Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Restricting L.G.B.T.Q. Education

The Republican governor said the legislation, which would restrict lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity, was “overly broad and vague.”

#arizona, #ducey-doug-1964, #education-k-12, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #sex-education, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vetoes-us

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A Wave of Anti-Transgender Legislation

Across the U.S., dozens of bills have been proposed that aim to restrict the lives of transgender youth. What’s in those bills? And why are they being introduced?

#same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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They Came to N.Y.C. for Acceptance. Now They Need Jobs.

A new city program for homeless L.G.B.T.Q. youth will offer job placement, education and mental health support to help them achieve career success.

#discrimination, #forney-ali-center, #homeless-persons, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #unemployment, #workplace-environment, #youth

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Danica Roem, a Pathbreaking Lawmaker, on the Fight for Trans Rights

Ms. Roem, a Virginia delegate who in 2018 became the first openly transgender legislator in the country, spoke with The Times about Republicans’ anti-trans crusade and how Democrats can push back.

#democratic-party, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #roem-danica, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #virginia

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N.C.A.A. Won’t Cancel Events Over Transgender Laws, Yet

L.G.B.T.Q. advocates have pressed the N.C.A.A. to move events from states considering such laws, but so far the organization has stopped short.

#college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #human-rights-campaign, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Republicans Find a Cruel New Culture War: Transgender Rights

Arkansas lawmakers’ move against trans people reflects a larger strategy.

#arkansas, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hutchinson-asa, #law-and-legislation, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us, #women-and-girls

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How Trans Children Became a Political Football

The legislative push to restrict their rights isn’t new, but it’s gained more force in 2021.

#athletics-and-sports, #children-and-childhood, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Asa Hutchinson on Arkansas’s Anti-Trans Law and the G.O.P. Culture Wars

The state’s Republican governor, who recently vetoed an anti-transgender bill only to be overridden by the legislature, spoke to The Times about why his party has “got to show greater compassion.”

#arkansas, #conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hutchinson-asa, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us

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Caitlyn Jenner Is Exploring a Run for Governor of California

Ms. Jenner, a prominent transgender activist and former Olympian, is leaning toward challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom in a possible recall election, according to people familiar with her thinking.

#jenner-caitlyn-1949, #newsom-gavin, #parscale-brad-1976, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Keeping Trans Kids From Medicine Doesn’t Make Them Disappear

Treating trans children isn’t an “experiment.” The experiment is making it impossible for these young people to become themselves.

#arkansas, #athletics-and-sports, #hutchinson-asa, #men-and-boys, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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Arkansas Legislators Override Veto on Anti-Transgender Law

The American Civil Liberties Union immediately announced plans to challenge the law in court.

#arkansas, #discrimination, #hutchinson-asa, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vetoes-us

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G.O.P. Governor of Arkansas Vetoes Anti-Transgender Bill

The bill, which could still be enacted if state legislators override the governor’s veto, would make it illegal for transgender minors to receive gender-affirming medication or surgery.

#arkansas, #discrimination, #hutchinson-asa, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Transgender Childhood Is Not a ‘Trend’

As far back as historians have found evidence of transgender people, they’ve found transgender children.

#arkansas, #children-and-childhood, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘They Have No One’: At 88, a Transgender Icon Combats Loneliness Among Seniors

Samantha Flores, who created a community center in Mexico City for older L.G.B.T.Q. people that closed during the pandemic, is hoping to reopen it.

#elderly, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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How Do I Define My Gender if No One Is Watching Me?

Without a public eye, who are we?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gender, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #zoom-video-communications

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Pentagon Issues New Rules Overturning Trump’s Ban on Transgender Troops

The guidelines, which follow an executive order from President Biden, allow transgender people to enlist and serve openly as the gender they identify with and receive medically necessary care.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #discrimination, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Transgender Girls in Sports: G.O.P. Pushes New Front in Culture War

Lawmakers in a growing number of Republican-led states are advancing and passing bills to bar transgender athletes in girls’ sports, a culture clash that seems to have come out of nowhere.

#alliance-defending-freedom, #concerned-women-for-america, #conservatism-us-politics, #law-and-legislation, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #noem-kristi, #politics-and-government, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Rachel Levine Is First Openly Transgender Official Confirmed by Senate.

The Senate vote, 52 to 48, followed a contentious confirmation hearing that became a flash point in the battle over transgender rights.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #health-and-human-services-department, #levine-rachel-1957, #senate, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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So You Want to ‘Save Women’s Sports’?

More than 20 states are considering bills to ban transgender kids from girls’ sports. If only people really cared about female athletes.

#athletics-and-sports, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #semenya-caster, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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Robina Asti, Who Made History on the Ground and in the Air, Dies at 99

As a transgender veteran in her 90s, she challenged government bureaucracy. She then set out to be recognized as the oldest working flight instructor.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #asti-robina-1921-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #social-security-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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On Trans Rights, Republicans Could Learn From My Grandmother

The Equality Act would provide consistent safeguards for L.G.B.T.Q. people, without taking anything away from anyone else.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #womens-rights

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Culture Wars Leave Biden Posts in Department of Health and Human Services Vacant

Fights over President Biden’s nominees to lead the Department of Health and Human Services have centered on transgender policies, abortion and contraception coverage.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #becerra-xavier, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Health Agency Jobs Go Unfilled

Fights over President Biden’s nominees to lead the Department of Health and Human Services have centered on transgender policies, abortion and contraception coverage.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #becerra-xavier, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘I Had to Prove That I Exist’: Transgender Anchor Makes History in Bangladesh

Tashnuva Anan Shishir’s triumphant moment came after a long fight for equality that included harassment, bullying and suicide attempts.

#bangladesh, #content-type-personal-profile, #tashnuva-anan-shishir, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Leyna Bloom on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

The model and actress is the first transgender woman of color to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

#bloom-leyna, #content-type-personal-profile, #models-professional, #sports-illustrated, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #your-feed-selfcare

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Some LGBTQ People Are Saying ‘No Thanks’ to the Covid Vaccine

Evidence suggests that some sexual and gender minorities — especially people of color — are hesitant to be vaccinated because of mistrust of the medical establishment.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #minorities, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘Markie in Milwaukee’ Review: Acknowledging Painful Transitions

This documentary presents a portrait of a transgender woman’s life, her faith as an evangelical Christian and her strained relationship with her family.

#content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #kliegman-matt, #markie-in-milwaukee-movie, #milwaukee-wis, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #wenzel-markie

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College Athletes Ask the N.C.A.A. to Protest Bills That Would Bar Transgender Competitors

There have been 25 state bills introduced this year that would prohibit transgender athletes, mainly women, from competing on teams matching their gender identity. Here’s what we know.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #athletics-and-sports, #gender, #house-of-representatives, #mississippi, #mosier-chris, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #politics-and-government, #south-dakota, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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Biden Will Revisit Trump Rules on Campus Sexual Assault

The Biden administration will examine regulations by Betsy DeVos that gave the force of law to rules that granted more due-process rights to students accused of sexual assault.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cardona-miguel-a-1975, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #obama-barack, #sex-crimes, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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President Biden Will Revisit Trump Rules on Campus Sexual Assault

The Biden administration will examine regulations by Betsy DeVos that gave the force of law to rules that granted more due-process rights to students accused of sexual assault.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cardona-miguel-a-1975, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #obama-barack, #sex-crimes, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Do Liberals Care if Books Disappear?

The Dr. Seuss cancellation illustrates all the problems that they used to have with censorship.

#books-and-literature, #censorship, #dr-seuss-enterprises, #fox-news-channel, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #geisel-theodor-seuss, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Transgender Woman Expelled From South Korean Army Is Found Dead

Byeon Hee-su, who was declared unfit to serve last year after her gender-reassignment surgery, had sued to be reinstated.

#byeon-hee-su, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #south-korea, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Britain’s Transgender Stand-Ups Find Comedy in a Hostile Climate

With opposition to transgender issues regularly expressed by mainstream British figures, the country’s trans comedians are often just trying to assert their humanity.

#comedy-and-humor, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #great-britain, #greer-germaine, #izzard-eddie, #rowling-j-k, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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House Passes Sweeping Gay and Transgender Equality Legislation

The bill, which was first passed by the Democratic-led House in 2019, faces a steep climb in the Senate.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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House Passes Sweeping Gay and Transgender Equality Legislation

The bill, which was first passed by the Democratic-led House in 2019, faces a steep climb in the Senate.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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More Adult Americans Are Identifying as L.G.B.T., Gallup Poll Finds

A survey found that 5.6 percent of adults described themselves as L.G.B.T. in 2020, up from 4.5 percent in 2017.

#discrimination, #gallup-poll, #gay-and-lesbian-alliance-against-defamation, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #polls-and-public-opinion, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trevor-project

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Passports May Soon Include a New Option for Gender Identity

Activists are pushing President Biden to uphold a campaign promise to add the nonbinary designation “X” to federal IDs.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #drivers-licenses, #gender, #identification-devices, #intersex, #states-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Veneno’

A raunchy and emotional look at the life of Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, this Spanish series showcases the strength of transgender and queer communities.

#content-type-personal-profile, #hbo-max, #la-veneno-cristina-ortiz-rodriguez-1964-2016, #spain, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #veneno-tv-program, #women-and-girls

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Sandie Crisp, ‘Goddess Bunny’ of the Underground Scene, Dies at 61

She became a muse among the Hollywood avant-garde, appearing in movies, music videos and photographs. She died of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crisp-sandie-goddess-bunny-1960-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #west-hollywood-calif

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N.Y. Repeals Law That Critics Say Criminalized ‘Walking While Trans’

The anti-loitering law was designed to discourage street prostitution, but was viewed by L.G.B.T.Q. advocates as a cudgel to harass transgender people.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #cuomo-andrew-m, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #loitering, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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The Scars We Carry

Recovering from the trauma of the Trump era will depend on how its story is told.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j

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Hear Sophie’s 12 Essential Songs

The producer and performer’s short but influential career had a profound impact on the way modern pop music sounds. She died after a fall in Athens.

#deaths-obituaries, #oil-of-every-pearls-un-insides-album, #pop-and-rock-music, #sophie-musician, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Trans and L.G.B.T. Rights Still Face Trouble in the States

Advances for L.G.B.T.Q. people in the Biden administration are countered by challenges in statehouses.

#alliance-defending-freedom, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #discrimination, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #republican-party, #springsteen-bruce, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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‘The Lady and the Dale’ Review: The Con Artist and the Car

An HBO mini-series recounts the complex, contradictory life of Elizabeth Carmichael: criminal, auto executive, transgender pioneer.

#cammilleri-nick, #carmichael-elizabeth-1937-2004, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #drucker-zackary-1973, #frauds-and-swindling, #home-box-office, #television, #the-lady-and-the-dale-tv-program, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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29 Guards Suspended at a Women’s Prison Plagued by Sexual Violence

Inmates reported being beaten while handcuffed at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in New Jersey, the state’s only prison for women.

#edna-mahan-correctional-facility-for-women-clinton-nj, #justice-department, #new-jersey, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sex-crimes, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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Aetna to Expand Coverage for Gender-Affirming Surgeries

One of the nation’s largest health insurers is agreeing to pay for breast augmentation for some trans women.

#aetna-inc, #breasts, #discrimination, #gender, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Ends Military’s Transgender Ban, Part of Broad Discrimination Fight

The action reverses a Trump administration move, and came less than a week after the new president issued another wide-ranging civil rights executive order.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #reed-jack, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Lifts Transgender Military Ban

The president’s order, reversing a Trump administration policy, creates opportunities for young people whose dreams of serving in the military had been sidetracked.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #discrimination, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Bombing at California Church Known for Its Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Views

Officials said no one was injured in the attack. The church had been the target of protests over its messages against women, Jews, L.G.B.T.Q. people and the Black Lives Matter movement.

#baptist-churches, #bombs-and-explosives, #churches-buildings, #discrimination, #first-works-baptist-church-el-monte-calif, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #los-angeles-county-calif, #mejia-bruce-pastor, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Why Is a Woman’s Body Always in Question?

“As a child, I thought that it was a bad thing to be born a woman, because that body clearly limited your liberties.”

#brazil, #documentary-films-and-programs, #elderly, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #menopause, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vagina, #weight, #women-and-girls, #youth

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