Trans News Now 7/10/23

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Sofia Salomón

Sofia Salomón is a transgender woman competing for the title of Miss Venezuela. The Associated Press has this story.

Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina vetoed three bills which are aimed at transgender people. One of those bills forbade transgender females from participating in school athletics, another banned gender-affirming care for minors, and the third prevented the discussion of gender identity in elementary school. Although the session is officially over, a special session could be called to override the governor’s veto. There are votes to override the veto, at least in theory. The Charlotte News & Observer has this story.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed three bills aimed at transgender people. These bills include a ban on gender-affirming care for minors, a ban on discussions of gender identity in the classroom, and a bill that would prohibit the changing of pronouns at school. This story comes from The Advocate.

Reuters has noticed that conservative legislatures keep passing bans on gender-affirming care for minors, yet judges keep blocking these bans from taking effect.

In Georgia, Judge Sarah E. Geraghty declined a motion to block that state’s ban on gender-affirming care. Instead, the judge granted the state more time to prepare its defense of the ban, which went into effect on Saturday. The Advocate has this story.

The Supreme Court turned down a request to hear a case in which an appeals court had ruled that transgender people are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This story comes from Q Salt Lake.

Florida’s new law restricting restroom use by transgender people has gone into effect, according to Them.

In Kansas, Attorney General Kris Kobach is suing to force the state Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles to comply with the new law that forbids the changing of gender markers on driver’s licenses. Governor Laura Kelly vetoed the legislation, but the legislature overrode the veto. The Kansas Reflector has this story.

An 18-year-old transgender male, Kierstyn Williamson, was killed by his date. The man he was dating has been arrested. Newsweek has this story.

Sarah McBride

Politico reports that State Senator Sarah McBride has played a significant part in how President Biden views transgender people and transgender rights.

The Advocate has a list of the states with the most hate crimes charges against LGBTQ people. Please remember that some states do not have hate crimes laws to protect LGBTQ people.

A new survey from the Boston Consulting Group finds that 95% of transgender employees have experienced at least some negative behavior from work colleagues in the past year. PinkNews has this story.

The state bans on gender-affirming care for minors has led to some transgender people getting their HRT from online sources, which are not always reliable sources. This story comes from NBC News.

A study by Utah State University shows that many doctors do not know much about transgender health care. In fact, one in four transgender patients report having to teach their health care provider about HRT. KSL has this story.

Ulster Rugby was told it cannot march in the Belfast Pride parade, because rugby-‘s governing body forbids transgender women on women’s teams. The team says it is disappointed, but understands the reason. This story comes from the BBC.

The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Lucy Clark as the first openly-transgender football (soccer) referee in the world. PinkNews has this story.

The People’s Joker, with a transgender Joker, will premiere July 15, at the Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film has been the subject of lawsuits which denied it a showing. This story comes from PinkNews.

Hari Nef

Hari Nef talks of her association with Barbie, both the doll and the movie, in an interview on

A billboard in Times Square reminded us, “The Declaration of Independence was written by men in wigs, heels, and tights. Drag is a first amendment right.” has the story.

Some members of Parliament from the Scottish National Party, the Labour Party, and the Liberal Democratic Party met with some young transgender people, to hear what is on their minds. This comes after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was heard making unflattering jokes about transgender people on a secret tape. This story comes from PinkNews.

A Trans-Pride Picnic in Bristol was interrupted by shots from a BB gun. PinkNews has this story.

In Serbia, an individual ripped up a transgender flag during a memorial for a trans girl. This story comes from PinkNews.

The United Nations has created a pilot program to raise awareness of gender identity, especially during childhood. The campaign began in India last year, and is spreading to some other nations this year.

Jackie Blankenship

Jackie Blankenship is the first winner of the Mrs. America pageant to come from Michigan. She is also transgender, which caught the attention of Pride Source.

About one-fifth of the congregations in the United Methodist Church of the United State are about to leave the denomination, over concerns about LGBTQ+ issues. The departing congregations tend to feel that “the practice of homosexuality”” is “incompatible with Christian teaching.” This story comes from The Advocate.

An article in Willamette Week says that the Portland area is not equipped to serve transgender people who will be coming to get away from anti-transgender laws elsewhere.

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

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