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    LGBTQ writers in Hollywood are claiming widespread discrimination in the entertainment industry and are demanding executives take decisive steps to hire more queer, gay, and transgender writers. They are also demanding Hollywood studios take action against states that have passed “anti-trans legislation” — which presumably refers to laws banning transgender drugs and surgery for minors, as well as laws prohibiting...
    It's Pride Month, and gay Americans should have a lot to celebrate: A new president who has pledged to advocate for LGBTQ people, an easing of a pandemic that has disrupted their communal activism, and increasing public acceptance of their basic rights, including record-high support for same-sex marriage.  Instead, the mood is somewhat bleak. Congress has so far failed to...
    The right is using hatred of transgender people to build political power. Openly transphobic rhetoric has heated up on the right recently. GOP members of Congress, state lawmakers, governors, former President Donald Trump, and conservative organizations have all spread misinformation about transgender equality to create a bogeyman for their own...
    Violence against transgender people is not slowing down, experts say — and anti-trans legislation across the country is only making things worse. Experts say they are worried about the rate of violence against transgender people this year and the effect legislation targeting the community may have on their safety. In...
    Hundreds protested a Trump administration announcement that rescinded an Obama-era order allowing transgender students to use school bathrooms matching their gender identities, at the Stonewall Inn on Feb. 23, 2017 in New York City. Republican attacks on transgender Americans and transgender youth, in particular, have skyrocketed in 2021. Roughly 150 anti-trans bills combined have been introduced in over 30 state legislatures this...
    Far-left “Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) has attempted to pressure large corporations into taking political stances on state-based measures by asking them what they’re doing to combat what she considers to be “hateful anti-trans bills.” Several companies — including Coca-Cola, Walmart, AT&T, and Verizon — have signaled their support for “Pride Month” in some way, mostly by changing their social...
    Transgender reality star Jazz Jennings has slammed the anti-trans healthcare bills being introduced across the country, saying the hormone blockers she started taking at age 11 were 'life-saving.'  The 20-year-old I Am Jazz star, who covers Variety’s Power of Pride issue, told the magazine that she is 'very, very frustrated' by conservative state legislators' efforts to prevent trans youth from having...
    People on all sides of politics have varying opinions on boycotts—namely, whether or not they work and whether or not they’re worth someone’s time. Is an individual refusing to buy from a megacorporation really making a difference? What about people who have limited options due to location or budget? These are the questions that are hard to answer and reinforce the...
    On Tuesday, June 1—which happens to be the first day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month—Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an exclusionary, transphobic bill into law in the state of Florida. As Daily Kos has continued to cover, anti-trans bills have taken the nation by storm from all corners of the country. Some of these bills try to stop physicians from providing...
    Washington (CNN)Florida became the eighth state this year to ban transgender girls and women in public secondary schools and colleges from participating on girls' and women's sports teams after its Republican governor signed the restrictive measure into law on Tuesday. The action by Gov. Ron DeSantis comes during a record-breaking year for anti-trans bills in statehouses across the country and...
    Glenn Youngkin says he standing by Tanner Cross, an educator who claims supporting trans youth is 'abuse' and 'sinning against our God.' The GOP's nominee for the Virginia governor's race, Glenn Youngkin, on Monday came to the defense of a transphobic high school instructor who said he would refuse to...
    LGBTQ TikTok users are receiving abuse on the platform. This is due to the platform's algorithm, a Media Matters report said. Chelsea Brickham TikTok's algorithm is promoting homophobic and transphobic content to users, Media Matters said. Liking just one anti-LGBTQ video can flood a For You Page with hateful content, an experiment found. Trans creators told Insider what...
    Washington (CNN)Lawmakers in Louisiana sent a bill that would prohibit transgender girls and women in the state from competing on girls' and womens' public elementary, secondary and college sports teams to the state's Democratic governor on Thursday, who will likely issue a veto of the measure, which he previously called "unnecessary and discriminatory."The state's Republican-led House passed SB 156 by...
    (CNN)Civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging West Virginia's new anti-trans sports law, arguing that the measure banning transgender girls and women from participating in school sports unconstitutionally "discriminates on the basis of sex and transgender status." The lawsuit challenges a measure that prohibits transgender girls and women in the state from competing on sports teams at "any...
    The ACLU is suing to overturn a new state law that bans gender-affirming health care. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Arkansas over a law that bans gender-affirming health care, including hormone treatments and puberty blockers, for transgender youth. The ACLU filed the complaint on Wednesday with the U.S....
    As Daily Kos continues to cover, trans people—and especially, trans youth—are being attacked on all sides by Republicans. In some states, lawmakers are pushing bills to exclude trans girls from participating in girls’ sports teams. Some states are working to make sure trans folks of any age cannot update the sex on their birth certificate, causing potential nightmares with paperwork...
    Earlier this May, Republican Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee signed House Bill 1182, a deeply exclusionary and transphobic bathroom bill, into law. This law would require government facilities open to the public and businesses to post signs explicitly stating the establishment allows transgender folks to use the bathroom, changing room, or locker room that matches their gender identity. This would effectively...
    GLAAD, the LGBTQ advocacy organization, called out 60 Minutes for airing a segment Sunday about health care for transgender youth that includes what the group called “anti-trans dogwhistles.” Tonight @60Minutes @LesleyRStahl aired a shameful segment fearmongering about trans youth. Parents of trans youth could walk away with the false belief that young people are being rushed into medical transition....
    As Pride Month comes closer, you’ll likely see corporations including rainbows in their advertisements and on T-shirts. You might also notice an uptick in LGBTQ-related content in your favorite magazines, newspapers, and even your social media feeds. There’s nothing wrong with any of that—though there is much to be said about how corporations can actually help communities and not just profit...
    Dwyane Wade, Zaya Wade and Gabrielle Union attend the Better Brothers Los Angeles 6th annual Truth Awards at Taglyan Complex on March 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Andrew Toth/Getty Images Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union discussed trans rights and their daughter, Zaya Wade, on GMA.  Wade said he doesn't understand why trans people have suddenly become a...
    As the pandemic continues, Republicans across the country are eager to keep distracting the public from the party’s failures over the past year and a half. As Daily Kos has covered, we know state-level Republicans have pushed anti-trans legislation that rests on hysteria and misinformation, ranging from banning trans girls from participating on girls’ sports teams to making it a...
    (CNN)Anorexia. Depression. Loneliness. If motor racing requires a high level of endurance, then Charlie Martin is well versed in navigating life's twists and turns -- on and off the track.It was in 2012 that Martin transitioned. Two years later, she won her first event in France at Saint-Gouéno at the wheel of a Westfield SEiW, breaking the class record by...
    As Daily Kos has continued to cover, the GOP’s hysteria point of 2021 seems to be keeping trans girls out of girls’ sports. This nationwide campaign exists mostly at the state level, with Republican lawmakers pushing bills that pretend to care about equity in girls' sports. Of course, these legislations are just a means of discriminating and excluding vulnerable youth....
    UPDATE: Governor Brad Little signed the two bills into law Monday night. Read the latest here. Our earlier story is below. As the United States battles the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers in Idaho quietly passed the first two anti-transgender bills in the country to be approved by both houses of a state legislature. And with residents under a "stay-at-home" order, protesters...
    "Harry Potter" actor Daniel Radcliffe has sharply criticized controversial comments from author J.K. Rowling. In a piece published Monday for LGBTQ youth nonprofit The Trevor Project, Radcliffe said he felt "compelled to say something at this moment." "Transgender women are women," Radcliffe wrote. "Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all...
    Two members of Congress have taken the debate over the Equality Act out of the House chamber and into the hallway outside of their offices. After Rep. Marie Newman placed a transgender pride flag outside of her office, which is across from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's, Greene put up an anti-trans sign outside of her own, sparking backlash.  Newman, a...
    The Mississippi House passed a bill on Wednesday banning transgender athletes from competing in girl's or women's sports teams.  Mississippi has become one of more than 20 states with lawmakers proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health care for transgender minors this year, the Associated Press reported. The legislation comes after President Joe Biden's executive order banning discrimination based on...
    Academy Award-nominated actor Elliot Page is calling on his fans to contact Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) and urge him to veto three bills heading for his desk that impose restrictions on transgender residents. The “Umbrella Academy” star, who announced in December he was transgender, made the appeal to his nearly 2 million Twitter followers on Tuesday. “Call or email @GovBillLee and tell...
    US coronavirus: Vaccination rates have been falling as supply has increased Editorial: Stand with Cheney: All sane Republicans, independents should send a message Kevin McCarthy I'm tired. Just really tired. Trans athletes are speaking out against bills that would ban trans kids from competing USA TODAY See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next ...
    As state lawmakers continue to push anti-trans legislation, a fresh complication is cropping up in a number of states. As we saw in Arkansas, for example, a Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson, actually vetoed a deeply discriminatory trans healthcare bill, saying it involved too much government overreach. State lawmakers were able to override his veto and pass the legislation anyway, making it...
    Republican candidate Caitlyn Jenner was attacked over the weekend by left-wing personalities regarding Jenner’s statement about transgender athletes and gender fairness in sports. Many suggested Jenner betrayed the transgender movement, calling Jenner “anti-trans” and “self-loathing,” due to Jenner’s remarks opposing transgender biological boys competing in girls’ sports. “It just isn’t fair,” Jenner said Saturday. Male-to-female transgender model Plastic Martyr announced...
    It’s Friday! Another long week filled with news of our country’s march towards normalcy and beyond! The Republican Party continues its attempts to thwart legislation that might actually improve Americans’ lives. As we head into another weekend, there’s always hope because there is a competent administration in office, and as of today, the Republican death cult has no control over the legislative branch....
    Joining a handful of other states who have prioritized legislating trans girls and trans out of girls’ sports, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican, recently signed an exclusionary bill into law. This law, like a growing number of legislation across the nation, aims to keep trans girls out of sports for girls. During a Friday morning interview with MSNBC host Stephanie...
    Elliot Page sat down with Oprah Winfrey for his first on-camera interview since coming out as transgender. Winfrey interviewed Page for her new show on Apple TV+, The Oprah Conversation, during which Page opened up about his own transition and the importance of trans visibility — also decrying those who “don’t want us to exist.” Page recalled how distressing the pressure to be...
    Chris Attig, a parent who uses they/them pronouns, was arrested while testifying against an exclusionary, discriminatory anti-trans bill at the Arkansas statehouse on March 9. The bill, as previously covered at Daily Kos, would bar physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to transgender and nonbinary youth. House Bill 1570, misleadingly called the “Arkansas Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act” would...
    MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle tore into Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) on Friday morning, as he struggled to find any evidence to defend why he signed a bill that would prohibit transgender girls and women from competing on sports teams. Just days after the governor signed the measure into law, Ruhle asked Justice if he could name a single example of a transgender child trying to...
    Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden pledged his support for transgender Americans during his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, telling members of the community he's standing by them at a time when they face a barrage of attacks by GOP-led state legislatures. "I also hope Congress will get to my desk the Equality Act to protect LGBTQ Americans....
    Transgender youth and transgender adults from advocacy groups want to know what action Biden will take. President Joe Biden offered his support to the young people impacted by anti-trans bills during his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. "To all the transgender Americans watching at home,...
    Washington (CNN)West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday signed into law a measure that prohibits transgender girls and women in the state from competing on sports teams at "any public secondary school or state institution of higher education."The law, which cleared the state's Republican-led legislature in recent weeks, states that such teams must be designated based on "biological sex," thus...
    Juno star Elliot Page is advocating for trans people in a pair of new interviews, blasting proposed and passed bills in states like Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky that will 'take gender-affirming health care away from' trans youth and, he said, ultimately be 'responsible for the death of children'. Page, 34, sat down with Oprah for a new interview for Apple TV...
    Loading the player... Five states have passed laws or implemented executive orders this year limiting the ability of transgender youths to play sports or receive certain medical treatment. There’s been a vehement outcry from supporters of transgender rights – but little in the way of tangible repercussions for those states. It’s a striking contrast to the fate of North...
    U.S. (CBSDFW.COM) – Five states have passed laws or implemented executive orders this year limiting the ability of transgender youths to play sports or receive certain medical treatment. There’s been a vehement outcry from supporters of transgender rights – but little in the way of tangible repercussions for those states. It’s a striking contrast to the fate of North Carolina a...
    Opponents of several bills targeting transgender youth attend a rally at the Alabama State House to draw attention to anti-transgender legislation introduced on March 30, 2021. As of March 30, there were 192 anti-LGBTQ+ bills under consideration in state legislatures across the United States. Of those, 93 directly target transgender people. It’s only four months into 2021 and more than 100...
    A protest to support trans people in 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images I am a transmasculine reporter who reports on transgender health in the US. I started testosterone the same day the US passed its first trans medical ban.  Reporting on issues that strip me of my humanity is difficult, but I'm fighting for my...
    (CNN)Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed a bill into law on Friday requiring all Alabama athletes in K-12 public school to compete in sports based on the gender they were assigned at birth -- joining a growing trend among Republican-controlled legislatures around the country that have been moving in recent weeks to impose restrictions on the lives of transgender...
    J&J vaccine pause latest messaging challenge for officials Justice department to investigate Minneapolis policing practices A law that would force transgender public school students to participate in sports with members of the sex on their birth certificate has been met with fierce opposition from members of the games industry. © Provided by GamePur The law titled the Fair...
    Far-left extremist Vicky Osterweil took to Twitter on Sunday to spread violent messaging against law enforcement breaking platform policy – but Twitter has yet to pull the plug on her account. The "In Defense of Looting" Antifa author got away with advising her followers to "ATTACK" police officers in what she described as the only option as part of the left’s anti-police movement. "My shrill a**...
     Amber Briggle, the mother of a transgender boy, testified before Texas lawmakers this week, speaking out against a bill that would criminalize parents who provide gender-affirming healthcare procedures to their children. The bill would work to label parents supporting their transgender children as abusers, as it would redefine child abuse to include the provision of gender-affirming care, such as puberty...
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