Posts by MJ Okma, Associate Director of News & Rapid Response

Gov. Abbott brings anti-LGBTQ activism to kick-off “special discrimination session” this Tuesday

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released “What Texas’ Special Session Means For LGBTQ Texans,” a video highlighting Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s “special discrimination session” against the transgender community.

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ICYMI: Secretary Mattis Delays U.S Military’s Transgender-Inclusive Recruitment Policy

The Department of Defense announced this past weekend that it will push back the plan first approved by the Obama Administration to allow transgender recruits to serve in the nation’s armed forces. This policy change was handed down with no explanation and comes a year after transgender soldiers currently enlisted in the military were allowed to openly serve. This delay now prevents transgender cadets who have graduated from military academies from being able to actively serve

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How SB 2095 aims to block transgender Texans from participating in school athletics

Today the Texas House Committee on Public Education will consider a bill, already passed by the State Senate, which falsely equates hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to steroid use by allowing the governing body for Texas High School sports, University Interscholastic League (UIL), to bar transgender students on HRT from participation.

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Proposed Obamacare repeal deal could drastically cut access to transgender healthcare

After last month’s failure, the Trump Administration is once again lobbying House Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. 

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Where does Senator Dean Heller stand on Nevada's proposed bill banning "conversion therapy"?

In the Nevada Assembly this year, a powerful bill is up for a vote which could ban the fraudulent practice of so-called “conversion therapy.”

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