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James Factora

James Factora is an LA-born, NY-based writer and musician.

Zaya Wade Opens Up about Educating Her Trans-Affirming Family in Debut Cover

Just one week after making her runway debut.

Everything Everywhere All at Once Director Says Drag “Is a Threat to Nobody”

Daniel Scheinert called out drag bans during an emotional Oscars acceptance speech.

The New York Times Ran a Defense of J.K. Rowling After Being Called Out for Anti-Trans Bias

More than 1,000 Times contributors signed an open letter criticizing the newspaper's coverage of trans people.

Over 300 Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills Have Already Been Filed in 2023

It’s only February and we’ve nearly surpassed last year’s total of 315 bills.

Utah Becomes the First State This Year to Ban Trans Health Care 

The ban on gender-affirming care for young people is effective immediately.

North Dakota Could Jail Librarians Who Don’t Comply with Anti-LGBTQ+ Book Bans

A proposed bill is the latest in a wave of anti-LGBTQ+ laws aimed at public libraries.

The FDA May Soon Allow More Gay and Bisexual Men to Donate Blood

The new rules will reportedly allow men in monogamous relationships to donate freely.

FIFA Banned Players’ LGBTQ+ Solidarity Symbols at the World Cup

Multiple European teams have walked back plans to wear rainbow armbands during the global soccer competition.

Jaboukie Young-White Voices Disney’s First Out, Gay Teen Character

“It was a beautiful thing to be a part of"

What Midterm Results Spell for LGBTQ+ Rights So Far

LGBTQ+ people had some incredible wins, though quite a few candidates running on anti-LGBTQ+ platforms won too.

Emily Ratajkowski Doesn’t "Really Believe In Straight People”

She believes that sexuality is on a “sliding scale.”

“Not Forgotten:” Cherelle Griner Asks for Letters to Wife Brittney Griner 

In a recent speech, the wife of incarcerated WNBA star Brittney Griner opened up about life without her “favorite person.” 

Paramore’s Hayley Williams Penned a Heartfelt Letter to Queer Kids

The singer wrote that young women, LGBTQ+ people, and people of color are who “punk music actually represents.”

Brittney Griner’s 9-Year Sentence Upheld By Russian Appeals Court

Griner will most likely begin to serve her sentence in a penal colony soon.

Conservatives Are Trying to Get This Teacher Fired for Being Nonbinary

A teacher at an Oregon elementary school is the latest LGBTQ+ educator to face right-wing attacks.

TikToker Dylan Mulvaney Responds to Transphobic Trolls

“You don’t get to mock my identity”

The Senate Will Decide the Future of Same-Sex Marriage

If it receives 60 votes, the Respect for Marriage Act would federally protect same-sex and interracial marriage.

You Could Score the Lead Role in Tommy Dorfman's New Teen Movie

Open casting call, anyone?👀

J.K. Rowling's New Book Is About a “Canceled” Transphobe

Rowling says the book isn't about her own life. Lol.

A Federal Court Said the Americans with Disabilities Act Covers Gender Dysphoria

The decision sets a legal precedent that trans people are protected by the federal anti-discrimination law. 

Coachella’s Owner Is Still Making Political Donations to Republican Causes

One large donation was made just five days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Lil Uzi Vert Updated Their Pronouns to “They/Them” on Instagram

The rapper has not shared an announcement about their identity.

Disney Channel Finally Introduced Its First Trans Character

“I claimed a dream and space for myself while so much of the world is trying to erase me & my community.”