Author: Brooke Migdon

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus asks HHS to bolster protections for transgender health care

Story at a glance Members of Congress on Monday voiced their support for proposed changes to a section of the Affordable Care Act that would strengthen protections for transgender people seeking gender-affirming health care. The proposed changes, announced by the Health Department in July, would broaden the definition of sex discrimination to include sexual orientation…

Medical groups call on DOJ to investigate threats targeting gender-affirming care

Story at a glance Leading medical organizations are asking the Department of Justice to investigate a string of recent online attacks against hospitals that provide gender-affirming health care to transgender minors. Right-wing commentators and social media users have accused children’s hospitals that provide gender-affirming care of abusing children. Research has shown that access to gender-affirming…

Tennessee GOP tells hospital to stop providing gender-affirming surgeries, says legislature must act ‘immediately’

Story at a glance Dozens of Tennessee House Republicans are calling on Vanderbilt University Medical Center to stop providing gender-affirming surgeries to minors. In a letter sent to hospital leadership last week, lawmakers said they were alarmed by reporting from the Daily Wire, a conservative news site, that detailed “surgical mutilations” at the hospital’s Pediatric…

Arizona students protest new laws targeting LGBTQ+ community

Story at a glance Arizona high school students on Thursday walked out of class to protest a number of new state laws that took effect Saturday that they say discriminate against LGBTQ+ people. Among the new laws that went into effect are two measures that ban transgender young people from competing on sports teams consistent…

Virgin Atlantic announces gender-inclusive uniform, ticketing policy

Story at a glance Virgin Atlantic on Wednesday announced updates to its uniform policy and ticketing system in a company-wide effort to be more inclusive of all gender identities. Under the new uniform policy, airline staff may select the uniform that “best represents them” and may choose to wear a badge displaying their preferred pronouns….

Virginia students begin walkouts over Youngkin transgender policy

Story at a glance Thousands of Virginia students left their classrooms Tuesday morning and afternoon to protest a set of model policies that would roll back certain protections for transgender youth in the state. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration this month released draft policies that would bar transgender students from using the restroom that matches…

Virginia students plan walkouts to protest Youngkin’s transgender student policies

Story at a glance Virginia public school students across the state plan to walk out of their classrooms on Tuesday to protest new model policies that aim to roll back certain protections for transgender students. The Virginia Department of Education this month released proposed policies to prevent transgender students from using restrooms or locker rooms…