Posted inHealth, Health Equity

Why a New Law Denying Health Care for Trans Youth Has Local Black Advocates Worried

Black LGBTQIA+ advocates are concerned about legislation in Georgia aimed at restricting medical care for transgender children. On Thursday, Gov. Brian Kemp announced he signed Senate Bill 140, which will prohibit certain gender-affirming care for transgender minors. Doctors who offer the banned care will face serious consequences, including losing their medical license.  SB 140 would […]

Posted inEducation, K-12

Will Georgia’s Book Ban Target Black Authors? Educators Have Concerns.

Cicely Lewis loves being a school librarian. Lewis has spent nearly two decades in education. For the past seven years, she’s worked as a librarian at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross. The job encompasses everything she’s drawn to, including the teaching component, and an opportunity to train other educators. Getting to buy books is just […]

Posted inPolitics

Lawmakers Centered This Track Star’s Story in Legislation. She Has Something to Say.

Andraya Yearwood has heard her name ring through state legislatures, political debates, and lawsuits since she was a teenager. Now 20 years old, the Atlanta-born college sophomore and her friend Terry Miller, both Black transgender women and former high school track stars, became unlikely activists.   Yearwood has received national attention for her sports career since […]