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Trans News Now 9/25/23

| Sep 25, 2023
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Sarah McBride

Sarah McBride is leading her race for Congress. Politico asked her how she would get along with the Republicans in the House.

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has declared the county to be a sanctuary for transgender and non-binary people. This is interesting, because Wisconsin has a Republican majority in both houses of the state legislature, and also has Ron Johnson as one of its U.S. Senators. Urban Milwaukee has this story.

The U.S. Bureau of the Census is testing a question about gender identity, which may get added to the 2030 census form. If this feels like old news, it is. A question on gender identity was approved for the 2020 census, but the Trump administration blocked the inclusion of that question on the census. This story comes from Them.

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is considering two cases together. The cases concern the requirement that states cover gender-affirming care for adults. Two of the judges predicted that the Supreme Court would have the last word on this matter. The Associated Press has this story.

Although some state bans on gender-affirming care for minors exclude those who were diagnosed and receiving treatment before the ban took effect, The Independent reports that some medical clinics are refusing to treat all minors, even those who began receiving treatment before the bans took effect.

Tracy Williams

In Houston, Joshua Bourgeois was convicted of murder in the death of Tracy Williams in 2019. He has been sentenced to 36 years in prison. KTRK-TV has this story.

Republicans in the House of Representatives have pushed clauses into the Military Appropriations Bill which, among other things, would keep the military from funding gender-affirming care. Democrats have signed an open letter opposing these amendments. This story comes from Them.

The State of Our Nation poll by The 19th and SurveyMonkey finds that Americans are divided on what lawmakers should do about transgender issues. However, voters seem to agree that transgender issues are not a high priority. More than 3/4 of respondents think that politicians don’t know enough about transgender people to make policy. This story comes from Them.

Some doctors wrote a paper opposing bans on transgender athletes, which appeared in JAMA Pediatrics. Stat+ talked to one of the authors of this paper.

ESPN writer Katie Barnes has a new book, called Fair Play. In it, they figure out what would be a fair policy for transgender participation in sports. This story comes from NBC News.

The GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index found more queer and trans characters on screen, but also found that most of them only stick around for five minutes or less. This story comes from Them.

Petras on the album cover.

Kim Petras has released her first album, Problematique. The album had been held back from official release after it was leaked online. has this story.

It seems like public opinion regarding transgender people have fallen in Britain recently, and the latest British Social Attitude survey shows that the percentage of people who say that they have no prejudice towards trans people has fallen to 64%, down from 82% four years ago. This story comes from PinkNews.

A coroner investigating the suicide of Alice Litman ruled that her death could have been prevented, if the NHS had not made her wait almost three years for an appointment with a gender clinic. The BBC has this story.

Fresh off the finding by the media regulators of Australia and New Zealand that it is not libel to say that Kellie-Jay Keen, who calls herself Posie Parker, is supported by Nazis or neo-Nazis, because it is true, that same speaker was met with tremendous protests at a speaking engagement in Ireland. PinkNews reports that, according to some social media posts, the pro-trans protestors outnumbered the crowd who came to hear her speak.

Canada has seen protests of school policies which respect the rights of transgender students. PinkNews reports that counter-protestors, who agree with the policies, outnumbered the protestors opposed to the policies.

Jinkx Monsoon

Doctor Who has released a photo of Jinkx Monsoon as “the Doctor’s most powerful enemy yet.” has this story.

In France, a boy was arrested while at school for bullying a transgender classmate. The story, originally from Agence France-Presse, can be found in English in The Guardian.

Argentina is home to the first school specifically for transgender students. LGBTQ Nation reports that the school is saving lives.

The Galileo Church in Fort Worth, Texas, is funding healthcare for transgender children. This story comes from LGBTQ Nation.

The Conversation has new research on how the Nazis targeted transgender people in Germany.

A trans woman who was housed in prison with men has won a lawsuit with the help of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and pro bono counsel Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Get the whole story from the TLDEF website.

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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