trans rights

COMMENTARY

The heart expands again during Pride month

BY: - June 29, 2022

Over the last few years, I’ve turned into a bit of a Pride Grinch. Being a Black queer and trans historian and observing the celebration of a radical anti-police protest turn into an excuse to hawk rainbow-tinted goods or watch twinks dance on the floats of banks that fund war and oil pipelines leaves a […]

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Ohio Republicans celebrate Pride by creepily bullying female athletes and trans people

BY: - June 9, 2022

Transgender people — especially transgender people of color — have been leading the activist charge toward LGBTQ+ equality since the beginning, literally throwing the first bottles at the Stonewall riots. And since the beginning, they’ve been the most victimized. They remain so, and Ohio Republicans have devised a savagely creepy, abhorrent way to target and […]

Fact checking claims about gender-affirming care

BY: - May 24, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A controversial bill in the Ohio House would prohibit LGBTQ+ youth […]

Proposed anti-trans bill would prohibit care for LGBTQ youth

BY: - February 21, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Only about 0.3-0.6% of people in the United States identify as […]

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Trans kids in the U.S. were seeking treatment decades before today’s political battles

BY: - June 3, 2021

By Jules Gill-Peterson, University of Pittsburgh In 1942, a 17-year-old transgender girl named Lane visited a doctor in her Missouri hometown with her parents. Lane had known that she was a girl from a very young age, but fights with her parents over her transness had made it difficult for her to live comfortably and […]

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Congressional Dems bent the universe toward justice last week. We need to keep pushing

BY: - March 2, 2021

Hopes of getting an increase to the piteously low federal minimum wage tucked into the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill were dealt a serious blow last week when the U.S. Senate’s Parliamentarian ruled that it couldn’t be included in the massive legislative package now moving through Congress. The announcement that came Thursday night was widely […]

Trans in the military: Ohioans happy with reversal, still waiting on policy change

BY: - January 29, 2021

Second Lieutenant Kazper Lewis has known since the fifth grade that he wanted to serve in the military. The Kent native’s father is a chaplain in the Army, but it was through the national organization Young Marines that Lewis learned “about leadership and challenging myself and others.” He entered the U.S. Military Academy at West […]

At least 26 trans people have been killed in the U.S. this year. This is who they are.

BY: - August 11, 2020

As of July 31, at least 26 trans people have been killed in the U.S. this year, and a vast majority of them were people of color. The violence each of them endured is horrific and should not happen to anybody, especially those who are merely trying to be who they are. Those who perpetrate […]