Category: National

News from across the country affecting the bear, leather and kink communities.

Anti-transgender bill in Texas is officially dead

AUSTIN — A bill that would have restricted bathroom access for transgender people is officially dead. From Reuters: The House wound up its duties without taking action on any of the bills and adjourned “sine die,” a day ahead of the official end of the 30-day special session. House Speaker Joe Straus, a pro-business Republican…

Latinx legislators call for decriminalizing cannabis, LGBTQ rights

BOSTON — For the first time in its history, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) has taken a bold stance on two issues directly related to correcting chronic injustices committed against Latinos and many other Americans. NHCSL today approved two separate resolutions calling for the decriminalization of cannabis at the state and federal…