What’s Current: Trans activist loses discrimination suit against Miss America

Anita Green
  • A ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit by trans activist Anita Green, who claimed that Miss United States of America’s policy of only allowing “natural born” women to compete violates the Oregon Public Accommodations Act (OPAA). Green tried to compete in the Miss United States of America pageant in 2018 but was not allowed. United States of America Pageants argued that it is within its First Amendment rights to reject any contestant.
  • An Iowa teenager sentenced to five years probation for killing the man who allegedly raped and trafficked her escapes from the women’s centre where she was serving her probation sentence.
  • Final arguments are presented in court to determine whether or not advocacy organization LGB Alliance should have been given charitable status by England’s Charity Commission, in an ongoing legal challenge brought on by trans lobby group Mermaids.
  • Academics who interviewed over 1,000 female journalists in 15 countries say the vast majority receive online abuse and threats. The report highlights how online violence against women journalists actively threatens global press freedom and contributes to female reporters being killed.
  • A surge in runners who identify as “non-binary” race in the New York City Marathon’s “non-binary” division, as the event becomes the first major world marathon to award cash prizes to “non-binary” athletes.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.