Plans to Renovate and Reopen in Fall 2023
Club Q, the Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub where five people were killed and dozens injured in a mass shooting last November, has announced plans to reopen in the fall of 2023. Prior to its reopening, the club will build a permanent memorial on its site, honoring the five victims of the shooting — Daniel Aston, Raymond Green Vance, Kelly Loving, Ashley Paugh, and Derrick Rump — and installMetro Weekly
Feb 23 2023
Chicago mayoral race spotlights cities’ post-pandemic struggles
At campaign events across Chicago’s South and West sides, Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s supporters all drive home the same point: Don’t judge her on the past four years. Think, instead, about what she could do in the next four.
“You can’t change nothing in four years,” says local Alderman Emma Mitts to a cheering crowd in West Garfield Park, an area with the city’s highest homicideChristian Science Monitor
Feb 13 2023
Club Q Announces Plans to Reopen, Honor the 5 People Killed
The LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo., where a gunman shot and killed five people, injuring scores more, announced on Monday its plans to rebuild and eventually reopen. Club Q said that it also has a plan to financially help those affected as well as the club's former staff and contractors. “Our goal and intention has always been to return Club Q as a safe space for the ColoradoThe Advocate
Mar 24 2023
AllSides News Briefing: March 24, 2023
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Hello! I’m AllSides Managing Editor Henry A. Brechter. It’s Friday, March 24, 2023. Here’s your AllSides balanced briefing for today.
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Feb 14 2023
Idaho House passes ban on gender-affirming medical care
BOISE, Idaho -- A bill criminalizing gender-affirming healthcare for minors overwhelmingly passed the Idaho House Thursday, despite warnings from opponents who said it would likely increase suicide rates among teens. The bill, which would subject physicians to felony charges if they provide puberty blockers, hormone treatment or gender-affirming surgeries to transgender youth under 18, is justABC News (Online)
Feb 14 2023
South Dakota becomes second state to ban gender-affirming care for trans youth
A protester at an LGBTQ rights rally in November 2018. Photo: Bill Tompkins via Getty Images South Dakota has become the second state to ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth after Republican Gov. Kristi Noem signed the controversial bill into law. The big picture: South Dakota is one of several GOP-led states escalating attacks on trans rights through legislation that often targetsAxios