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Transgender Iowans ‘kicked in the face’ by GOP Amendment Denying Surgery

Transgender Iowans ‘kicked in the face’ by GOP Amendment Denying Surgery

Iowa’s Republican-controlled Legislature drove a knife into the heart of the heartlands gender non-binary people Friday. With a last-minute twist of the wrist, they slipped in an amendment overriding a recent State Supreme Court Ruling requiring Medicaid pay for transgender surgical procedures. The Des Moines Register explains how Iowa became a leader in transgender care: After […]

Iowa man arrested for threatening to kill a transgender student

Iowa man arrested for threatening to kill a transgender student

Mondell V. Olson, 65 of Ames Iowa was arrested Wednesday, Feb 15 and charged with threatening to kill, brand, and cause bodily harm” to Nevada transgender high school freshman Arthur Hanson.  Police also charged Olson with sending sexually explicit text messages to a teacher. “This is clearly a hate crime,” Nevada police Chief Ricardo Martinez II said. “I don’t […]