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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

University of Pennsylvania senior swimmer and transgender athlete Lia Thomas competes in the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Thursday.

Opinion | USA Swimming’s new transgender athlete rule is necessary but lacks research

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Columnist March 17, 2022
USA Swimming’s new transgender rule is necessary to preserve competition, but lacks scholarly research.
A protester holds a “Trans People Belong” sign during a June 2020 protest.

Editorial | Texas attack on trans rights is putting people’s wellbeing at risk

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 28, 2022
The Texas order will not prevent gender transitioning or affirming procedures — which Abbott defines as “child abuse.” Instead, this will lead to more devastating consequences.
Comedian Dave Chapelle.

Opinion | You don’t need to be problematic to be funny

By Rachel Soloff, Assistant Opinions Editor October 27, 2021
Problematic jokes aren’t edgy — they are bigotry disguised as humor and have no place in comedy today.
Pitt hosted an event Monday titled “What’s in a Name?: Legal Names and the LGBTQIA+ Experience with Rosalynne Montoya that explored the legal name change process and how a person’s name defines them. Pictured is speaker Rosalynne Montoya addressing the audience.

‘You are who you are’: Panelists discuss the power of a name in the LGBTQIA+ experience

By Abby Cardilli, For The Pitt News October 6, 2021
Pitt hosted an event on Monday titled “What’s in a Name?: Legal Names and the LGBTQIA+ Experience with Rosalynne Montoya,” which explored the legal name change process and how a person’s name defines them.
Transgender rights activists placed transgender pride flags on a statue of former Pittsburgh mayor Richard Caliguiri.

Transgender community, allies “Fight the Ban” at downtown rally

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor April 13, 2019
Saturday afternoon’s Fight the Ban rally gathered a crowd of about 40 people, was organized by Stonewall City Democrats, TransPride Pittsburgh, OutServe-SLDN and Minority Veterans of America, and was one of many rallies held across the country on Saturday.
Protesters gathered in front of the White House after Trump’s proposed military ban against transgender people in the summer of 2017.

Editorial: HHS proposal threatens transgender rights

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 23, 2018
A new policy from the Department of Health and Human Services would eliminate federal recognition of more than a million Americans who choose to identify with a gender they weren’t born into, an alarming leap backward in the fight for transgender rights.
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