Laws that ban gender-affirming treatment ignore the wealth of research demonstrating its benefits for trans people’s health
If we are to believe that the leaked U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is true and that the majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, is that abortion isn’t mentioned in the constitution, then we are truly and frighteningly headed for the dark ages.
The fact that women’s rights will be almost negligible is only the beginning of what’s to come. Brace yourselves for an onslaught of decisions that will also trample LGBTQ+ rights.
Before Florida’s “don’t say gay” law, Putin used “groomer” accusations to gut LGBTQ rights in Russia
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.
The school district demanded the teachers stop saying that their classrooms are safe spaces for LGBTQ students.
Teachers in a Missouri school district have been instructed to remove LGBTQ-inclusive “safe space” signs and stickers from their classrooms.
There is a lifetime of difference between making a choice, (even a bad one), and knowing you have no choice at all.
For those unaware, Jesse Singal is a journalist and former editor of New York Magazine’s science vertical. He has a Master’s in public affairs, and has (ironically, as we will see) written a book on the failings of “fad psychology” and the replication crisis. Many of his writings—such as 2016’s “How the Fight Over Transgender Kids Got a Leading Sex Researcher Fired” in The Cut and a 2018 Atlantic piece, “When Children Say They’re Trans”—have echoed transphobic narratives that have flared up in the U.S. and U.K.
I had my doctors appointment today to go over the results of the MRI along with my hearing issues. I’ll cut to the chase here and then work through what I’m thinking.
First, it appears I have had a long history of micro strokes going back more than six months and probably much longer. There is also evidence of extensive blood vessel damage throughout my brain which is only going to get worse as time passes which might mean more micro strokes or even a major event. At this point the doctors not sure exactly what’s going on but he is worried, so he is trying to get me a neurology referral so they can do more tests. He is also getting me a cardiac sonogram to look at the arteries in my neck to make sure there aren’t issues there. He’s also making changes to my medications, mainly blood thinners, as a stop gape until more information becomes available. unfortunately I already bruise and bleed far too easily and this is going to make that worse but it’s a risk he feels we need to take.
Second, these medical concerns assure I will have zero chance of pursuing any form of medical transition. Estrogen would raise my risk of heart attack or stroke to an unacceptable level if not kill me out right. Surgeries are also off the table when I could bleed out. Of course, surgery was a long shot at best for financial reasons, but it’s moot now. So, wherever I am now, it’s where I’m going to stay.
This of course is a lot to process and doing so is going to take some time, as much as I would like to make a snap decision on future plans, I know it would be the wrong path to take. There is just too much damage which would be done to my physical and mental health.
I do have some thoughts on what comes next, but I’m not comfortable discussing them yet. Maybe at some point soon, we’ll just play it by ear for the moment.
Detransition is a loaded term.
Importantly, it doesn’t mean an unsatisfactory or regrettable result. Rather, it simply refers to the small group of people who transition and then go back.
Some people may even detransition due to the negative effects of conversion therapy.