#NewMexico's #genderaffirming #policy #generates #waitlists for #healthcare.

Over the past two years, as nearly half of states passed legislation restricting gender-affirming health care, many transgender people began relocating to states that protect access. But not all those states have had the resources to serve everyone.

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #NewMexico #Transitioning #Healthcare #Immigration #PoliticalAsylum #Representation #Culture

1 month ago

Hey dudes, just so you know: 90% of cases of men getting testosterone shots is not about a medical need. It's gender affirming care! And that's okay.

Don't oppose others doing the same.

#genderaffirmingcare #genderaffirmation #transrights #genderaffirming #masculinity #men #testosterone

Vitalia Ann Conners (She/They)
1 month ago

#VoiceTraining #GenderAffirming

#TIL A lot of gender-affirming voice trainers don't work with #genderfluid clients, because they claim that flowing between genders reduces opportunities for vocal practice, but that changing your voice often damages the vocal folds.

However, the actual evidence says that it's like learning another #dialect, and totally possible for us. Since we can't rely on the professionals to teach us directly, here's a #YouTube playlist for learning #VoiceFeminization: <>, and another for #VoiceMasculinization: <>.

#Texas #families and #healthcare #providers #sued the #fascist #state over SB14, which #restricts #transgender #youth from accessing #genderaffirming #Healthcare. The #groups are requesting an #injunction from a state #districtcourt #judge before the #law goes into effect on Sept. 1.

# NY designates state a ‘safe haven’ for trans youth, families and health providers

#NewYork #Governor #KathyHochul #signed a #bill into #law on Sunday that #designates the #state as a #SafeHaven for #transgender #youth, #families, and #HealthCare #providers.
* The bill
#prohibits state and #local #LawEnforcement from #cooperating with #investigations into families who seek #GenderAffirming #care for their #trans #children.
* It also
#protects the #health #information of transgender people who seek care in New York, and it #prohibits #discrimination against transgender people in #employment, #housing, and #public #accommodations.
* The bill was passed in response to a record number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills being introduced nationwide.
Hochul said that the bill "sends a clear message that New York is a place where everyone is welcome, regardless of their gender identity."*
* The bill was passed by the New York State
#Assembly and #Senate with #overwhelming #bipartisan #support.
* It is the first bill of its kind in the United States.
* The bill is being hailed by LGBTQ+ advocates as a major victory.
* However, some conservative groups have criticized the bill, arguing that it will harm children.

# The case for optimism about LGBTQ rights in the United States

* The
#SupremeCourt's (#SCOTUS) decision in Bostock v. Clayton County (2020) has created a new #legal #framework for #challenging #antiLGBTQ #discrimination.
#LowerCourt #judges have been receptive to this new #framework, and have #struck down several #state #laws that #discriminate against #LGBTQ people.
* Some of the state laws that have been struck down include
#bans on #GenderAffirming #care for #minors, laws that #restrict #transgender people's #access to #bathrooms and #sports, and laws that allow #businesses to #discriminate against LGBTQ people.
* The future of LGBTQ rights in the United States remains uncertain, as the Supreme Court could overturn Bostock in the future.
* The Bostock decision was a 6-3 ruling, with conservative justices John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joining the liberal minority.
* The decision was based on the interpretation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
* The decision has been used to challenge a wide range of anti-LGBTQ laws, including those that restrict transgender people's access to bathrooms and sports.

Pills to #Trans People. Then, It Disappeared.
Fake sites are using #socialmedia to target #LGBTQ community as more states ban #genderaffirming #healthcare. Fake pills come amidst #legislative & #political attacks against trans people & LGBTQ community. More than dozen states have passed laws making it difficult or illegal for trans youth to obtain gender-affirming healthcare such as hormones and puberty blockers, and some Republican want to extend ban to adults. #Pride

***Dave Hill
5 months ago

In case you thought that #FoxNews might be in the least bit accurate in how it covers, oh, say, #trans issues and #GenderAffirming care, it has been altering AP and Reuters feeds on its websites to swap out terms like "gender affirming care" for "sex change" or "sex reassignment," including in actual quotes from people.

Which is, of course, against AP and Reuter rules, but no sign those organizations will be ending their relationship with Fox "News."

Protect #TransCare Now
The attacks on the #freedom and #dignity of #trans people and their families are just starting. One-third of the country has passed laws that criminalize and ban access to #genderaffirming care. The next stage of the fight for basic #LGBTQ freedoms is coming, and it affects everyone – even in states that haven't seen any #antitrans attacks.

Brevard County #Florida
Spectrum Health is one of the only places in Brevard County that supplies #GenderAffirming Care #gac.
This is their donation link:
And the latest update on what they need and how to help:
#MutualAid #transgender #trans #ProtectTransKids #NonBinary #GNC #TGNC #TransGenocide

#Missouri’s ‘terrifying’ #rule on #genderaffirming #Healthcare will #force ‘mass medical #detransitioning

#PROMO, Missouri’s LGBTQ+ #publicpolicy and #advocacy organisation, said by issuing the #emergencyrule Bailey “fanned the flames of #hate” and put #trans people at the centre of his “#culturewar”.

#Lawsuit calls #Tennessee #bill #prohibiting #genderaffirming #Healthcare for #minors a #violation of ‘#constitutionalRights

“Not a single #doctor with experience in treating #TransYouth testified in support of the #bill. The #Legislature has ignored all the testimony that it heard and without #DueRegard for actual #humanlives being impacted by such a piece of legislation, they proceeded to intact it,” said #SrutiSwaminathan with #LambdaLegal.

The governor of Missouri has launched a form to report “concerns” about transgender healthcare.

It would be a shame if thousands of us flooded their inbox with fake “concerns” to drown out the bigots. A form submission a day keeps the bigots at bay.

#LGBTQ #Trans #Nazis #Fascism #TransRights #GenderAffirming #Healthcare

Screenshot of the website with the following message: Transgender Center Concerns Form. Complete this form to submit a complaint or concern about gender transition intervention you have experienced or observed in Missouri. The Attorney General is not a private attorney, but enforces the laws of the State of Missouri as written. By submitting this form, you agree that you may be contacted by the Attorney General’s Office about the facts stated in this complaint or concern. Please complete this form in as much detail as possible.

Uncovering #GenderAffirming #HealthCare’s #Long and #Complicated #History.

It’s been nearly 60 years since the first transgender medical clinic opened in the U.S.

Understanding the history of these treatments in the U.S. can be a helpful guide for citizens and legislators in a year when a record number of bills in statehouses target the rights of transgender people.

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQIA #Transitioning #History #Representation #Culture

Jessica Kant
11 months ago

Hey all, as the poll I did previously around hair removal and #GenderAffirming #vaginoplasty #surgery a few weeks ago got a lot of traction and interest, we've decided to assess this more formally using an actual EDC. Please share with your networks. #TransHealth #Trans #TransSurgery #HairRemoval #Transgender

Jessica Kant
1 year ago

Another new SC prefile bill 3551, 12/15. Includes both a blanket ban on all #GenderAffirming procedures involving #hormones or surgery, and tucked in a subsection, a legal mandate to put youth who are even considering that they might not be their sex assigned at birth. Parents are allowed to sue anyone who doesn't out their #trans children. And of course, it includes an exemption for nonconsensual surgery on #intersex kids.

Screenshot of bill
"South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

Bill 3551

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)



Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION 1.This act may be cited as the "South Carolina Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act"."

(C)Violation of this section constitutes misconduct under Section 40-47-110 and is grounds for disciplinary action by the Board of Medical Examiners up to and including revocation of the authorization to practice medicine.

Section 44-140-30.A nurse, counselor, teacher, principal, or other administrative official at a public or private school attended by a minor is prohibited from doing either of the following:

(1)encouraging or coercing a minor to withhold from the minor's parent or legal guardian the fact that the minor's perception of the minor's gender or sex is inconsistent with the minor's sex; and

(2)withholding from a minor's parent or legal guardian information related to a minor's perception that the minor's gender or sex is inconsistent with the minor's sex.

Section 44-140-40.(A) A civil action for damages or injunctive relief, or both, may be brought by a parent or legal guardian of a minor who was the subject of a violation of Section 44-140-20 or 44-140-30."
"(B) In an action brought pursuant to this section, the parent or legal guardian may recover threefold the party's actual damages sustained but in no case may recovery be less than five thousand dollars, along with the costs of the action and reasonable attorney's fees. Such damages are cumulative and in no way limited by any other remedies which may be available under any other federal, state, or municipal law. A court considering such civil action also may award injunctive relief."
Jessica Kant
1 year ago

In the section targeting sexual and reproductive , and #GenderAffirming care, this bill amends SC code section 63-5-340 to raise min age for consenting to healthcare of any kind from 16 to 18. It also appears to provide a universal exemption from immunization requirements, and prevents schools from withholding any information "relevant to the physical, emotional, or mental health of the child". #AbortionRights #sexEducation #LGBTQ #ProtectTransKids #ProtectTransYouth

"(3) prohibit a court of competent jurisdiction from issuing an order that is otherwise permitted by law.

(C) An employee of the State, a political subdivision of the State, a public school district, or another governmental entity shall not encourage or coerce, or attempt to encourage or coerce, a child to withhold information from his or her parent, nor shall any such employee withhold from a child's parent information that is relevant to the physical, emotional, or mental health of the child.

(D) A parent of a child in this State has inalienable rights that are more comprehensive than those listed in this chapter unless the rights have been legally waived or terminated. This chapter does not prescribe all rights to a parent of a child in this State. Unless required by law, the rights of a parent of a child in this State may not be limited or denied."
Jessica Kant
1 year ago

The anti-#trans prefile bills keep coming.. 🚨 This 2023 prefile #Oklahoma pre-dated all the way in advance for February (2/6/2023) seeks 10 year prison sentences, license revocation and $100,000 fines for healthcare providers engaged in #GenderAffirming care.

This bill provides penalties all the way until 21. This would include top surgery and even hair restoration.
#ProtectTransYouth #ProtectTransKids

1st Session of the 59th Legislature (2023)

HOUSE BILL 1011 By: Olsen

An Act relating to public health and safety; defining terms; prohibiting certain health care professionals
from performing or attempting to perform gender transition procedures to certain individuals; prohibiting certain health care professionals from making certain referrals; providing exceptions; prohibiting use of public funds for gender transition procedures; prohibiting gender transition procedures under certain circumstances; prohibiting state Medicaid program reimbursements; providing for felony penalties; authorizing fine or confinement or both; prescribing statute of limitations; defining certain conduct as unprofessional; requiring revocation of license or certificate; prescribing statute of limitations for disciplinary proceedings; authorizing certain claims or defenses; prescribing statute of limitations; authorizing civil actions by minors; authorizing civil actions after majority; authorizing certain actions without exhaustion of administrative remedies; authorizing attorney fees; authorizing Attorney General to bring enforcement actions; providing for construction of act; providing for codification; and providing an effective date."
"SECTION 4. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified
in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 2607.4 of Title 63, unless there
is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:
A. 1. As provided in subsection A of Section 2 of this act, a
physician or other health care professional performing or attempting
to perform gender transition procedures to any individual under
twenty-one (21) years of age shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a
felony punishable by fine not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars
($100,000.00), or by confinement in the custody of the Department of
Corrections for a term not to exceed ten (10) years, or by both such
fine and imprisonment."
Anne Fausto Sterling
1 year ago

The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology at Weill-Cornell Medicine has opened a clinic in which gender-diverse adults may receive gender-affirming hormones ( We are looking forward to partnering with mental health colleagues in this endeavor. If you are available to collaborate in the care of gender-diverse adults, please reach out to Dr. Ann Danoff @