LGBTQ

‘Crucial Early Victory’ for Trans Patients as Judge Blocks Trump’s Gutting of Healthcare Discrimination Protections

LGBTQ+ rights advocates celebrated after a federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked part of a Trump administration healthcare rule that would scrap Obama-era non-discrimination protections for transgender patients, which was supposed to take effect Tuesday. “LGBTQ Americans deserve the healthcare that they need without fear of mistreatment, harassment, or humiliation.”—Alphonso David, HRC The legal victory …

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Pompeo Panel Pushes ‘Radical, Isolationist, Anti-Rights, Anti-Scientific, Religious Agenda’ With Human Rights Report

Human rights advocates denounced as “dangerous” a draft report released Thursday by the U.S. State Department’s controversial Commission on Unalienable Rights that paints property rights and religious liberty as “foremost among the unalienable rights that government is established to secure” while casting doubt on other liberties, including reproductive freedom. “Make no mistake: this report was …

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‘This Is Deadly’: Trump HHS Scraps Protections for Transgender Patients and Those Seeking Abortions

In a move widely decried by LGBTQ, reproductive, and human rights advocates, the Trump administration late Friday finalized a healthcare rule that revokes Obama-era nondiscrimination protections for transgender and nonbinary people, patients seeking abortions, and those who do not speak English. “No one should fear being turned away by a medical provider because of who …

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Right-Wing Hungarian Government Pulls Nation ‘Back Towards Dark Ages’ by Ending Legal Recognition of Trans People

Human rights defenders in Hungary and around the world on Tuesday condemned legislation pushed through the European country’s parliament by its extreme right-wing ruling party which would end legal recognition of transgender people. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz Party passed Article 33, part of a new omnibus bill, over the objections of the United Nations’ top human rights expert, the …

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