Here’s Why You Need to Vote Tomorrow

November 5, 2018 in inQueery

What is the Department of Health and Human Services doing to trans people right now? A leaked memo has shown that the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) is planning to redefine gender based solely on an individual’s biological sex at birth. This would have wide-ranging legal consequences for trans people and their allies. Here’s a breakdown of what we know so far and what we can expect: The Leaked Memo On Sunday, October 21st, the New York Times published an article revealing that HHS …

How SESTA/FOSTA Is Going To Affect Us All

May 9, 2018 in inQueery

On April 11th, 2018 Donald Trump signed a dual bill called SESTA/FOSTA into law. This piece of legislation started as an effort to curb online sex-trafficking and had initially received little media attention. However, it has recently come to light that, on top of posing a threat to free speech online, these bills will also hurt an already marginalized community: sex workers. Here’s a quick rundown of SESTA/FOSTA’s goals and possible effects.

Is Transgender-specific Healthcare Really Expensive?

August 2, 2017 in inQueery

About a week ago, President Donald Trump cited health care costs as part of a reason to exclude transgender individuals from military service.  Let’s take a closer look at that claim. The data A 2016 RAND analysis (which explored the potential effects of allowing openly transgender people to serve in the military) discussed the cost of health care related to gender transition. Per year, an estimated 29-129 active service members may elect transition treatment that could interfere with thei…

Gay Persecution in Chechnya: What You Should Know

June 21, 2017 in inQueery

These past few months, ominous reports of men being tortured and murdered for being gay have started filtering in from Chechnya. Let’s take a look at some of the facts on hand and consider how this international crisis is evolving.

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