Tag: Transgender

ACLU

Arkansas Lawmakers Sued by ACLU Over Ban on Transgender Youth Health Care

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state of Arkansas, state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and members of the Arkansas State Medical Board, arguing that a recently passed law limiting transition-related health care to minors in the state not only discriminates against transgender people but also violates…

Instagram

Instagram Adds New Feature Allowing Users to Select Their Preferred Pronouns

While many individuals on social media have taken to adding their preferred gender pronouns into their existing profile bios, Instagram has taken that concept one step further, launching a new feature that officially builds a person’s pronoun selection into their account setup. Samantha Kubota of The Today Show has reported…

Texas transgender rights

Texas Bill Threatens Parents Who Support their Transgender Children With Jail Time

In another horrific example of just how far some Republican lawmakers will go to inject hate against LGBTQ individuals into state law, a group of Texas Republicans has drafted legislation that would penalize parents who support and help their transgender children access gender-affirming care with jail time — or even…

NCAA

NCAA Declares Full Support of Transgender Athletes; Pledges Its Events Will Be ‘Free of Discrimination’

In a blow to a growing number of states considering harsh and discriminatory bans on transgender rights, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has publicly come out in support of diversity and inclusion — backing transgender rights and saying that it will no longer hold championship events in locations that aren’t…

Arkansas fights transgender rights

Arkansas Lawmakers Pass One of the Most Biased — and Anti-Trans — Laws Ever in U.S. History

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Meanwhile, in a blatant show of hatred and disregard for transgender rights and freedoms, lawmakers in Arkansas have passed what the ACLU has described as the “single most extreme anti-trans law to ever pass through a state legislature.” Jo Yurcaba of NBC…

Rachel Levine

Rachel Levine Becomes First Trans Individual Confirmed to Cabinet-Level Position in US History

With her confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Rachel Levine has made LGBTQ history, becoming the first-ever transgender person in history confirmed to a Cabinet-level government position. Dr. Levine was approved by the Senate with a vote of 52 to 48. In a statement following the…

sex workers

New York City Moves to Dismiss Nearly 1,500 Crimes Involving Sex Work — Arrests that Disproportionately Target Trans Women and Women of Color

In an ongoing effort to decriminalize sex work within the metro area, New York City officials have moved to dismiss nearly 1,500 pending criminal cases related to prostitution — arrests that tend to be highly biased and largely target transgender individuals and women of color. On March 8, Bronx District…