More young people identify as trans, but backlash grows to LGBTQ+ visibility

“Young people, for whatever many complicated reasons, feel that perhaps they have the least to lose, or the most to gain, from being out and proud about it,” says Jules Gill-Peterson, history professor at Johns Hopkins University. Photo by Shutterstock.

About 1.6 million Americans now identify as transgender, and nearly half of them are teenagers or young adults, according to UCLA. The demographic shift comes at a socio-politically fraught time.

A debate over providing gender-affirming health care is growing. Right-wing backlash is exacerbating the conversation. 

Adam Laxalt, the Trump-endorsed former Nevada attorney general, has won the GOP nomination for Nevada's Senate seat. What this could mean for Democrats' tenuous hold of the Senate?

Jennifer Grey became a star after playing Baby in “Dirty Dancing.” In the late 1980s, she suffered a tragic car collision, then had a notorious nose job. Her new memoir is “Out of the Corner.” 

Juneteenth commemorates the day of emancipation of enslaved African Americans, and gatherings often involve bountiful good food and red drinks.