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Iowa judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Iowa’s Medicaid ban on transgender surgery

An Iowa judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought on behalf of two transgender Medicaid recipients that challenges Iowa’s law allowing local governments and state agencies to refuse to use taxpayer dollars to pay for transition-related surgery. The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Iowa on behalf of Mika Covington […] The post Iowa judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Iowa’s Medicaid ban on transgender surgery appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Metro Weekly magazine: 2019-07-18 edition (PDF)

Carla Hall - The Band's Visit - Alix in Wonderland - Ed Sheeran - The Lion King The post Metro Weekly magazine: 2019-07-18 edition (PDF) appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Norton questions D.C. U.S. Attorney’s record of prosecuting LGBTQ hate crimes

Letter comes in response to LGBTQ community concerns about holding hate-crime perpetrators accountable The post Norton questions D.C. U.S. Attorney’s record of prosecuting LGBTQ hate crimes appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Texas governor mocked LGBTQ community with staged signing of discriminatory “Save Chick-fil-A” bill

Governor already signed bill, but uses event to tout himself as a defender of "religious liberty" The post Texas governor mocked LGBTQ community with staged signing of discriminatory “Save Chick-fil-A” bill appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

House Republicans want Amazon to keep selling anti-gay conversion therapy books

Amazon removed books by the "father of conversion therapy" because they breached content guidelines The post House Republicans want Amazon to keep selling anti-gay conversion therapy books appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Patti LuPone criticized for telling Lindsey Graham to “come out”

LuPone seemingly attacked the senator after he defended Donald Trump's racist comments The post Patti LuPone criticized for telling Lindsey Graham to “come out” appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Review: ‘J. Lo: It’s My Party Tour’ at Capital One Center

J.Lo celebrates her many moods with some sizzling moves as her It’s My Party Tour shakes up the Cap One Center. The post Review: ‘J. Lo: It’s My Party Tour’ at Capital One Center appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will allow transgender people to serve in national guard

Governor announced support for transgender troops last month, but stopped short of taking action The post Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will allow transgender people to serve in national guard appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Baltimore man arrested for allegedly murdering transgender woman Zoe Spears

33-year-old Gerardo Thomas has been charged with first-degree murder The post Baltimore man arrested for allegedly murdering transgender woman Zoe Spears appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

“Top Chef” skyrocketed Carla Hall to fame, but her definitive southern cooking continues to steal the show

Hall will break bread at a special Story District on July 27 The post “Top Chef” skyrocketed Carla Hall to fame, but her definitive southern cooking continues to steal the show appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Human rights court finds Russia’s anti-gay “propaganda” law violated LGBTQ groups’ rights

Court rules that refusal to register groups infringed upon their right to freedom of association The post Human rights court finds Russia’s anti-gay “propaganda” law violated LGBTQ groups’ rights appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Larry Cohen offers a free workshop on social anxiety disorder

The licensed independent clinical social worker wants to educate LGBTQ people with debilitating anxiety The post Larry Cohen offers a free workshop on social anxiety disorder appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

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