127 House Dems urge White House to keep rule for trans health care

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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A group of 127 House Democrats led by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) is calling on the White House to keep intact an Obama-era rule barring medical providers from denying health care to transgender patients, including gender reassignment surgery.

The letter, dated May 23 and sent to Office of Management & Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, points to reports a rule change is pending before the White House and calls on Mulvaney “to reject a proposed rule that undermines these important protections.”

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Rainbow River Cruise floats down St. John’s River

By : Valentina Boré
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The Rainbow River Cruise came back to St. John’s River for the first time in over ten years on June 22.

Around 100 people were on board the Barbara Lee (not to be confused with Carol Lee) as it went down the St. John’s River to Lake Monroe in Sanford. The trip was a trial run for what used to be a regular occurrence over ten years ago, and will hopefully come back in the future.

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