Opinion | The Texas Government is Getting Too Big
In Texas, we continue to pride ourselves in liberty, the right to hoard heavy guns, and own big trucks with very big tires. The essence of don’t thread on the lone star mentality is what has inspired many people to leave heavy governed States like California for Texas. But many now question the mindset of those we elect to run our dear state. Recently, Texas has led many states in aggressively attacking medical care for fellow transgendered youth and citizens, labeling it child abuse and enacting criminalizing restrictions. Medical therapy for fellow transgender Texans, however, has been accessible in the United States for over a decade and is backed by major medical organizations. So, how is it possible that here our elected leaders can sing the liberty tune and take personal rights away in a single breath?
TN Faith Leaders Speak Out in Support of Transgender Students
Pastors say recently passed legislation is "harmful" to students. Following the Tennessee General Assembly's passage of legislation targeting transgender students, members of the Southern Christian Coalition spoke out in support of all students and inclusive policy.
A Rally Was Held To Support Transgender People
Rally at the Utah State Capitol(Image is author's) After the Utah State Legislature passed a bill to prevent transgender girls from participation in school athletic competitions, there has been discord among some in the state. The Republican majority in the Legislature passed the bill which was vetoed by Governor Spencer Cox. Then the Republicans were able to get enough support that the bill was passed again with an override of the veto by the Governor.
Gov. DeSantis Proclaims Floridian Swimmer As NCAA Women’s Swimming Champ, Not Transgender Athlete Lia Thomas
Florida recognizes the 'fastest woman swimmer' as the champion. Last week at an NCAA swim meet in Atlanta, transgender athlete Lia Thomas claimed victory in the women's 500 yards freestyle by a margin of over one second, swimming for Penn State. Her win has attracted a lot of controversy and criticism.
Texas governor claims that trans hormone treatment constitutes "child abuse"
Photo of Texas Governor Greg AbbottWikimedia Commons. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is currently endeavoring to change how Texas state law classifies medical treatments provided to transgender youths. Specifically, he would like to classify practices such as hormone treatments and puberty-suppressing drugs as a form of child abuse.
Indiana rejects bill that would have banned trans girls from sports
Swimming pool at Likas Sports ComplexWikimedia Commons. On March 21, Indiana's governor Eric Holcomb made a decision that was relatively unorthodox for a Republican governor: He vetoed a bill that would have restricted the participation of transgender girls in school sports.
Autopsy Results Revealed for 68-Year-Old Victim in Brooklyn Dismemberment Case, 83-Year-Old Suspect Charged
*Information reported by ABC7NY has been used as a source for this report. ABC7NY has reported the autopsy results in the Brooklyn dismemberment case of Susan Leyden 68, at the hands of accused serial killer 83-Year-Old Harvey Marcelin have successfully revealed the cause of death. The New York City Medical Examiner's report states, Susan Leyden's cause of death is of ' Homicidal violence, including blunt force trauma to the head.'
Black trans woman awarded $1.5M after 6 months in male prison over bogus drug arrest
An Atlanta trans woman who served six months in jail after she was arrested over bogus drug charges in October 2015 was awarded $1.5 million by a federal judge. Ju’Zema Goldring, a transgender woman, was walking alone when was falsely arrested by two Atlanta policemen. The officers found a stress ball in her handbag with some unknown substance inside. After a narcotics test, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found no evidence of illegal drugs but arrested her for trafficking cocaine.
The Philly Four: Restrictions to remain even as COVID-19 cases drop
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A Question For Women of Trans Experience
Can Cisgender Men Write Convincing Transgender Female Characters?. I’ve gotten some resistance from transgender women and trans-allies on this. I will discuss them here — give my opinions, review some of the responses that I’ve received, and open a dialogue.
An Unpublishable LGBTQ/Transgender Manuscript
I’ve written an urban LGBTQ, period-specific, literary fiction romance novel that follows ethnic characters, includes 236 hard curse words, underground Ballroom House Culture-specific terminologies likebanjeecuntandtrade, and does not shy away from depictions of sex and violence.