TRANSGENDER: “Former President Trump is promising to radically roll back transgender rights if elected president in 2024. The big picture: Gender-affirming care would be directly under threat from Trump, who vowed in a video posted to his social network to punish doctors and hospitals who provided the services to trans and nonbinary people. What he’s […]

Read More… from 1/31/2023


DEMS/JOE BIDEN/SPORTS/TRANSGENDER/WOMEN: “Joe Biden and the Democrats are even pushing policies that would destroy women’s sports… Now young girls and women are in sets that they are now being forced to compete against those who are biological males. It’s not good for women. It’s not good for women’s sports, which worked so long and so […]

Read More… from 2/28/2021


BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/LGBTQ/MINORITIES/TRANSGENDER/WOMEN: “As many as 1 in 3 women is the victim of gender-based violence at some point in her life, and that rate is even higher for women of color, lesbian and bisexual women, transgender individuals, and other members of vulnerable or underserved communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has made matters worse, creating a […]

Read More… from 11/25/2020


BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/JOE BIDEN/LGBTQ/MINORITIES/TRANSGENDER: “At least 37 transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been killed this year, most of them Black and Brown transgender women. It’s intolerable. This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor their lives—and recommit to the work that remains to end this epidemic of violence. To transgender and gender-nonconforming people across America and around […]

Read More… from 11/20/2020


JOE BIDEN/LGBTQ/MILITARY/TRANSGENDER: “Rather than put the national security interest of our country first, Trump reversed the Obama-Biden administration efforts to allow transgender personnel the right to serve and protect our nation. As president, I will direct the Department of Defense to allow transgender service members to serve openly, receive needed medical treatment, and be free […]

Read More… from 9/20/2020


ATTORNEY GENERAL/LGBTQ/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student whose murder led to the passage of a groundbreaking federal law that expanded the definition of violent federal hate crimes, harshly criticized the Trump administration’s record on civil rights in a letter read aloud in their absence during a Justice Department ceremony […]

Read More… from 10/16/2019


JOE BIDEN/MILITARY/TRANSGENDER: [Audience member: “I served over ten years in the United States military and two combat tours in Iraq, and after that service, I was forced to make one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever been forced to make, and that was to choose between serving my country and my true identity as […]

Read More… from 10/10/2019


DEMS/MILITARY/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House on Thursday [3-28-19] rebuffed a move by the Trump administration to restrict transgender individuals from serving in the military. Voting 238-185, the House approved a nonbinding resolution opposing transgender troop limits just weeks before the Pentagon’s new policy is set to take effect. The measure is the majority Democrats’ first […]

Read More… from 3/28/2019


MILITARY/SUPREME COURT/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Supreme Court on Tuesday [1-22-19] allowed the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court’s five conservatives greenlighting it and its four liberal members […]

Read More… from 1/22/2019


MILITARY/SUPREME COURT/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Friday [11-23-18] asked the Supreme Court to fast-track a ruling on the Pentagon’s policy of restricting military service by transgender people. The policy, announced by the president over Twitter in 2017, would block many of those with a condition called gender dysphoria from serving in the military […]

Read More… from 11/23/2018


MILITARY/SUPREME COURT/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday [11-23-18] asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review lower court rulings blocking a policy barring certain transgender people from military service, declining to wait for decisions from federal appeals courts currently considering the issue. Trump announced in March that he would endorse a plan by […]

Read More… from 11/23/2018


MILITARY/SUPREME COURT/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In yet another aggressive attempt to bypass federal appeals courts, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday [11-23-18] to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump’s policy that bars most transgender individuals from military service. The policy, first announced by the President in July 2017 via Twitter and later […]

Read More… from 11/23/2018


CIVIL RIGHTS/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday [10-22-18] that transgender issues were in flux and he aims to protect the country after a report that his administration was considering defining gender as male or female based on genitalia at birth drew widespread condemnation…Asked about a campaign promise to protect the LGBT […]

Read More… from 10/23/2018


COURTS/MILITARY/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge in Baltimore rejected the Trump administration’s request to shield information it employed when deciding to ban transgender people from the U.S. military. The decision on Tuesday [8-14-18] by U.S. Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite came in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf more than one […]

Read More… from 8/15/2018


LEGAL/MILITARY/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A U.S. court on Monday [8-9-18] ruled the Trump administration could not enforce an updated policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, becoming the second court in the country to rule against the government since it unveiled the policy in March. Trump announced on March 23 that he […]

Read More… from 8/6/2018


MILITARY/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The largest association of doctors in the United States is arguing that there is ‘no medically valid reason’ to bar transgender individuals from serving in the military, countering President Donald Trump’s policy issued in March…The letter, signed by AMA CEO James Madara, argues that Mattis’ recommendations to the President ‘mischaracterized and rejected […]

Read More… from 4/5/2018


LEGAL/MILITARY/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration’s latest effort at banning transgender individuals from serving in the military amounts to what legal experts said is essentially a reprise of an all-too-familiar directive at the Pentagon: the 1994 ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy. A slew of medical and legal professionals have already lined up against the newest […]

Read More… from 3/28/2018