Virginia Students Stage Massive Walkout to Push Against Anti-Transgender Policies

Virginia Students Stage Massive Walkout to Push Against Anti-Transgender Policies

Students from dozens of schools throughout Virginia staged a walkout on Tuesday, to protest Republican Governor Glen Youngkin’s anti-transgender education policies.

Earlier this month, Youngkin released a set of guidelines for the Virginia Department of Education aimed at rolling back transgender rights put in place by his Democratic predecessor.

Right-Wing Bloodlust Is Going To Get People Killed

Right-Wing Bloodlust Is Going To Get People Killed

Stochastic terror is effectively the business model for right-wing media at this point. From the moderate to the far, this is the program for how they generate outrage and clicks. I’ve written about this phenomenon before but essentially there are four stages to stochastic terror, demonization, dehumanization, desensitization, and denial.

How Americans view policy proposals on transgender and gender identity issues, and where such policies exist

How Americans view policy proposals on transgender and gender identity issues, and where such policies exist

In recent years, many states have considered or enacted policies related to people who are transgender. On a couple of these measures, there is some agreement among Americans, but views of other policies are more divided, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.

Voter ID laws could stop nearly 200,000 transgender people from voting in the 2022 midterms

Voter ID laws could stop nearly 200,000 transgender people from voting in the 2022 midterms

With Republicans threatening to reverse LGBTQ civil rights and generally undermine democratic elections, there’s a lot riding on the November midterms. But Voter ID laws across the nation could seriously impair transgender people from voting.

New research from The Williams Institute found that out of 878,300 eligible transgender voters in the U.S., as many as 203,700 could be blocked from voting because their government-issued IDs don’t reflect their gender identity — that’s nearly one-fourth of all eligible trans voters.

If a trans person arrives at a polling place with a government-issued ID containing an incorrect gender or name, they may be turned away by poll workers who think they’re trying to “impersonate” another individual.