Kentucky’s Democratic governor issued an election-year veto Friday of a sweeping Republican bill aimed at regulating the lives of transgender youths that includes banning access to gender-affirming health care and restricting the bathrooms they can use.
The bill also bans discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools and allows teachers to refuse to refer to transgender students by the pronouns they use. It easily passed the GOP-dominated legislature with veto-proof margins, and lawmakers will reconvene next week for the final two days of this year’s session, when they could vote to override the veto.
Gov. Andy Beshear said in a written veto message that the bill allows “too much government interference in personal healthcare issues and rips away the freedom of parents to make medical decisions for their children.”
In his one-page message, he warned that the bill’s repercussions would include an increase in youth suicides. The governor said, “My faith teaches me that all children are children of God and Senate Bill 150 will endanger the children of Kentucky.”
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is planning on changing their regulations for telehealth prescriptions of controlled substances. However, they have opened comments up for people to voice their opinions. You can submit a formal anonymous comment HERE. The comment period ends on March 31st, 2023.
This is an important issue for those who are prescribed controlled substances (e.g., testosterone or ADHD medication) through telehealth, which means it can and will impact trans people on testosterone and a ton of others if this goes through.
The Trans Halakha Project seeks to curate existing and developing resources that have been created for trans Jews, by trans Jews and engage trans & non-binary people in the creation of specific rituals and blessings. This work is expressed below in Tefillat Trans: Blessings and Rituals for Trans Lives.
anyway being transmasc is beautiful and amazing. im wishing the transmasc reading this so much joy and health and happiness and freedom and literally anything you want and need forever. you deserve life. you are worthy. you are everything.
Last week, I published this exposé of the anti-trans activist who goes by numerous aliases, and who invented both “Transgender Social Contagion” & “No Transition Before Age 25”
no-paywall link, please give it lots of "claps" (up to 50) & share widely with others!
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latest & favorite prints we've added to out redbubble! we have a lot added so far and will be adding more soon!
we are a schizophrenic trans butch lesbian who needs help paying rent, as i only make $245/month while i'm waiting for my disability to be approved. my roommate is also trans & disabled and i want to make sure i can do my best to support our situation. thanks for considering us, we appreciate it greatly!
Speaker (if you know this person please let me know so I can credit them) testifies against anti-trans and anti-drag bills at the Texas Senate while another pro-trans demonstrator triea to keep a Republican goon from trying to prevent them from speaking.
"We may not win today and we may not win tomorrow, but we will presist as we always have in defiance of your oppression.
"If you wish to eradicate transgenderism from public life as members of you party have said, you can pry that from my cold dead hands!" 🏳️⚧️🏳️⚧️🏳️⚧️
personally? I think it's awesome that cis people want to explore their relationship to their gender. I think it's really cool that a cis person could question if they're trans, do some self reflecting, realize they are cis after all, and come out of it with a better understanding of their gender and sense of self. I think gnc and genderqueer cis people are stellar. I think xenogender and neopronoun using cis people are fantastic.
a better understanding of gender and what that means for an individual helps everyone out, and we should welcome cis people who have or want a good perspective on gender with open arms