Tag Archives: trans issues

Musk’s Trans Daughter Seeks To Sever Ties To Him

Reuters reports: Elon Musk’s transgender daughter has filed a request to change her name in accordance with her new gender identity and because “I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.” The petition for both a name change and a new birth certificate reflecting her new gender identity …

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Caitlyn Jenner Celebrates Ban On Trans Swimmers

The New York Post reports: The ban on transgender swimmers competing in major women’s events has been celebrated by trans celebrity Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner, an Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, celebrated the news by sharing The Post’s coverage of the landmark decision Sunday by the world swimming’s governing body, FINA, which covers the Olympics. “It worked!” tweeted Jenner, 72, one of …

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Court: Texas AG Can’t Intervene In Transgender Suit

The Dallas Morning News reports: The state of Texas cannot intervene in a lawsuit between Children’s Medical Center Dallas and one of its doctors over gender-affirming care for trans patients, a Dallas judge decided Friday. After a contentious hearing that lasted more than two hours, Dallas County Judge Melissa Bellan said Attorney General Ken Paxton had not convinced her that …

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Biden To Sign Order On Ex-Gay Torture, LGBTQ Health

USA Today reports: In an effort to address some of the anti-LGBT bills, the president’s order will call on the Department of Health and Human Services to release new sample policies for states on how to expand access to comprehensive health care for LGBT+ patients. He is also calling on the Department of Education to release a sample school policy …

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ACLU Sues Texas After Trans Teen Attempts Suicide

The Texas Tribune reports: A new lawsuit filed Wednesday is challenging Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive to investigate parents who provide gender-affirming care to their transgender children. The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal on behalf of three families, including the Briggle family, who have long been advocates for trans rights, including hosting Republican Attorney …

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Florida Moves To Ban All Transgender Healthcare

Miami’s NBC News affiliate reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration Thursday asked the state board regulating doctors to essentially ban transition-related care for transgender minors, according to a letter obtained by NBC News. The state Health Department made the request hours after another state agency issued a 46-page report to justify banning Medicaid coverage for transgender people of any age …

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Students Jeer GOP Senator For Anti-Trans Comments

Wyoming’s Oil City News reports: Sen. Cynthia Lummis, a Republican representing Wyoming in the U.S. Senate, made a comment that “the existence of two sexes, male and female” was a “fundamental scientific truth” while speaking to recent UW graduates of several schools on campus (including the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education) during their commencement, evoking …

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Marvel Comics To Intro New Transgender Superhero

Marvel.com reports: Make way for Escapade! In MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1, which releases in June, Shela Sexton will make her debut as Marvel’s new trans mutant Super Hero, and she’s not alone. She’ll also bring along her best friend and fellow trans mutant Morgan Red, as well as their genetically engineered flying turtle Hibbert. Together, they’ll embark on a high-flying, …

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DOJ Files Challenge To Alabama’s Anti-Trans Law

From the Justice Department: The Justice Department today filed a complaint challenging a recently enacted Alabama law, Senate Bill (S.B.) 184, that denies necessary medical care to children based solely on who they are, and that threatens criminal prosecution and jail time to doctors, parents, and anyone else who provides or “causes” that care. The United States’ complaint alleges that …

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Dem Kansas Gov Vetoes Anti-Trans, Anti-Teachers Bills

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a proposal on Friday that would have banned transgender athletes from girls sports and another that would have required schools to let parents challenge classroom curriculum — a measure she has called a “teacher demoralization act.” The bills reflect the political trap GOP lawmakers are trying to set for Kelly, …

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Arizona Gov Refuses To Say If Trans People Even Exist

The Associated Press reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey refused to say Thursday if transgender people actually exist, twice dodging direct questions on the subject just a day after he signed legislation limiting transgender rights. Asked again if he believed there are “actual transgender people,” he again answered slowly and carefully. “I am going to respect everyone, and I’m going to …

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Carlson: The “Trans Thing” Didn’t Exist Four Years Ago

“So, this administration is standing up for you. And those are words that every American is grateful to hear. But in this case, there’s a caveat. “‘You’ means trans seniors. Now, wait a second, you may wonder, as you sit down with your family to celebrate the joy of transgenderism on transgender appreciation day, how many trans seniors are there …

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UK To Ban Ex-Gay Torture But Not Ex-Trans Torture

The BBC reports: The government insists it will ban so-called conversion therapy for gay or bisexual people in England and Wales – but not for transgender people. It comes hours after it had said it would drop plans for the ban entirely. The announcement on Thursday evening that ministers would explore non-legislative routes to stop the practice was criticised by …

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Biden Marks Annual Transgender Day Of Visibility

Via press release from the White House: To everyone celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility, I want you to know that your President sees you. The First Lady, the Vice President, the Second Gentleman, and my entire Administration see you for who you are — made in the image of God and deserving of dignity, respect, and support. On this day …

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State Dept: X Gender Markers Allowed On Passports

Via press release from the State Department: The Department of State has reached another milestone in our work to better serve all U.S. citizens, regardless of their gender identity. In June, I announced that U.S. passport applicants could self-select their gender and were no longer required to submit any medical documentation, even if their selected gender differed from their other citizenship …

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Utah House Overrides Gov’s Veto Of Anti-Trans Bill

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: During an impassioned hourlong debate, the Utah House of Representatives on Friday voted to override Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto of a controversial bill that would bar transgender girls from participating in school sports matching their gender identities. The House voted 56-18 in favor of the override, with Democrats and two Republicans voting against it. State …

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Republican Utah Governor Vetoes Anti-Trans Sports Bill

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Utah legislative leaders on Tuesday announced their plan to meet this Friday for an override session minutes after Gov. Spencer Cox vetoed a bill that would prevent transgender girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identities. In a letter addressed to Senate President Stuart Adams and House Speaker Brad Wilson, Cox defended …

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GOP Indiana Governor Vetoes Anti-Trans Sports Bill

The Washington Post reports: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, a Republican, struck down a bill on Monday that would have banned transgender girls from competing in female sports at school — making him an outlier in a party that has passed similar laws in nearly a dozen states. In a letter addressing his decision, Holcomb wrote that the bill “leaves too …

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Court Blocks Abbott’s Anti-Trans “Child Abuse” Order

Forbes reports: A state judge blocked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s divisive order for “child abuse” investigations into parents of transgender children receiving gender-affirming medical care, issuing a statewide injunction Friday as the litigation against it plays out. Texas District Court Judge Amy Clark Meachum ruled from the bench that the directive should be blocked at the end of a hearing …

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Major Firms Denounce Anti-Trans Abbott In New Ad

The New York Times reports: More than 60 major businesses, including household names in technology and retail, have signed onto a new advertising campaign in Texas protesting a move by the state’s governor to label as “child abuse” medical treatments that are widely considered to be the standard of care for transgender teenagers. In digital ads and a full-page advertisement …

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