"The consequences of this piece of legislation couldn't be more dire," Kate Oakley, Senior Counsel for the Human Rights Campaign, told Insider.
Arkansas is the first US state to pass a bill banning treatment for trans youth. The governor has a few days to decide to sign the bill into law.
SB-10, a bill that would ban medical care for trans youth, just passed through Alabama’s Senate Health Committee. It would make prescribing HRT or hormone blockers to trans people under 18 years old punishable with 10 years in prison. If passed, it would make Alabama the first US state to […]
The UK’s High Court ruled that trans children under the age of 16 are unable to give informed consent to receive medical care such as hormone blockers and hormone replacement therapy. The decision comes after Keira Bell, a woman who de-transitioned after she was prescribed hormone replacement therapy, sued the […]
Terminology on gender is constantly evolving, so it’s important to stay on top of what words are OK and not OK to use. Transgender people can be asked invasive questions about their bodies. It’s important to avoid phrases like “have you had the surgery” and “are you fully transitioned.” Telling […]
Dr. Heidi Waldorf, a cosmetic dermatologist, reviewed my skincare routine and told my everything I’m doing wrong. My cleansing and moisturizing don’t need to change. My rosehip face oil and witch hazel toner are a waste of money and not doing much for my skin. Waldorf recommended adding in a […]
Workers at a Santa Monica Burger King went on strike this week after Angela Martinez Gómez, a transgender colleague of theirs, died from COVID-19, reported KTLA. One employee filed a complaint with the Los Angeles Department of Health about the health precautions at the location that might have led to […]
Queer sex is rarely part of the conversation in sex education classes, even for schools that teach beyond abstinence. Insider spoke to Dr. Sara C. Flowers of Planned Parenthood and Gina Desiderio of The Healthy Teen Network about LGBTQ sex facts commonly left out of sex ed classes. There are […]
Two different teams of scientists are trialing hormone therapies like estrogen and progesterone as possible treatments for cisgender male coronavirus patients. The trials are aimed to combat the gendered gap in COVID-19 deaths, as men across the world are dying at a higher rate than women. Some researchers believe this […]