GOP passes bill aiming to root out ‘suspected’ transgender female athletes with genital inspection
House Republican lawmakers in Ohio passed a bill at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night that would ban transgender girls and women from participating in high school and college athletics. It also comes with a “verification process” of checking the genitals of those “accused” of being trans.
The ‘Save Women’s Sports Act,’ or House Bill 61, wasn’t supposed to be on the schedule for legislators originally. However, at the last minute, Republican representatives added the language to a completely different bill.
H.B. 151 would revise Ohio’s Teacher Residency Program, trying to reduce state control in schools. The bill, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Don Jones, from Freeport, got a surprise addition.
Experts: Hateful rhetoric, fear drive rising crime against transgender people
As transgender and non-binary Americans face increasing levels of reported violence, coupled with a host of new anti-trans laws and policies, advocates say it’s more important than ever to expand trans rights in all facets of life.
Been a busy day and I haven’t had time to work on anything new, I’ll try to post something later.
Federal judge rules against anti-trans law
A federal judge handed down a powerful ruling Tuesday, on behalf of a 10-year-old transgender girl in Indiana, offering a heartening win against the ongoing wave of anti-trans bigotry in Republican-dominated states.
All quiet on the Western front.
Be safe everyone.
It’s been a difficult day and the house is quite tense. I’m going to cut tonight short and start again tomorrow.
“We failed”: Gay Republicans who fought for acceptance in Texas GOP see little progress
Gay Republicans who have fought for acceptance within the Texas GOP over the past three decades told The Texas Tribune progress has been excruciatingly slow. Many of them have left the party, even as the number of Log Cabin Republicans in Texas continues to grow.
Exploring Cardiovascular Risk in Transgender Patients
Transgender individuals face numerous health disparities compared to the general population, including elevated rates of HIV, mental illness, and substance use disorder.1 Additionally, various research findings have demonstrated an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among transgender patients, although results have been mixed across studies.
In a retrospective single-center study published in September 2021 in the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Mahowald et al examined CVD prevalence rates and associated comorbidities in transgender women referred to a women’s heart clinic for management of CVD or cardiac risk factors or for preoperative risk assessment in preparation for gender-affirming surgery.
After Roe, Republicans sharpen attacks on gay and transgender rights
Since the Supreme Court decision last month overturning Roe v. Wade, anti-gay rhetoric and calls to roll back established LGBTQ protections have grown bolder. And while Republicans in Congress appear deeply divided about same-sex marriage — nearly 50 House Republicans on Tuesday joined Democrats in supporting a bill that would recognize same-sex marriages at the federal level — many Republican officials and candidates across the country have made attacking gay and transgender rights a party norm this midterm season.
Data Finds Republicans are Obsessed with Searching for Transgender Porn
Closet Cases – Republicans secretly love what they publicly hate
So far in 2022, more than 300 anti-LGBT bills have been proposed across 36 states – at least one third of which are directed at trans youth. This surge, especially in anti-trans legislation from Republicans, stands in stark contrast to a startling fact.
Republicans love transgender porn, A LOT.
With more than 4.7 Million transgender porn related Google searches each month (per Ahrefs.com), do Republicans represent those searching most? The answer seems to be a clear YES.