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LGBTQ-film-fest-Queer-Expression-to-feature-Alexandra-Billings-in-Queen-Tut

  LGBTQ+ film fest Queer Expression to feature Alexandra Billings in 'Queen Tut'

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Pride Film Fest celebrates its second decade with a new name—QUEER EXPRESSION—and has announced its slate of LGBTQ+-themed feature, mid-length and short films for in-person and virtual events in April and May. QUEER EXPRESSI ...


 
WORLD-Ugandan-law-Japan-Cass-report-Tegan-and-Sara-Varadkar-done

  WORLD Ugandan law, Japan, Cass report, Tegan and Sara, Varadkar done

Ugandan LGBTQ+-rights activists asked the international community to mount more pressure on Uganda's government to repeal an anti-gay law that the country's Constitutional Court refused to nullify, PBS reported. Activist ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-woman-killed-Tenn-law-S-Carolina-coach-Evan-Low-Idaho-schools

  NATIONAL Trans woman killed, Tenn. law, S. Carolina coach, Evan Low, Idaho schools

Twenty-four-year-old Latina trans woman and makeup artist Meraxes Medina was fatally shot in Los Angeles, according to the website them, citing The Los Angeles Times. Authorities told the Times they found Medina's broken fingernail and a ...


 
UKs-NHS-releases-trans-youth-report-JK-Rowling-chimes-in

  UK's NHS releases trans youth report; JK Rowling chimes in

An independent report issued by the UK's National Health Service (NHS) declared that children seeking gender care are being let down, The Independent reported. The report—published on April 10 and led by pediatrician and former Royal ...


 
Judith-Butler-focuses-on-perceptions-of-gender-at-Chicago-Humanities-Festival-talk

  Judith Butler focuses on perceptions of gender at Chicago Humanities Festival talk

In an hour-long program filled with dry humor—not to mention lots of audience laughter—philosopher, scholar and activist Judith Butler (they/them) spoke in depth on their new book at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., on ...


 
Black-LGBTQIA-leaders-applaud-U-of-South-Carolina-head-coach-Staley-for-standing-up-for-trans-athlete-inclusion

  Black LGBTQIA leaders applaud U of South Carolina head coach Staley for standing up for trans athlete inclusion

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — On Sunday, April 7, the University of South Carolina's women's basketball team won the NCAA National Championship. Ahead of the championship game, South Carolina's head coach Dawn Staley made comments in support of transgend ...


 
NAIA-bans-trans-athletes-from-womens-sports

  NAIA bans trans athletes from women's sports

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on April 8 that athletes will only be allowed to compete in women's sports if they were assigned female at birth, CBS Sports reported. The NAIA's Council of ...


 
HRC-president-responds-to-NAIA-vote-to-ban-transgender-women-from-playing-sports-

  HRC president responds to NAIA vote to ban transgender women from playing sports

--From a press release

WASHINGTON —Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, responded to the National Association of ...


 
Lambda-Legal-NAIA-proposed-transgender-sports-ban-disappointing-harmful-reversal

  Lambda Legal: NAIA proposed transgender sports ban disappointing, harmful reversal

Lambda Legal: NAIA Proposed Transgender Sports Ban a Disappointing and Harmful Reversal "The NAIA announcement sends a dangerous message, is inconsistent with the law and science, and undercuts the organization's ...


 
NATIONAL-mpox-Trans-Day-of-Visibility-police-items-Best-Buy-Gentilis-death

  NATIONAL mpox, Trans+ Day of Visibility, police items, Best Buy, Gentili's death

The CDC has concluded that mpox cases are on the rise in the United States, increasing to almost double what they were at the same time last year, according to ABC News. There is a national year-to-date estimate of 511 cases ...


 
DoJ-accuses-Utah-of-bias-against-incarcerated-trans-woman

  DoJ accuses Utah of bias against incarcerated trans woman

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a lawsuit against the State of Utah, including the Utah Department of Corrections (UDOC), alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ...


 
Performers-light-up-the-stage-at-Windy-City-Trans-Visibility-Pageant

  Performers light up the stage at Windy City Trans Visibility Pageant

Life is Work presented its 3rd Annual Windy City Trans Visibility Pageant on March 30, with a star-studded epic extravaganza featuring 11 contestants performing alongside personalities from RuPaul's Drag Race. The event, which was held at ...


 
Late-transgender-activist-Elise-Malary-receives-street-dedication-in-Andersonville

  Late transgender activist Elise Malary receives street dedication in Andersonville

Elise Malary, the late transgender activist who died in March 2022, was a born-and-raised Andersonville local who co-founded the neighborhood-based Chicago Therapy Collective (CTC). Now her memory is a permanent ...


 
Chicagos-transgender-community-kicks-off-Transgender-Week-of-Visibility-with-daylong-conference-resource-fair

  Chicago's transgender community kicks off Transgender Week of Visibility with daylong conference, resource fair

Transgender community leaders, allies and politicians kicked off a weeklong celebration of transgender visibility in Chicago with a one-day conference and resource fair. More than 100 community members attended the ...


 
White-House-issues-proclamation-on-2024-Transgender-Day-of-Visibility-

  White House issues proclamation on 2024 Transgender Day of Visibility

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: On Transgender Day of Visibility, we honor the extraordinary courage and contributions of transgender Americans and reaffirm our Nation's commitment to forming a more perfect ...


 
NATIONAL-Political-candidates-flag-controversy-HRC-gala-New-York-Times-Disney

  NATIONAL Political candidates, flag controversy, HRC gala, New York Times, Disney

In California, of the historic 30 LGBTQ+ legislative candidates who ran in the March 5 primary, more than half are moving on to the fall ballot, The Bay Area Reporter noted. Based on the still unofficial ...


 
Lambda-Legal-Launches-Speak-OUT-awareness-campaign-uplifting-trans-nonbinary-voices

  Lambda Legal Launches "Speak OUT" awareness campaign uplifting trans, nonbinary voices

--From a press release. VIDEO BELOW

(NEW YORK, NY — March 28, 2024) In advance of Transgender Day of Visibility, Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest and largest legal nonprofit working to achieve full equal rights for LGBTQ people and everyone living with ...


 
Nex-Benedicts-autopsy-report-released

  Nex Benedict's autopsy report released

The full autopsy report for Nex Benedict (he/they)—a 16-year-old transgender and Indigenous student from Oklahoma's Owasso High School who died in February a day after a school fight—has been released. The Oklahoma Office of the Chie ...


 
An-interstate-trans-healthcare-crisis-Illinois-prepares-for-influx-of-people-seeking-gender-affirming-care

  An interstate trans healthcare crisis: Illinois prepares for influx of people seeking gender-affirming care

With hard-won rights, such as access to hormone replacement therapy or permission to use one's chosen pronouns in school, breaking down in states across the country, trans residents of all ages are left with a choice: ...


 
No-charges-filed-in-Nex-Benedict-fight-campaigns-call-for-Walters-removal

  No charges filed in Nex Benedict fight; campaigns call for Walters' removal

In Oklahoma, Tulsa County District Attorney Stephen Kunzweiler announced that no charges will be filed in connection with the fight that happened the day before transgender, nonbinary high school student Nex Benedict died by suicide, NBC ...


 
JP-Karliak-morphs-into-non-binary-character-for-Disneys-X-Men-97

  JP Karliak morphs into non-binary character for Disney+'s X-Men '97

series X-Men '97, a revival of the popular X-men: The Animated Series that's both continuing the ongoing mutant storyline and breaking new ground along the way. The character of Morph now looks more like the comic ...


 
NATIONAL-Va-marriage-bill-AARP-online-counseling-Idaho-items-late-activist

  NATIONAL Va. marriage bill, AARP, online counseling, Idaho items, late activist

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed bills protecting same-sex marriages at a state level, surprising some, WRIC reported. The bills—passed out of both chambers along mostly party lines—will require clerks ...


 
Almost-8-of-US-residents-identify-as-LGBTQ-

  Almost 8% of U.S. residents identify as LGBTQ+

The proportion of U.S. adults identifying as LGBTQ+ continues to increase. LGBTQ+ identification in the U.S. continues to grow, with 7.6% of U.S. adults now identifying as LGBTQ+, according to the newest Gallup poll results that ...


 
SPORTS-Red-Stars-prepare-to-kick-off-NWSL-season-against-Utah-Royals

  SPORTS Red Stars prepare to kick off NWSL season against Utah Royals

It's been a busy winter for the Red Stars, and it's time to put their work to the test. Following a last place finish in the 2023 NWSL season, Chicago has had an active offseason transforming ...


 
WORLD-Leaked-messages-Panama-action-author-dies-at-32-Japan-court-out-athletes

  WORLD Leaked messages, Panama action, author dies at 32, Japan court, out athletes

Hundreds of messages from an internal chat board for an international group of transgender health professionals were leaked in a report and framed as revealing serious health risks associated with gender-affirming care, including cancer, according to ...


 
NATIONAL-Missouri-measure-HIV-AIDS-Awareness-Day-judge-Texas-schools

  NATIONAL Missouri measure, HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, judge, Texas schools

In Missouri, a newly proposed law could charge teachers and counselors with a felony and require them to register as sex offenders if they're found guilty of supporting transgender students who are socially transitioning, CNN noted. ...


 
College-athletes-sue-NCAA-over-transgender-policies

  College athletes sue NCAA over transgender policies

Former Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines was among a group of college athletes who filed a lawsuit against the NCAA on March 14, accusing it of violating their Title IX rights by allowing trans swimmer Lia Thomas ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Lady-Gaga-P-Valley-Wendy-Williams-Luke-Evans-Queer-Eye-Transition

  SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, 'P-Valley,' Wendy Williams, Luke Evans, 'Queer Eye,' 'Transition'

Lady Gaga came to the defense of Dylan Mulvaney after a post with the trans influencer/activist for International Women's Day received hateful responses, People Magazine noted. On Instagram, Gaga stated, "It's appalling to me that a ...


 
LGBTQ-people-attacked-by-mobs-in-Greece

  LGBTQ+ people attacked by mobs in Greece

Just weeks after a landmark law granted same-sex couples in Greece the right to marry, nearly 200 people dressed in black chased a transgender couple through the town square in Thessaloniki, the country's "second city" and ...


 
Howard-Brown-experts-discuss-advocacy-and-allyship-for-Chicagos-trans-community

  Howard Brown experts discuss advocacy and allyship for Chicago's trans community

By Alec Karam

Howard Brown Health's Trans & Gender Diverse People's Rights & Patient Care panel convened March 12 to discuss both resources for—and opportunities to provide allyship to—the city's trans and gender diverse communities. The event hos ...


 
UPDATE-Nex-Benedicts-death-ruled-a-suicide-family-responds

  UPDATE: Nex Benedict's death ruled a suicide; family responds

A medical examiner's report concluded that the cause of death of Oklahoma student Nex Benedict (he/they) was suicide, media reports confirmed. Benedict—a 16-year-old transgender student—died Feb. 8, a day after ...


 
X-gender-marker-now-available-on-Illinois-drivers-licenses-and-state-ID-cards

  "X" gender marker now available on Illinois driver's licenses and state ID cards

After several years of preparation, the Illinois Secretary of State's office is has been making the X gender designation available for non-binary residents and others not utilizing the M or F designations, since the beginning of ...


 
Chicagoan-continues-fight-against-alleged-transphobia-at-Orangetheory

  Chicagoan continues fight against alleged transphobia at Orangetheory

After allegedly dealing with transphobia at a Chicago Orangetheory beginning in 2018, Jes Favers du Shine is still holding out hope for the organization to take measures addressing those issues.� In 2020, Windy City Times reported ...


 
Trans-golfer-banned-from-competing

  Trans golfer banned from competing

Transgender golfer Hailey Davidson spoke out on Instagram after the NXXT Women's Pro Tour suddenly announced on March 8 (International Women's Day) that participants must be "a biological female at birth" in order to compete—banning D ...


 
NATIONAL-Altercation-mpox-research-Univ-of-Fla-George-Santos-tech-battle

  NATIONAL Altercation, mpox research, Univ. of Fla., George Santos, tech battle

Video footage uploaded to Facebook showed an altercation between a state trooper and two prominent Philadelphia LGBTQ+ leaders, the Washington Blade reported, republishing an article from Philadelphia Gay News. Celena ...


 
AMA-launches-toolkit-to-increase-screenings-for-HIV-STIs-hepatitis-tuberculosis

  AMA launches toolkit to increase screenings for HIV, STIs, hepatitis, tuberculosis

Press release

CHICAGO — With disruptions in clinical care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis across the U.S., the American Medical Association ...


 
Federal-investigation-initiated-in-Nex-Benedict-case

  Federal investigation initiated in Nex Benedict case

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has started an investigation into the Oklahoma school district where Nex Benedict, a transgender 16-year-old sophomore, went to school and was bullied before his death, The Advocate ...


 
Court-blocks-Texas-attorney-generals-demand-for-PFLAG-data

  Court blocks Texas attorney general's demand for PFLAG data

From a press release: AUSTIN, Texas—Travis County District Court Judge Maria Cantú Hexel on March 1 blocked the latest effort by the Texas Attorney General's Office to persecute Texas families with transgender youth, temporarily haltin ...


 
WORLD-Canadian-politics-Australian-murders-Finnish-study-Anatomy

  WORLD Canadian politics, Australian murders, Finnish study, 'Anatomy'

Canadian conservatives are divided over an anti-trans policy that Alberta Premier Danielle Smith handed down in her province, The Guardian reported. The policy includes a ban on hormonal treatment, puberty ...


 
Appeals-court-allows-Ind-ban-on-gender-affirming-care-for-minors

  Appeals court allows Ind. ban on gender-affirming care for minors

On Feb. 27, a federal appeals court in Chicago allowed Indiana's ban on gender-affirming care to go into effect, removing a temporary injunction that U.S. District Court Judge James Patrick Hanlon issued last year, ABC News ...


 
Activists-and-others-urge-removal-of-Oklahoma-schools-superintendent-after-Nex-Benedict-death

  Activists and others urge removal of Oklahoma schools superintendent after Nex Benedict death

TULSA, OKLAHOMA—Today more than 350 national, state, and local organizations advocating for equality across the U.S., alongside notable public figures, issued an open letter to Oklahoma legislative leadership urging justice ...


 
APA-adopts-policy-supporting-transgender-gender-diverse-and-non-binary-individuals

  APA adopts policy supporting transgender, gender diverse and non-binary individuals

From a press release: WASHINGTON—The American Psychological Association (APA) has adopted a landmark policy affirming evidence-based care for transgender, gender diverse and nonbinary children, adolescents and adults, noting that recent ...


 
911-calls-videos-show-cascade-of-failures-in-Nex-Benedicts-death-GLAAD-responds-

  911 calls, videos show cascade of failures in Nex Benedict's death, GLAAD responds

"It is haunting to hear Nex Benedict, in their own words, describe how school and state leaders failed, at every level of leadership, to keep them safe from bullying and harm. Less than 24 hours later, ...


 
Federal-jury-finds-man-guilty-of-killing-trans-woman-in-landmark-case

  Federal jury finds man guilty of killing trans woman in landmark case

In a groundbreaking case, a federal jury in Columbia, South Carolina found Daqua Lameek Ritter guilty of killing transgender woman Dime Doe after deliberating for almost four hours, The State reported. It is the first time ...


 
WORLD-Caribbean-ruling-Pussy-Riot-Russian-raid-Canadian-warning-anti-trans-bar

  WORLD Caribbean ruling, Pussy Riot, Russian raid, Canadian warning, anti-trans bar

The top court in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines dismissed a challenge to colonial-era anti-gay laws, Reuters reported. Javin Johnson and Sean Macleish—two gay men who had pushed to decriminalize ...


 
NATIONAL-Chuck-Schumer-anti-marriage-bill-drag-event-back-on-military-doctor

  NATIONAL Chuck Schumer, anti-marriage bill, drag event back on, military doctor

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced his support for the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA)—and, as a result, several LGBTQ+-advocacy organizations dropped their opposition to it, The Hill ...


 
Oklahoma-non-binary-student-dies-after-being-assaulted

  Oklahoma non-binary student dies after being assaulted

Officials acknowledged there are unresolved questions about a 16-year-old non-binary Oklahoma student who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom, NBC News noted. Chuck Hoskin Jr., principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-to-host-trans-youth-family-summit

  Center on Halsted to host trans youth & family summit

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., has announced that its Trans Youth & Family Summit 2024 will take place March 16. This year marks the sixth annual event, which partners between Youth Services' Pride Youth ...


 
WORLD-South-Africa-murder-lesbian-couple-Brianna-Ghey-Eurovision

  WORLD South Africa murder, lesbian couple, Brianna Ghey, Eurovision

In South Africa, LGBTQ+-rights groups condemned the brutal murder of Diego Jacobs, a queer man in Cape Town, The Washington Blade reported. Reports indicate Jacobs, 21, was brutally murdered (reportedly by a former neighbor) on Feb. ...


 
NATIONAL-Utah-board-member-Baths-founder-dies-Fla-protests-DoJ-equity-plan

  NATIONAL Utah board member, Baths founder dies, Fla. protests, DoJ equity plan

Utah's Republican governor and lieutenant governor urged the State Board of Education to take action against a conservative board member whose social-media post questioning the gender of a high school basketball player incited threats against the ...


 
Human-Rights-Campaign-report-releases-new-data-on-experiences-of-Black-queer-youth

  Human Rights Campaign report releases new data on experiences of Black queer youth

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, released a report in ...


 
Col-Jennifer-Pritzker-comments-on-military-museum-move

  Col. Jennifer Pritzker comments on military museum move

Local transgender philanthropist Col. Jennifer Pritzker commented to Windy City Times about the impending move of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML), which she founded in 2003, to Wisconsin. "At the end of the day, ...


 
THEATER-Dot-Marie-Jones-talks-Goodman-production-Glee-Bros

  THEATER Dot-Marie Jones talks Goodman production, 'Glee,' 'Bros'

Running through Feb. 18 at the the Goodman Theatre, the production Highway Patrol works with a script conceived entirely from Emmy-winning actor Dana Delany's (TV's China Beach) digital archive of hundreds of tweets and direct messages ...


 
Coalition-of-LGBTQ-advocates-health-care-providers-release-Project-RAINBOW-report

  Coalition of LGBTQ+ advocates, health care providers release Project RAINBOW report

--From a press release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of more than two dozen LGBTQ+ advocate organizations and health care providers are releasing a new report aimed at addressing the challenges and discrimination that ...


 
Republicans-file-bill-to-ban-trans-women-from-US-Olympic-teams

  Republicans file bill to ban trans women from U.S. Olympic teams

Republicans in both houses of Congress have launched another effort to ban transgender women and girls from female sports teams—and this time, they are attempting to ban trans women from competing on U.S. Olympic teams ahead ...


 
New-US-Trans-Survey-highlights-importance-of-gender-affirming-care-and-societal-acceptance

  New US Trans Survey highlights importance of gender-affirming care and societal acceptance

After surveying 92,329 people in 2022, the early insights gleaned from the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) have been released—and they highlight just how much impact gender-affirming care can have. The USTS, which was last completed ...


 
Quantum-Leap-reboot-springs-into-LGBTQ-representation

  Quantum Leap reboot springs into LGBTQ+ representation

Through the magic of television, Quantum Leap is once again jumping into the past to bounce back into the future—and in a recent episode, "The Family Trasure," non-binary artist and performer Wilder Yuri and writer Shakina ...


 
NATIONAL-Texas-court-police-chief-Gentili-memorial-Philly-controversy-

  NATIONAL Texas court, police chief, Gentili memorial, Philly controversy

The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging Senate Bill 14, the ban on gender-affirming care that went into effect last September, KERA reported. SB 14 blocks trans minors from accessing gender-affirming medical care, such as ...


 
GLAAD-remembers-Cecilia-Gentili-transgender-Latina-actress-activist-health-care-activist-journalist-

  GLAAD remembers Cecilia Gentili, transgender Latina, actress, activist, health care activist, journalist

--From a press release

(New York, NY - February 6, 2024) GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, is responding to the death of transgender actress and advocate Cecilia Gentili and elevating voices of transgender and political leaders honoring ...


 
Iowa-governor-introduces-bill-to-out-trans-people-on-official-documents

  Iowa governor introduces bill to out trans people on official documents

By Lu Calzada

As states around Illinois continue to introduce anti-LGBTQ bills—and in some cases, pass anti-LGBTQ resolutions into law—Iowa recently added one more blow for Midwestern LGBTQ+ Americans. Governor Kim Reynolds introduced HB 649 Feb. 1, and it ...


 
NATIONAL-Marriage-news-fighting-fentanyl-anti-LGBTQ-crimes-Grindr

  NATIONAL Marriage news, fighting fentanyl, anti-LGBTQ+ crimes, Grindr

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would affirm marriage equality in the state, The Washington Blade noted. House Bill 174, introduced by state Del. Rozia Henson (D-Prince William County), passed in the Democratic-controlled ...


 
HRC-State-Equality-Index-Anti-LGBTQ-2023-state-legislative-season-most-destructive

  HRC State Equality Index: Anti-LGBTQ+ 2023 state legislative season "most destructive"

--From a press release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the education arm of the nation's largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federatio ...


 
Looking-back-at-Chicago-LGBTQ-communitys-stand-against-Anheuser-Busch-

  Looking back at Chicago LGBTQ+ community's stand against Anheuser-Busch

As conservatives across the country boycotted Anheuser-Busch products for Bud Light's partnership with trans woman Dylan Mulvaney in 2023, LGBTQ+ bars in Chicago removed their products for a different reason. Following the deeply negative response to ...


 
Extreme-anti-trans-legislation-to-be-law-in-Ohio-after-GOP-supermajority-overrides-governors-veto

  Extreme anti-trans legislation to be law in Ohio after GOP supermajority overrides governor's veto

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled Ohio Senate voted today to complete the legislature's override of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's veto of dangerous anti-trans legislation. The bill bans transgender athletes from participating ...


 
National-Center-for-Transgender-Equality-and-Transgender-Legal-Defense-and-Education-Fund-to-merge

  National Center for Transgender Equality and Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund to merge

--From a press release

WASHINGTON - Today, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), two leading national trans civil rights organizations, officially announced their intent ...


 
WORLD-World-leaders-Namibia-attack-Taiwan-electoral-win-Irish-LGBTQ-groups

  WORLD World leaders, Namibia attack, Taiwan electoral win, Irish LGBTQ+ groups

In the wake of Gabriel Attal being named France's newest prime minister, PinkNews published a list of every out LGBTQ+ world leader to date. They include ex-San Marino head of state Paolo Rondelli, former Iceland Prime ...


 
NATIONAL-Wis-report-gender-dysphoria-HIV-research-Stonewall-exhibit-gay-CEOs

  NATIONAL Wis. report, gender dysphoria, HIV research, Stonewall exhibit, gay CEOs

A new annual report from Wisconsin's Office of Children's Mental Health shows that the state's minors—especially girls, children of color and LGBTQ+ youth—continue to struggle with anxiety, depression and thoughts ...


 
WORLD-Conversion-therapy-trans-Haitian-advocate-intersex-report-activist-attacked

  WORLD Conversion therapy, trans Haitian advocate, intersex report, activist attacked

Norway is the latest country to outlaw conversion therapy after its parliament passed a bill that criminalizes the practice, Mamba noted. The bill, under development since 2019, received approval in the Storting (the Norwegian parliament) last ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-Health-Equity-Act-school-policy-drag-items-Don-Lemon-Danica-Roem

  NATIONAL Trans Health Equity Act, school policy, drag items, Don Lemon, Danica Roem

The Trans Health Equity Act—a law that requires Maryland's Medicaid program to cover gender-affirming treatments—took effect Jan. 1, The Washington Blade noted. In May 2023, Democratic Gov. Wes Moore signed the act. The law covers hormone ...


 
11th-Circuit-allows-Alabama-transgender-adolescent-medical-ban-to-take-effect-NCLR-responds

  11th Circuit allows Alabama transgender adolescent medical ban to take effect, NCLR responds

--From a press release

Today Jan. 11, 2024, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order allowing Alabama's ban on medical care for transgender adolescents to take effect. This order grants a request by the state of Alabama to ...


 
Williams-Institute-41000-transgender-immigrants-live-in-California

  Williams Institute: 41,000 transgender immigrants live in California

--From a press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that there are 174,200 transgender immigrants in the United States and 41,000 transgender immigrants in California, comprising over one-quarter (27%) of the state's ...


 
Ohio-House-overrides-governors-pro-trans-veto

  Ohio House overrides governor's pro-trans veto

On Jan. 10, Ohio's Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 65-28 to override GOP Gov. Mike DeWine's Dec. 29 veto of a bill that bans gender-affirming healthcare for minors. Democrats say transgender people and parents of transgender ...


 
NATIONAL-Trans-candidates-Philly-official-anti-LGBTQ-laws-bisexual-study

  NATIONAL Trans candidates, Philly official, anti-LGBTQ+ laws, bisexual study

An Ohio transgender woman announced her candidacy for the state's legislature, challenging an anti-LGBTQ+ Republican, The Dallas Voice noted. "If you're gonna attack our communities, then you're gonna have to compete against someone from our c ...


 
WORLD-Activist-honored-marriages-in-Estonia-Madrid-law-trans-sports-item

  WORLD Activist honored, marriages in Estonia, Madrid law, trans sports item

Video below

The National AIDS Commission (NAC) recently honored Caleb Orozco—a leading figure in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in Belize—for his instrumental contributions to the national HIV response, BNN reported. According ...


 
USA-Boxing-adds-policy-regarding-trans-competitors

  USA Boxing adds policy regarding trans competitors

Boxing's highest national governing body, USA Boxing, added a transgender athlete policy to its rulebook that requires genital-reassignment surgery and strict hormone testing for adults before competition, NBC News noted. ...


 




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