Utah bans gender-affirming care for transgender youth : NPR

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed legislation on Saturday that bans youth from receiving gender-affirming health care. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption toggle caption Rick Bowmer/AP Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed legislation on Saturday that bans youth from receiving gender-affirming health care. Rick Bowmer/AP SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Republican governor on Saturday signed bills that ban … Read more

World Athletics transgender women; governing body to allow transgender women to compete; Caster Semenya, news

(South Africa's Caster Semenya

World Athletics has proposed continuing to allow transgender women to compete in the female category of international events, taking a different approach from other sports that have banned transgender athletes from elite female competition. A document setting out the policy of track and field’s global body has been submitted to national member federations in a … Read more

Scottish Rugby Union board banned transgender women from competing in contact rugby in the female category of the sport, inclusion, pride, team news, injuries, scores.

The Scottish Rugby Union board banned transgender women from competing in contact rugby in the female category of the sport on Tuesday. The English, Irish and Welsh rugby unions had already opted to allow only people born as women to feature in the female version of the game. Scotland’s rugby chiefs had come in for … Read more

Magnolia Bags WW Rights To Sundance Docu ‘Kokomo City’ On Black Transgender Sex Workers – Deadline

Magnolia Pictures acquired worldwide rights to Kokomo City, the feature directorial debut of two-time Grammy-nominated producer/singer/songwriter D. Smith, who made history as the first trans woman cast on a primetime unscripted TV show. Smith also filmed and edited this wildly entertaining and refreshingly unfiltered documentary that passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers … Read more

Transgender people in rural America struggle to find doctors willing or able to provide care

For Tammy Rainey, finding a health care provider who knows about gender-affirming care has been a challenge in the rural northern Mississippi town where she lives. As a transgender woman, Rainey needs the hormone estrogen, which allows her to physically transition by developing more feminine features. But when she asked her doctor for an estrogen … Read more

Scotland transgender bill: Why the UK government has blocked it

A group of people hold up the transgender flag and signs reading "Trans rights now!"

The UK government has announced it will block a Scottish bill that makes it easier and less intrusive for people to change their legally recognised gender. This is the first time the government has invoked the power that allows it to veto Scottish bills that it believes would have an adverse affect on UK-wide law. … Read more

Amber McLaughlin becomes first transgender woman to be executed in U.S.

A Missouri inmate was put to death Tuesday for a 2003 killing, becoming what is believed to be the first transgender woman executed in the U.S. Amber McLaughlin, 49, was convicted of stalking and killing a former girlfriend, then dumping the body near the Mississippi River in St. Louis. McLaughlin’s fate was sealed earlier Tuesday when … Read more

Amber McLaughlin set to become first openly transgender woman executed in the U.S.

Unless Missouri Governor Mike Parson grants clemency, Amber McLaughlin, 49, will become the first openly transgender woman executed in the U.S. She is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday for killing a former girlfriend in 2003. McLaughlin’s attorney, Larry Komp, said there are no court appeals pending. An online petition urging Parson to stop the … Read more

Transgender category, reaction, how will it work?, World Boxing Council, transgender fighters

The World Boxing Council (WBC) is starting separate categories dedicated to transgender fighters to ensure competitors’ “safety,” officials announced. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman told The Telegraph in an interview that the new divisions next year are to ensure that “the dangers of a man fighting a woman will never happen.” “We will not allow — … Read more