In this edition: Arkansas becomes “America’s worst state for trans kids” after lawmakers ban gender-affirming health care for minors; wins and losses in the fight for abortion rights; a new study shows one in three survivors of COVID-19 are diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months; and President Biden moved up his call for states to make all adults vaccine eligible from May 1 to April 19.
In this edition, we highlight conservative lawmakers attacking trans rights and health care; track the growing number of anti-abortion legislation; provide updates on the potential for a fourth wave of COVID-19; and take a look at health care affordability, new research on using CRISPR technology for chronic pain and a new study on adolescents and drug use.
Millions of people now recognize March 31 as a day to celebrate transgender people worldwide.
“I wanted a day that we can celebrate the living, and I wanted a day that all over the world we could be all together,” said Rachel Crandall-Crocker, the creator of International Transgender Day of Visibility.
The threat to women in sports is not transgender athletes. It is misogyny, and an attendant unwillingness to cede that women not only deserve equal opportunities to compete, but that their athletic efforts are worthy of our collective attention.
In headlines and statehouses, young transgender athletes appear to be a hot-button issue. But a new poll released Wednesday suggests that the nation is far less divided than state politicians.
Cisgender women are usually the focus of conversations around abortion, though transgender and nonbinary people access reproductive health services, including abortion, every day.
The National Black Justice Coalition and Cartoon Network partnered to release a comic strip about pronouns and respect.
“I wish I had seen this sort of thing as a kid. I definitely would have come out sooner than I did. I’m glad that this generation of kids are learning these things.”
The documentary “My Name is Pauli Murray” does admirable work not only recounting the facts of Murray’s life, but also of reminding viewers how many of Murray’s resistances to the discriminatory status quo occurred years or even decades before the landmark civil rights cases we know from history books.
LGBTQ+ advocates on Tuesday celebrated the repeal of New York’s “walking while trans” ban, which they say has led to discriminatory policing of law-abiding transgender people.
The law—in place since 1976—criminalized “loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution.”
In a landmark executive order applauded by LGBTQ advocates and organizations, President Joe Biden repealed the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people in the military.
In his first 100 days, Biden is expected to take more actions towards reversing many of the Trump administration’s attacks on LGBTQ people, as well as expanding LGBTQ rights and protections.