LGBT, Transgender

Marching On: Fighting for Trans Lives in the Shadow of the Ban | NewNowNext

Marching On: Fighting for Trans Lives in the Shadow of the Ban | NewNowNext:

Transgender people have faced the brunt of attacks on the LGBTQ community as advocates fight to protect their lives and rights.

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Thinking an ethics of gender exploration: Against delaying transition for transgender and gender creative youth

Thinking an ethics of gender exploration: Against delaying transition for transgender and gender creative youth

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Youth explore their genders – both theirs and those of others. Exploration is not only a vessel of discovery and understanding but also of creation. Centering the notion of gender exploration, this article inquires into the ethical issues surrounding care for transgender youth. Arguing that exploration is best seen not as a precondition to transition-related care but as a process that can operate through transitioning, the article concludes that the gender-affirmative approach to trans youth care best fosters youth’s capacity for healthy exploration. Unbounded social transition and ready access to puberty blockers ought to be treated as the default option, and support should be offered to parents who may have difficulty accepting their youth.

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Education, LGBT, Transgender

BETSY DEVOS SAYS SHE KNEW OF POTENTIAL HARMS—LIKE ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, LOWER TEST SCORES—WHEN SHE RESCINDED OBAMA-ERA PROTECTIONS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS

BETSY DEVOS SAYS SHE KNEW OF POTENTIAL HARMS—LIKE ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, LOWER TEST SCORES—WHEN SHE RESCINDED OBAMA-ERA PROTECTIONS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS

Education Secretary Betsy Devos told lawmakers that she knew the harms of rolling back the Obama administration’s protections for transgender students before she rescinded them.

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Here’s Every 2020 Democrat’s History on LGBTQ Rights

Here’s Every 2020 Democrat’s History on LGBTQ Rights

Democratic presidential hopefuls will face off in a public forum on LGBTQ issues this fall. The event, slated for National Coming Out Day on October 10, marks the first time Democratic candidates have debated queer issues since 2008, when Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, and Barack Obama faced off in a Human Rights Campaign Foundation forum.

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