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Summary Transphobia is a collection of ideas and phenomena that encompass a range of negative attitudes, feelings or actions towards transgender people or transness in general. Transphobia can include fear, aversion, hatred, violence, anger, or discomfort felt or expressed towards people who do not conform to social gender expectations.
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  • Background

    Transphobia is a collection of ideas and phenomena that encompass a range of negative attitudes, feelings or actions towards transgender people or transness in general. Transphobia can include fear, aversion, hatred, violence, anger, or discomfort felt or expressed towards people who do not conform to social gender expectations. It is often expressed alongside homophobic views and hence is often considered an aspect of homophobia. Transphobia is a type of prejudice and discrimination, similar to racism and sexism, and transgender people of color are often subjected to all three forms of discrimination at once.

    Transgender youth may experience sexual harassment, bullying, and violence in school, foster care, and welfare programs, as well as potential abuse from within their family. Adult victims experience public ridicule, harassment including misgendering, taunts, threats of violence, robbery, and false arrest; many feel unsafe in public. A high percentage report being victims of sexual violence. Some are refused healthcare or suffer workplace discrimination, including being fired for being transgender, or feel under siege by conservative political or religious groups who oppose LGBT-rights laws. They also suffer discrimination from some people within LGBT social movements, and from some feminists.

    Besides the increased risk of violence and other threats, the stress created by transphobia can cause negative emotional consequences which may lead to substance use disorders, running away from home (in minors), and a higher rate of suicide.

    In the Western world, there have been gradual changes towards the establishment of policies of non-discrimination and equal opportunity. The trend is also taking shape in developing nations. In addition, campaigns regarding the LGBT community are being spread around the world to improve social acceptance of nontraditional gender identities. The "Stop the Stigma" campaign by the UN is one such development.

    Notably transphobic groups

  • [, 2019-08-22] ARPA Canada Approved to Intervene in B.C. Transgender Child Court Case

  • Alliance Defending Freedom

  • Christian right
  • Family Research Council (viciously transphobic)
  • Fox News

  • Heritage Foundation (highly transphobic)
  • Christianity and transgender people

  • Source for this subsection: Wikipedia, 2021-10-25.

  • Within Christianity there are a variety of views on the issues of gender identity and transgender people. Many Christian denominations vary in their position, ranging from condemning transgender people and transitioning as sinful, to remaining divided on the issue, to seeing it as morally acceptable. Even within a denomination, individuals and groups may hold different views. Furthermore, not all members of a denomination necessarily support their church's views on transgender identities.

    Abrahamic religions (those which stem from the same root as Judaism) are based on scriptures which describe God creating people as "male and female", which is often cited in debates on this subject. Nevertheless, some denominations including the Church of England, Church of Sweden, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (USA), and United Church of Christ have permitted ordained transgender clergy to serve in congregations and have welcomed transgender members.

    Catholicism and transphobia

    In 2015, the Vatican declared that transgender Catholics cannot become godparents, stating in response to a transgender man's query that transgender status "reveals in a public way an attitude opposite to the moral imperative of solving the problem of sexual identity according to the truth of one's own sexuality" and that, "therefore it is evident that this person does not possess the requirement of leading a life according to the faith and in the position of godfather and is therefore unable to be admitted to the position of godfather or godmother."

    In June 2019, the Catholic Church published a document titled "Male and Female He Created Them", which summarized its official position. The document rejected the terms transgender and intersex, and criticized the idea that people could choose or change their gender as a "confused concept of freedom" and "momentary desires". It asserted male and female genitalia were designed for procreation. Transgender advocates responded that people may discover a gender different than their external appearance, as determined by "genetics, hormones, and brain chemistry". They criticized the document as not reflecting the life experiences of transgender people, and worried it would encourage discrimination and self-harm.

    [ ... snip ... ]

    The Old Catholic Church has been affirming and welcoming of transgender members. Old Catholic and Independent Catholic churches have been accepting of the LGBT community in general. In 2014, one of the first transgender priests was ordained in the Old Catholic Church. ... In 2013 Shannon Kearns became the first openly transgender person ordained by the North American Old Catholic Church. In 2014 Megan Rohrer became the first openly transgender leader of a Lutheran congregation (specifically, the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of San Francisco.)

    [ ... snip ... ]

    Catholicism and gender identity

    Most Christian denominations do not recognize gender transition. A 2000 document from the Catholic   Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith concludes that sex reassignment procedures do not change a person's gender in the eyes of the Church. "The key point," said the reported document, "is that the transsexual surgical operation is so superficial and external that it does not change the personality. If the person was a male, he remains male. If she was female, she remains female." The document also concludes that a "sex-change" operation could be morally acceptable in certain extreme cases, but that in all cases transgender people cannot validly marry. Pope Benedict XVI has denounced gender theory, warning that it blurs the distinction between male and female and could thus lead to the "self-destruction" of the human species. He warned against alteration of the term "gender": "What is often expressed and understood by the term 'gender,' is definitively resolved in the self-emancipation of the human being from creation and the Creator," he warned. "Man wants to create himself, and to decide always and exclusively on his own about what concerns him." The Pontiff said this is humanity living "against truth, against the creating Spirit."

    [ ... snip ... ]

    Notably transphobic persons

    Dave Chappelle

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2021-10-20] Dave Chappelle vs. Trans People vs. Netflix.  Chappelle's latest Netflix special, The Closer, may be a tipping point for trans people.  |  Comment: Given the importance of this issue (transphobia in the media), this extraordinarily well-written article is reproduced in it's entirety.

  • [, 2021-11-09] Dave Chappelle's Comedy of Bitterness.  In his recent special The Closer, and his response to critics of it, he outlines a strange version of identity politics where comedians are always the victims.

  • [, 2021-10-25] Read Dave Chappelle's response to backlash over Netflix comedy special "The Closer".

  • [, 2021-10-12] Netflix backs comedian Dave Chappelle despite criticism over trans remarks.  Comedy special The Closer will remain on streaming service, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos says in staff memo.

  • [, 2021-10-11] Dave Chappelle finds that mocking transgender people can revive a career.  In the last four of his Netflix specials, the comedian has mocked transgender people. Dave Chappelle has released three Netflix comedy specials over the previous three years, and each featured a lengthy segment of commentary about transgender people. Another Netflix special was released 2021-10-05, and, again, it features a lengthy bit mocking trans people. ...

  • [, 2021-10-11] Netflix suspends trans employee who tweeted about Dave Chappelle special.  Internally, Netflix' trans employees and allies are asking executives tough questions about the line between commentary and hate.

  • Jonathan Kay

    Transphobe Jonathan Kay, the Canadian editor for Quillette, was formerly a blogger for the National Post. Transphobic collusion among { National Post | Quillette | Jonathan Kay } manifests in the following disingenuous "debate" - which somehow involves Jonathan Kay defending Meghan Murphy.

    Jordan Peterson

  • Jordan Bernt Peterson is known for transphobic comments.

  • Likewise, this National Post "free speech" disinformation piece masquerading as a documentary features the notorious transphobic troll Jordan Peterson.

  • [, 2019-11-13]  Beyond Jordan Peterson: Free speech on campus

  • Jordan Peterson's Wikipedia page includes the following statements, conveniently omitted from the descriptions for that transphobic National Post "documentary."

  • "Jordan Bernt Peterson (born June 12, 1962) is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He began to receive widespread attention in the late 2010s for his outspoken views on cultural and political issues."

  • Jordan Peterson: Transphobia

    Jordan Peterson: Transphobia: Bill C-16

    Meghan Murphy

    Meghan Emily Murphy is a Canadian writer, journalist, and founder of Feminist Current, a feminist website and podcast. Her writing, speeches, and talks have criticized third-wave feminism, male feminists, the sex industry, exploitation of women in mass media, censorship, and gender identity legislation.

    Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Meghan Murphy has written for CBC News,   The Globe and Mail, the National Post,, the New Statesman, and Quillette, among other media outlets.

    Regarding the publications publishing Meghan Murphy's vitriolic rhetoric, Quillette is an infamous disinformation site rife with homophobia, transphobia, anti-theism, misogyny, pseudo-science (including climate change denial); racism; ... [It is therefore not surprising, noting e.g., the following propaganda piece, that Quillette is also favored by the Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.]

    Canadian transphobe Meghan Murphy is a trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF) with a long history of opposition to transgender activism., for example, has provided a platform for the notorious trans-exclusionary radical feminist  (TERF)  Meghan Murphy.

    Despite numerous controversies and clashes between Megan Murphy and transgender rights and gender identity rights activists, the   continues [2021-10-12] to include a bio landing page for Murphy, and link to Murphy's trans-exclusionary radical feminist feminist website.

    Meghan Murphy: Political views

    Meghan Murphy self-identifies as a socialist feminist.

    Meghan Murphy: Opposition to transgender activism

    Meghan Murphy contributed as an editor and writer for Canadian online magazine beginning in 2011. In 2015, Murphy challenged a photograph of Laverne Cox's nude body in a magazine as being "defined by a patriarchal/porn culture, through plastic surgery" and "a sexualized object for public consumption." In response, a petition was created in May 2015 by sex workers' lobby group Maggie's Toronto, accusing her of racism and using transphobic language, and demanding that end Murphy's association with the site. The petition was countered by a collective open letter in solidarity with Murphy signed by 22 international feminist organizations and over 215 individuals. The petition was rejected by rabble. However, in October 2016 Murphy quit after an article critical of the language Planned Parenthood had used to address women, referring to them as "menstruators",had been published and then removed without informing her. Editor Michael Stewart felt that it had used transphobic language and gone against rabble's journalistic policy. In an email to Murphy, rabble's publisher, Kim Elliott, stated that "the piece denied the gendered identity of trans men who menstruate by implying that if a person has ovaries and a uterus, they are by virtue of those biological markers, a woman."

    Meghan Murphy: Opposition to gender identity legislation

    Meghan Murphy is critical of gender identity legislation. In May 2017, Murphy appeared before the Canadian Senate, together with Hilla Kerner of the Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter, to oppose Bill C-16, which encoded gender identity and gender expression into Canadian law. Meghan Murphy told the Canadian Senate: "Treating gender as though it is either internal or a personal choice is dangerous and completely misunderstands how and why women are oppressed under patriarchy as a class of people ... The rights of women and girls are being pushed aside to accommodate a trend."

    In 2019, Meghan Murphy was invited to speak before the Scottish Parliament regarding gender identity laws and their impact on women's rights. At their public meeting in London, she told Woman's Place UK, "I see no empathy for women and girls on the part of trans activists, that is to say, those pushing gender identity ideology and legislation. What I see is bullying, threats, ostracization, and a misogynist backlash against the feminist movement and much of the work it's accomplished over years." In an interview with The Scotsman regarding her views about transgender rights legislation, Murphy stated the following.

    Meghan Murphy has faced criticism due to her opposition to the establishment of transgender rights legislation, which has led to her being called "anti-transgender" by her opponents.

    Meghan Murphy: Twitter ban and lawsuit

    In late 2018, Twitter changed its policy on hateful conduct and harassment to officially prohibit intentionally calling a trans person by the wrong pronouns or using their pre-transition names. Beginning in August 2018, Murphy stated that her Twitter account was locked more than once after she tweeted about issues involving transwomen. Twitter permanently suspended Murphy's account in late November 2018, after she referred to Jessica Yaniv, a transwoman, as "him." On February 11, 2019, Murphy filed a lawsuit against Twitter in response to her banning. The suit was dismissed in early June 2019, but Murphy stated that she intended to file an appeal.

    Meghan Murphy: Public appearances and protests

    Meghan Murphy's public appearances have been subject to protests in Canada, notably in Vancouver and Toronto. In both cities, LGBTQ organizations have also criticized public libraries for allowing Murphy to book space for public appearances. Mayor of Toronto John Tory announced that he was "disappointed" in the library's decision to host Murphy's event, and said that the "highest of standards" should be set to ensure that "offensive commentary" is not hosted in city facilities. Official Opposition Culture Critic Jill Andrew,  a queer-identifying member of the Ontario New Democratic Party Black Caucus, also objected to the event, saying "As a proud member of Toronto's queer community, I stand in solidarity with LGBTQ folks, as well as with local writers and members of the literary community who are standing up to oppose the Toronto Public Library's decision" to host "a person who publicly espouses hate speech."

    Tory asked City Librarian Vickery Bowles to reconsider the decision to permit Murphy's appearance. In response to the statements by the mayor, Murphy said, "It is unconscionable that the mayor of Toronto would attempt to pressure the Toronto Public Library to cancel this event...What I am saying is not controversial, and certainly is not hateful ... We deserve space for this conversation and our concerns deserve respect." Bowles defended the approval to host the event, noting that "Murphy has never been charged with or convicted of hate speech."

  • [, 2018-11-24] Meghan Murphy: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  |  local copy

  • Joe Rogan

  • J.K. Rowling

    Joanne K. "J.K." Rowling CH, OBE, HonFRSE, FRCPE, FRSL (/ˈroʊlɪŋ/ ROH-ling; born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. The books are the basis of a popular film series, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films. She also writes crime fiction under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

    J.K. Rowling: Transphobia

    In December 2019, J.K. Rowling tweeted her support for , a British woman who initially lost her employment tribunal case (Maya Forstater v Centre for Global Development) but won on appeal against her former employer, the Center for Global Development, after her contract was not renewed due to her comments about transgender people.

    On 6 June 2020, Rowling tweeted criticism of the phrase "people who menstruate", and stated "If sex isn't real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives." Rowling's tweets were criticised by GLAAD, who called them "cruel" and "anti-trans." Some members of the cast of the Harry Potter film series criticised Rowling's views or spoke out in support of trans rights, including Daniel Radcliffe,   Emma Watson,   Rupert Grint,   Bonnie Wright, and Katie Leung, as did Fantastic Beasts lead actor Eddie Redmayne and the fansites MuggleNet and The Leaky Cauldron. Actress Noma Dumezweni (who played Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) initially expressed support for Rowling but backtracked following backlash.

    On 10 June 2020, Rowling published a 3,600-word essay on her website in response to the criticism. Rowling again wrote that many women consider terms like "people who menstruate" to be demeaning. She said that she was a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault, and stated that "When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he's a woman ... then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside" [Comment: classic transphobic "Bathroom Predator Myth" / meme], while stating that most trans people were vulnerable and deserved protection. Following up into who is at risk in women's toilets, Reuters stated that it was transwomen who were more vulnerable, and that 200 municipalities which allowed trans people to use women's shelters reported no rise in any violence as a result. Rowling's essay was criticised by, among others, the children's charity Mermaids (who support transgender and gender non-conforming children and their parents) and the feminist gender theorist   Judith Butler. Rowling has been referred to as a trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF) on multiple occasions, though she rejects the label. Rowling has received support from actors Robbie Coltrane and Brian Cox, and some feminists, such as activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali and radical feminist   Julie Bindel. The essay was nominated by the BBC for their annual Russell Prize for best writing.

    In August 2020, Rowling returned her Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award after Kerry Kennedy released a statement expressing her "profound disappointment" in Rowling's "attacks upon the transgender community", which Kennedy called "inconsistent with the fundamental beliefs and values of RFK Human Rights and ... a repudiation of my father's vision." Rowling stated that she was "deeply saddened" by Kennedy's statement, but maintained that no award would encourage her to "forfeit the right to follow the dictates" of her conscience.

    Daniel Radcliffe: Response to J.K. Rowling

  • [, 2020-06-08] Daniel Radcliffe Responds to J.K. Rowling's Tweets on Gender Identity.

  • Additional Reading: J.K. Rowling: Transphobia

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2023-02-20] New York Times Under Fire for Anti-Trans CoverageAttacks on trans rights are often portrayed as coming from the far right. But liberal and centrist institutions like The New York Times aid and abet this campaign.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2023-02-20] New York Times Under Fire for Anti-Trans CoverageAttacks on trans rights are often portrayed as coming from the far right. But liberal and centrist institutions like The New York Times aid and abet this campaign.

  • [, 2022-10-03] Health care for transgender adults remains legal, but states are quietly trying to limit access.  Legal battles have kept policies and bills at bay, but advocates sense they are in a 'never say never' moment.

  • [, 2022-08-31] J.K. Rowling's new book, about a transphobe who faces wrath online, raises eyebrows.

  • [, 2021-12-17] Quidditch leagues look to change their name, citing J.K. Rowling's anti-trans stances.

  • Transphobic Persons - Canadian politics

    Robert J. Anders

  • Robert J. "Rob" Anders

  • Stephen Joseph Harper

  • Andrew Scheer

  • Other notably transphobic persons

    Brittany Aldean

    Brittany Aldean (née Brittany Kerr), former American Idol contestant and wife of American country music singer, songwriter and record producer Jason Aldean. In 2022-08 Brittany Aldean posted an Instagram video in which she stated, "I'd really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase", followed by a longer post in which she stated an opposition to sex changes for minors. These comments received support from other country singers such as RaeLynn and Whitney Duncan, while Cassadee Pope and Maren Morris criticized the remarks as indicative of transphobia. In response, Jason Aldean's public relations firm The GreenRoom dropped him as a client on 2022-09-01.

  • In 2022-08 Maren Morris replied to an Instagram post made by Jason Aldean's wife, Brittany Aldean. Both Maren Morris and other country music singers including Cassadee Pope perceived Brittany Aldean's comments as transphobic. While interviewing Brittany Aldean, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson referred to Maren Morris as a "lunatic country music person." In response to this comment, Maren Morris sold t-shirts through her website featuring the phrase "lunatic country music person" and the telephone number of the Trans Lifeline. Maren Morris also stated that proceeds from the t-shirts would be donated to GLAAD. In 2022-09 Maren Morris partnered with GLAAD to design a new t-shirt in honor of Spirit Day.

  • Transphobia in the Trump Administration

  • Trump Administration Erases Transgender Civil Rights Protections in Health Care.  A rule finalized on Friday [2020-06-12] by the Department of Health and Human Services means that the federal government no longer recognizes gender identity as an avenue for sex discrimination in health care

  • Ben Carson

  • Betsy DeVos

  • The Discrimination Administration: Trump's Record of Action Against Transgender People
  • Roger Severino; The Man Behind Trump's Religious-Freedom Agenda for Health Care
  • [, 2020-07-31] Trans People Are Terrified About the Trump Administration's New Housing Rule.  Accessing emergency housing could depend on a person's ability to pass a "gender test," which ultimately harms everyone experiencing housing instability.

  • The Man Behind Trump's Religious-Freedom Agenda for Health Care.  Roger Severino, the devout, conservative head of civil-rights enforcement at HHS, shows the power of behind-the-scenes figures in a dysfunctional Washington.

  • Transphobia in U.S. State Governments


  • The word missing from the vast majority of anti-trans legislation? Transgender.  In 102 anti-trans bills in seven states, the word "transgender" appears just eight times, part of an effort to deny trans kids' existence even as the legislation affects what they can and cannot do.  |  relevant subsection

  • Iowa

  • [, 2022-03-03] Transgender girls and women now barred from female sports in Iowa.

  • North Carolina

  • Mark Keith Robinson (35th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina)

  • Texas

  • See also:

  • [📌 pinned article][, 2022-12-14] Texas attorney general's office sought state data on transgender Texans.

  • [📌 pinned article][, 2022-12-14] Texas AG Ken Paxton Asked Agency to Compile List of Trans Residents in the State. "Nothing good ever comes out of the government creating a list of people from a marginalized community," a critic said.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2022-02-24] Texas Is Terrorizing Trans YouthTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Governor Greg Abbott are trying to criminalize caregiving to trans children. Together, we can fight back.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2021-10-25] Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs Texas' first statewide anti-trans bill. What may come next?.  How schools would enforce a law on birth certificates and sports participation is unclear, and likely open to interpretation from district to district.

  • [, 2022-03-08] "I don't know where it's safe:" Family of trans child who dined with Ken Paxton is facing child abuse investigation.  The Dallas-area family says it is under investigation by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and at risk of losing their kids.

  • [Thomson Reuters Foundation:, 2022-03-04 (Reuters 2022-03-03)] Texas appeals order stopping it from investigating parents of transgender teen.  After Texas judge temporarily blocked a child abuse investigation into the parents of a trans teen, the state appeals a restraining order issued to halt the investigation.

  • [, 2022-02-25] In Texas, an unrelenting assault on trans rights is taking a mental toll.

  • [Thomson Reuters Foundation News:, 2021-10-15] Texas House votes to keep transgender girls out of female sports.  Texas is now poised to join seven other states in banning transgender women and girls from participating in female school sports.

  • "Erasure" Anti-Transgender Tactic

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2021-11-12] The word missing from the vast majority of anti-trans legislation? Transgender.  In 102 anti-trans bills in seven states, the word "transgender" appears just eight times, part of an effort to deny trans kids' existence even as the legislation affects what they can and cannot do.

  • Additional Reading

  • [📌 pinned article] Discrediting the Transphobic "Bathroom Predator" Myth (transphobic "bathroom" meme)

  • [📌 pinned article] TERF: Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist

  • [📌 pinned article] WPATH Public Documents, Policies  |  WPATHWorld Professional Association for Transgender Health

  • [📌 pinned article] [Brynn Tannehill,, 2023-04-24] The End of Trans America Comes Into FocusThe laws proposed around the country by Republicans would make life for transgender people functionally impossible. The danger is in being under-wrought, not overwrought.  |  see also: Politics - Political philosophy - Political theories - Political ideologies - Totalitarianism - Fascism - Neofascism - United States

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2023-03-02] Tennessee Bans Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Youth.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2023-02-24] Inside the Right's Anti-Trans Dog and Pony ShowIn state after state after state, it's the same - the same quack "experts," the same false or outdated evidence, and the same hatred spewed at vulnerable youth. Step up, Democrats.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2023-02-23] I Signed The New York Times Open Letter. I Have More to SayThe New York Times is not alone in its obscene coverage of transgender people.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2023-02-20] New York Times Under Fire for Anti-Trans CoverageAttacks on trans rights are often portrayed as coming from the far right. But liberal and centrist institutions like The New York Times aid and abet this campaign.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2023-02-20] The New York Times Is Repeating One of Its Most Notorious MistakesThe paper's anti-trans coverage parallels its failings over gay rights and AIDS. But the Times appears determined not to learn from its own history.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2023-01-05] Health care for transgender adults becomes new target in 2023 legislative session.  Lawmakers prefiled many anti-trans bills ahead of state legislative sessions - newly targeting health care for trans adults under 21 or 26 years old.

  • [Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (, 2023-01-06] The Right Turns Anti-LGBTQ Hate Up to 11.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2022-11-30] American Oversight Files Amicus Brief in Texas Lawsuit Challenging Governor's Trans Child Abuse Rule.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2022-11-24] As anti-trans health bills surge in U.S., some Canadian experts are expressing concern.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2022-11-14] Some of the Most Rabidly Anti-Trans Politicians Won Reelection in the 2022 U.S. Midterms.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2022-11-03] Republicans in midterm races are embracing anti-trans rhetoric like never before .  It's frequently tied to the idea of 'parental rights' and spreads incorrect information about what kind of care is provided to trans youth.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2022-09-17] Right-Wing Disinformation Campaigns Are Imperiling Access to Trans Health Care.

  • [📌 pinned article] [MIT:, 2022-08-18] How the idea of a "transgender contagion" went viral - and caused untold harm.

  • [📌 pinned article] [, 2021-11-09] 2021 is now the deadliest year on record for transgender people.  This year has shattered the record of transgender homicides in a year with 45 to date - most of them Black or Latinx.  |  See also: Transgender Day of Remembrance

  • [📌 pinned article] [SPLC:, 2017-10-23] Christian Right Tips to Fight Transgender Rights: Separate the T from the LGB

  • [, 2023-03-29] Montana bill aimed at strictly defining sex would exclude transgender peopleThe effort is part of a growing trend across the country to narrowly define sex, leaving out transgender and non-conforming people from as many areas of the law as possible.

  • [, 2023-02-03] Florida athletes may soon be required to submit their menstrual history to schools.

  • [, 2023-01-28] GOP Utah Governor Signs Ban on 'Lifesaving Medical Care' for Trans Youth.  "It undermines the health and well-being of adolescents, limits the options of doctors, patients, and parents, and violates the constitutional rights of these families," said the ACLU of Utah's executive director.

  • [, 2023-01-28] Utah Just Became the First State of 2023 to Ban Gender-Affirming Care.  It's probably not the last.

  • [, 2022-11-30] Republicans doubled down on anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric in the midterms. It wasn't a winning platform..  This year saw an underwhelming showing for anti-LGBTQ candidates and historic wins for LGBTQ nominees.

  • [, 2022-11-15] War in Ukraine, transgender issues fuelled rise in hate crime reports in Montreal, police say.  Hate crimes unit says it's doing more to anticipate spikes, address prevention.

  • [, 2022-11-10] A transgender beauty influencer was put in a men's jail after her arrest in Miami.

  • [, 2022-11-04] Florida to ban gender-affirming health care for transgender minors.  State has clashed with federal officials who advocate for providing the treatments

  • [, 2022-09-19] Judge Halts Texas "Child Abuse" Investigations Into Trans Youths and Families.

  • [, 2022-09-18] Virginia has moved to restrict the rights of trans students in its public schools.

  • [, 2022-08-15] Glenn Greenwald's transition to ally of bigotry.  Greenwald's brand of anti-trans activist journalism could well lead to violence, even if that's not his intent.

  • [, 2022-03-08] Florida legislature passes "Don't Say Gay" bill to restrict LGBTQ topics in elementary schools.  Bill bans classes on sexual orientation and gender identity in elementary schools.

  • [, 2022-03-08] Disney employees furious the company won't denounce Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill.

  • [, 2022-03-07] As anti-trans bills sweep the nation, the country's largest trans rights organization, NCTE, fights to rebuild.  The leader of the National Center for Transgender Equality talks about emerging from a racism and union-busting scandal, and the long path toward progress.

  • [, 2022-03-03] Transgender girls and women now barred from female sports in Iowa.

  • [, 2022-03-01] Parents of trans teen investigated under new Texas law, according to lawsuit.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott had ordered officials to look into reports of gender-confirming as abuse. ... The lawsuit marks the first report of parents being investigated following Greg Abbott's order and an earlier non-binding legal opinion by Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton labeling certain gender-confirming treatments as "child abuse." ...

  • [, 2022-02-24] Arizona's anti-trans bills meet resistance among Republicans.  Still, hesitation on some fronts may do little to stop the state's remaining proposed anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ bills.  |  Republican lawmakers in Arizona filed 17 anti-LGBTQ+ bills, including 12 anti-transgender bills, at the start of this year [2022]'s legislative session - more than almost any other state in the country. But those efforts recently met some resistance from within their own party.

  • [, 2022-02-18] Governor Who Signed Anti-Trans Bill: 'I Don't Know' Why LGBTQ+ People Are Anxious, Depressed.  Critics have accused South Dakota's Kristi Noem - who's expected to run for president - of "playing games with vulnerable children."

  • [, 2022-02-17] Trans Youth Are Facing Right-Wing Attacks and a Solidarity Shortage.

  • [, 2022-01-10] Anti-trans bills hurt mental health for two-thirds of LGBTQ+ youth in 2021.  Many LGBTQ+ youth reported high stress, anger, and sadness last year while also struggling to access basic needs, a new poll by Morning Consult and The Trevor Project found.

  • [, 2021-12-17] Quidditch leagues look to change their name, citing J.K. Rowling's anti-trans stances.

  • [, 2021-11-07] Anti-trans views are worryingly prevalent and disproportionately harmful, community and experts warn.  'We're exhausted from constantly having to debate our existence,' says LGBTQ activist Anna Murphy.

  • [Thomson Reuters Foundation News:, 2021-11-05] Civil rights groups sue Tennessee for banning transgender athletes in school sports.  Earlier this year, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed into law SB 228, which requires public middle and high school students to play sports based on the sex listed on their original birth certificates.

  • [, 2021-10-23] Rachel Levine Is a Trailblazer. Her Transphobic Attackers Are Certainly Not.  The country's new top public health official is used to facing down bigots.

  • [, 2021-10-23] Trans rights? Yes. Toxic, in-your-face activism? No.  I believe this new form of activism creates more, not less, animosity toward the trans community.

  • [, 2021-10-14] As misinformation campaign against transgender rights intensifies, Ottawa must act.  The federal government needs to turn to Supreme Court to counter anti-transgender activism. There is an increasingly public campaign underway to strip transgender Canadians of their constitutional and human rights. The newly re-elected Liberal government needs to make countering it a priority.

  • [, 2021-10-12] Netflix backs comedian Dave Chappelle despite criticism over trans remarks.  Comedy special The Closer will remain on streaming service, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos says in staff memo.

  • [, 2021-10-09] Transphobia Is the Latest Front in the Blairites' War Against the Left.  In recent years, a cavalcade of British liberals has taken to Twitter to denounce the supposed trans takeover. But as last week's Labour Party conference showed, pushback against trans rights has also become a key weapon in the Blairite  [Blairism] war against the Left.  |  Transphobia in the UK Labour Party has been accepted and exacerbated under current party leader Keir Starmer.  |  ... as last week's conference showed, transphobia has become a core feature of the conflict within Labour ranks - with party top brass refusing to stand up to the abusers. Instead, trans-exclusionary radical-feminist (TERF) talking points have become central to the war on the "communist" "loony left" waged by blue-checkmark liberals and Blairite hacks. ...

  • [, 2020-06-05] Betsy DeVos Is Complicit in Evangelical Right's Assault on Trans Athletes.

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