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
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.