Tag: transgender

North Dakota Set to Pass Most Anti-LGBTQ Legislation in the Country

North Dakota is set to pass more anti-LGBTQ legislation this year than any other state in the US. Governor Doug Burgum has already signed eight bills into law that discriminate against LGBTQ+ people, and several more are advancing through the legislative process. The latest bill, HB 1473, prohibits transgender individuals from using restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity in certain settings.

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Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt Investigated for Conflict of Interest Amid Trans Rights Fight

Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt is being investigated for a potential conflict of interest after she voted against a bill that would ban gender-affirming healthcare for minors, including her own transgender child. Despite the investigation, Hunt has been vocal about her support for trans rights and has been fighting against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Nebraska.

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The Harmful Transgender Consent Fallacy: How Fear-Mongering Undermines Trans Acceptance

In recent years, there has been increasing visibility and acceptance of transgender people in society, thanks to the advocacy and activism of the transgender community and their allies. However, this progress has also triggered a backlash from those who oppose or fear transgender rights and equality. One of the common tactics used by these opponents is to spread misinformation and stereotypes about transgender people, including the harmful and baseless myth of the “Transgender Consent Fallacy.”

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Megan Rapinoe’s Heartfelt Speech Honors Trans Community for Their Resilience and Inspiring Humanity

Megan Rapinoe used her platform at the 2nd Annual Time Woman of the Year Gala, to honor and thank the trans community for their unwavering resilience and inspiring humanity. In her emotional speech, she shed light on the attempted genocide and erasure of trans people in our country and globally. Rather than just acknowledging the wrongdoings against the trans community, Rapinoe urged everyone to see the beauty and value that trans people bring to our society. She reminded us that we owe our ability to live a whole life and be true to ourselves to the trans community.

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The Harm of “Agree to Disagree”: Why LGBTQ+ Youth Need More than Tolerance

When you refuse to accept your LGBTQ+ child or grandchild, you are not just disagreeing with them. You are denying them their basic human right to be who they are. You are telling them that they are not worthy of love and respect simply because of who they love or how they identify. And when you cling to the “agree to disagree” mindset, you are actively choosing to prioritize your own discomfort or disapproval over your child or grandchild’s well-being.

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Fighting Back Against Transphobia and Disinformation Campaigns: The Urgent Need for Education and Awareness

Join the fight against disinformation and transphobia by educating yourself and others, supporting transgender individuals facing discrimination, and holding those responsible accountable. Let’s work towards a more just and equitable world for everyone.

“Until we all can stand together, we will continue to be picked off one by one.” – Harvey Milk

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Montana House Tables Bill to Ban Trans Panic Defense

The Montana House of Representatives has tabled a bill that would prevent defendants from using the trans panic defense in criminal proceedings. The bill, HB 552, was introduced by Rep. Zooey Zephyr, the first openly transgender person elected to the Montana legislature. The trans panic defense is a legal strategy that asks a jury to find that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is to blame for the defendant’s violent reaction, including murder. This defense legitimizes and excuses violent and lethal behavior against members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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LGBTQ Lawmakers Roll Out Trans Refuge State Legislation in 19 States

A coalition of LGBTQ lawmakers has launched trans refuge state legislation in 19 US states to protect trans kids and their families seeking gender-affirming care. The laws aim to counter recent executive and legislative action in states like Alabama and Texas that penalize trans kids. The Rainbow Wall campaign aims to provide a positive agenda for trans people that lawmakers can support, with over a third of US states committing to introduce the laws. The legislation will provide legal protections and support for trans kids and families while shielding them from criminalization and penalties.

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The Story of Wendy Carlos: The Transgender Electronic Music Pioneer

Wendy Carlos is a pioneering figure in electronic music, known for her innovative use of synthesizers and her contributions to the soundtrack of the classic sci-fi movie Tron. However, despite her significant role in the creation of the film’s music, her credits were initially left unacknowledged. In this article, we explore the story of Wendy Carlos and the journey that led to the recognition of her contributions to the Tron soundtrack.

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