Trans News Now 9/11/23

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Artemis Langford

The sorority that was being sued over admitting a trans woman has won the case and Artemis Langford will remain a sister. The sorority women who filed the suit have promised to not give up their legal quest to have her thrown out. But that is the kind of thing mean girls do. Get the details of the story from Fox News via MSN.

A judge in California halted the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education’s plan to notify parents if their child changes gender or pronouns while at school. The judge issued a temporary injunction, in response to a pre-trial motion. It seems that the judge presumes that the state law will prevail at trial. ABC News has this story.

On the same day that a judge put an injunction on a policy to inform parents of their child’s change of gender at school, the Orange [County] Unified School District approved a similar policy of parental notification. This story comes from KTLA-TV.

The school year has started, and some school districts are still setting their policies for transgender students. LGBTQ Nation reports that the largest school district in Virginia is not following that state’s guidelines on how to treat transgender students.

Georgia’s statewide ban on gender-affirming care for minors can again be enforced, after Judge Sarah Geraghty lifted ban on the law, following the decision of the eleventh circuit court that upheld Alabama’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors. PBS NewsHour has the AP’s story.

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin has asked the full 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decision that struck down that state’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors. This story comes from the Arkansas Advocate.

Tennessee’s law against drag shows cannot be used to shut down a Pride festival, a federal judge ruled. This came after the Attorney General for Blount County threatened to shut down Pride, using the anti-drag law. The Advocate has this story.

Ella, first trans contestant on U.K. program.

The reality show Married At First Sight UK makes history by featuring its first openly transgender contestant. has this story.

Boston no longer requires applicants for a marriage license to list their genders. This story comes from LGBTQ Nation.

The California state legislature has passed a bill which would factor a parent’s support for a child’s gender identity into a decision on custody. the Advocate has this story.

The California state legislature has passed a law recognizing August as Transgender History Month, starting next year. This story comes from Them.

LGBTQ Nation reports that the wave of anti-transgender legislation has caused an increase in the number of transgender people running for political office.

A study of transgender males out of Australia found that fast access to testosterone therapy reduced gender dysphoria significantly better than being put on a waiting list. The Guardian has this story.

The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has won a case against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on behalf of Kelly Shaw, a trans woman who worked for the federal government for over thirty years but was denied coverage for facial surgery because of a trans specific exclusion in her Federal Employee Health Benefits. Get more information on the case and the impact it will have on many federal workers from the TLDEF website. 

The City of Ithaca proclaims the city as a sanctuary for transgender people with the passage of a bill Wednesday protecting access to gender affirming healthcare. Get the story from The Ithaca Voice.

Save the date! The 2024 Keystone Conference is set for March 20th – 24th at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel in downtown Harrisburg, PA. The Conference webpage will be updated with 2024 information shortly.

Busch as Cleopatra.

Charles Busch, the famous male actress, creator of avant garde, madcap shows like Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Die Mommie Die! has released his memoir under the title of Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy. At an early age Busch played a female role in a school play and learned that he was better at playing women. At first Busch eschewed the label “drag queen” but in a recent interview he admitted “If you base your entire creative life around female imagery, it has to come from somewhere profound.” Read an extensive article on Charles Busch in The New York Times. (Paywall warning.)

Polish directors Malgorzata Szumowa and Michal Englert premiered their new film Woman Of. . . at the Venice Film Festival. The film tells of a transgender woman in small-town Poland, over the course of 45 years. The directors talked about the film with Deadline.

As the new school year starts, Teen Vogue has a story about how some transgender students are feeling about returning to school for another year.

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

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