“I didn’t want any other student to have to suffer the same experience that I had to go through.”
Dept of Ed really doesn’t care about trans youth, you don’t like new music, Joy-Ann Reid, breastfeeding as a trans woman, fake abortion clinics fooling even Google, revisiting the ‘morality clause’ is not so good, an arrest made in the murder of Kerrice Lewis, and so much more.
During a never-ending cycle of negative news on our feeds, a failed discriminatory anti-trans bill is definitely something to celebrate.
The 7th Circuit’s ruling in Ash Whitaker’s bathroom access case has the potential to create sweeping change for trans people in the United States.
Once the bill receives final chamber approval, SB6 will move forward to the House, which is dominated by Republicans but whose members are not as eager to take it up.
Today, the Supreme Court announced it would be vacating the lower court’s ruling, meaning it decided not to hear Gavin Grimm’s case after all and to instead send it back to the lower court. The immediate effects of this decision are that almost everyone is left with questions.
Here’s the latest updates in the struggle against HB2, an analysis of what a Trump administration means for Trans rights, and advice on what the rest of the country needs to learn from the fight in North Carolina.
Breitbart’s anti-trans messaging was shaped by Milo Yiannopoulos. The Religious Right’s was shaped by the Family Research Council, home of Josh Duggar. Trump’s position on trans rights gives them and men like them leeway to behave like the predators they falsely accuse trans women of being.
While any and all support for the trans community is necessary and welcome, the ACLU is missing the mark with this hashtag. The big swing and miss for me is the fact that SB6 is an anti-trans bill that specifically aims to single out trans feminine individuals, regardless of sexual orientation.
From the Attorney General’s decision to stop appealing an anti-trans court ruling to the upcoming Supreme Court hearing of trans teen Gavin Grimm, issues of trans people’s safety and basic rights are already in question under Trump, and it will take a lot of work on all of our parts to oppose the administration’s agenda.
“I refuse to place myself in danger because it makes some fools at the Texas capital uncomfortable that girls like me exist publicly. I will not be limited to a sexual fantasy or some kind of untouchable position in society because I am a transgender woman.”
With just a few days into the new year, lawmakers in Alabama, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Washington have introduced new bathroom bills they’re calling “privacy acts” and ensuring we have a long year of battles ahead of us.
North Carolina Republican lawmakers didn’t honor their word when they said they would repeal HB2 in full. Instead they delivered a half-assed deal that kinda repeals HB2 with a major stipulation.
In an apparent deal, the Charlotte city council voted to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance in exchange for the Republican-led General Assembly’s promise to end HB2.
Gavin Grimm won his court case about being able to use the correct facilities at his school, but now the school board is taking the case to the Supreme Court, where a lot hangs in the balance.
Texas tries to repackage its anti-trans bathroom bill, Trump hits a rough spot, Deborah Danner is lost to police violence, Seattle teachers rally for Black Lives Matter and more.
From students suing for their rights and restroom access under Title IX to the rights of trans prisoners to be protected from sexual assault, these are cases worth following.
SCOTUS has issued a stay on a Virginia circuit court’s ruling, temporarily upholding a school’s anti-trans bathroom policy until they can issue a fuller ruling.
The lawsuit in response to the Obama administration’s guidelines on trans bathroom usage in schools, Desmond Tutu’s daughter can’t officiate as a priest after marrying her wife, backlash against the Safe Schools Coalition in Australia and more.
Mexico’s President is pushing for marriage equality, what happened at the Dem convention in Nevada, the first openly gay secretary of the US Army, and more.