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Zooey Zephyr, state Rep.-elect for the 100th district of the Montana House of Representatives, is the first openly trans woman to be elected in the state legislature. Zephyr poses for a portrait at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C., on Dec. 2, 2022. Keren Carrión/NPR hide caption

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After record election year, some LGBTQ lawmakers face a new challenge: GOP majorities

Montana state Rep.-elect Zooey Zephyr is the first openly trans woman elected to the state legislature. She and other lawmakers across the country are now faced with trying to curb anti-LGBTQ bills.

Director Julia Reichert pictured at the Nantucket Film Festival in June 2019 in Massachusetts. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for the 2019 Nantucket Film Festival hide caption

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Documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert dies at 76

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Documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert dies at 76

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Freight rail cars sit in a rail yard in Wilmington, California, on November 22, 2022. This week, President Biden urged Congress to pass legislation to prevent a rail strike that could have brought trains to a halt nationwide. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Some rail workers say Biden "turned his back on us" in deal to avert rail strike

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Zooey Zephyr, state Rep.-elect for the 100th district of the Montana House of Representatives, is the first openly trans woman to be elected in the state legislature. Zephyr poses for a portrait at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C., on Dec. 2, 2022. Keren Carrión/NPR hide caption

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After record election year, some LGBTQ lawmakers face a new challenge: GOP majorities

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Statues at the site of the discovery of two dozen well-preserved bronze statues from an ancient Tuscan thermal spring in San Casciano dei Bagni, Italy on Nov. 3. Italian Ministry of Culture hide caption

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Discovery of ancient bronze statues in Italy may rewrite Etruscan and Roman history

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