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Defying the First Amendment, Mississippi Enacts “Freedom of Conscience” Law

Defying the First Amendment, Mississippi Enacts “Freedom of Conscience” Law

  BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Mississippi Republican Governor Phil Bryant, on April 5, signed into law the Protecting Freedom of Conscience From Government Discrimination Act, a measure that received overwhelming approval in both houses of the state legislature. The law is clearly intended to encourage businesses and individuals in the state to discriminate against same-sex […]

Transgender Challenge to NYS Medicaid Regs Survives Motion to Dismiss    

Transgender Challenge to NYS Medicaid Regs Survives Motion to Dismiss    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan has denied most of New York State’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a variety of limitations in the state’s Medicaid program handling of gender dysphoria treatment. Rakoff did not immediately issue a written opinion supporting his June 26 ruling, but indicated one would […]

Get Her  

Get Her  

BY ED SIKOV | About 17 million people watched Bruce Jenner come out as transgender on “20/20 — Bruce Jenner: The Interview” on April 24, earning the news show its highest rating in 15 years. But it was hardly news. As everyone who’s been in a supermarket checkout line in the last year knows, the tabloids, […]

Playground Summit Led to Transgender Insurance Rules Change    

Playground Summit Led to Transgender Insurance Rules Change    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | As State Senator Brad Hoylman was pressing the Cuomo administration to issue a rule requiring New York insurers to pay for medical procedures related to gender transition, he had several conversations with Benjamin Lawsky, who heads the state agency that issued the rule on December 11, when both men were at […]

Waiting for Guff — In Vain

BY ED SIKOV | As the dust settles on the Supreme Court’s unexpected decision not to take up the appeals of lower court rulings on marriage equality — and gay and lesbian couples are suddenly marrying in droves in once unexpected locales across the land — I thought I’d hunt for editorials blasting the decision […]

A Vibrant Queerness

A Vibrant Queerness

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | “I feel like I am on my way somewhere really exciting,” explained transfeminist painter and illustrator Ketch Wehr, whose latest exhibit, aptly titled “Split + Growing,” is on display at the Bureau of General Services — Queer Division. This new body of work explores the artist’s growth as well as the […]

Comic Relief

Comic Relief

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | Who am I? A man? A woman? Gay? Straight? Am I normal? These are questions every transgender person likely asks themselves. Trans man Morgan Boecher attempts to answer these and more in his semi-autobiographical graphic novel, “What’s Normal Anyway?” Boecher, who recently read from the novel at Bluestockings Bookstore and Café on […]

Trans Woman Can Proceed with Bias Claim Against NYC for Bureaucratic Hostility

Trans Woman Can Proceed with Bias Claim Against NYC for Bureaucratic Hostility

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A Manhattan State Supreme Court judge has ruled that a transgender Jane Doe plaintiff can proceed with her discrimination claim against New York City based on the treatment she received when requesting that the HIV/ AIDS Services Administration (HASA) issue her a new benefits ID card correctly identifying her name and […]

Mel Wymore: Community Activist and Trans Man Looking for Authentic Solutions

Mel Wymore: Community Activist and Trans Man Looking for Authentic Solutions

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | It would hardly be surprising if, borrowing a page from many gay and lesbian political candidates before him, Mel Wymore, who is running for an open City Council seat on the Upper West Side, insisted that he is not the transgender candidate in the September 10 Democratic primary, but rather the candidate […]

Confidentiality Ordered for Licensing of Transgender Professional

Confidentiality Ordered for Licensing of Transgender Professional

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | One rarely discussed side effect of gender transition is the difficulty a transgender person may encounter while trying to continue their professional career after obtaining legal recognition of their new gender. A New York Supreme Court judge in Westchester County has now addressed one issue arising out of that situation in […]