Trans News Now 8/28/23

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Dylan Mulvaney reports that Dylan Mulvaney is auditioning for a Broadway revival of Cabaret. More specifically, it is reported that she is auditioning for the role of Sally Bowles.

U.S. District Judge Sarah Geraghty has issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the enforcement of part of the Georgia law banning gender-affirming medical care for minors. Judge Geraghty wrote, “The imminent risks of irreparable harm to Plaintiffs flowing from the ban-including risks of depression, anxiety, disordered eating, self-harm, and suicidal ideation-outweigh any harm the State will experience from the injunction.” The Associated Press has this story.

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a judge’s injunction on enforcement of Alabama’s law banning gender-affirming medical care for minors. The Eleventh Circuit is the court which will hear the almost-certain appeal of Judge Gereghty’s decision in Georgia. This story comes from PBS NewsHour has this story.

The Associated Press has a story about the upcoming court fights over laws banning gender-affirming medicine.

Even if the courts hold that bans on gender-affirming care are unconstitutional, some medical institutions are re-assessing whether they want to have gender identity clinics in this political climate. Reuters has this story.

A federal judge in Maryland has rejected a request for an injunction in the case of some parents who wish to prevent their children from being exposed to LGBTQ topics at school. This story comes from The Advocate.

Carla Antonelli

Spain’s first openly-transgender senator has declared she will protect and expand the rights of transgender people in Spain. This story can be found in PinkNews.

The Martinsville School System in Indiana has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court in the matter of the use of restrooms which match a transgender student’s gender identity. WISH-TV has this story.

We reported last week that several school districts in Virginia are not going along with the new laws passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Glenn Youngkin. This week, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares issued a statement that the state Department of Education’s guidelines comply with both federal and state law. While this advisory opinion may give school districts some cover if they follow the model policies, it is hardly the last word on the matter. This story comes from WUSA-TV.

The Florida Board of Education approved a new rule which forces school staff and faculty to use the restroom that matches the sex assigned at birth. This story comes from Them.

Nebraska’s state legislature passed a combination anti-abortion law and ban on gender-affirming care for minors. The Advocate reports on a lawsuit which attempts to overturn that law.

Brands such as Bud Light and Target have lost sales after a conservative boycott due to association of the brand with LGBTQ support. However, a new study seems to show that it is backlash from dropping the LGBTQ support which caused the drop in sales. LGBTQ Nation has this story.

A new research paper published in JAMA Network claims that the number of gender-confirmation surgeries has tripled in a three-year span, from 2016 to 2019. This would be about in line with when the effects of the Affordable Care Act were becoming visible.

Scientific American has an article which refutes the evidence for “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria.”

Emily Bridges

Transgender cyclist Emily Bridges was named to the list of most influential women by British Vogue PinkNews has this story.

Vampyre Cosmetics announced that they will not be releasing a line of makeup that was to partner with Alice Cooper. The rock veteran denounced gender-affirming care in an interview, citing the questionable idea of the bathroom predator and the preposterous idea of litter boxes in restrooms for furries. This story comes from The Advocate.

A new YouGov poll finds that a clear majority of Labour party voters in Britain support transgender rights, even as the party is backsliding. This story comes from PinkNews.

Germany has approved self-ID of gender, allowing for an easier transition of gender identity. PinkNews has this story.

In a 9-1 ruling, the highest court in Brazil has ruled that homophobic hate speech is as illegal as racist speech. This seems to cover anti-transgender hate speech as well. AGF has this story.

Mercury Stardust,The Handy Ma’am.

LGBTQ Nation has a profile of The Handy Ma’am, a transgender woman named Mercury Stardust, who does videos (now on TikTok) to demonstrate how to do home improvement projects.

A new law in Iraq not only bans “same-sex conduct,” but also prohibits gender-affirming care. This story comes from PinkNews.

A transgender student in India has won a court case saying he was illegally denied admission to the National Law School of India University. PinkNews has this story.

A story by The Associated Press finds that transgender people are worried about finding places to live in their later years.

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

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