Tag: Transgender

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Transgender Individuals in North Carolina Allowed To Sue State Over Exclusions in Their Health Care Coverage

In 2018, transgender individuals living in North Carolina, employed by the state, and enrolled in the state’s health care coverage plan lost the right to seek out vital and needed transition-related treatment. But a new 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals court ruling has reversed that decision. Barbara Grzincic of…

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Tennessee Judge Stops New Transphobic Bathroom-Sign Law From Going Into Effect

In their ongoing attack of transgender citizens within Tennessee, lawmakers have attempted to enact a law that would require businesses to post signs outside their restrooms “warning” customers they supported transgender rights — thereby potentially turning customers away from their businesses. However, just days before the bill was set to…

Kataluna Enriquez To Become First-Ever Transgender Contestant Competing in Miss USA

In another historic example of inclusion and representation, newly crowned Miss Nevada Kataluna Enriquez will become the first-ever transgender pageant winner to compete for the Miss USA title. Dan Avery of NBC News reported on Enriquez’s win at the Miss Nevada pageant on Sunday, June 27, a precursor to the…

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Bathroom Access Within Schools

Pride Month is ending on an even happier note following Monday’s Supreme Court announcement that schools can’t force transgender students to use bathrooms that don’t align with their gender identity. Orion Rummler of nonprofit newsroom The 19th reported that the case of Gloucester County School Board v. Grimm began seven…

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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…

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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…