Trans News Now 6/3/24

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Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip

Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip, the transgender woman who co-owns the Miss Universe pageant, said in a recording that “women from nontraditional backgrounds” can compete but “cannot win” the title fo Miss Universe. LGBTQ Nation has this story.

We told you about a ballot initiative in California which would require teachers to notify parents if their child changes name or pronoun gender at school. This week, that initiative failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The Los Angeles Times reports that the group behind this will try for the 2026 ballot.

The Supreme Court turned down a request by Maryland parents to review an appeals court decision in favor of transgender rights. The court ruled the school district may prevent schools from notifying parents that their child has changed gender pronouns or name at school. This story comes from the Maryland Association of Counties.

The family of LaDamonyon DeeDee Hall have filed suit against the Dallas Police Department and the paramedics who took her to Baylor Hospital. She died two years ago, while in police custody. This story is from Dallas Voice.

Darri Moore

The body of Darri Moore was found along the Mississippi River in St. Louis. Friends are suspicious, saying she would never have committed suicide. Police have ruled out foul play, despite the body being too decomposed to get autopsy results. KMOV has this story.

Police in Texas have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting death of Diamond Brigman. The shooting took place more than two months ago. The Tri-City Herald has this story.

Senator Roger Marshall has introduced a bill to counter the Biden administration’s new rule which says that Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination against transgender people as discrimination on the basis of sex. This story comes from The Advocate.

The Advocate reports that Agenda PAC has identified ten anti-LGBTQ Republican members of Congress whom they are aiming to defeat in November.

The U.K. government has banned private health care providers from prescribing puberty blockers for anyone under age 18. Patients with current prescriptions for puberty blockers seem to be exempt from the ban. This story comes from PinkNews.

The trailer for the fourth and final season of The Umbrella Academy was released this week. It shows the Hargreaves siblings coming together to perform one last “rescue mission.” This story comes from PinkNews.

Karla Sofia Gascón

Karla Sofia Gascon is the first transgender woman to win the Best Actress award at the Cannes International Festival. The cast of Emilia Perez, including Selena Gomez, Zoe Saldana, and Adriana Paz, as well as Mr. Gascon, were the collective winners of the award. PinkNews has this story.

Drag queens who survived the incidents at Club Q, Pulse, and an Ohio church which was firebombed have formed a coalition to tell their stories and share support for others. This story comes from Them.

A right-wing blogger named Summer Bushnell is ordered to pay $1,100,000 to drag performer Eric Posey, for defamation. It seems that Ms. Bushnell accused Mr. Posey of exposing himself to a minor at a pride event two years ago. The jury found that Ms. Bushnell knew that the accusation was false. The Advocate has this story.

Gottmilk showed off a new look on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. The look seems to be inspired by a mastectomy. This story comes from PinkNews.

LGBTQ Nation has a story about a support group in India which is helping families to show respect for their LGBTQ children and siblings.

David de Alba

We reported that CNN will air a new documentary called The History of Drag  on June 2. That air date has changed to 8 pm June 9. David de Alba will be featured singing at Finocchio’s in the early 1980s.

June is Pride month. PinkNews has the story of the Stonewall riots, which took place in June of 1969.

GLAAD has a profile of some transgender people who are making sure that cisgender folks can’t say that they don’t know a transgender person.

xtra has a feature on the tenth anniversary of TIME magazine’s story on the “Transgender tipping point.”

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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