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NewsWrap: July 26, 2021

Chile climbs one Senate step closer to marriage equality Argentina’s non-binary IDs a first for Latin America Two dozen arrested for Tbilisi anti-Pride violence Hungary’s Orban meets EU ire with anti-LGBTQ referendum Trans youth athletes spared in Louisiana and West Virginia Federal injunction saves Arkansas trans kids’ healthcare Trans model of color Blooms on Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit cover Hockey’s Prokop skates out of the closet

Marriage equality is poised to become law in Chile after Senate approval with conservative President Sebastian Pinera’s support, Argentina’s institution of a non-binary gender marker for government identification documents is a first for Latin America, at least two dozen participants in anti-Tbilisi Pride mob violence are under arrest, P.M. Viktor Orban defies European Union sanction threats by proposing a public vote on Hungary’s new “no promo homo” law, Louisiana’s Republican-dominated legislature fails to override the governor’s trans student sports ban, a federal injunction blocks enforcement of Arkansas’ law against gender-affirming medical care for trans minors, a West Virginia track hopeful runs around the state’s ban on trans school athletes with a federal judge’s ruling, Leyna Bloom makes history as the first trans woman of color cover model on the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and National Hockey League Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop becomes the sport’s first out gay active player.

NewsWrap is reported this week by Paula Thomas and Wendy Natividad.

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Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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