‘Unprovoked attack’: Canmore Pride team speaks out after transphobic remarks from Alberta business go viral

Warning: This story contains transphobic and homophobic language An Alberta food company is continuing to do damage control after transphobic comments caused local businesses and institutions to cut ties. Valbella Gourmet Foods in Canmore told the Star it’s reviewing internal policies and will be “implementing a new equity, diversity and inclusion policy” after Jeff von … Read more

Temple University to create community-based transgender patient care training program

A Temple University medical school program will pair students at Lewis Katz School of Medicine with community members in Philadelphia to learn about the health care needs of transgender patients.  Temple was one of 24 medical schools that recently received a $10,000 grant from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, the American Board of Internal … Read more

Maricopa County Prioritizes Gay, Trans Men for Monkeypox Vaccine

Hundreds of people received their first dose of the monkeypox vaccine last week during a clinic in Phoenix aimed at LGBTQ people at high risk for the virus. Some 611 people were vaccinated during the three-hour walk-up window on July 21, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. The free vaccine event at … Read more

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Biden Administration From Protecting Transgender Students And Workers In 20 States

(CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — The Biden administration must pause its enforcement of federal guidance seeking to protect transgender students and workers in 20 states, a federal judge ruled Friday, siding with Republican-led states fighting to enforce anti-trans policies on their books. The order issued late Friday allows the 20 states to continue enforcing controversial … Read more

U.S. agencies temporarily barred from enforcing guidance protecting LGBTQ individuals from discrimination

A judge in Tennessee has temporarily barred two federal agencies from enforcing directives issued by President Joe Biden’s administration that extended protections for LGBTQ people in schools and workplaces. In an order on Friday, U.S. District Judge Charles Atchley Jr. ruled for the 20 state attorneys general who sued last August claiming the Biden administration … Read more

Lia Thomas Nominated For NCAA 2022 Woman Of The Year Award

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — The University of Pennsylvania nominated swimmer Lia Thomas, for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award. The Ivy League swimmer was nominated as a Division I athlete for Swimming and Diving, according to the NCAA website. The award is meant to honor the “academic achievements, athletics excellence, community … Read more

Must-Read Reflections On The Battle Over Trans Rights

Over the past several months, the rights and acceptance of transgender and gender-nonconforming people have increasingly been the subject of both legal challenges and heated public debate. The Onion sifts through the many essays published by lesser news organizations to find the smartest and most worthwhile reflections on the battle over trans rights. “What Is … Read more

63-year-old transgender woman is caught in Montana’s birth certificate dispute

At 10 years old, Susan Howard knew she was a girl, even though her birth certificate said otherwise. It wasn’t until last year, at age 62, that the Montana resident came to terms with being transgender. Howard underwent hormone therapy, had gender-affirming surgery, and began changing her name and gender on official documents. “It has … Read more

Bette Midler addresses backlash after comments about abortion access criticized as anti-trans

Bette Midler defended herself against online backlash Tuesday after a tweet posted over the weekend sparked criticism on social media, with thousands of users calling her comments anti-transgender and exclusionary. Midler, who has lent her voice to LGBTQ+ activism in the past and been described as an ally to the community, was met with disappointment … Read more