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Trump administration proposes to eliminate transgender health care protections

The Trump administration has filed a 204-page proposed regulation that would roll back health care protections for transgender people. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a document on Friday (May 24) that proposes eliminating gender identity as one of the factors in health care and government policy. The regulation would reverse changes made by the Obama administration and comes as another knock to the transgender community. The draft rule would reverse protections in the Affordable Care Act made by the Obama administration in 2016 that incorporated gender...
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Henry Danger actor Michael D. Cohen reveals transition: ‘I was misgendered at birth’

Michael D. Cohen, who plays Schwoz Schwartz on Henry Danger, Nickelodeon’s longest-running live-action sitcom, has opened up for the first time about his transition. In an interview with TIME, Cohen revealed that he transitioned from female to male almost 20 years ago. Cohen said he was “misgendered at birth” and his “core being” has always been male. “I identify as male, and I am proud that I have had a transgender experience — a transgender journey,” he said. The 43-year-old actor, who has also appeared on Modern Family and 2...
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Protests at Scottish Parliament against anti-trans feminist Meghan Murphy

Prominent Canadian anti-trans feminist Meghan Murphy spoke at the Scottish Parliament last night, as protestors gathered outside to object to her controversial views on transgender rights. Murphy, 39, was invited to speak at the Scottish Parliament by Scottish National Party MP Joan McAlpine. McAlpine came under fire earlier this month for asking Murphy, a vocal opponent of trans rights, to speak about “women’s rights and the transgender debate.” Sisters Uncut Edinburgh, the intersectional feminist direct-action group that organised the protest, told PinkNews, “Our protest was designed to provide a platform...
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Laverne Cox: Abortion debates must include trans men, non-binary people

Actress and activist Laverne Cox has urged people to use language that includes people of all genders who can become pregnant when discussing abortion. Cox made the statement during a speech in California last Saturday (May 18). This came after an incident on Twitter, when Cox retweeted a tweet on May 15 that said, “Woman’s body. Woman’s right to choose. End of story.” The tweet was in solidarity against Alabama’s recent abortion ban. However, another Twitter user called out Cox on the same day, saying, “Laverne you’re really gonna erase...
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