Wednesday Was International Transgender Day

A Florida Senate panel Wednesday signed off on a proposal aimed at keeping most transgender females from participating in high-school and college sports, but the measure stops short of an all-out ban being considered by the House.

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- Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, highlighting contributions of the transgender community and their needs. It comes as many states consider legislation that LGBTQ supporters say restricts trans rights. According to the Human Rights Campaign, more anti-trans bills were filed this year than in all of 2020. This month alone, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas all signed laws. Many restrict young people from accessing gender-affirming health care, or prevent them from playing on a sports team that matches their gender identity. 21-year-old trans man Mack Beggs says Texas state law required him to wrestle on the girls team in high school.

- It was hard, not just physically, but also mentally. I don't know what would happen to a person who didn't have the knowledge and the resources that I had.

- Today, President Joe Biden tweeted, quote "Transgender rights are human rights-- together we can stamp out discrimination and deliver on our nation's promise of freedom and equality for all."