A Trans Woman, Back in Prison, Says Rape and Abuse Continues

Ashley Diamond became a voice for incarcerated transgender people when her lawsuit forced changes in Georgia policy. She says the state is again failing to protect her.

#corrections-department-ga, #diamond-ashley-1978, #georgia, #prisons-and-prisoners, #probation-and-parole, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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52 Years Later, IBM Apologizes for Firing Transgender Woman

Lynn Conway was one of the company’s most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.

#apologies, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #conway-lynn-1938, #discrimination, #engineering-and-engineers, #international-business-machines-corporation, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Jan Morris, Celebrated Writer of Place and History, Is Dead at 94

In more than four dozen books, Morris explored foreign lands, her own Britain and her experience as a transgender woman.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #great-britain, #morris-jan-1926, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

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European Union Tries to Counter Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Wave in Hungary and Poland

The bloc is trying to stop the Eastern European member nations from advancing discriminatory measures, but its legal powers are limited.

#discrimination, #european-union, #hate-crimes, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hungary, #poland, #politics-and-government, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #womens-rights

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What Happens to Some L.G.B.T.Q. Teens When Their Parents Reject Them

Over a third of young people in foster care in New York City identify as L.G.B.T.Q. and are struggling to find the support they need, according to a new survey.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #casey-annie-e-foundation, #colombia, #columbia-university, #foster-care, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #l-g-b-t-q, #lawyers-for-children, #queens-nyc, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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It Had Aerialists, Fire Eaters and Glitter. Is Brooklyn’s Wildest Party Over?

House of Yes was a revolution in New York nightlife: A space at once wild and safe, challenging and inclusive. Can it ever come back?

#bars-and-nightclubs, #bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dancing, #house-of-yes, #performance-art, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Listen to the Modern Love Podcast

When it comes to forbidden love, a “romantic plan isn’t enough.”

#dating-and-relationships, #immigration-and-emigration, #love-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #your-feed-selfcare

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World Rugby Bars Transgender Women, Baffling Players

World Rugby is the first international sports federation to block transgender women from global competitions, even though it has long preached a motto of inclusivity.

#international-olympic-committee, #rugby, #sports-injuries, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #world-cup-2021-rugby, #world-rugby-ltd

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Virginia Mollenkott, 88, Dies; Feminist Found Liberation in Bible

A Christian evangelical who was shunned for her lesbianism, she became an influential scholar of the Bible, finding in it acceptance of L.G.B.T.Q. people.

#bible, #bob-jones-university, #christians-and-christianity, #deaths-obituaries, #evangelical-movement, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #religion-and-belief, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #virginia-mollenkott

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Bill Offering L.G.B.T. Protections in Italy Spurs Rallies on Both Sides

Supporters frame the measure as a long-overdue means to provide basic human rights. Opponents depict it as an overreaching step that would suppress opinion.

#assaults, #discrimination, #gender, #hate-crimes, #hate-speech, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #italy, #law-and-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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Sharing an Intimate Musical Vision

Sarah Hennies’s highly personal explorations of “queer and trans identity, love, intimacy and psychoacoustics” are increasingly played by others.

#hennies-sarah, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #music, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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With Barrett Nomination, a D.C. Conservative Power Couple Nears Its Dream

Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and Roger Severino, a senior health and human services official, have worked to reshape social policy and the courts they need to uphold it.

#barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #federalist-society, #freedom-of-religion, #judicial-crisis-network, #religion-state-relations, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #severino-carrie, #severino-roger, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As N.Y.C. Jails Become More Violent, Solitary Confinement Persists

Even as Mayor Bill de Blasio has emptied out the city’s jails, the number of people who are placed in punitive segregation each year has remained about the same.

#brann-cynthia, #brooklyn-defender-services, #browder-kalief-1993-2015, #correction-board-nyc, #correction-department-nyc, #correction-officersbenevolent-assn-nyc, #correctional-health-services, #de-blasio-bill, #house-of-xtravaganza, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #polanco-layleen, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #solitary-confinement, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Every Night in Quarantine, I Danced With Hundreds of Strangers

When the coronavirus shut down clubs around the world, I found community in a queer dance party on Zoom.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #documentary-films-and-programs, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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DeVos Vows to Withhold Desegregation Aid to Schools Over Transgender Athletes

The Education Department has told Connecticut schools that desegregation grants will be cut off Oct. 1 if they continue to allow transgender students to choose the teams they compete on.

#athletics-and-sports, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #connecticut, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #hartford-conn, #interscholastic-athletics, #magnet-schools, #new-haven-conn, #segregation-and-desegregation, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j

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What’s at Stake for L.G.B.T.Q. Families in This Election

The fight for equality isn’t over, and can most definitely still be lost.

#discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #log-cabin-republicans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Sarah McBride Is Set to Be the Nation’s Highest-Ranking Transgender Official

Ms. McBride, who would be the first openly transgender person to serve in any state’s senate, won a primary for a safely Democratic seat in Delaware.

#coons-christopher-a, #delaware, #elections-senate, #elections-state-legislature, #mcbride-sarah-1990, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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U.S. Marine Pardoned for Killing Transgender Woman Is Deported From Philippines

Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was formally deported and flown out on a U.S. military plane. His pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn anger from activists.

#duterte-rodrigo, #laude-jennifer, #pemberton-joseph-scott, #philippines, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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What I Learned as a Parent of a Transgender Child

As a pediatrician and mother, I thought I knew a lot about parenting. But I was blindsided by my daughter’s coming out as trans, and that first year was riddled with mistakes.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #gender, #parenting, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Duterte Pardons U.S. Marine Who Killed Transgender Woman

The Philippine president made the move, which riled nationalist and gay rights groups, in the interest of maintaining an “independent foreign policy.”

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #duterte-rodrigo, #international-relations, #laude-jennifer, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pemberton-joseph-scott, #philippines, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps

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TikTok Influencers, Harassment and Fans: Who’s to Blame?

Fan armies are harassing gay and trans people on TikTok.

#computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Transgender People Face New Legal Fight After Supreme Court Victory

Though the Supreme Court embraced a broad definition of sex in June, the Department of Health and Human Services pressed ahead with changes that narrowed the definition of sex in the Affordable Care Act.

#discrimination, #gender, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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US Marine Who Killed Transgender Woman in Philippines is Ordered Released

A court decision to free Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton less than six years into his sentence was criticized by activists.

#laude-jennifer, #pemberton-joseph-scott, #philippines, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Will They See Me as a Son, a Daughter or a Stranger?

Thirteen years ago, my parents tried to wish away my gender transition. Now, Alzheimer’s threatens to erase their memory of me altogether.

#alzheimers-disease, #love-emotion, #memory, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Who Should Compete in Women’s Sports? There Are ‘Two Almost Irreconcilable Positions’

Some experts say inclusion and competitive fairness conflict as leaders consider how to regulate the athletic participation of transgender women.

#athletics-and-sports, #boise-state-university, #college-athletics, #discrimination, #ehardt-barbara-d, #gender, #hecox-lindsay, #hormones, #international-olympic-committee, #interscholastic-athletics, #testosterone, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #world-athletics

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Judge Blocks Trump Officials’ Attempt to End Transgender Health Protections

The decision arrived a day before a Trump administration rule narrowing the legal definition of sex discrimination was set to take effect.

#block-frederic-l, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #health-and-human-services-department, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Virginia House Candidate Campaigns By Attacking ‘A Man Dressed as a Woman’

As Bob Good, an opponent of same-sex marriage, tries to rally Republicans with attacks on transgender rights, Democrats see an opening in the G.O.P.-held district.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #elections-house-of-representatives, #good-bob-1965, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #republican-party, #riggleman-denver, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #webb-cameron

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Juliana Huxtable’s Next Chapter

The artistic polymath has pushed the limits of genre, exploring ideas about gender and politics in nearly every form imaginable.

#15-creative-women, #art, #poetry-and-poets, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency

Merritt Corrigan, the former deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had drawn scrutiny shortly after being named to the position.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #christians-and-christianity, #corrigan-merritt, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #engel-eliot-l, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #house-of-representatives, #muslims-and-islam, #religion-and-belief, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #social-media, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Lady Red Couture, ‘Mother Hen’ of a Drag Scene, Dies at 43

A fixture in Los Angeles clubs who stood 7-foot-2 in heels, she also co-hosted the L.G.B.T.Q. talk show “Hey Qween!”

#black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #hey-qween-tv-program, #lady-red-couture-1977-2020, #rupauls-drag-race-tv-program, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #transvestism

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Trump Presses Limits on Transgender Rights Over Supreme Court Ruling

The Trump administration is pressing forward with policies limiting transgender rights. Many rules that have been in development for years have now either been finalized or have gone into effect.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #domestic-violence, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeless-persons, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Baptist Pastor Is Fired After Coming Out as Transgender

Junia Joplin, a Baptist pastor in Ontario, asked for acceptance in a sermon: “I want to be the person that God created me to be.” The congregation narrowly voted to terminate her contract.

#baptist-churches, #canada, #joplin-junia, #ministers-protestant, #mississauga-ontario, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Biden Could Quickly Reverse Trump’s Military Transgender Ban, Group Says

An advocacy group says the Pentagon would not need months to study how to allow transgender people to serve, because it had already done so to prepare the Obama policy that was reversed.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #obama-barack, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Valentina Sampaio Is the First Transgender Model for Sports Illustrated

The Brazilian model, who is in the magazine’s swimsuit issue, was also the first transgender woman to work for Victoria’s Secret and grace the cover of Vogue magazine.

#bathing-suits-and-swimwear, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #sampaio-valentina, #sports-illustrated, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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In a Term Full of Major Cases, the Supreme Court Tacked to the Center

Doling out victories to both sides, the court led by Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to strive to avoid charges of partisanship.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #native-americans, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #roberts-john-g-jr, #souter-david-h, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Shot to Protect Against H.I.V.

A drug injected every two months is more effective at preventing H.I.V. infection than a daily pill, scientists report.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #brazil, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gilead-sciences-inc, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #truvada-drug, #viiv-healthcare-ltd, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

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Life Without Parole for Detroit Man Who Killed 2 Gay Men and a Transgender Woman

The victims were part of what the Human Rights Campaign has called an “epidemic of violence” against L.G.B.T.Q. people in the United States.

#blancher-timothy-d-2019, #cameron-paris-d-2019, #davis-alunte-d-2019, #detroit-mich, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #robinson-devon-may-25-2019-murder, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #worthy-kym-l

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HUD Rule Would Dismantle Protections for Homeless Transgender People

Homeless shelters would have the right to turn away transgender people from single-sex facilities that correspond to their gender identity.

#discrimination, #homeless-persons, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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The Challenges of the Pandemic for Queer Youth

Issues include limited access to community support and counseling and, in some cases, quarantining with unsupportive family members.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantines, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #telemedicine, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Black Trans Women Seek More Space in the Movement They Helped Start

At no point have black trans people shared fully in the gains of the L.G.B.T.Q. or racial justice movements. This may be changing.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Five Nonbinary Comics on This Moment: ‘I’m Not Some New Buzzword’

These comedians talk about their experiences in the industry, and wanting audiences to look beyond their gender identity.

#comedy-and-humor, #einbinder-spike-comedian, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #ramirez-lorelei-comedian, #smith-peter-comedian, #theater, #tison-james-comedian, #tom-jes-comedian, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Sex Does Not Mean Gender. Equating Them Erases Trans Lives.

Embracing the experiences of trans people means leaving old vocabularies behind.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #language-and-languages, #rowling-j-k, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Voguing for Our Lives. Again.

“We shouldn’t be screaming, ‘Trans Lives Matter,’ but we have to,” said Leiomy Maldonado, a ballroom icon. “We’re strong and we’re here to fight.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #house-of-xtravaganza, #polanco-layleen, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Transgender Lives Onscreen: Seen, but Not Always Believable

We asked transgender performers and writers about the depictions that made an impact on them. Their answers were complicated.

#billings-alexandra-1962, #bono-chaz, #boys-dont-cry-movie, #cayne-candis, #cox-laverne, #disclosure-movie, #just-one-of-the-guys-movie, #lysette-trace, #movies, #paris-is-burning-movie, #princesa-movie, #smith-brian-michael-1983, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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On L.G.B.T.Q. Rights, a Gulf Between Trump and Many Republican Voters

As more Republicans say they support at least some L.G.B.T.Q. protections, President Trump and party leaders continue to stand in opposition and particularly target transgender Americans.

#conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j

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Why the Supreme Court Ruling on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights Is Such a Big Deal

Only some queer people get married, but almost all of them work.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #debatable, #gorsuch-neil-m, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #stephens-aimee, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Supreme Court LGBTQ Ruling Pushes Workplace Dynamic Already in Motion

The Supreme Court decision gives plaintiffs leverage, but companies large and small are still expected to face legal cases over their policies.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #human-resources, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #workplace-environment

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Jericho Brown, Carmen Maria Machado and Thomas Page McBee on What Pride Means Now

Fifty years after the first Pride March, the authors Jericho Brown, Carmen Maria Machado and Thomas Page McBee reflect on a complicated moment for the L.G.B.T.Q. community.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #stonewall-riots-1969, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

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The Supreme Court Finally Provides Good News for Trans People

A little bit of good news, in a dire month for L.G.B.T.Q. people.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #rowling-j-k, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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A Landmark Supreme Court Ruling

Why a surprise majority of judges ruled that the Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender people from workplace discrimination.

#discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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