His administration rejected a new Advanced Placement course and requested information on how many students are receiving gender affirming care.
- Killings of trans people in the US doubled from 2019 to 2021, as anti-trans laws and rhetoric rose.
- Many of the victims were killed by spouses, partners, boyfriends, housemates, dates, or clients.
- Only 28 in 175 cases Insider examined led to murder convictions; one led to a hate-crime conviction.
This is not a joke. Kentucky’s newest anti-trans bill, HB30, was introduced on January 3rd. It would declare transgender students in bathrooms an emergency and ban them.
On October 28, 2022, the Florida Board of Medicine and Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine held a joint meeting to advance a politically-motivated ban on any medical transition treatment for youth under 18, including puberty blockers, HRT or surgeries, outside of yet-to-be-defined exceptions for “clinical trials”. This illegitimate process, featuring invited far-right experts with religious precommitments to transphobia and a DeSantis appointee on the Board working in secret with anti-trans groups SEGM and Genspect, is also the first time this medical transition care for youth has been banned at the state level by executive action rather than a legislative act.
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.
The agency asked a federal court to issue an order stopping the law from taking effect.
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a new Alabama law that criminalizes certain medical care for transgender children, marking the first time the agency has sued a state over restrictions on gender-affirming care.
The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Alabama, asks the court to block the law from taking effect, arguing it violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause “by discriminating on the basis of sex and transgender status.”
The Alabama law “would force parents of transgender minors, medical professionals, and others to choose between forgoing medically necessary procedures and treatments, or facing criminal prosecution,” the Justice Department said in a news release.
Legendary transgender perfomrer and singer Bambi Lake tragically passed away after being diagnosed with cancer, the Bay Area Reporter reports. Lake was 70.