Transgender rights

Transgender military ban: House votes to block troop restriction

Members of the United States Army Fourth Infantry Division ]prior to the home opener between the Anaheim Angels and the Texas Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington on April 9, 2004.
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The Democratic-controlled House voted on Tuesday night to block the Trump administration's move to ban transgender men and women from military service, AP reports.

Details: Lawmakers voted 243-183 to pass an amendment during debate on a $1 trillion spending package to block funding to implement the new policy, which prevents people who have undergone gender transition from enlisting, per Politico.

Exclusive: Using data to track transphobia in media

 producer, activist and writer Andrea James
Producer, activist and writer Andrea James. Screenshot via Kickstarter

Rather than react one story at a time to negative media coverage of the transgender community, producer, activist and writer Andrea James wants to map out the bias, in hopes of eventually eliminating it.

What's new: For the past year, James has been working on a data visualization project tracing connecting threads and shared sources in biased coverage. On Monday, James is going public with the effort, called The Transphobia Project, and launching a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of being able to fully fund the effort.