Trans News Now 7/17/23

| Jul 17, 2023
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Rikkie Valerie Koleé

Rikkie Valerie Koleé won the title Miss Netherlands 2023. She will become the first transgender woman to compete for the Miss Universe title. This story comes from Reuters.

Trans + Pride was held in London, and thousands of people showed up despite the rain. PinkNews has this story.

It did not take long for the first lawsuit to be filed which asks for the Texas ban on gender-affirming care for minors to be overturned. Doctors and families with transgender children are the litigants, according to KXAN-TV.

In Kansas, a state Judge has issued a temporary restraining order, forcing the state to stop changing gender markers on driver’s licenses pending a trial. An appeal has already been announced. The Hill has this story.

A three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Court of Appeals has temporarily overturned the lower court ruling that declared the ban on gender-affirming care for minors “unconstitutional.” This ruling was on a pre-trial motion, but does give at least a hint of how the trial may go. This story comes from the Associated Press.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill, which forbids the military from spending any money on gender-affirming health care. The bill passed the House, and now goes to the Senate. NBC News has this story.

Émilia Decaudin

Émilia Decaudin is running for a seat in the New York Assembly. If elected, she will be the first transgender person in the New York state legislature. Yahoo News has a profile of her.

Two cisgender people were murdered as a result of transphobia. Michelle Dionne Peacock, age 59, was killed by a neighbor who continued to misgender her in his statements to the police. Colin Smith was stabbed to death at a bar in Portland when he tried to stop a patron from harassing his transgender co-worker. This story comes from Them.

The Union Cycliste Internationale announced this week that it will not allow transgender females to compete as females in cycling races. The official statement noted that there is “considerable inter-individual variability” in the results. This story< comes from Outside Online.

Non-binary actor Bella Ramsey has been nominated for an Emmy award in the Best Actress category. LGBTQ Nation has this story.

In Britain, wait times of five years to get a first appointment with a gender specialist are common, despite a requirement that most patients should have to wait no longer than 18 weeks. A decision of the High Court held that “failure to meet that standard” is not a violation of the law. An appeal of that decision is under way now, according to PinkNews.

The Supreme Court of Japan has ruled that restricting a transgender woman from using the ladies’ room at work is “unacceptable.” Reuters has this story.

Darcelle XV

The city of Portland, Oregon, announced that it will rename a Downtown square for drag queen Darcelle XV, who passed away in March. The Advocate has this story.

The Duma, the Russian legislature, has passed a law which outlaws “medical interventions aimed at changing the sex of a person.” It also forbids changing the sex listed on public records, and it invalidates any marriage of a person who has changed gender. This story comes from Them.

LGBTQ Nation has a story about some transgender activists who are staying in Florida and fighting, while others are leaving the state.

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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