What should have been a straightforward matter was instead met with hostility.
Jacob and I talked about trans-affirmative mental health care, how affirmative differs from informative, accepting intersecting identities, and how being transgender intersects with all different identities.
… lawmakers in the US state of South Dakota will consider a bill that would make it a felony for healthcare providers to give gender-affirming care to minors. If passed, medical professionals who provide transgender children with puberty blockers, hormones, or other transition-related care would face up to 10 years in prison.
Legislation includes bills criminalizing gender transition, forced gender testing of student athletes, and other attacks on trans youth.
Lansing — An Michigan Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday that transgender people are not protected by a state law criminalizing ethnic intimidation against people based on their “race, color, religion, gender or national origin.”
(Not my first choice for news or information but this is an important case.)
Puberty blockers for under-18s should not be legal, say those bringing proceedings.
(Chicago, IL, January 3, 2020) – Today, advocates from across Illinois celebrate the final rule that regulates Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming surgery. The final rule prioritizes the patient and provider relationship, allowing Medicaid to cover life-saving, medically necessary procedures for trans and gender nonconforming people.
‘This decade has been more than a glow up. It’s been a rebirth,’ model and activist writes