Tag Archive | Joe Biden

Analysis: Biden’s pro-LGBT+ order sets stage for trans rights showdown

Analysis: Biden’s pro-LGBT+ order sets stage for trans rights showdown

Montana has become the latest conservative US state to advance legislation concerning transgender rights, joining more than a dozen other states, pursuing laws that appear to be at odds with the pro-LGBT+ policies of Joe Biden’s White House. Within hours of taking office on January 20, Biden moved to allow equal transgender participation in school […]

US: As old LGBT+ court battles die, Biden’s actions ignite new ones

US: As old LGBT+ court battles die, Biden’s actions ignite new ones

(Reuters) – President Joe Biden, in his short time in office, already has turned the page on some major legal battles that consumed former President Donald Trump’s administration, while also taking actions certain to ignite new ones, likely headed toward the US Supreme Court. The Democratic president, sworn in on Wednesday, quickly signed a flurry […]

US: Biden pledges to sign 15 actions after taking office

US: Biden pledges to sign 15 actions after taking office

Joe Biden to repeal outgoing President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban, and begin the process of re-entering the Paris climate accord (Reuters) – Joe Biden [pledged to sign 15 executive actions] after being sworn in, aides said, undoing policies put in place by outgoing President Donald Trump, and making his first moves on the pandemic […]

US: President-Elect Joe Biden’s LGBT+ policy plans

US: President-Elect Joe Biden’s LGBT+ policy plans

Joe Biden takes office as US president [today] Wednesday, with a long list of LGBT+ policy pledges – from scrapping Donald Trump’s ban on transgender military recruits, to passing an anti-discrimination law. The former vice president has promised to appoint a cabinet that “looks like America”, nominating former rival for the Democratic presidential candidacy, Pete Buttigieg, […]

US: Biden picks transgender Levine for key health role

US: Biden picks transgender Levine for key health role

(Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday named Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant US health secretary, a historic first, as Levine would become the first openly transgender official to be confirmed by the Senate. The pick of Pennsylvania’s top health official for a critical role during the raging COVID-19 pandemic continues Biden’s pattern […]

US: Georgia elections – What’s at stake for LGBT+ rights?

US: Georgia elections – What’s at stake for LGBT+ rights?

The United States is poised [today] to elect two senators in Georgia, determining whether the Democrats have overall control of the country’s bicameral Congress – and the future of President-elect Joe Biden’s pro-LGBT+ rights agenda. If Democrats win both, the chamber will be split 50-50 with the Republican party, giving the tie-breaking vote to Democrat […]

US: Biden taps Pete Buttigieg for transportation secretary

US: Biden taps Pete Buttigieg for transportation secretary

(Reuters) – American President-elect, Joe Biden, announced Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday as his nominee to lead the US Transportation Department, making him the first of Biden’s Democratic rivals for the presidency to land a role in his Cabinet. The appointment of Buttigieg, 38, is another step in a meteoric political rise for the former mayor […]

OPINION: Things incoming Biden/Harris can do now to improve lives of trans people

OPINION: Things incoming Biden/Harris can do now to improve lives of trans people

As most transgender people, including non-binary people, living in the United States will tell you, it has been a long four years. This is not to say that our lives were free of difficulty under the Obama administration, but we are sure a far cry from when former Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, said on live […]

Biden rekindles American Dream for Africa’s LGBT+ refugees

Biden rekindles American Dream for Africa’s LGBT+ refugees

Joe Biden’s electoral victory has revived the American Dream for scores of African LGBT+ refugees, who fled persecution at home only to languish in Kenya, when President Donald Trump denied them a fresh start in the United States. Trump is due to leave office in January, with his Democratic successor promising to open the door […]

US: Biden-Harris signal new era for trans rights

US: Biden-Harris signal new era for trans rights

With vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, including her pronouns in her Twitter bio, and president-elect, Joe Biden, thanking trans supporters in his victory speech, trans Americans have already won exceptional backing from the incoming US administration. Harris describes herself not only as a wife and auntie, but also ‘she/her’ on Twitter, signalling that one of the […]