Poll: 70% of Americans oppose Trump’s transgender military ban

Poll: 70% of Americans oppose Trump’s transgender military ban

Equality advocates contend that alleged risks of allowing transgender service members are unfounded

Prominent lesbian attorney slams transgender activism as a ‘men’s rights movement’ | Daily Mail Online

Given the shift in attitudes in the US toward LGB and especially Transgender people thanks in large part to the influence of the Evangelical Right, Mike Pence, and the Trump administration, seeing this is more disappointing than surprising.

Prominent lesbian attorney slams transgender activism as a ‘men’s rights movement’ | Daily Mail Online:

Lawyer Kara Dansky, a spokeswoman for the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), condemned the transgender rights movement on Monday.

New York’s Gov. Cuomo Signs Trans Rights Bill, Conversion Therapy Ban

New York’s Gov. Cuomo Signs Trans Rights Bill, Conversion Therapy Ban:

The Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act, or GENDA, had passed the Assembly in every session since 2008 but had failed to clear the Republican-led Senate. Now Democrats have a majority in both chambers, a key factor in the bill’s success. It adds gender identity and expression to New York’s civil rights law, banning discrimination based on these characteristics in employment, housing, and public accommodations. The law had included sexual orientation since 2002.

If You Think Trans Rights Are A Distraction, You’re Part Of The Problem | HuffPost

If You Think Trans Rights Are A Distraction, You’re Part Of The Problem | HuffPost:

The same evening as the Zakaria interview, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ― whose nimble Twitter wit and forthright ideological statements have garnered her outsize attention among freshmen lawmakers ― was hopping on a Donkey Kong Twitch stream to raise funds for a charity that supports trans and gender-diverse children.

It’s hard to think of a more perfect contrast between generations or a more fitting issue to divide them. Are trans rights, as Sorkin put it, just a distraction? Or are they more fundamental to a bitter war for minds and hearts playing out between the left and right?

Ocasio-Cortez raises money for transgender youth on video game live stream | TheHill

Ocasio-Cortez raises money for transgender youth on video game live stream | TheHill:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday night raised money for transgender youth by appearing on a video game live stream on Twitch.

Ocasio-Cortez appeared on a livestream, which had been going on for 50 hours and raised more than $200,000 by the time she called in, by YouTuber Harry Brewis, LGBTQ+ outlet Pink News reported.