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February 14, 2023

Dayna Troisi

Trans Activist Injected Testosterone In Front Of The Florida Board Of Medicine

“Trans liberation today, tomorrow, forever.”

November 14, 2022

Robin Kish

Happy Transgender Awareness Week 2022!

To continue raising awareness of trans experiences, issues, and concerns, GLAAD is encouraging individuals to complete the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey from the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Trans Visibility March

April 22, 2022

Robin Kish

Federal Judge Rules Transgender Inmate Must Have Access To Gender-Affirming Surgery

The ruling by Judge Nancy Rosenstengel of the U.S District Court for the Southern District of Illinois paves the way for Cristina Nichole Iglesias, the plaintiff in the case, to become the first ever federal inmate to receive gender-affirming surgery.

March 31, 2022

Robin Kish

Happy Transgender Day Of Visibility 2022!

“Transgender and non-binary people face countless challenges – and through it all, they have continued to fight for visibility, share their stories and organize for lived and legal equality,” said Joni Madison, HRC Interim President.

January 20, 2022

Robin Kish

11-Year-Old Trans Rights Activist Is Finalist For TIME Kid Of The Year

Kai Shappley garnered widespread attention last year when she spoke out against two anti-trans healthcare bills before the Texas Senate committee.

December 30, 2021

GO Staff

The Top 100 Lesbian, Bi, and Queer Moments of 2021

Here are 100 lesbian, bi, queer, and just plain human moments that had extra special meaning for our entire community.

December 27, 2021

Robin Kish

Swiss To Allow Self-Declared Legal Name & Gender Marker Changes

Switzerland is now one of only a handful of European countries, including Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, and Norway, to allow individuals to change their names and gender markers through self-declaration. 

December 7, 2021

Robin Kish

Two More Transgender Women Have Been Identified As Victims Of Violence In 2021

Nikai David and Cris Blehar are the latest known transgender victims of homicide this year.

November 20, 2021

Robin Kish

Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2021

“Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence,” said TDOR founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith.

November 16, 2021

Robin Kish

Transgender Awareness Week & TDOR Highlight The Continuing Fight For Trans Rights

Around the country, LGBTQ+ centers, organizations, universities, and activist groups will hold events and memorials in honor of the ongoing fight for trans rights.

November 10, 2021

Robin Kish

2021 Is Now The Deadliest Year On Record For Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Individuals

The most recent death occurred on November 4, when Marquiisha Lawrence was found shot to death in her home in Greenville, South Carolina.  

July 22, 2021

Robin Kish

West Virginia Judge Temporarily Blocks Law Banning Trans Girls From Competing On Sports Teams

“A fear of the unknown and discomfort with the unfamiliar have motivated many of the most malignant harms committed by our country’s governments on their own citizens,” wrote Goodwin in the ruling.

July 14, 2021

Robin Kish

Two Trans Women In Cameroon Released From Prison Pending Appeal

“The message is clear: homosexuals don’t have a place in Cameroon,” said lawyer Alice Nkom.

May 26, 2021

Robin Kish

Majority of Americans Divided On Trans Rights, New Survey Finds

The bottom line, according to Gallup, is that the results reflect mixed views on how the public sees issues pertaining to transgender individuals.

May 3, 2021

Robin Kish

West Virginia Governor Defends Signing Trans Athletic Ban Despite Not Citing Clear Evidence To Support ‘Unfair Advantage’ Arguments

“I don’t have that experience exactly myself right now,” Governor Jim Justice replied when asked by anchor Stephanie Ruhle to cite an example of a trans athlete trying to gain a competitive advantage by joining a girls’ sport team.

April 29, 2021

Robin Kish

Biden Wants Trans Youth To Know “The President Has Your Back”

“To all transgender Americans watching at home, especially young people who are so brave, I want you to know your president has your back.” 

April 19, 2021

Robin Kish

Elliot Page Speaks Out Against Numerous Anti-Trans Bills Around The Country

“As I watch the movement of these bills attacking trans youth across the US, especially this week in Florida, Alabama, Texas, and North Dakota, I am thinking of my trans siblings and the collective pain that our community must endure to battle again and again for our right to exist.”

April 7, 2021

Robin Kish

North Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Block Gender-Affirming Treatment For Trans Minors Under 21

The “Youth Health Protection Act” would prevent physicians from performing gender-affirming surgeries, including “top” and “bottom” procedures, and from providing puberty blocks and hormone treatments to any trans patient under 21.

April 6, 2021

Robin Kish

Arkansas Becomes First State To Prohibit Gender-Affirming Healthcare For Trans Minors

HB 1570 would prohibit physicians from providing hormones and puberty blockers for trans minors, a restriction which opponents say would adversely affect trans youth. 

April 5, 2021

Robin Kish

Arkansas Governor Vetoes Bill That Bans Gender-Affirming Care For Trans Minors

In a news conference, Hutchinson referred to the bill as an example of “vast government overreach,” and that trans minors “deserve the guiding hand of their parents and of the health care professionals that their family has chosen.” 
Trans Visibility March

March 31, 2021

Robin Kish

Biden Becomes First President To Issue Proclamation For Transgender Day Of Visibility

Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of struggle, activism, and courage that have brought our country closer to full equality for transgender and gender non-binary people in the United States and around the world. Their trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically.

March 12, 2021

Robin Kish

Mississippi Becomes The First State To Enact Anti-Trans Ban In Athletic Competition

The bill is set to become law on July 1. 

March 3, 2021

Robin Kish

Byun Hee-soo, The South Korean Soldier Discharged After Gender Reassignment Surgery, Has Been Found Dead

Byun was the first soldier known to have undergone sex reassignment surgery while serving in the military. The cause of her death is under investigation. 

February 26, 2021

Robin Kish

Confirmation Hearing Underway For Dr. Rachel Levine’s Historic Nomination For HHS Assistant Secretary

Her historic nomination came on the same day as the House passed the Equality Act.

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