Health

The Florida medical board committee approved a prospective rule that will ban gender-affirming healthcare for trans youth under the age of 18. (Getty) The Florida medical board committee approved a proposed rule banning gender-affirming medical care for trans youth, making it one step closer to reality.  A joint committee of the Florida board of medicine
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Tomi Grainger, who is a drag performer, has hit back at trolls who made cruel comments after they documented their facelift journey. (Tomi Grainger/TikTok) A drag performer has hit back at trolls who flooded their social media account with cruel comments after they documented their facelift journey. Tomi Grainger, from Sydney, has been using their TikTok
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LA has confirmed its first death of a resident due to monkeypox. (Getty) The US has reported its first confirmed monkeypox death. The Department of Public Health (DPH) along with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on 12 September that an LA resident’s death was due to monkeypox. It comes after Texas
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A protester holds the trans flag and snaps in solidarity with other speakers, during a trans rights demonstration. (Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty) Trans people in Montana have been permanently banned from changing their birth certificates in yet another devastating blow to LGBTQ+ rights. Health officials in the state adopted a proposed rule change on
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Two trans people hold hands while marching under a trans Pride flag in the New York City Pride Parade. (Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images) A federal court has blocked efforts by the Biden administration to ensure trans people are never discriminated against by religious doctors when seeking healthcare. In 2016, the Obama administration issued an interpretation of the
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A placard says “protect trans kids” during the trans march on the streets of Toronto during Pride month. (LightRocket via Getty/ Anatoliy Cherkasov/SOPA Images) The doctor leading an NHS review into trans youth healthcare has shut down those misrepresenting the closure of the Tavistock gender clinic as a win for the anti-trans movement. In 2020, NHS
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Dr Will Nutland says the team wanted to offer monkeypox vaccines at UK Black Pride after seeing a “huge inequality in who’s getting the vaccine”. (Twitter/@TeamPrepster/PinkNews) A not-for-profit team gave free monkeypox vaccines to attendees at UK Black Pride to address the “huge inequity” in who is able to get the vaccine.  Dr Will Nutland
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The Biden administration’s newly-appointed monkeypox response deputy coordinator, Dr Demetre Daskalakis. (LightRocket via Getty/ Pacific Press/ Lev Radin) The Biden administration is on a “mission” to make sure LGBTQ+ people are “respected and heard” in its response to the monkeypox outbreak. The president’s newly-appointed monkeypox response deputy coordinator, Dr Demetre Daskalakis, spoke to queer media
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Monkeypox lesions. (UKHSA) As research develops, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has recommended using condoms for 12 weeks after recovering from monkeypox. Monkeypox is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, but research released this week has shown that monkeypox DNA can be detected in bodily fluids like semen and saliva. Aida Peiró-Mestres, the new study’s author,
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James McFadzean has been described in the press as Britain’s first public case of monkeypox. (James McFadzean) Monkeypox is already being treated as a “gay disease” in the same way HIV was, Britain’s “first monkeypox patient to go public” has warned. Since 13 May, when the first case in the monkeypox outbreak was reported, health authorities
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Dr Yashica Robinson expertly shut down Republican representative Dan Bishop’s irrelevant question. (C-SPAN) A Republican congressman asked the tired and loaded question “what is a woman” at a hearing on abortion access, and it backfired beautifully. A House Judiciary Committee hearing on abortion rights was held on Wednesday (18 May) in light of this month’s
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Keira Bell (right) outside Londons Royal Courts of Justice after winning her judicial review on 1 December, 2020. (Twitter/ Belstaffie) The Supreme Court has rejected yet another attempt to deny trans kids access to life-saving puberty blockers.  Keira Bell first launched legal action against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service
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A medical tribunal found that Dr Helen Webberley was “competent” to treat trans youth, but it also found she didn’t provide some follow-up care. (YouTube/GenderGP/BBC) A medical tribunal found a UK doctor who ran an online clinic for trans youth was “competent to provide treatment” but failed to provide some follow-up care.  Dr Helen Webberley,
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Florida governor Ron DeSantis addresses the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando. (LightRocket via Getty/ SOPA Images/ Paul Hennessy) Florida’s health department has issued chilling guidance to block medical care and even social transition for trans kids in the state. The guidance, issued by Florida’s department of health on Wednesday (20 April), contradicts federal guidance
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Non-binary activist in Madrid, Spain, 2021. (Aldara Zarraoa/Getty Images) Non-binary people have worse mental health than other genders, according to a new report. On average, more than one in two non-binary people (51 per cent) are clinically distressed or struggling, the second-ever Mental State of the World Report 2021 found. The researchers at Sapiens Lab,
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Environment minister Zac Goldsmith. (Franklin Jacome/Agencia Press South/Getty Images) Conservative environment minister Zac Goldsmith, known for failing in his bid to become London mayor, has compared gender-affirming healthcare for trans youth to lobotomies. In a tweet Friday morning (18 March), Goldsmith described puberty blockers as a “brutal pathway” despite the treatment being safe, well-studied and
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A person holds a sign that reads “We Love Our Trans Youth” during a rally at the Alabama State House to draw attention to anti-trans legislation. (Getty/Julie Bennett) Young trans people who receive gender-affirming healthcare are significantly less likely to become depressed or attempt suicide in the following year, a new study has found. Gender-affirming
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