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Trans News Now 10/2/23

| Oct 2, 2023
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Sylvia Swayne

Sylvia Swayne came in second in a primary for a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. Since no candidate received a majority, there will be a run-off between the top two vote-getters. If she is elected, she will be the first openly transgender person elected in Alabama. This story comes from The Advocate.

A judge in Montana has issued a temporary injunction blocking the enforcement of the state’s ban on gender-affirming medical care for minors. This was in response to a pre-trial motion, but Judge Jason Marks feels that the law discriminates against minors. Reuters has this story.

A judge in California issued a temporary order to block the Chino Valley Unified School District from enacting the policies that their board approved for the treatment of transgender students. This means that, for the time being, parents will not be notified if their child changes gender presentation at school. This story comes from ABC News.

A story by KQED finds that California politicians are having more trouble promoting transgender rights compared to other policies.

Olivia Hill

Olivia Hill recently became the first openly transgender person elected to office in Tennessee. The Daily Beast reports that she may have to use the men’s restroom in order to comply with state law.

A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down a pre-trial request for an injunction preventing the states of Kentucky and Tennessee from putting their bans on gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors into effect. While this is not a final decision, it does indicate that these judges are less certain that the plaintiffs are going to win. Reuters has this story.

Wisconsin is considering a ban on gender-affirming medical care for minors. This story comes from Wisconsin Right Now.

Virginia Governor Glenn Younkin said that local school districts “don’t really have a choice” but to adopt the policies his administration has made regarding transgender students. Actually, they do have the choice to fight these policies, in court if the state decides to press on. The Hill has this story.

Even if the courts agree with Governor Younkin, some students are protesting his policies towards transgender students. This story comes from LGBTQ Nation.

Two days after Southhampton Community Healthcare filed a suit against Missouri, challenging the state’s ban on gender-affirming medical care for minors. The Missouri Attorney General counter-sued, saying that the clinic has not been providing comprehensive mental health evaluations of their patients. The Associated Press reports that the clinic admits that their mental health evaluations were not entirely thorough.

DeVonnie J’Rae Johnson

DeVonnie J’Rae Johnson, a Black transgender woman, was shot to death in Los Angeles. The Advocate has this story.

Jordany Rafael Laboy-Garcia and Christian Yamurie Rivera-Otero pleaded guilty in the killing of Alexa Negron Luciano, a homeless transgender woman who was killed in Puerto Rico in 2020. This story comes from CBS News.

California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill which would have instructed judges to take acceptance of a child’s gender identity or sexual orientation into account when deciding custody in a divorce case. The Governor signed nine other pro-LGBTQ bills into law, according to a story in Them.

The Biden Administration has proposed a new rule that LGBTQ and intersex foster children are to be placed only in supportive homes. The Advocate has this story.

Catherine Leavy has pleaded guilty to making a bomb threat against Boston Children’s Hospital. The hospital has a gender clinic, which she objects to. This came in the same week in which three LGBTQ+ events received bomb threats. This story comes from Them.

A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the state’s ban on drag shows infringes on free speech, making it unconstitutional. Expect this decision to be appealed. The Advocate has this story.

Florida and Kentucky are losing teachers due to the states’ laws regarding what can and cannot (and what must) be taught. The 19th has this story.

Southeast Missouri University had closed its LGBTQ+ resource centre, in response to new state laws, but they have reopened it after students demand it reopen. This story comes from LGBTQ Nation.

The U.S. got a grade of C on respecting the rights of LGBTQ+ citizens. Half the world got an F, according to The 19th.

Angelica Ross

Angelica Ross has announced a change of career. She is leaving Hollywood, going back home to Georgia, and running for office, according to Them.

A new recovery centre for transgender women and non-binary people who wish to kick addiction has opened in Fort Wayne, Indiana. WPTA has this story.

Netflix has released the fourth and final season of Sex Education. PinkNews calls it “One of the best examples of trans+ representation in TV history.”

Kim Petras tweeted an introduction to Hans, her new alter ego. Hans is described as “Bi Dom Top. Libra.420 friendly. No pic no chat.” This story comes from Them.

Dylan Mulvaney has been named the Trevor Project’s Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year. The Advocate has this story.

Comic Con in London cancelled a Harry Potter panel, after a conversation with an LGBTQ+ charity. The charity, Switchboard, had agreed to host a Pride Lounge at the event, but they objected to the panel about the work of someone with such anti-transgender views. PinkNews has this story.

In Britain, the Electoral Commission rejected a political party proposal from Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, who calls herself Posie Parker. However, the Commission did give some pointers on how to make a political party proposal which can be approved. This story comes from PinkNews.

Rabbi Elliot Kukla

Rabbi Elliot Kukla wants you to know that in the Talmud, there are six genders, not just two. He is interviewed by Them.

A transwoman in Russia was forced to undergo conversion therapy, where she was ordered to castrate a pig. This story comes from PinkNews.

For the last four months, Pakistan has not issued ID cards to transgender people, after a ruling from an Islamic court However, they have now resumed issuing the ID cards, according to The AP.

Jamie Campbell made a video about pineapple on pizza, which is really about LGBTQ+ rights. LGBTQ Nation has this story.

A new KFF/Washington Post Trans Survey finds that most transgender persons do not identify as Democrats, but rather as “independent” or something else. This story comes from Newsweek.

We have all heard about groups demanding that LGBTQ+ books be kept out of school libraries. LGBTQ Nation reports that many school libraries are using software which blocks LGBTQ+ content from the web.

Trans News Now is assembled by Cecilia Barzyk with additional content and editing by Angela Gardner.

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Every week Cecilia Barzyk diligently scans the internet to assemble as much trans-related information from the weekly news as possible.

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