Rainbow flag and blue skiesLast week the FBI released the statistics for reported hate crimes in 2019.  You won’t be surprised to know the numbers are up including a dramatic increase in hate crimes targeting transgender people. 

3 people have filed suit in West Virginia after being denied health care benefits supporting treatment for various aspects of gender dysphoria.  This follows the U.S. Supreme Court hearing considering again the Affordable Care Act. 

Meanwhile, in New York, state officials announced changes in that state’s DMV system that will allow gender non-binary people to select an X as a gender marker.




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