Trans News Now 10/23/23

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Lynn Conway

Transgender electrical engineer Lynn Conway is being inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame. LGBTQ Nation has this story.

The Advocate has an article about the North Texas Transportation Network, a non-profit group which provides grants to allow transgender minors and their families to travel out of Texas to receive gender-affirming medical care.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle has certified the lawsuit against the ban on gender-affirming care in Florida to be a class action suit. Any Florida resident who either takes or wishes to take HRT can join the suit. The Observer has this story.

Judge Michael Sachs of the San Bernardino County Superior Court has blocked the Chino Valley Unified School District from enacting a policy which would have forced teachers to tell parents if their child changed gender presentation at school. Judge Sachs issued a preliminary injunction, an indication that the plaintiffs are likely to win. This story comes from KABC-TV.

St. Louis Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer has stepped down from hearing a case against the Missouri law restricting gender-affirming care given to minors. The case is delayed until the state Supreme Court assigns another judge. The Associated Press has this story.

Anee Roberson, a 30-year-old Black transgender woman, was assaulted in Washington, D.C., then hit by a car. She has died. Police have spoken to the driver, who remained on the scene, and have concluded that the driver was not involved in the assault. The coroner ruled her death a homicide. This story comes from People magazine.

Chyna Long

Police in Milwaukee have made an arrest in the murder of transgender woman Chyna Long. The arrest comes a week after the murder. The Advocate has this story.

New statistics released by the FBI show a 33% increase in hate crimes against transgender and gender-nonconforming people. The numbers are incomplete, as not all police departments report hate crimes that are based on gender identity or expression. This story comes from Them.

A new report from the Williams Institute shows that more than 100,000 transgender people ages 13 to 17 live in states with legislation that forbids gender-affirming medical care for minors. PinkNews has this story.

We mentioned above the court case against the law limiting gender-affirming medical care in Florida. The Florida Phoenix reports that Friend Of The Court briefs are widely divergent in this case.

Florida’s school bathroom rule will be enforced even in private schools, according to The Advocate.

The state of Georgia has agreed to a settlement of a lawsuit brought by a state employee who found that the old health insurance policy did not cover gender-affirming care. The state agreed to cover gender-affirming medical care with its health insurance. The Advocate has this story.

The state of Pennsylvania is a battleground for the two political parties. Philadelphia announced this week that it would be a sanctuary city for gender-affirming medical care, should the Pennsylvania state legislature pass a ban. This story comes from The Advocate.

The state of Washington has agreed to provide gender-affirming care to inmates who have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. This is a part of the settlement of a lawsuit. This story comes from Them.

Dempsey Jara with her parents.

11-year-old transgender girl Dempsey Jara became the youngest grand marshal in the Orlando’s Come Out With Pride Festival this past weekend. The Daily Mail has the story.

Court victories which declare bans on gender-affirming care for minors unconstitutional have inspired others to join such lawsuits opposing other laws that affect transgender, gender-nonconforming, and two-spirit individuals. LGBTQ Nation has this story.

One week after transgender women finished first and second at the Chicago CycloCross Race, USA Cycling announced new rules for transgender competitors. For international events, trans women need to show that their testosterone is low. For domestic races, self-identification as female is all that seems to be needed. Details can be found at CyclingWeekly.

Cher told The Guardian that she is very afraid of what will happen to transgender people if Donald Trump is elected. She says that she would move out of the country if Donald Trump becomes president again.

Ervin Spencer and Bec Cerio founded Sock Drawer Heroes, a company which specializes in products for transgender customers like binders and packing or tucking underwear. They recently appeared on Shark Tank Australia, where they got a big investment, according to PinkNews.

Aimee Yonce Shennel

Canada’s Drag Race is back for Season 4, and has a list of the queens.

J.K. Rowling tweeted that she would “happily” go to jail for two years rather than admit that transgender women are women. The New York Post has this story.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission of Britain has come out with a recommendation that the Rishi Sunak administration introduce a ban on conversion therapy, and that the ban include transgender people. This story comes from PinkNews.

Poland held elections, and the anti-LGBTQ ruling party has lost its majority. It is unclear what the result will mean for transgender Poles. This story comes from Them.

Children are sharing their love of their transgender parents in a series of TikTok videos. PinkNews calls it a “heartwarming trend.”

Trans News Now is assembled by Cecilia Barzyk with additional content and editing by Angela Gardner.

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