Trans News Now 4/29/24

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Kim Petras

Kim Petras took to Instagram to announce that she will not be able to perform at certain festivals this summer. She says it is because she is “going through some health issues.” has this story.

Maine has passed a new law which shields those who provide gender-affirming care to transgender teens. The law was passed despite opposition from Republicans, Erin Reed has this story.

Andria Dorias Dos Passos, a 87-year-old transgender woman, was beaten to death in Miami Beach. A suspect has been charged with murder. This story comes from WTWJ-TV, which notes that, while the suspect was initially charged with second-degree murder, the judge said that he should be charged with first-degree murder.

River Nevaeh Goddard has been found dead, two years after they were reported missing. The non-binary victim was 17 years old. A 20-year-old boyfriend was charged in connection with their death. The Advocate has this story.

Jinkx Monsoon

Jinkx Monsoon is appearing as Audrey in the off-broadway revival of Little Shop Of Horrors. She says that playing a woman while in a medical transition is “affirming and wonderful.” PinkNews has this story.

Last week, we reported that the U.S. Department of Education has a new rule, which will protect transgender students from bathroom bans and allow them to participate in sports. Erin Reed reports that four states, including Florida, have said that they will not abide by the new rule when it goes into effect.

The Associated Press reports that the new rule is likely to wind its way through courts, as a result of opposition.

The Tennessee legislature has passed a law which would punish adults for “kidnapping” their children and taking them to states which allow gender-affirming care. LGBTQ Nation has this story.

A new study finds that forced outing of LGBTQ students leads to higher rates of depression. This story comes from The Advocate.

A new study finds that transgender females who are going through hormone therapy may have a disadvantage over cisgender female athletes in categories important to athletics. Transgender females were below cisgender females in such categories as cardiovascular performance, strength, and lower-body power. Forbes has this story. The study itself is in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Elliot Page is producing a young adult romance set in outer space. It is based on Eliot Schrefer’s LGBTQ novel The Darkness Outside Us. This story comes com Them.

Natalie Ryan

The 2024 Music City Open disk golf tournament in Nashville was paused while they checked for a bomb. The tournament featured a transgender competitor, Natalie Ryan, who appears to have been the subject of the threat. This story comes from The Advocate.

Laverne Cox has been added to the Shoulders of Heroes exhibition of the Stonewall National Museum. This story comes from PinkNews.

A sequel to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was announced this week. Even though the sequel comes 30 years after the original, stars Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce, and Hugo Weaving are all expected to return. The Advocate has this story.

NHS Wales has announced it will pause the prescribing of puberty blockers for gender dysphoria in minors. NHS England and NHS Scotland have also paused such prescriptions. PinkNews has this story.

If you are planning your vacation, you may want to see the list of the friendliest cities for LGBTQ travelers. Lisbon, Portugal, is on the top of the list, according to PinkNews.

Transgender people who worked for the government of Argentina have lost their jobs. Last year, the government stepped up its hiring of trans people, but this year, the opposite has happened. The Washington Blade has this story.

Nymphia Wind

Nymphia Wind got a call from the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, to congratulate her on winning RuPaul’s Drag Race season 16. This story comes from Them.

A poetry contest in Russia has banned transgender poets. This story comes from The Advocate.

A new study by the Williams Institute finds that 38% of transgender minors in the U.S. live in a state where they are denied access to gender-affirming medical care. More than 90% of transgender teens live in a state where at least one anti-transgender law has passed. The Hill has this story.

The Texas Tribune has a long story about how the foster care system in Texas has been failing to meet the needs of transgender children.

We have all heard the statement that 70% or 80% of transgender people “grow out of it” by the time that they become adults. That is based on bad research, but we still hear it. Most of these people did not change their genders, but then, most of them were not transgender to begin with. Anyway, a recent hashtag on X asked transgender people to share how transgender care they got as children allowed them to become well adjusted adults. LGBTQ Nation collected some of them.

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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