Mariah Lopez Is Suing New York, Over and Over, for Transgender Rights

Mariah Lopez first sued the city at age 13. Her latest settlement has forced the city to overhaul how it treats transgender people who are homeless.

#discrimination, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #johnson-marsha-p-1945-92, #new-york-city, #project-renewal, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don’t Count

Tolerance for one group doesn’t need to mean intolerance for another.

#discrimination, #gender, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Suing New York, Over and Over, for Transgender Rights

Mariah Lopez first sued the city at age 13. Her latest settlement has forced the city to overhaul how it treats transgender people who are homeless.

#discrimination, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #johnson-marsha-p-1945-92, #new-york-city, #project-renewal, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Why L.G.B.T.Q. Adults Are More Vulnerable to Heart Disease

Experts say that a leading cause of death often goes overlooked.

#anxiety-and-stress, #discrimination, #heart, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Lesbian Republican’s Fight for a Future in the G.O.P.

With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Watching ‘Queer as Folk’ but Craving ‘Heartstopper’

Major reboots and revivals are falling short in the writing as they try to diversify and expand their L.G.B.T.Q. worlds. It doesn’t have to be that way.

#actors-and-actresses, #davies-russell-t, #dunn-stephen-1989, #heartstopper-tv-program, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #queer-as-folk-tv-program, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals

In Ukraine and New York, Pride Must Get Political

The boundary between freedom and oppression is thin.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #eastern-europe, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lgbtq-pride-month-us, #parades, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #riga-latvia, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #ukraine, #united-states

Conservatives Are Attempting a Broad Attack on Gay Rights and Culture

Conservatives are launching a broad attack on gay rights and gay culture.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

FINA Restricts Transgender Women From Competing at Elite Level

The international swimming federation said transgender women who had experienced male puberty could not compete in women’s events.

#fina, #swimming, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Dyke Day LA Is a Pride Event All Its Own

Dyke Day LA takes a homespun approach to a month typically packed with corporate-sponsored parties, parades and concerts.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lgbtq-pride-month-us, #los-angeles-calif, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

A Medical Frontier

Doctors who provide gender-affirming care are split on how to evaluate teens.

#internal-storyline-no, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

The Battle Over Gender Therapy

More teenagers than ever are seeking transitions, but the medical community that treats them is deeply divided about why — and what to do to help them.

#discrimination, #gender, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

She Wrote a Dystopian Novel. What Happened Next Was Pretty Dystopian.

Without having even been read, a book is attacked online for its fantastical premise.

#hough-lauren, #newman-sandra, #social-media, #the-men-book, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

Report Reveals Sharp Rise in Transgender Young People in the U.S.

New estimates based on C.D.C. health surveys point to a stark generational shift in the growth of the transgender population of the United States.

#gender, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

Mugged by Reality, Again

Progressives are rediscovering the law of unintended consequences.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boudin-chesa, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #elections-district-attorneys, #inflation-economics, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #san-francisco-calif, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

At Taco Bell, the Drag Brunch Goes Corporate

The glittery live shows have long been a staple in many cities, but the fast-food chain is taking that a step further.

#drag-culture, #fast-food-industry, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #pride-month, #restaurants, #taco-bell-corp, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #transvestism

Every Day, We’re Told to Use New Lingo. What Does That Really Accomplish?

Constantly updating terminology isn’t going to achieve progressive aims.

#disabilities, #internal-sub-only-nl, #pinker-steven, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #simone-nina, #summer-of-soul-or-when-the-revolution-could-not-be-televised-movie, #thompson-ahmir-questlove, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Indiana Lawmakers Override Transgender Sports Veto

Gov. Eric Holcomb said the measure barring transgender girls from playing girls’ sports at school was unnecessary, but fellow Republicans in the Legislature disagreed.

#athletics-and-sports, #education-k-12, #holcomb-eric-1968, #indiana, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vetoes-us

Urvashi Vaid, Pioneering L.G.B.T.Q. Activist, Is Dead at 63

Over a four-decade career, she profoundly shaped a range of progressive issues, including AIDS advocacy, prison reform and gay rights.

#deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #gay-city-news, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #national-gay-and-lesbian-task-force, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #vaid-urvashi, #womens-rights

Alabama’s Transgender Youth Can Use Medicine to Transition, Judge Rules

A federal judge temporarily halted part of a new law that prevents doctors from prescribing puberty blockers and hormone therapies to transgender youth. He upheld a ban on sex-altering operations.

#alabama, #discrimination, #ivey-kay, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Top Texas Court Allows Abuse Inquiries of Parents of Transgender Children

But the court said Gov. Greg Abbott did not have the authority to order such investigations, acknowledging they could cause “irreparable harm.”

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #american-civil-liberties-union, #athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #paxton-ken, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #texas-department-of-family-and-protective-services, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Writer Returns to the Grand Canyon, This Time With His Mother’s Ashes

Thomas Page McBee first visited the national park as a child on a family vacation. Thirty-three years later — and 11 after starting testosterone — he finally reckons with his parent’s death.

#arizona, #discrimination, #grand-canyon-ariz, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #testosterone, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travel-and-vacations, #travel2022, #writing-and-writers

Ethel Cain Is the Most Famous Girl at the Waffle House

The singer-songwriter Ethel Cain has an elaborate vision of becoming a different kind of pop star. She’s doing it from rural Alabama.

#alabama, #cain-ethel-1998, #content-type-personal-profile, #gottwald-lukasz-dr-luke, #pop-and-rock-music, #preachers-daughter-album, #transgender-and-transsexuals

How Ben Got His Penis

Phalloplasty — the surgery to make a penis — has grown more popular among trans men. But with a steep rate of complications, it remains a controversial procedure.

#discrimination, #north-carolina, #penis, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Haven for L.G.B.T.Q. Students in the Heart of Alabama

The Magic City Acceptance Academy, a public charter school, finally opened last year after several attempts. Students there have watched state legislators debate their future in real time.

#charter-schools, #education-k-12, #homewood-ala, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #ivey-kay, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Few Transgender Children Change Their Minds After 5 Years, Study Finds

But the study, which began in 2013, may not fully reflect what’s happening today, when many more children are identifying as trans.

#children-and-childhood, #mental-health-and-disorders, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #your-feed-science

‘Nonbinary Runners Have Been Here the Whole Time’

In the past year, road races have debuted a nonbinary category, typically with around two dozen or fewer such competitors at each event.

#brooklyn-marathon, #gender, #running, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The Rise in Young People Identifying as L.G.B.T.Q.

Readers react to a column by Ross Douthat about culture wars and transgender health care.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Three Opinion Writers on Why the G.O.P. Can’t Stop Saying ‘Gay’

A left-right debate on the overblown gender panic gripping American politics.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #gender, #generation-z, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #millennial-generation, #republican-party, #sex-education, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #walt-disney-company

QAnonization, Orbanization and Disney

Conspiracy-theory politics catches up with Mickey Mouse.

#desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #orban-viktor, #parental-rights-in-education-bill, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #walt-disney-company

Why Did DeSantis Revoke Disney’s Special Tax Status? What We Know.

The Florida governor and state lawmakers revoked the theme park’s special tax status in an ongoing battle that escalated over a recently passed education bill.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #chapek-robert-a, #corporate-taxes, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #politics-and-government, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #walt-disney-company

Honoring Genesis P-Orridge’s Legacy of Love, Art and Gender Revolt

Genesse P-Orridge celebrates her father in an exhibition that may renew interest in the transgender artist, musician and spirit of eternal flux.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #burroughs-william-s, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #england, #haynes-clarity, #kathmandu-nepal, #p-orridge-genesis-breyer, #pioneer-works-center-for-art-and-innovation-brooklyn-ny, #throbbing-gristle-music-group, #transgender-and-transsexuals

When Texas Went After Transgender Care, Part 2

The story of a custody battle that helped raise the political storm in Texas.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #audio-neutral-informative, #child-custody-and-support, #dallas-tex, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals

When Texas Went After Transgender Care, Part 1

The story of one family seeking gender-affirming care in the midst of a political storm.

#audio-neutral-informative, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Nonbinary Swan, on Pointe

Ashton Edwards, an apprentice at Pacific Northwest Ballet, is part of a rising generation of gender nonconforming dancers questioning ballet’s rigid gender roles.

#boal-peter, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #edwards-ashton, #johnsey-chase, #les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo, #pacific-northwest-ballet, #swan-lake-ballet, #transgender-and-transsexuals

In Venice, a Young Boatman Steers a Course of His Own

“What I ask myself all the time is, ‘What is a man?’” says Edoardo Beniamin, a trans man training to join his father’s profession as a gondolier.

#boats-and-boating, #content-type-personal-profile, #men-and-boys, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #venice-italy

How to Make Sense of the New L.B.G.T. Culture War

There is an enormous gap between what people are willing say in public and what they really think.

#conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #europe, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #mental-health-and-disorders, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #rauch-jonathan-1960, #rowling-j-k, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sex-education, #sullivan-andrew, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #youth

Zipolite es un oasis playero para la comunidad LGBTQ en México. ¿Podrá perdurar?

El pueblo, ubicado en el oeste mexicano, se ha convertido en un refugio para la comunidad queer. Pero, a medida que aumenta su popularidad, algunos temen que el espíritu de la población desaparezca.

#beaches, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travel-and-vacations

This Beach in Mexico Is an L.G.B.T.Q. Haven. But Can It Last?

The town of Zipolite in western Mexico has become an oasis for the queer community. But as its popularity has surged, some worry that the town’s spirit is beginning to vanish.

#beaches, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travel-and-vacations

Red States Push L.G.B.T.Q. Restrictions as Education Battles Intensify

With an eye toward parents’ anxiety, Republicans have put forward a wave of laws on classroom instruction, youth sports and health care. Some of the young people at the center feel isolated.

#athletics-and-sports, #conservatism-us-politics, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #desantis-ron, #discrimination, #education, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #youth

I’m a Trans Woman. Bullies Don’t Surprise Me, but Allies Still Do.

Hating trans folks makes strange bedfellows.

#putin-vladimir-v, #rowling-j-k, #social-conditions-and-trends, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Alabama Governor Signs Ban on Transition Care for Transgender Youth

Legal challenges are being prepared against the law, which is one of the most restrictive in the country and threatens doctors and nurses with up to 10 years in prison.

#arkansas, #ivey-kay, #law-and-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Laverne Cox Hosts Red Carpet Coverage for E!

The actress and Emmy Award-winning producer talks about what it was like being the interviewer, for a change.

#academy-awards-oscars, #actors-and-actresses, #celebrities, #cox-laverne, #e-entertainment-television, #emmy-awards, #grammy-awards, #leto-jared, #saweetie-1994, #television, #theater, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #washington-denzel

Alabama Lawmakers Approve Ban on Medical Care for Transgender Youth

Legislators also approved a measure restricting discussion of L.G.B.T.Q. issues in public schools.

#alabama, #american-civil-liberties-union, #ivey-kay, #law-and-legislation, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Four Opinion Writers on How the G.O.P. Fringe Took Over American Politics

Jamelle Bouie, Ezra Klein and Jane Coaston join Lulu Garcia-Navarro to discuss culture-war legislation, political strategy and sanctions on Russia.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #boston-marathon, #conservatism-us-politics, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #elections, #gender, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Gov. Andrew Beshear of Kentucky Vetoes Transgender Sports Bill

The State Legislature, which is dominated by Republicans, may override the veto. Twelve states have enacted legislation barring young transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports.

#athletics-and-sports, #beshear-andrew-g-1977, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #kentucky, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Why Are Adults Falling for the ‘Furries’ Myth?

The culture war is also a generational war. 

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #education-k-12, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

Torrey Peters’s Inspirations

The author of “Detransition, Baby” on Scandinavian literature and croissants.

#books-and-literature, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #internal-storyline-no, #peters-torrey, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

Helping Hollywood Avoid Claims of Bias Is Now a Growing Business

Studios are signing up consultants to help make sure their movies or shows don’t raise any cultural red flags.

#consultants, #gay-and-lesbian-alliance-against-defamation, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #minorities, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals

State Dept. Will Allow Americans to Mark Their Gender as ‘X’ on Passports

The change is aimed at providing transgender, nonbinary or gender-nonconforming Americans a way to accurately identify themselves.

#airport-security, #gender, #identification-devices, #passports, #state-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #transportation-security-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government