· · · · · 

Duke Students’ Objections to Reading ‘Fun Home’ Aren’t About Trigger Warnings

Regardless of whether the freshmen's objections are legitimate, in my own estimation, co-opting this particular controversy at Duke into a discussion of trigger warnings is to compare apples to oranges.

Regardless of whether the freshmen’s objections are legitimate, in my own estimation, co-opting this particular controversy at Duke into a discussion of trigger warnings is to compare apples to oranges.

· · · · · 

There Is No Reason to Deny Trans People Necessary Medical Care

It comes as no surprise to us when we hear that many trans people suffer from depression even after full medical transition. But for some cisgender people, such as Richard A. Friedman writing for the New York Times, this fact can only be resolved by calling into question our very right to self-determine our genders.

It comes as no surprise to us when we hear that many trans people suffer from depression even after full medical transition. But for some cisgender people, such as Richard A. Friedman writing for the New York Times, this fact can only be resolved by calling into question our very right to self-determine our genders.

· · · · · 

Planned Parenthood Fights to Keep Medicaid Funding in Louisiana

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to blocks efforts by the Jindal administration to try and cut funding to Planned Parenthood health centers in the state.

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to blocks efforts by the Jindal administration to try and cut funding to Planned Parenthood health centers in the state.

· · · · · 

Illinois Latest State to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors

Illinois joins three other states in banning the practice of trying to change LGBTQ youth's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Illinois joins three other states in banning the practice of trying to change LGBTQ youth’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

· · · · · 

Florida Regulators Back Down From Claims Planned Parenthood Performed Illegal Abortions

In a letter sent to three Planned Parenthood clinics Tuesday, Florida regulators conceded that the facilities were not performing second-trimester abortions.

In a letter sent to three Planned Parenthood clinics Tuesday, Florida regulators conceded that the facilities were not performing second-trimester abortions.

· · · · · 

Judge Blocks Tennessee From Enforcing Clinic Shutdown Measure

A ruling issued last week prevents regulators from enforcing a measure that forces some abortion clinics meet the same standards as mini-hospitals.

A ruling issued last week prevents regulators from enforcing a measure that forces some abortion clinics meet the same standards as mini-hospitals.

· · · · · 

Obama Administration Warns States Defunding Planned Parenthood Likely Is Illegal

Recent attempts by Louisiana and Alabama to defund the reproductive health-care provider likely violate federal law.

Recent attempts by Louisiana and Alabama to defund the reproductive health-care provider likely violate federal law.

· · · · · 

California Will Cover Transgender Inmate’s Gender Alignment Surgery

Multiple medical and mental health professionals argued that surgery was medically necessary for Shiloh Quine, and a way to treat gender dysphoria and relieve her depression.

Multiple medical and mental health professionals argued that surgery was medically necessary for Shiloh Quine, and a way to treat gender dysphoria and relieve her depression.

· · · · · 

Judge Blocks Oklahoma Medication Abortion Restriction—Again

A state court judge ruled the measure violates the Oklahoma Constitution.

A state court judge ruled the measure violates the Oklahoma Constitution.

· · · · · 

Chicago to Cover Transition-Related Care for City Employees

Starting this fall, transgender people who work for the City of Chicago can start getting medical insurance coverage for gender alignment surgery, under a change in policy announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday.

Starting this fall, transgender people who work for the City of Chicago can start getting medical insurance coverage for gender alignment surgery, under a change in policy announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday.

· · · · ·