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Ashley Brundage

Ashley Brundage is running for state government in Florida as a Democrat. Ms. Brundage is a transgender woman who was the vice president for DEI at PNC bank. She is running on her reputation as the “DEI candidate” who opposes the Florida GOP’s anti-DEI stance. Learn more about her and her campaign from the Orlando Weekly.

Last week, we mentioned that Dr. Eithan Haim of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston was suspected of violation the laws governing the privacy of the medical records of patients, specifically sharing details of transgender patients. This week, he has been charged with a violation of the law. His lawyer says that he is a mandatory informer, according to the ban on gender-affirming care for minors passed by Texas legislators. However, he shared the information with a conservative activist. Also troubling is the fact that the patients whose records he shared were not under his care. The Associated Press has this story.

A U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a district court in Oklahoma was wrong to dismiss a case challenging the state’s refusal to update the sex marker on the birth certificates of transgender people. So, that legal challenge is on again, this story comes from Reuters.

Anderson Lee Aldrich, the shooter at the Club Q in Colorado Springs, has been sentenced to 55 concurrent life sentences plus 190 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to 74 federal hate crimes and firearms charges. The Advocate has this story.

The Utah public-response line for violations of the bathroom law has received over 12,000 responses, but none of them was substantiated. This story comes from Them.

A week after a federal judge put a hold on the Department of Education’s rule on the applicability of Title IX to transgender students in four states, another federal judge has extended this hold to six more states. The Hill has this story.

Dr. Marci Bowers

Why would you go to Atlanta in the summer? Because The Atlanta Comfort Conference will be held there this August 14-18, 2024, at the Crown Plaza Ravinia at Perimeter. This is a LGBTQ event with seminars and multiple outside activities. Great speakers including Marci Bowers, MD. You’re invited to join the conference this summer for educational and social activities. Learn more from the conference website. Hope to see you there!

Utah has invoked its sovereignty under the policy of states’ rights to block the enforcement of the same rule on the applicability of Title IX to transgender students. This story comes from KUER-TV.

Seattle police are accused of misgendering and handcuffing a deaf transgender woman while she was involuntarily committed to a hospital in 2019. It seems that they will get away with it, due to the police union contract, according to the Stranger.

Yella Clark, a transgender prisoner was killed in a prison fight in Louisiana. She was serving a life sentence. She was 45 years old. The Advicate has this story.

The New York Post reports that a transgender woman named Mia Bailey has been arrested and charged in the murder of her parents.

A new poll from the Gallup organization shows that sixty percent of Americans oppose laws which ban gender-affirming medical care for minors. The same poll found that 514 respondents feel that transitioning is “morally wrong.” LGBTQ Nation has this story.

Transgender adults are more likely to face loneliness than other adults. Bisexual adults are also more likely to face loneliness. This story comes from ABC News.

The Spanish-language gangster film Emilia Perez, which was so well received at the Cannes Film Festival, has released a trailer. It still does not have a release date in the U.S. or in the U.K., but it has a trailer. PinkNews has this story.

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Cats: The Jellicle Ball, is playing Off-Broadway. It takes the script for Cats, and adds a touch of Ballroom to it. Strike a pose. This story comes from Them.

BBC News reports that the guidance for Northern Ireland on dealing with transgender students in primary schools has been removed. The excuse given is that it reference studies which are over ten years old, but these studies have not been refuted by better studies.

We told you recently about a transgender Catholic hermit whose gender identity has been accepted by their bishop. This story was noticed by some other bishops, who have asked the Canonical Affairs and Church Governance Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to address the question of whether transgender people may enter religious life. This week, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, the chairman of that committee, told the National Catholic Register that he hopes to produce such a document by this fall.

Donald Trump has told his followers that he will increase his anti-transgender policies if he is elected to a second term. Orion Rummler of The 19th takes a look at how transgender advocates are preparing to counter his policies.

Jane Lee Mullowney

When Jane Lee Mullowney was diagnosed with cancer and given five years to live, she decided to spend her remaining life as a woman. LGBTQ Nation has her story.

We know that transgender people have been a part of human history all along. Gray Television Stations News has a video story about transgender people of pre-colonial Hawaii, and the healing stones that they left behind.

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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