The New York Times is insisting on using the deadnames of trans journalists

The New York Times is insisting on using the deadnames of trans journalists

The union representing New York Times writers said they “aren’t budging on the issue,” but the newspaper finds it “unacceptable” that the name of a writer might not match their print archives.

Management at the New York Times is continuing to refuse requests that they change policy to allow journalists to update their published names, or bylines, on articles after they come out as transgender.

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Email: Tennessee health officials ordered not to promote Immunization Awareness Month

Email: Tennessee health officials ordered not to promote Immunization Awareness Month

Tennessee health department officials were ordered last week not to even acknowledge that August is National Immunization Awareness Month

NBC anchor shreds GOP governor during jawdropping live segment on trans youth

By the end of the segment, the governor was barely coherent, saying that there are only “12 kids in our state that are transgender-type kids.”

NBC anchor shreds GOP governor during jawdropping live segment on trans youth

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle chewed out West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) for signing a bill to ban transgender girls from school sports after he couldn’t even say whether there’s even one trans student competing in sports in his state.

“Sir, you have no examples of this happening,” she said as she berated the governor. “Why would you take your time to do this?”

Republicans And Democrats Largely Oppose Transgender Sports Legislation, Poll Shows

Republicans And Democrats Largely Oppose Transgender Sports Legislation, Poll Shows

In at least 30 states nationwide, lawmakers have introduced bills aiming to keep transgender girls and women from participating on girls’ and women’s sports teams. These type of restrictions have become a major culture war battle, with Republican lawmakers being the loudest proponents of such bills, while Democrats often oppose them.

But a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that Republican voters aren’t that enthusiastic about those proposed laws, even while they do have reservations about transgender sports participation.

First out Super Bowl coach speaks out against wave of bans on trans youth in sports

First out Super Bowl coach speaks out against wave of bans on trans youth in sports

“If we want to spend our energy on this idea of fairness, I think we need to start with the real, documented problems that women face,” Katie Sowers said in a clear rebuke of recent anti-trans bills.

Katie Sowers, the first openly LGBTQ person and the first woman coach to participate in a Super Bowl, has spoken out again about the recent efforts to ban trans people from participating in sports across the country.

She deconstructed arguments in support of such bans that are under the guise of protecting fairness in women’s sports competition. She first pointed out that sports are more than wins and losses, but also adding that people “need to start with the real, documented problems that women face” if they wish to address such concerns.

Senate confirms first out transgender federal official, Rachel Levine, as assistant health secretary

Senate confirms first out transgender federal official, Rachel Levine, as assistant health secretary

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaking at the virtual press conference. The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 20, that there are 83 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported, bringing the statewide total to 268. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. Harrisburg, PA- March 20, 2020

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant secretary of health at the Department of Health and Human Services, the first out transgender federal official to be confirmed by the chamber.

The vote was 52-48. GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined all Democrats in voting yes.
Levine, a pediatrician, previously served as Pennsylvania’s secretary of health and as physician general — the state’s top health official and top doctor.

WTAF?

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?