Human Rights

a person waves a rainbow flag as they participant in a rally in support of the LGBTQIA+ community

House Passes Bill Protecting Same-Sex Marriage Rights

The House introduced a bill named The Respect for Marriage Act that aims to protect same-sex marriages for LGBTQIA couples.

 | Briana Koeneman

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler

House To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage, Push Back Against Court

It's part of the legislative branch asserting its authority, pushing back against a court that appears intent on revisiting many settled U.S. laws.

 | AP

University of Pennsylvania athlete Lia Thomas prepares for the 500 meter freestyle.

The Effect Of Transgender Athlete Bans On Youth Sports

The criticism of transgender women participating in and winning sports competition can have an effect on the mental health of all ages of athletes.

 | Scripps News Staff

Supporters of LGBTQ rights stage a protest on the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

U.S. Agencies Temporarily Barred From Enforcing LGBTQ Guidance

A district judge ruled for 20 state attorneys general who sued claiming President Biden's directives infringe on states' right to enact certain laws.

 | AP

Actor Scott Turner Schofield appears in a scene of "Studio City."

Transgender Actor Explores Importance Of Trans Characters In Film, TV

Scott Turner Schofield, the first transgender man to be nominated for an acting Emmy Award, advocates for honest portrayals of trans people on screen.

 | Casey Mendoza

Derek Chauvin

Chauvin Gets 21 Years For Violating Floyd’s Civil Rights

The judge's sentence was at the low end of the 20 to 25 years called for in a plea agreement.

 | AP and Tammy Estwick

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin addresses the court

Ex-Cop Chauvin To Get Federal Sentence For Floyd's Killing

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is about to learn his sentence for federal civil rights violations in the killing of George Floyd.

 | AP

25-year-old Jayland Walker.

Ohio Police Release Bodycam Video In Shooting Of Jayland Walker

The eight Akron police officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave.

 | Maura Sirianni

A Disney cast member protests his company's stance on LGBTQ issues while holding a sign supporting trans rights

How A Mom And Son Are Celebrating Pride Month

Starting after the 2016 election and every year since, Sara, her son Parker and other members of Free Mom Hugs have taken their support on tour.

 | Veronica De La Cruz

Newsy Interviews Queer Automotive Educator Chaya Milchtein

Newsy sits down with Chaya Milchtein, queer automotive educator, social media influencer and journalist.

 | Scripps News Staff

Flags affirming LGBTQ+ identity dress the fencing surrounding the Stonewall National Monument.

Pride Parade Marched On With Mix Emotions In New York City

Thousands of people filled the streets of the Big Apple to celebrate Pride during the annual parade.

 | Axel Turcios

Raymond Lopez walks down a street.

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Shares His Coming Out Journey

Two openly gay candidates will face off in Chicago's mayoral race. The newcomer shares his journey growing up gay in Chicago's Latinx community.

 | Axel Turcios

Katie Bryant, Daunte Wright's mother, is surrounded by community members and activists

$3.2M Settlement Reached In Police Killing Of Daunte Wright

The tentative settlement also includes changes in police policies and training involving traffic stops like the one that resulted in Wright's death.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

The Second Largest Minority

The History Of LGBTQ Officers In The U.S. Intelligence Community

Now, the CIA has an Intelligence Community Pride Network. One officer says the agency is working on system updates for transgender officers.

 | Sasha Ingber

University of Pennsylvania athlete Lia Thomas

FINA Bans Transgender Swimmers From Competing

Under a new policy, transgender athletes assigned male at birth have effectively been banned from competing in women’s events.

 | Meg Hilling

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Politicians Of Pride: Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Newsy

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin joined Newsy to talk about her experience as an LGBTQ politician in Congress.

 | Scripps News Staff

Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Harris Launching Task Force Against Online Harassment

The task force intends to develop steps the federal government can take to combat online hate and abuse.

 | AP

President Joe Biden signs an executive order at an event to celebrate Pride Month

President Biden Seeks To Counter State Actions He Sees As Anti-LGBTQ

An executive order is discouraging "conversion therapy" — a discredited practice that aims to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

 | AP

A TV display shows video evidence of a Grand Rapids police officer struggling with and shooting Patrick Lyoya

Michigan Cop Charged With Murder In Lyoya's Death Is Fired

Officer Christopher Schurr waived his right to a hearing after being charged in Patrick Lyoya's murder after a traffic stop on April 4.

 | AP

Images of TikTok videos are shown.

Growing Bisexual Community Has Made Its Own Culture Online

Many memes that began as a joke have now become a part of bisexual culture online, allowing the community to feel part of their created history.

 | Casey Mendoza

Authorities arrest members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front near an Idaho pride event

31 Patriot Front Members Arrested Near Idaho Pride Event

Police found the members of the White supremacist group packed in a van with riot gear, a smoke grenade, shin guards and shields.

 | AP

Kent County Commissioner Robert Womack shows Peter Lyoya the broadcast feed in attorney Ven Johnson's office

Michigan Officer Charged In Patrick Lyoya Shooting Death

Prosecutor Chris Becker announced charges Thursday against Grand Rapids Officer Christopher Schurr, weeks after Patrick Lyoya was killed.

 | AP

Music artist Semler walks in a music video.

Queer Artist Semler Is Making Waves In Christian Music Genre

Semler grew up as the kid of a priest. Now they are making music about their life and the rejection they faced in the church.

 | Amber Strong

The image shows a moment from the "Fire Island" movie.

'Fire Island' Addresses Racism In LGBTQ Community

A new film debuting June 3 on Hulu is lighthearted, but also blunt, in its depictions of racist microaggressions in the LGBTQ community.

 | Casey Mendoza

White nationalist demonstrators walk into Lee Park surrounded by counter-demonstrators.

The Role Of The 'Great Replacement Theory' In American Extremism

A theory that White Americans are being replaced by nonwhites once lived on the dark web. Now it's in right-wing media and pushed by some GOP members.

 | Kellan Howell

Mother visits grave of her daughter

CDC: U.S. Overdose Deaths Hit Record 107,000 Last Year

U.S. overdose deaths have been on the rise for more than two decades, beginning in the 1990s with the influx of illicit opioids like fentanyl.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

An arrangement of fentanyl test strips

More Politicians Stepping In To Legalize Fentanyl Testing Strips

As drug overdoses are on the rise across the nation, more states are beginning to decriminalize fentanyl testing strips.

 | Axel Turcios

Louisiana State Police Supt. Kevin Reeves

New Evidence In Ronald Greene's Death At Hands Of Louisiana Police

Excerpts from the personal journals of the police superintendent show what Col. Kevin Reeves was thinking in the early days after Greene's death.

 | Jamal Andress and AP

Protester holds sign as transgender athlete Lia Thomas competes at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

Georgia High School Athletic Association Bans Transgender Athletes

The change will require transgender students to play for the school sports teams that match the sex listed on their birth certificate.

 | AP