I’ve been looking through various Transgender news feeds and all I’m seeing are stories about all of the Republican bills being introduces across the country as if there weren’t any other pressing issues which need attention and honestly, I am sick and tired of it. If this pack of rabbid fundamintalist evangalical busy bodies spent half the energy on real problems such as homelessness, poverty, or education, everyones lives could be improved a thousand fold. Yet what are they all fired up about? Trans women and girls playing sports or worse yet, proper medical care for trans youth. WTAF?
While European countries like Poland and Hungary become increasingly homophobic and transphobic, others go in the exact opposite direction, increasing the protection of LGBTQIA people.
Trans people could lose healthcare as Republican state attorneys general seek to have the entire landmark Affordable Care Act law tossed out
Intersex and trans activists and their allies contend that the right to “recognition everywhere as a person before the law,” protected under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, means that no one should be required to live with a gender marker that doesn’t fit them. As long as people are required to present official documents bearing a gender marker, states should not only allow people to change from “F” to “M” and vice versa; they should also provide them with an “X” or equivalent option. Otherwise, the binary nature of the documents will inevitably exclude people who are non-binary, whether they are also intersex or not.
Two recent legal battles prove the sheer danger and frankly illegality of being a trans woman—and a trans woman of color, in particular—in the U.S.
What should have been a straightforward matter was instead met with hostility.
Its ignorance could lead to a legal catastrophe.
“Discrimination is not tolerated in Texas,” the governor said. Discrimination against LGBTQ people, though, is perfectly legal.
The governor of Texas celebrated the passage of an anti-LGBTQ bill by eating Chick-fil-A.
Last month, Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed what was dubbed the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law. The bill banned government entities, including local governments, from taking “adverse actions” against businesses because of their “religious beliefs” or “moral convictions.”
The bill was inspired by the city of San Antonio refusing to give Chick-fil-A a lucrative contract to operate at their local airport after the fast food chain donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBTQ organizations over the past decade.
Federal and provincial governments must not only ban conversion therapy, which aims to change sexual orientation, they must do so as clearly as possible.