Trans News Now 9/4/23

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Dylan Mulvaney

Dylan Mulvaney won a Streamy Award as “Breakout Creator” for her videos. PinkNews has this story.

A federal judge has dismissed the case brought by six members of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, who alleged that the group admitted “a man” as a member. In fact, the group admitted a transgender woman as a member. Although the judge dismissed the case, it is likely to be appealed. CNN has this story.

A federal judge in Texas has issued a stay on the implementation of that state’s new ban on drag shows. There will still be a trial before a permanent decision is rendered. Even then, there will likely be an appeal. This story comes from Them.

Although state Judge Maria Cantu Hexsel issued an injunction to prevent the state’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors, the state’s Supreme Court overturned the injunction. The ban took effect on Friday. The Texas Tribune has this story.

Missouri’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors also went into effect this week. This story comes from PinkNews.

As laws banning gender-affirming care for minors take effect, some states have declared themselves to be “sanctuary states,” promising that gender-affirming care will remain legal there. The Associated Press reports that in some cases, transgender patients are having trouble getting appointments at gender clinics in sanctuary states and the such.

A judge in Kansas has overturned several portions of a consent judgment in which the state agreed to change the genders listed on birth certificates in return for the court dismissing the case brought by transgender people. The ruling means that transgender people will, at a minimum, have more difficulty getting the gender markers on their birth certificates changed. The Lawrence Times has this story.

Hari Nef as Barbie.

Barbie has surpassed Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 as the highest-grossing film in the history of Warner Brothers. IntoMore reminds us that J.K. Rowling has admitted her anti-transgender views, while the Barbie movie includes a transgender actress.

The state of California is suing the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education, for passing a requirement that parents be notified if their child changes gender at school. This requirement is contrary to the outlines passed by the state. This story comes from The Associated Press.

Some members of Congress are attempting to introduce a bill which would mandate that schools teach sex education, and include same-sex attraction and gender identity as part of the course. The 19th has this story.

Fox 40 News reports that California Republicans have introduced three anti-transgender ballot initiatives.

A new poll shows that, while voters seem to agree with bans on transgender athletes and other anti-transgender regulations, the general consensus of voters seems to be that we have enough of these laws, thank you very much. LGBTQ Nation has this story.

The job search company Indeed is offering transgender employees $10,000 to support relocation from a state with anti-transgender laws to a sanctuary state. This story comes from Axios.

The first transgender community center in Arkansas is a lifeline for trans people, according to Them.

Anna Piper Scott

Anna Piper Scott, a comedian who won the Best Emerging Writer Award at the 2022 Melbourne Fringe Festival, had trouble getting the same show accepted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She attributes this to her status as a transgender woman. This story comes from PinkNews.

The Canadian government has issued a travel warning for its LGBTQ citizens visiting the U.S., especially those visiting certain U.S. states. This is actually the second such travel warning that the Canadian government has issued, The Advocate reports.

Saskatchewan, the middle of Canada’s prairie provinces, seems to be adopting some of the same sorts of educational policies as some conservative states. PinkNews reports that some parents object to these policies, feeling that they do not support transgender students sufficiently.

At least 19 transgender women have been arrested in India and made to confess to the crime of “pretending to be transgender” in order to “extort money” by begging. This story comes from PinkNews.

The Associated Press has the story of a transgender woman in India who supported herself by begging until someone donated an electric rickshaw to her. It changed her life.

Also in India, government funding for shelters for transgender women has dried up. LGBTQ Nation has this story.

Jessica Hillis

Jessica Hillis is a transgender woman from Liverpool. She remembers being refused by salons and beauty shops, earlier in her transition. Now, she has opened her own salon, with an emphasis on “empathy” for all. PinkNews reports in its profile of her that she hopes her attitude will spread.

LGBTQ Nation reports that a thread celebrating older transgender women has gone viral, giving some much-needed publicity to the group.

Jose Julio Sarria was a drag queen who was also one of the first openly gay political candidates. Now, Jose Julio Sarria is a member of the California Hall of Fame. LGBTQ Nation has this story.

The Daily Mail has a profile of Vivian Jenna Wilson, the transgender daughter of Elon Musk.

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

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