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Courtesy of Sean Saifa Wall (NEW YORK) — When Sean Saifa Wall was 13, a doctor recommended to his mother that Wall’s male-typical genitals be removed and that he begin feminizing hormone therapy. He says his late mother agreed to the surgery and treatment, but Wall adds that his mother picked the wrong gender for […]

ilbusca/Getty Images (HELENA, Mt.) — The day after state Rep. Zooey Zephyr was censured by Montana House Republicans, she could be found seated in the public area of the state capitol building, voting and participating from her laptop as close to the House floor as she was allowed. “The people sent me here to do […]

ABC News (HELENA, Mont.) — The Montana House voted on Wednesday to censure the state’s first openly transgender legislator Zooey Zephyr, who called for her colleagues to vote against a gender-affirming care ban for transgender youth. The House voted 68-32 to censure Zephyr, who is barred from participating from the House floor. On April 20, Zephyr […]

Andy445/Getty Images (ST. PAUL, Minn.) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order protecting and supporting access to gender-affirming health care for LGBTQ people in the state on Wednesday. The move comes amid Republican-backed efforts across the country to limit transgender health care for minors and young adults. “Minnesota strives to be a welcoming […]

Miguel Sotomayor/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — When Lindsey Spero, 25, approached the podium at a Feb. 10 public hearing of the Florida medical board on a gender-affirming youth trans care ban, they used their allotted 2 minutes, 30 seconds to inject testosterone in front of board members and the audience. The tension in the room was […]