Robina Asti, Who Made History on the Ground and in the Air, Dies at 99

From The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/21/us/robina-asti-dead.html

As a transgender veteran in her 90s, she challenged government bureaucracy. She then set out to be recognized as the oldest working flight instructor.

By Clay Risen
March 21, 2021

Robina Asti, a World War II veteran and mutual-fund executive who inspired a generation of transgender people in the 2010s with her successful fight for her husband’s Social Security benefits, and who just last year became the world’s oldest active flight instructor, died on March 12 in San Diego. She was 99.

Her death, at the home of her daughter Coca Astey, was confirmed by Ms. Astey.

Ms. Asti transitioned in the 1970s and had been living quietly as a woman for nearly 40 years when she applied for survivor benefits from the Social Security Administration in 2012, a few months after her husband died. It took a year for the agency to deny her application, on the grounds that she was not legally a woman at the time of her marriage.

Though most of her government-issued documents, including her pilot’s license and even her Social Security card, recognized her as a woman, the agency’s determination of survivor benefits was based on her birth certificate, which identified her as a man.

Ms. Asti was livid. She searched online for help and found Lambda Legal, a nonprofit law firm that specializes in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

“It was an amazing day when she walked into our offices,” M. Dru Levasseur, who ran Lambda’s transgender rights practice at the time and now works for the National LGBT Bar Association and Foundation, said in a phone interview. “We could feel her energy, her anger at the system.”

Lambda took the government to court in June 2013. Eight months later, on Valentine’s Day 2014, Ms. Asti checked her bank account and found a large deposit: nearly two years of back pay from the Social Security Administration.

Not only did Ms. Asti win her case; the administration changed its rule regarding transgender survivors — and the documentation requirements for proving one’s gender in the first place.

Ms. Asti’s fight made her a celebrity in the L.G.B.T.Q. community, at a time when transgender rights were just beginning to be a national issue. She embraced her newfound role — giving speeches, marching in pride parades and simply living a full life as an older transgender woman. In November 2020, Out magazine named her to its annual “Out 100” list.

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Megan Rapinoe: Bills to ban transgender kids from sports try to solve a problem that doesn’t exist

From The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/28/megan-rapinoe-transgender-kids-sports-ban/

by Megan Rapinoe
March 28, 2021

Megan Rapinoe plays for OL Reign in the National Women’s Soccer League and the U.S. women’s national team. An Olympic gold medalist and a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, she is also an ambassador for Athlete Ally, a nonprofit that advocates for equal opportunities in sports.

I remember how I felt when I played soccer for the first time. Long before I was winning World Cup matches, I was trying to keep up with my brother. Soccer has been a part of my life since I was 4 years old. I spent hours outside working to perfect that next move — I wanted to be the best.

Being able to play sports as a child shaped my life’s path. It taught me so much more than is seen on the field and brought me so much joy. Every child deserves to have that experience. That’s why I believe that all kids, including transgender youth, should be able to participate in sports they love.

But there are efforts across the country to ban transgender kids from participating in school sports. Already this year, lawmakers in more than 25 states have introduced legislation to ban transgender young people from sports. Mississippi enacted a law this month requiring schools to designate teams by gender assigned at birth. Efforts elsewhere are progressing.

These bills are some of the most intense political assaults on LGBTQ people in recent years. Sports have become another avenue to attack the rights of trans people. These efforts cause incredible harm to trans youth, who, like all kids in a global pandemic, are feeling isolated and need compassion and support. Even before the pandemic hit, 1 in 3 transgender youth reported attempting suicide, as one national crisis-prevention organization reported in 2019.

These bills are attempting to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. Transgender kids want the opportunity to play sports for the same reasons other kids do: to be a part of a team where they feel like they belong. Proponents of these bills argue that they are protecting women. As a woman who has played sports my whole life, I know that the threats to women’s and girls’ sports are lack of funding, resources and media coverage; sexual harassment; and unequal pay.

I know what it feels like to be singled out and treated differently. No one should be treated unfairly because of who they are — and that is especially true of kids. Adults can’t pretend that we care about the well-being of children while actively creating environments that cause serious harm to them. We can’t make demands for a false sense of fairness while ignoring the actual needs of women and girls.

You may not know that a person in your life is trans — you may not be aware of the fullest self within your co-worker, friend, relative or even the child playing in your living room. Trans people contribute meaningfully to our society: our schools, neighborhoods, communities and families. Trans people deserve dignity, respect and opportunity. These bills are an attack on the humanity and belonging of trans people, and that’s why this issue is important to me as a member of the LGBTQ community.

For some, discrimination is the point. But we can celebrate all girls and women in sports while ensuring trans people aren’t discriminated against. That is why all women must stand up and demand that exclusion is not done in our name.

The value of participating in sports is well-documented. Transgender kids deserve the same chances to enjoy sports; to gain confidence, self-respect and leadership skills; and to learn what it means to be part of a team. When we tell transgender girls that they can’t play girls’ sports — or transgender boys that they can’t play boys’ sports — they miss out on these important experiences and opportunities. And we lose the right to say we care about children.

I want the trans youth in our country to know they are not alone. Women’s organizations, including the Women’s Sports Foundation, National Women’s Law Center and Gender Justice, along with sports icons including Billie Jean King and Candace Parker, agree that transgender girls and women belong in sports and should be able to participate alongside other girls and women.

Discrimination hurts everyone. We’re stronger as teams, and as a country, when all people who love sports have a chance to have their lives changed for the better, just like I did.

I want every transgender kid out there to know that they can live their dreams and be true to who they are. For them to realize those dreams, they need to be allowed to play.

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Assimilationist, Cis-Normative, Heteronormative

I’m an old woman married to another old woman. We share bohemian tastes that are wildly eclectic. Or maybe mildly eclectic and only out of step with current trends. We love and can speak of having read all the works of a wide variety of authors both fictional and historical. We have rooms filled with books, CDs, DVDs. We listen to Jazz, Texas singer/song writer, blues, Folk and Rock although most of the rock musicians we listen to go their start in the 1960s.

We like baseball and cats. We have three that we adore.

We live in an ethnically mixed working class neighborhood in a solidly Blue Dallas suburb. Some of our friends are raving Trumpers and yet we also know they put a great deal of time into Food Banks, animal rescue, feeding the homeless. Since my accident in late October straight friends who have politics we don’t share have given us food and helped with shopping.

After nearly half a century of estrangement from my family I am once again in contact with my brother, his family and many of my cousins and their families. It feels so good in a way I rarely feel these days in my dealings with with the ever expanding alphabet soup of what started out as the Gay community and felt like home until it went past LGBT.

I’m in mourning for one of my cousins who died of Covid last Thursday. I never physically met him as an adult and our relationship has been via social media. He was a Trump supporter. But he was also a biker with long white hair and full beard that made it to Santa length every December when he became a Biker Santa. He loved the outdoors and the northeast.

One of the first big Gay demonstrations I went to was one for Marriage Equality, way back in 1970. We fought against an amendment to the California Initiative that would have barred lesbians and gay men from teaching. We fought for inclusion in the mainstream.

My having had sex reassignment surgery was so long ago that my pussy is eligible for its own AARP Card. Trans-visibility Day? If you are reading this post then I am visible as a post-transsexual woman. If not I don’t see the point in going over 50 year old medical history. Being born transsexual was what it was. I dealt with it. Most of my concerns are the same as those of elder cis-women.

I honestly don’t understand the whole thing of Gender Non-Binary. I’m an old hippie woman married to another old woman who sort of pre-dates hippie. I read Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex”, plus all the second wave feminist books. I don’t think of gender as something concrete and definitely not something that can be described as binary. People who describe it as such are speaking in a different language, a form of academic new-speak that doesn’t seem real to me. I see gender not in terms of male or female/man or woman but rather in terms of masculine and feminine.

I know that to the trans-activists of today that makes me a heretic. I don’t care. The labels titling this post are probably true to your vision of me. The part of the alphabet soup of a community I’m demographically a part of is made up of elders too, and maybe a lot of young people who care about many of the same things I care about.

Identity divisions don’t allow for people who are complex with diverse histories and interests. I swear centering on “identity” often seems closely related to the Jim Crow Era “One-drop” bullshit.

Twenty-five years ago Andrew Sullivan wrote “Virtually Normal” and Urvashi Vaid wrote “Virtual Equality”, two different views of the Stonewall era activists actually winning the things we had fought for.

I’m old. I love my wife, our cats, my relatives, our circle of friends. I finally found a religion that fills my elder spiritual needs. We watch baseball, PBS, Maine Cabin Builders and cooking shows. We binge on Netflix and Prime. NPR is one of the stations on our car radio’s speed select.

Those terms I used to title this piece are slurs from the woke crowd. The same people who put me down for being triggered by the Q-word.

Post Transsexual Musings: Our Goal Was Assimilation not Living in San Francisco’s Tenderloin

This post is due to a friend, Jacob Hale posting a link to an article announcing the designation of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District as the “Transgender District”.

I shot back, “You mean Ghetto?”

I feel incredibly grumpy lately. I find many of the things being celebrated the polar opposite of the dreams and goals I had over 50 years ago.

Make no mistake about it. The Tenderloin was a Ghetto, a place the SFPD herded trans-women into. A dirty slum, dangerous and filled with hard drug abuse and crime.

In mid-March of 1969 I had in my possession a packet of red Diethylstilbestrol tablets that I had gotten from San Francisco’s Center for Special Problem which IIRC was on Van Ness at Geary. I was living in Berkeley at the time and they wrote an SF address on my charts so they could treat me. Of course I swallowed a tablet as soon as I got out the door.

I then caught a bus back to the Trans-Bay Terminal where I scooted back to the hippie safety of Berkeley and my loving community of anti-war activist hippie friends. We met at the Student Union and I popped a second pill in front of Morey, a boy I was seriously hung up on.

I was committed and had never really known any others like me outside of a few brief encounters.

One of the things Ron Lee, a social worker at the Center had warned me to avoid was the Tenderloin. That was because of the drugs, prostitution an police brutality. I had seen the area from the borders of the district and it scared the hell out of me. Truth be told I had most of my contact with other trans-folks in the queen tank of the Gray Stone Hotel on Bryant Street aka the San Francisco City Jail and some of the people there seemed far more dangerous than people I had dealt with in the Haight Ashbury. Our commune had left the Haight due to dangerous hostile living conditions.

My commune, the HADU collective was family even more so now we were on Grayson St. in West Berkeley, people who were protective of me.

Over the next few months I would be seen by Dr. Benjamin. All while I was getting Welfare and numerous suggestions from social workers in Berkeley. Dr. Leibman would suggest places like the Transsexual Counseling Center on Third St. at Mission. I would meet Police Community Relations Officer Elliott Blackstone there.

Almost all people I met who were helping me, warned me to stay away from the Tenderloin.

The Counseling Center was run in conjunction with the War on Poverty. The goal of the sisters there was getting sex reassignment surgery and assimilation into ordinary society. That meant getting ID, job training/education, straight jobs. Staying clean of hard drugs and avoiding prostitution. Most of all avoiding living in or playing in the Tenderloin.

We are called Transsexual Separatists now simply for wanting to continue to use the term transsexual as a point of reference. But back in those days we really were trying to separate from the Tenderloin. We wanted real jobs, SRS and assimilation into the bigger world outside the Ghetto.

I don’t remember hearing about the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot prior to hearing about it from Susan Stryker. I have no doubt it happened, but it was the 1960s and there were riots going on all the time. A couple of months after starting hormones I was caught up in the People’s Park riots in Berkeley that went on for several weeks. I went full time when they ended in early June.

When I was a counselor at the NTCU a couple of years later and went out with friends we went to The Stud on Folsom or Hamburger Mary’s or Polk St. With other friends to Winter Land or the Fillmore West. I went to clubs in Berkeley.

The idea of actually celebrating a place I worked so hard to avoid just seems really strange.

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HRC Mourns Alexus “Kimmy Icon” Braxton, Black Transgender Woman Killed in Miami

From HRC: https://www.hrc.org/news/hrc-mourns-alexus-kimmy-icon-braxton-black-transgender-woman-killed-in-miami

by Madeleine Roberts
February 11, 2021

HRC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Alexus Braxton, also known as Kimmy Icon Braxton, a 45-year-old Black transgender woman who was killed in Miami, Florida on February 4. Her death is at least the sixth violent death of a transgender person in 2021. We say “at least” because too often these deaths go unreported — or misreported. So far this year, five of the six known deaths have been Black transgender women.

According to Alexus’s Facebook, she was a hairstylist. She was active on social media and posted frequently, often discussing time spent with friends or the obstacles she had overcome in her life. A recent post stated, “they can’t stop my shine.” Family and friends held a balloon release to honor Alexus’s life on February 8 and have been remembering her on social media, with one saying “I’m beyond devastated.”

Tatiana Braxton, Alexus’s mother, said, “Twenty two years later and Black Trans Women’s lives are still not VALUED. In 1999, I witnessed my best friend get murdered in the streets of Miami. Sadly, since her murder, I’ve lost many more friends due to senseless violence. Here we are in 2021, it’s my daughter Kimmy. There’s one thing that remains the same: law enforcement, state officials and local politicians have no sense of urgency to address this growing epidemic. Please help us!”

Not much is currently known about the circumstances surrounding Alexus’s death. According to Gay City News, police confirmed that they are investigating her death as a homicide.

HRC recorded 44 deaths of transgender and gender non-conforming people in 2020, more than in any year since we began tracking this violence in 2013.

At the state level, the Florida Commission on Human Relations recently announced its intention to fully implement the Bostock v. Clayton County decision to effectively extend protections in employment, housing, and public spaces to LGBTQ residents. While Florida does include sexual orientation as a protected characteristic in its hate crimes law, it does not expressly include gender identity. While the past few years have been marked by anti-LGBTQ attacks at all levels of government, recent weeks have seen some gains that support and affirm transgender people.

We must demand better from our elected officials and reject harmful anti-transgender legislation at the local, state and federal levels, while also considering every possible way to make ending this violence a reality. It is clear that fatal violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color, especially Black transgender women. The intersections of racism, transphobia, sexism, biphobia and homophobia conspire to deprive them of necessities to live and thrive, so we must all work together to cultivate acceptance, reject hate and end stigma for everyone in the trans and gender non-conforming community.

In order to work towards this goal and combat stigma against transgender and non-binary people, HRC has collaborated with WarnerMedia on a PSA campaign to lift up their voices and stories. Learn more and watch the PSAs here.

In the pursuit of greater accuracy and respect, HRC offers guidelines for journalists and others who report on transgender people. HRC, Media Matters and the Trans Journalists Association have also partnered on an FAQ for reporters writing about anti-trans violence.

For more information about HRC’s transgender justice work, visit hrc.org/transgender.

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This Group Wants to Solve Sports’ “Transgender Problem.” There Are No Trans People in It

These women perfectly illustrate the acronym: TERF.

From Them.com: https://www.them.us/story/womens-sports-policy-working-group-anti-trans-athletes-martina-navratilova

It’s a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.

By Britni de la Cretaz
February 4, 2021

A group of former Olympians kicked off National Girls and Women in Sports Day by attacking trans youth who want to play sports, particularly trans girls.

On Tuesday, the new Women’s Sports Policy Working Group (WSPWG), which aims to influence policy regarding trans inclusion in girls’ sports, held its first press conference to introduce the world to what they said was a “balanced” and “science-based” proposal for “preserving girls’ and women’s sport and accommodating transgender athletes.” The language is carefully crafted to appear reasonable and unbiased but is easily recognizable as trans exclusionary to anyone who has followed attacks on trans athletes.

The group’s mission, as stated on its website, is “to protect girls’ and women’s competitive sport for biological females while accommodating trans girls and trans women through evidence-based, respectful criteria.” The coalition attempts to take a “both sides” approach by claiming that people who are advocating for what they call “unconditional” trans inclusion in sports are on one extreme end of a spectrum and are just as wrong as transphobes who believe there is no place for trans women and girls in U.S. athletics.

“We reject both the effort to exclude trans girls and trans women from girls’ and women’s sport and the effort to disadvantage biological females by forcing them to compete against athletes with male sex-linked physical advantages,” its website reads.

The group is composed of six members, all of whom are cisgender and none of whom are scientists. The most well-known of the bunch is (famously transphobic) tennis champion Martina Navratilova, who was removed as an advisory board member and athlete ambassador for Athlete Ally, an organization that promotes LGBTQ+ inclusion in sports, after publishing an op-ed in The Times of London in 2019 in which she claimed that allowing trans women to compete in women’s sports was “cheating.”

Other members include Donna de Varona, the former president of the Women’s Sports Foundation; Doriane Coleman, a co-director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy at Duke Law School; and Donna Lopiano, the former CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation.

When asked in a Zoom press conference by The 19th’s Kate Sosin whether any trans people had been involved in this plan, the WSPWG cited that they had consulted with several trans athletes and trans advocacy groups, but failed to name any of them specifically. Former professional tennis player Renee Richards and researcher Joanna Harper, both trans women, are listed as “supporters” on the WSPWG’s website. But Richards has not been an elite athlete for nearly 40 years and Harper’s research is controversial and has been used to exclude athletes like Caster Semenya from international competition.

When them. followed up to ask which trans advocacy groups had been consulted, the WSPWG said those consultations “were off the record.” The presser and launch of the working group was co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Sports Law and Policy, and when asked about Duke University’s involvement, them. was told they had “no role” beyond initial sponsorship.

The WSPWG says it plans to ask the Biden administration to make girls’ sports exempt from enforcement of the executive order President Joe Biden signed his first day in office, which committed to enforcing its ruling regarding the rights of LGBTQ+ people in the workplace across all areas of federal policy. These include areas like housing and education, the latter of which includes the right of trans students to be affirmed by their gender in the classroom and varsity athletics. “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports,” the order said.

Continue reading at: https://www.them.us/story/womens-sports-policy-working-group-anti-trans-athletes-martina-navratilova

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Texas: Dan Patrick revives his old war against transgender kids

From The San Antonio Express News: https://www.expressnews.com/news/news_columnists/gilbert_garcia/article/Garcia-Dan-Patrick-revives-his-old-war-against-15983882.php

Gilbert Garcia, Metro Columnist
Feb. 27, 2021

Transgender issues were everywhere this past week.

On Thursday, the U.S. House passed the Equality Act, basically an LGBTQ-focused addendum to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The House vote prompted Marjorie Taylor Greene, the conspiracy-prone Georgia Republican, to post an anti-transgender sign across the hall from the office of Illinois Rep. Marie Newman, whose daughter is transgender.

The same day that the House passed the Equality Act, the Senate held a confirmation hearing for Dr. Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden’s pick for assistant health secretary, and the first openly transgender individual ever nominated for a federal office.

During Levine’s hearing, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul falsely accused the pediatrician of supporting “surgical destruction of a minor’s genitalia.”

In Arkansas, two separate bills — including one from the Republican Women’s Caucus — were introduced with the shared goal of preventing transgender women and girls from competing in female sports.

Meanwhile, Hasbro announced that it planned to drop the “Mr.” title from the name of its Mr. Potato Head toy, in favor of the gender-neutral Potato Head. The move prompted swift outrage from GOP culture warriors, with Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz devoting part of his Friday CPAC speech to a rumination on Mr. Potato Head’s genitalia.

“Mr. Potato Head was America’s first transgender doll,” Gaetz said. “And even he got canceled!”

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has never seen a transgender political battle he could resist, so it shouldn’t have been a surprise that the list of 31 legislative priorities he released on Tuesday included an item euphemistically called “Fair Sports for Women & Girls.”

Patrick wants to ban transgender Texas athletes from competing under the gender by which they identify, just as four years ago, he was determined to prevent transgender Texans from using public restrooms that matched their gender identity.

The transgender sports question is one that’s been building momentum over the past year. In 2020, 18 states considered bills restricting transgender sports participation, with Idaho passing its bill into law.

Continue reading at: https://www.expressnews.com/news/news_columnists/gilbert_garcia/article/Garcia-Dan-Patrick-revives-his-old-war-against-15983882.php

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HRC Mourns Chyna Carrillo, Latinx Transgender Woman Killed in Pennsylvania

From HRC: https://www.hrc.org/news/hrc-mourns-chyna-carrillo-latinx-transgender-woman-killed-in-pennsylvania

by Jose Soto
February 19, 2021

HRC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Chyna Carrillo, whose name was also Chynna Cardena, a Latinx 24-year-old transgender woman who was killed in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania on February 18. Her death is at least the seventh violent death of a transgender person in 2021. We say “at least” because too often these deaths go unreported — or misreported.

According to Chyna’s Instagram account, she would have been celebrating her birthday in a few weeks on March 3. She would have been 25-years-old. According to a news article, Carrillo was a nursing home worker who had moved to Pennsylvania from Arkansas to start a new life. Those who knew Carrillo said she was confident, outspoken and unapologetic about who she was. A former coworker of Carrilo’s said that is precisely why the two had bonded.

Mayra Carrillo, Chyna’s aunt, said Chyna was her “beautiful, magical mermaid.”

“I always called her that,” said Mayra Carrillo. “She’s my mermaid, and we miss her. We miss her terribly.”

According to Pennsylvania State Police, officers responded to the scene on the morning of February 18, 2021, and found the suspect assaulting Chyna in the yard of a home. Police ordered the suspect to stop and proceeded to shoot said suspect when he ignored the police’s commands. The suspect died at the scene. Chyna was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown where she died. Pennsylvania State Police have not released the suspect’s name.

HRC recorded 44 deaths of transgender and gender non-conforming people in 2020, more than in any year since we began tracking this violence in 2013.

The widespread lack of accurate identity documents among trans people can have an impact on every aspect of their lives, including access to emergency housing or other public services. Without identification, one cannot travel, register for school or access many services that are essential to function in society. Many states have burdensome and unnecessary requirements for correcting gender markers on identity documents, sometimes requiring evidence of medical transition – which can be prohibitively expensive and is not something that all trans people want – as well as fees for processing new identity documents, which may make them unaffordable for some members of the trans community.

In order to work towards this goal and combat stigma against transgender and non-binary people, HRC has collaborated with WarnerMedia on a PSA campaign to lift up their voices and stories. Learn more and watch the PSAs here.

In the pursuit of greater accuracy and respect, HRC offers guidelines for journalists and others who report on transgender people. HRC, Media Matters and the Trans Journalists Association have also partnered on an FAQ for reporters writing about anti-trans violence.

For more information about HRC’s transgender justice work, visit hrc.org/transgender.

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Iowa Republicans want to ban teachers from talking about transgender people

From LGBTQ Nation: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/iowa-republicans-want-ban-teachers-talking-transgender-people/

Teachers wouldn’t be able to mention that transgender people exist, even if there is a transgender student in the classroom.

By Alex Bollinger
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Republicans in the state of Iowa are trying to ban schools from teaching about gender identity.

A bill (S.F. 167) would update elementary school curriculum standards in the state to say, “The curriculum provided to a student in accordance with this subsection shall not include instruction relating to gender identity.” The bill says that if teachers do intend to discuss gender identity in school, they’ll need to get written permission from all the students’ parents first.

The bill, introduced by eight Republican state lawmakers, does not block schools from using the concept of gender at all. It requires that teachers not discuss the idea that there is a “gender-related identity of a person, regardless of the person’s assigned sex at birth.”

In other words, teachers wouldn’t be able to mention that transgender people exist, even if there is a transgender student in the classroom.

Gag orders in other states and countries that block schools from discussing LGBTQ people – like Russia’s ban on LGBTQ “propaganda,” Utah’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, or the U.K.’s Section 28 that banned discussions of homosexuality in schools – have been criticized for promoting bullying. Teachers may feel that they would be breaking the law if they tell students not to bully a non-binary or transgender classmate or if they use the correct pronouns or the name of a transgender student.

The bill “is just another way to prevent children from learning about how they may differ from societal norms,” wrote editor Peyton Downing in the Daily Iowan. “By denying an education on gender identity, these schools prevent kids from garnering an understanding of who they really are.”

Continue reading at: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/iowa-republicans-want-ban-teachers-talking-transgender-people/

 

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