Breaking Research That Could Greatly Improve Transgender Healthcare Published in AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

Breaking Research

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A pioneering study published today in AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine has established transgender reference intervals for common clinical laboratory tests. Reference intervals are essential to high quality medical testing and by determining them for transgender individuals, this research could lead to significant improvements in healthcare for this vulnerable patient population.

New Study Shows Upward Trend in Suicide Risk for LGBTQ+ Youth

New Study Shows Upward Trend in Suicide Risk for LGBTQ+ Youth

In a new study by the Trevor Project earlier this week, the LGBTQ+ youth suicide prevention and mental health organization found that there has been an upward trend in suicidal thoughts among queer youth, many of whom are trans youth and queer youth of color.

“The Trevor Project’s research demonstrates that suicidal thoughts have trended upward among LGBTQ young people over the last three years, making our life-saving work all the more important. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and relentless political attacks during this time period cannot be understated,” said Amit Paley, CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project, in a press release.

The findings are part of the group’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, which included responses from almost 34,000 LGBTQ+ youth across the country between the ages of 13 and 24. The group said 45 percent of respondents were youth of color while 48 percent identified as trans or nonbinary, making it “one of the most diverse surveys of LGBTQ youth ever conducted.”

Weaponized grooming rhetoric is taking a toll on LGBTQ community and child sex abuse survivors

Weaponized grooming rhetoric is taking a toll on LGBTQ community and child sex abuse survivors.

“I think it does enormous harm,” said Michael Bronski, a professor of women, gender and sexuality studies at Harvard University and author of “A Queer History of the United States for Young People.” “This really speaks to the deep-seatedness of this notion of abusing children as a political tactic.”

Leaked audio confirms Genspect director as anti-trans conversion therapist targeting youth

Content notes: discussion of conversion practices targeting trans youth, pedophilia, transfemicide, sexual assault/rape, mass infanticide, and forced adoption/human trafficking of children. Included are also specific audio clips with targeted hate speech, comparisons with “autogynephilia” and pedophilia, and confessions of practicing conversion therapy with teenage clients. This is a particularly intense one, so please take all measures to care for yourself and proceed with caution.

Leaked audio confirms Genspect director as anti-trans conversion therapist targeting youth

Biden to mark Transgender Day of Visibility with new measures in support of transgender Americans

White House hosts ‘Jeopardy!’ star Amy Schneider to mark Transgender Day of Visibility

Jeopardy champion Amy Schneider talks with reporters in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on March 31, 2022 in Washington, DC.

“Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider visited the White House on Thursday to mark the International Transgender Day of Visibility as the Biden administration rolled out a series of measures in support of transgender Americans.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signs series of bills limiting abortion access and transgender rights

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signs series of bills limiting abortion access and transgender rights

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed three bills into law Wednesday that limit both transgender rights and abortion access in the state. The signings come one day before Transgender Day of Visibility, a day dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender-nonconforming people.