Trump administration signals change in policy for transgender students – Chicago Tribune

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Gavin Grimm, a senior at Gloucester High in Gloucester, Va., sued his school board two years ago after it barred him from the boys’ bathroom.

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Trump administration signals change in policy for transgender students – Chicago Tribune:

“The Trump administration signaled Friday that it was changing course on the previous administration’s efforts to expand transgender rights, submitting a legal brief withdrawing the government’s objections to an injunction that had blocked guidance requiring that transgender students be allowed to use restrooms that match their gender identity.”

Most American Religious Groups Support Same-sex Marriage, Oppose Religiously Based Service Refusals

 newly leaked document shows the Trump administration at least has considered a sweeping executive order that would allow individuals and organizations who have religious or sincerely held moral objections to same-sex relationships or who deny the existence of transgender identity to discriminate against LGBT people without fear of legal consequences.

(Via. PRRI)

newly leaked document shows the Trump administration at least has considered a sweeping executive order that would allow individuals and organizations who have religious or sincerely held moral objections to same-sex relationships or who deny the existence of transgender identity to discriminate against LGBT people without fear of legal consequences.

Lady Gaga First to Ever Mention Trans People at Super Bowl

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Lady Gaga First to Ever Mention Trans People at Super Bowl:

“Super Bowl LI was full of firsts. Tom Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to win five championship rings. Bill Bellichick became the Super Bowl head coach of all time. It was even the first game that went into overtime. But for those trans viewers watching with anticipation as Lady Gaga kicked off her halftime performance atop Houston’s NRG stadium, they were pleasantly surprised with another historic first. This was the first time anyone had mentioned the trans community at an NFL game—let alone, the most watched television event of the year.”

(Via. TRANZGENDR)

Transgender Youths Depression Risk Research

Transgender Youths Depression Risk Research:

“There’s no question we’ve made some strides in representation of transgender youths over the past few years. Modern Family featured the first transgender child actor in September of 2016 and 16-year-old Jazz Jennings, who has a TLC show about what it’s like to grow up trans, was made the first transgender spokeswoman for Clean and Clear in 2015.

Yet, greater media representation has not dispelled some pervasive myths about transgender people — including that simply being transgender means you’re more likely to be depressed.

There’s certainly scientific evidence that young transgender people can be at greater risk for depression and anxiety than their cisgender peers. But these studies often don’t take into account whether or not their subjects have support from family or friends.”

(Via. Refinery29)