The passage of anti-transgender legislation increases internet searches for “suicide” and “depression”

The passage of anti-transgender legislation increases internet searches for “suicide” and “depression”

A new study published in PLOS One investigated the consequences of anti-transgender rights legislation on internet searches of suicide or depression. Researchers discovered that when states and local governments passed anti-transgender bills, suicide and depression searches increased. If an anti-transgender bill was legislatively defeated, the number of searches related to these topics decreased. Finally, there was no significant difference in internet searches when legislators were debating bills

Hormone therapy improves mental health for trans youth

Hormone therapy improves mental health for trans youth

Researchers tracked 315 trans and non-binary young people in what is reportedly the largest study in the U.S. to date.

The study is reportedly the largest in the U.S. to date. Over the course of two years, researchers tracked 315 trans and non-binary young people between the ages of 12 and 20 receiving hormone therapy. According to a summary of the research, “During the study period, appearance congruence (alignment between gender identity and physical appearance), positive affect, and life satisfaction increased, and depression and anxiety symptoms decreased.”

Gov. DeSantis Has Charted A Course To The White House That Cuts Straight Through The Swamp Of White Supremacy

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DeSantis’ reactionary move to ban an AP course on African American studies is loosely based on his opposition to what he calls Critical Race Theory, a legal concept taught in law schools and little understood by the general public. Right-wing activists and politicians like DeSantis have co-opted and corrupted the term to undermine any effort to confront or even to acknowledge systemic racism.

Insider spent 18 months investigating 175 killings of transgender people. Here’s what we found.

Insider spent 18 months investigating 175 killings of transgender people. Here’s what we found.

  • Killings of trans people in the US doubled from 2019 to 2021, as anti-trans laws and rhetoric rose.
  • Many of the victims were killed by spouses, partners, boyfriends, housemates, dates, or clients.
  • Only 28 in 175 cases Insider examined led to murder convictions; one led to a hate-crime conviction.

Trans woman arrested, accused of being ‘man in dress’ by Texas police

Trans woman arrested, accused of being ‘man in dress’ by Texas police

On Oct. 16, Joan Simoncelli, an intersex, two-spirit transgender woman, was arrested by police on her own property in Bexar County near San Antonio. The officer told Simoncelli that she was arrested for making a “false police report” and for being a “man in a dress.”