In an interview published by The Advocate the day after Loretta Lynch was confirmed to become the next Attorney General of the United States, the man who currently holds the position, Eric Holder, explained his own journey to become an LGBT ally, as well as the acceptance gap for LGBT people and African Americans.
Officials in Georgia have revoked a blanket policy addressing medical treatment for transgender inmates. The decision comes after the Department of Justice backed a lawsuit filed by Ashley Diamond, a trans inmate, seeking restoration of hormone therapy. There is still more to be done for trans prisoners.
The Department of Justice released a statement in support of Ashley Diamond, a transgender inmate in Georgia. The statement says that Ms. Diamond and all other trans prisoners deserve access to medically necessary gender-affirming care.