How the Right Weaponized a 7-Year-Old Trans Child

A transgender Texan child will live in joint custody with her two divorced parentsone who believes shes a girl and one who believes shes a boy, a judge ruled Thursday. On its face, Thursdays court ruling between Texan exes Jeffrey Younger and Anne Georgulas is the last step in a child custody battle. But Younger and Georgulas legal fight over one of their children has made the case a rallying point for conservatives, and Thursdays decision comes after a slew of prominent politicians waded into the case and picked sides. Georgulas, who was awarded sole custody earlier this month, says her 7-year-old daughter Luna is transgender. Younger, who appealed the ruling and won a surprise victory on Thursday, says the …

Danica Roem, Trans History Maker, Fights Another Anti-LGBT Candidateand Their Donorsin Virginia

Roem does not shy from the fame that 2017 brought and she remains a vocal LGBTQ rights and equality advocate. But just as in 2017, she seems happiest and most engaged talking about policy and fighting for her 13th District constituents, encompassing Manassas, Manassas Park, Gainesville, and Haymarket. She is proud of voting to expand Medicare to 400,000 uninsured Virginians, including 3,800 of her constituents. She is especially happy to talk about her major passion: transportation, and the legislation she has introduced to fix 28as in resolve the congestion problems of State Route 28, a major highway in Virginia. A year after her advocacy began the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority allocated more than $120 million to Route 28 in 2018. …

Meet the 10-year-old drag kid shaping the future of drag youth

It’s about to be Pride season, the time of year when brands cash in on “diversity” and emblazon a bunch of crap with the rainbow flag. Every once in a while, however, a brand does something that actually moves the LGBTQ community forward. Take the latest ad from Gillette, which was posted on Thursday and which features a young trans teen from Canada by the name of Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, shaving for the first time. Try to watch this without tearing up. SEE ALSO: Women and girls will feel so seen by new guidelines for their mental health The ad is effective not only because of its writing, which ignores clichés, but because the producers actually cast a trans person …

Trump and Pence Target Trans Health CareAnd Their LGBT Discrimination Plans Dont End There

The Trump-Pence administration today took another step toward creating two separate and unequal health-care systems in America: one for straight people protected by law, and another in which proposed new rule undoes an Obama-era reported that the Trump administration is considering a nationwide religious exemption to allow foster care agencies to discriminate against say that they have experienced some form of a discrimination in a health care setting. In a 2018 NPR poll found that 31 percent of trans Americans lack regular access to health care, with 22 percent saying that they avoided doctors out of fear of being discriminated against. Those at the poverty line, people of color, and especially trans women of color, are disproportionately affected. Moreover, because …