Trans News Now 4/1/24

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Victoria McCloud

Victoria McCloud, the first transgender judge in Britain, is seeking a leave in order to join those litigating a case which hopes to create a legal definition of a “woman.” The Guardian has this story.

A Texas judge has issued a temporary injunction against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, preserving the privacy of the records of clients of PFLAG with transgender children. NBC News has this story.

The White House released a proclamation recognizing Transgender Day of Visibility. He says, “I am proud that my Administration has stood for justice from the start.” This story comes from Windy City Times.

Sacramento has passed a resolution proclaiming itself a sanctuary city for transgender people. Truthout has this story.

The ACLU has filed its lawsuit against Ohio’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors. This story comes from Catholic News Agency.

The legislature of Kansas has passed a ban on gender-affirming care for minors. Governor Laura Kelly is likely to veto the bill, but there may be enough votes in the legislature to override the governor’s veto. LGBTQ Nation has this story.

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed a ban on gender-affirming medical care for minors into law. This story comes from Them.

LGBTQ Nation reports that one in four trans people have had their health care disrupted in the past year.

Alex Franco

We reported last week that Alex Franco, a trans man, was found dead in the Utah desert. Police have arrested three teenagers in connection with Franco’s death. The Advocate has this story.

In Georgia, the bill which was amended to include a ban on transgender student athletes, a ban on transgender people in restrooms and locker rooms, and a ban on gender-affirming care for minors, has passed the state Senate and appears to be headed to the Governor for his signature. This story comes from WABE public media. [Update 4/1/24: The Georgia anti-trans bill passed the Senate but did not pass both houses in the last-minute rush before the legislative session ended. Therefore, it did not become law.]

Idaho Governor Brad Little signed a bill into law which declares that the state will no longer cover gender-affirming medical care with its Medicaid program. The Idaho Capital Sun has this story.

The full autopsy of Nex Benedict was released this week. While it provided new information, including indications of the intent to do self-harm, it did not settle lingering questions. This story comes from NBC News.

President Biden would like to have a nuanced federal rule on transgender athletes, but the rule will not be revealed before the election, according to the Washington Post.

Media Matters For America and GLAAD have noticed that The New York Times frequently does not include a quote from a transgender person in a story about legislation which aims to limit transgender rights. Two out of three such articles did not quote a transgender person. Truthout has this stoy.

A new survey from Date For Progress shows that a majority of LGBTQ+ adults said that proposed anti-LGBTQ legislation has negatively affected their mental health. Among those LGBTQ+ people ages 18-24, the survey shows 65% feel that the legislation has affected their mental health, while among transgender respondents, 79% feel that their mental health has been affected. This story comes from The Advocate.

Hunter Shafer

Hunter Shafer will appear in Kinds Of Kindness, a new film from Yorgos Lanthimos. A trailer for the film premiered this week; the film itself will open on June 21. PinkNews has this story.

Hari Nef is set to star in a biopic of Candy Darling, a trans woman who was a regular in Andy Warhol’s films. This story comes from

Dylan Mulvaney would like to make a trans version of Legally Blonde. You can read about it in Them.

Two transgender people climbed a 250-fool construction crane in order to protest anti-trans laws and the police. They were arrested. This story comes from LGBTQ Nation.

A new report from Out & Equal says that 79% of American workers say that anti-LGBTQ+ laws impact where they will move to. The Advocate has this story.

A new crisis line is open specifically to deal with LGBTQ people who are anxious about the current political scene. You can find this story in The Advocate.

Trans News Now is assembled by Cecilia Barzyk with additional content and editing by Angela Gardner. Care to make a comment on this post? Login here and use the comment area below.

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