State legislators’ efforts to exclude transgender athletes AND the NCAA’s recent blunders regarding women’s workout facilities both indicate a failure to understand the insidiousness of our reductive and stereotypical beliefs about women and gender.
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.
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.”
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.”
Forward Together, together with The Committee of Interns and Residents and Last Mile, worked to create the guide “We Keep Each Other Safe” to acknowledge the uneven and unsafe structures that Black, Indigenous, Latinx, POC and LGBTQ communities must navigate every day when seeking health care.
What’s in a voice? For participants in Baldwin Wallace University’s (BW) transgender voice clinic, a voice means feeling like themselves. And for many trans people, security in their voice presentation is nothing less than a matter of basic safety.
President-Elect Joe Biden has nominated Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. If approved, Levine would be the first ever Senate-confirmed trans official in U.S. history.
Levine’s appointment sends a strong message that the administration intends to reverse course on what advocates say has been four years of war against LGBTQ+ people under the Trump administration.
As state legislatures begin their 2021 sessions, lawmakers across the country are taking aim at transgender rights, with a multitude of bills aimed at preventing trans youth from accessing life saving health care, and excluding trans girls from participating on girls’ sports teams at federally funded institutions.
President-Elect Joe Biden has pledged to pursue an aggressive plan to advance LGBTQ+ equality in the U.S. and around the world. After four years of the Trump administration rolling back LGBTQ+ rights at home and abroad, Biden has his work cut out for him.
The Biden-Harris administration plans to move the U.S. toward a government-wide focus on uplifting of LGBTQ+ people at home and abroad.