Judge overturns Obama era trans healthcare protections

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, a federal judge overturned protections for transgender people that had been a part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The Hill reported that Judge Reed O’Connor in the Northern District of Texas vacated the regulation that prohibited insurers and providers who receive federal money from denying treatment or coverage to anyone based on sex, gender identity or termination of pregnancy and required providers to give “medically necessary” services to trans people as long as those services were the same ones provided to other patients.

LGBTQ youth center opens in Schaumburg

SCHAUMBURG — The Elkhart-based Kenneth Young Center opened an LGBTQ youth center in Schaumburg this week.

The Daily Herald of Arlington Heights reported that the LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adult Cen­ter opened its new Schaumburg office, 650 E. Algonquin Road Suite 104.

The center is the newest of the centers opened or announced this year. Clock Inc. opened in the Quad Cities earlier this year and a new LGBTQ center is planned for the Chicago South Side.