AG Ferguson leads multi-state effort supporting transgender protections | Washington State

AG Ferguson leads multi-state effort supporting transgender protections | Washington State:

“OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson will lead a group of states urging a U.S. District Court not to block the federal government’s ability to protect the civil rights of transgender people in a brief to be filed today.

In May, a group of 11 states, led by Texas, asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to issue an injunction blocking federal guidelines that prohibit employers and school districts from discriminating against transgender individuals who seek to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.

The lawsuit stems from a directive released in May by the federal government requiring schools and employers to treat transgender people no differently than others ‘of the same gender identity.’”

Here’s Proof That Policing Trans People In Bathrooms Isn’t Actually About Women’s Privacy | ThinkProgress

Here’s Proof That Policing Trans People In Bathrooms Isn’t Actually About Women’s Privacy | ThinkProgress:

“As state lawmakers across country have pursued laws to police trans women’s bathroom use, allegedly in the name of protecting cisgender women from sexual assault or being peeked at in stalls, other efforts to compromise women’s privacy have gone unchecked.”

Preventing HIV in transgender people: Critical evidence collected — ScienceDaily

Preventing HIV in transgender people: Critical evidence collected — ScienceDaily:

“Programs to reduce the high risk of HIV infection among transgender people are urgently needed — but efforts are hindered by a lack of accurate information on HIV prevalence, HIV incidence, and specific risk factors facing this key population, say experts. A special journal supplement presents essential information to meet the challenges of HIV prevention in the transgender population.”

NBA Pulls All-Star Game Out of Charlotte Over Transgender Bathroom Law HB2 – NBC News

NBA Pulls All-Star Game Out of Charlotte Over Transgender Bathroom Law HB2 – NBC News:

“In one of the biggest economic consequences to come out of North Carolina’s controversial law that bans transgender people from using bathrooms in accordance with their gender identities, the National Basketball Association has decided to pull the 2017 All-Star game out of Charlotte.”