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November 2023

Danica Roem to become Virginia's 1st transgender state senator – "Virginia Del. Danica Roem has made political history once again after winning a seat in the state Senate on Tuesday. She is the first out transgender person elected to Virginia’s upper chamber and only the second trans person elected to any state Senate in the United States, following Delaware’s Sarah McBride in 2020." Read more. 

Biden Marks Transgender Day Of Remembrance: 'No Place For Hate In America' — "We must never be silent in the face of hate,” Biden said in his Monday statement. “As we mourn the loss of transgender Americans taken too soon this year, we must also recommit ourselves to never stop fighting until all Americans can live free from discrimination.” Read more. 

New Florida Bill Aims to Bring ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Into Workplaces"HB 599 would bar state employees from using their preferred pronouns, and prohibit nonprofits from training employees on issues of gender and sexuality." Read more. 

The Latest Must-Pass Bill Barreling Through Congress is an Attack on Gender-Affirming Care — "Out of all the appropriations bills, however, the Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for FY 2024 is arguably the most nefarious and dangerous for the transgender community. The anti-LGBTQ riders in this bill seek to prohibit funds from being used for implementing anti-discrimination and equity programs, taking discriminatory action against anyone that speaks or acts in accordance with the belief that marriage is between a man and a woman, or displaying pride flags." Read more. 

Alabama mayor's apparent suicide underscores the dangers of outing — "'The practice of exposing someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity has a long and tragic history." Read more. 

Killing of Mexico’s First Nonbinary Magistrate Alarms L.G.B.T.Q. Community — "The violent death of Jesús Ociel Baena and suggestions by the authorities that it was a domestic killing have angered advocates who are demanding a thorough investigation." Read more. 

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