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Advocacy group forms to fight 'repeated legislative attacks' on transgender people

Argus Leader, Trevor J. Mitchell, January 28, 2021

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2021/01/28/group-forms-fight-repeated-transgender-people-south-dakota/4293034001/

 

2021 Legislative Session

Trans People Belong in SD: a Legislative Re-Cap

Kevin Gonzalez, Dakota News Now, Feb. 13, 2021

https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2021/02/14/several-organizations-host-online-forum-about-transgender-bills/

South Dakota Unanimously Kills Anti-Trans Birth Certificate Bill in Bipartisan Decision

Nico Lang, Them, Feb. 5, 2021

https://www.them.us/story/south-dakota-kills-anti-trans-birth-certificate-bill?fbclid=IwAR3rTEXoWinNIkwo8fIcciiZu-PUOnVVG9A7rRmpmS-MxyVAkPfk3E-jWo0

https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2021/02/14/several-organizations-host-online-forum-about-transgender-bills/

Senate committee rejects bill to prohibit trans people from changing gender on birth certificates

Morgen Matzen, Rapid City Journal, Feb. 5, 2021

https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/state-and-regional/senate-committee-rejects-bill-to-prohibit-trans-people-from-changing-gender-on-birth-certificates/article_6877bd90-92b0-5330-963e-585b75c58285.html?utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR2-fGxHqc4OMsrmIGzccIiHwJGdUOBYHoWn3T_wBClV1XS9nrOWEn7Agf8

 

Senate committee kills bill requiring biological sex to remain on birth certificates

Danielle Ferguson, Argus Leader, Feb. 5, 2021

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2021/02/05/senate-committee-kills-bill-would-have-banned-birth-certificate-sex-marker-changes/4395523001/

South Dakota House advances bill requiring biological sex on birth certificates

Danielle Ferguson, Argus Leader, Jan. 27, 2021

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2021/01/27/south-dakota-house-advances-disrespectful-bill-requiring-biological-sex-birth-certificates/4268024001/

House advance bill on new transgender regulation

Kevin Gonzalez, Dakota News Now, Jan. 27, 2021

https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2021/01/28/house-advance-bill-on-new-transgender-regulation/

Transformation Project Coverage in South Dakota Newspapers

Eye on KELOLAND: Nonprofit Empowering Transgender Youths

Max Hofer, January 9, 2020

https://www.keloland.com/news/eye-on-keloland/eye-on-keloland-nonprofit-empowering-transgender-youths/

 

'I know who I want to be': Nonprofit for Transgender Youth Launches in South Dakota

Argus Leader, Trevor J. Mitchell, October 25, 2019

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2019/10/25/nonprofit-transgender-youth-launches-south-dakota-lgbtq/2453972001/

 

Transgender Young People in South Dakota Will Have New Nonprofit to Turn to for Help

Argus Leader, Lisa Kaczke, October 23, 2019.

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https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/23/transgender-young-people-south-dakota-have-new-nonprofit-turn-help/4069984002/

 

 

Transformation Project Launches to Defend Young Transgender South Dakotans

Dakota Free Press, Cory Allen Heidelberger, September 3, 2019

https://dakotafreepress.com/2019/09/03/transformation-project-launches-to-defend-young-transgender-south-dakotans/

Legislation Affecting Transgender Youth

How a Biden Presidency Could Advance Transgender Rights - and Lead to Backlash 

Washington Post, Samantha Schmidt and Emily Wax Thibodeaux, November 17, 2020

 

In South Dakota, A Budding Transgender Movement is Taking on Conservative Lawmakers — And Winning

Argus Leader, Emily Wax Thibodeaux, February 10, 2020

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/transgender-movement-finds-unlikely-hub-in-south-dakota/2020/02/10/3d9465f2-4b71-11ea-bf44-f5043eb3918a_story.html?arc404=true

In South Dakota, Trans Youth Just Want Health Care and Peace. Politicians Are Making That Difficult.

NBC News, Ben Kesslen, Februrary 9, 2020

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/south-dakota-trans-youth-just-want-health-care-peace-politicians-n1131791

More Than 600 Bills Could Shape the Future for Queer Americans This Year

New Now Next, Kate Sosin, February 6, 2020

http://www.newnownext.com/600-bills-could-shape-future-for-queer-americans-in-2020/02/2020/

 

8 States Are Trying to Make the Medical Treatment of Trans Kids a Crime

Vice, Nico Lang, February 5, 2020

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g5x5jq/8-states-are-trying-to-make-the-medical-treatment-of-trans-kids-a-crime

 

Protest of Legislature's Transgender Bills Scheduled in Sioux Falls

Argus Leader, Trevor Mitchell, February 1, 2020

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2020/01/30/protest-legislatures-transgender-bills-scheduled-sioux-falls/2853720001/

 

Bills Like South Dakota’s Are Based On Myths About Trans Health Care. Here Are The Facts.

Bustle, Jo Yurcaba, January 29, 2020

https://www.bustle.com/p/7-myths-about-trans-health-care-debunked-by-trans-people-doctors-21749708

 

Doctors Could Face Criminal Charges for Treating Transgender Teens

New York Times, Julie Bosman and Mitch Smith, January 27, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/us/south-dakota-transgender.html

 

A New Bill Would Make It A Felony To Provide Gender-Affirming Care To Trans Youth

Bustle, Jo Yurcaba, January 22, 2020

https://www.bustle.com/p/a-south-dakota-bill-would-criminalize-trans-minors-health-care-20574974

 

Why Some Fear South Dakota's Transgender Bill Will Hurt Kids

Argus Leader, Trevor Mitchell, January 22, 2020

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2020/01/22/why-some-fear-south-dakotas-transgender-bill-will-hurt-kids-legislature-hb-1057/4540464002/

https://www.nbcnews.com/otas-transgender-bill-will-hurt-kids-legislature-hb-1057/4540464002/

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