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We Might Change More Minds, in the Transgender Debate, by Talking About the Science

Brain Spectrum UPDATE: This article appeared in various versions in the following publications: Lexington Herald-Leader, Frankfort State-Journal, UK’s Kentucky Health News, Daily Independent, AOL News, Yahoo News/Sports, LINK Northern Kentucky, and Forward Kentucky. SB150 is an omnibus anti-transgender bill which bans all medical services to trans youth except mental healthcare, bans education about sexual orientation and gender dysphoria, prohibits pronoun mandates for teachers, bans school transgender bathroom use corresponding to gender identity, and criminalizes physicians who provide trans healthcare.  Governor Beshear did veto SB150, and the legislators did override that veto. The ACLU of Kentucky has filed suit. Most of …

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Uncertain About Covid Vaccine I’d like to welcome artist Hana Kennedy (they/them/their) to our blog!  They designed this engaging infographic for their high-school Senior Service Project to encourage Covid vaccination.  Please SHARE this blogpost, so that we can track the success of their project! The Bottom Line We ALL have a responsibility to do our part to end this global threat. Think GLOBAL, to Give Context Here’s what I’m thinking about: The Covid Vaccine: About a quarter of Americans either hesitate or refuse to get the Covid vaccine. Medical experts warn that people have much more to fear from the …

Our democracy won’t survive 6 more years with McConnell

Kentuckians are poised to re-elect Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  But as a Kentuckian myself, I wonder:  What are they thinking?  Surely they know how dysfunctional Congress is, but maybe not McConnell’s role in making it that way.  The presidential race has sucked the focus away from this key race.  But to be frank:  Whether or not you dump Trump, if you keep McConnell—you’re screwed.  Here’s what you can expect: a 1)   Dereliction of Duty After Obama’s election, McConnell met with key leaders to craft a manifesto to obstruct Democrat-led legislation:  Just say NO.  GOP senators were instructed to say …