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New House Speaker Mike Johnson Vowed to Push Anti-Porn Legislation

The new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson, elected Wednesday by his GOP colleagues after a weeks-long stalemate, last year vowed to promote anti-porn, anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-sex-education legislation if he ever had the authority.

Marcela Alonso Celebrates Pride with LGBTQ Guests on 'Get Schooled' Podcast

Marcela Alonso is celebrating Pride Month with LGBTQ guests on her podcast, "Get Schooled."

Spanish Feminist Leader Crosses Party Lines to Demand Porn Censorship, Sex Work Abolition

Veteran Spanish feminist academic and activist Amelia Valcárcel reaffirmed her alliance with the right-wing Partido Popular (PP) on Wednesday by issuing a demand for the adoption of 10 policy items, starting with censorship of adult content and the abolition of all sex work.

Ohdoki Supports Pride Month With LGBTQ+ Center Donations

Ohdoki will donate $5 for every Handy stroker sold through its website during Pride month, to support New York City’s Ali Forney Center in its mission to protect and empower LGBTQ+ youth.

Hamburger Mary's Sues Ron DeSantis Over Anti-Drag Law

LGBTQ-friendly restaurant chain Hamburger Mary’s is suing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over one of his state’s anti-drag laws, alleging that the law’s blanket prohibition against “children attending adult live performances” is affecting its business in Orlando and violating its free speech.

Rock Candy's 'Summer of Pride' Series to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Industry Members

Rock Candy Toys will launch Summer of Pride, its new social media campaign honoring notable adult industry members in the LGBTQ+ community.

A Look at the Rise of LGBTQ+ Representation, Inclusivity in the Pleasure Market

When the calendar flips to June, as we all know, it means the start of Pride month, when gender and sexual preference diversity flies its rainbow of colors around the world.

Republican's Anti-Drag Bill Redefining 'Prurient' Passes Montana House

The Montana House has endorsed a Republican bill aimed at restricting drag shows, which includes a legal redefinition of the term “prurient” as “having a tendency to excite lustful thoughts.”

Tennessee Legislature Redefines 'Obscenity and Pornography' to Target Drag Shows

The Tennessee legislature today passed a bill expanding the state’s definition of “obscenity and pornography” to criminalize anyone who “engages in an adult cabaret performance on public property or in a location where the adult cabaret performance could be viewed by a person who is not an adult.”

Arkansas Republicans Rewrite Anti-Drag Bill to Target All 'Adult-Oriented Performances'

The Arkansas House endorsed Senate Bill 43 on Monday, after Republicans amended it to shift the focus of the legislation from restricting “drag performance” to restricting all “adult-oriented performances” in the state.

West Virginia Republican Seeks to Redefine 'Obscene' and 'Prurient'

A controversial West Virginia state senator introduced this month two bills attempting to redefine “obscene matter” and “prurient interest” in the state, in an effort to censor sexual content.

Republicans Move Forward With Redefinition of 'Prurient Interest' in Arkansas

Democratic state senators and LGBTQ+ advocates in Arkansas are raising concerns that a proposed bill targeting drag performances would limit the rights of transgender people and also redefine the legal concept of “prurient interest,” which is at the core of recent Republican attempts to reinstate obscenity prosecutions.

Fleshbot Teaming Up With Streamen for LGBTQ+ Industry Mixer This Thursday

Fleshbot is joining forces with Streamen to host an industry mixer in West Hollywood this Thursday.

Woodhull Warns Against GOP's New Anti-LGBTQ Censorship Bill

The Woodhull Freedom Foundation has released a statement condemning a new bill proposed by House Republicans, which the organization says “threatens to deny schools, libraries and museums federal funding for discussing LGBTQ+ issues or providing even basic sex education to children.”

Sinn Sage to Keynote Speak at U of Rhode Island For LGBTQ+ Liberation Month

Sinn Sage will be a featured participant in the University of Rhode Island's LGBTQ+ Liberation Month event as a keynote speaker as well as visiting Gender and Women's Studies classes. Sage will also take part in three other events focused on sex-positive educational messaging beginning Oct. 12.

Animal International Winner Ruby Cooper to Hold 'The Zoo' Fundraiser for LGBTQ Youth

Ruby Cooper, winner of the 2022 Madame Margherite Animal International contest, will be holding an animal-themed dance party and fundraiser at the Bullet Bar in North Hollywood on Oct. 7 to raise money for LGBTQ foster youth.

Texas GOP Platform Declares Pornography a 'Public Health Hazard'

The Texas Republican Party adopted a new platform for 2022 at its state convention over the weekend, including a call for the state to officially “recognize that pornography is a public health hazard.”

Republican Senators Pressure TV Ratings Board Over 'Disturbing' LGBTQ+ Content

Five Republican senators are demanding an overhaul of the current TV ratings system to include warnings about LGBTQ+ content, which they claim “not only harms children, but also destabilizes and damages parental rights.”

Utah Legislator Drafts Bill to Censor Books in Schools, Alleging 'Pornography'

A Utah state representative has authored a bill to explicitly ban what he considers “pornographic and indecent books” in the state’s public schools.

COTR's Alicia Sinclair Rosen to Talk LGBTQ Advertising at SXSW

COTR founder and CEO Alicia Sinclair Rosen will be among the panelists of the "LGBTQIA+ Sex Education for Brands" discussion at South by Southwest (SXSW) next month.