Orion Rummler

Orion Rummler is a reporter on the breaking news team at The 19th. He previously anchored live news coverage at Axios, including the January 6 Capitol attack, the coronavirus and the 2020 election. He also researched “Axios on HBO” stories on former President Donald Trump and expanded the outlet’s LGBTQ+ coverage.


Content by Orion Rummler

More than ‘Don’t Say Gay’: Proposed national bill is latest move in fight over LGBTQ+ rights

Over 30 House Republicans seek to ban federally funded institutions from promoting information about LGBTQ+ people that could reach children

October 27, 2022, 6:09 PDT

How the results of Oregon’s historic three-woman race for governor could reshape the state

Abortion and LGBTQ+ rights in a deeply blue state could be impacted, as Democrat Tina Kotek is polling behind

October 21, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Monkeypox vaccines still aren’t reaching Black Americans

Vaccine access is just one of several disparities that leave queer Black men at a disadvantage in their ability to keep the virus at bay

October 19, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Judge upholds Florida’s ban on Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming care

The lawsuit challenging the state rule continues to proceed while a plaintiff’s family explains why they seek to overturn the policy, which applies to trans adults and minors

October 13, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Medical groups ask Justice Department to investigate threats against hospitals over gender-affirming care

Major medical groups want the DOJ to investigate threats against hospitals providing gender-affirming care for trans youth, sparked by online disinformation

October 4, 2022, 11:00 PDT

How trans students — and their teachers — are dealing with a new school year and new laws

In Florida, Alabama and Texas, teachers are left to interpret — and enforce — new laws aimed at limiting curriculum and restricting access to restrooms

September 2, 2022, 6:00 PDT

‘It’s really crushing’: Trans students in higher education face misgendering, isolation and debt

Many trans students in higher ed struggle with misgendering, isolation and excessive debt, but forgiving student loans could help

August 24, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Gender dysphoria is a protected disability, federal appeals court finds

Experts say the opinion gives transgender people a powerful tool to advocate for their rights in workplaces, prisons, schools and hospitals

August 19, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Experts debunk monkeypox myths as misinformation spreads

Experts respond to monkeypox myths and misconceptions, such as the notion that monkeypox can spread on the subway or that it can kill COVID-19.

August 16, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Florida’s medical board considers delaying gender-affirming care for adults and banning it for youths

Gender-affirming care remains unchanged in Florida right now, but the board’s action is just the latest move by state officials targeting transgender people

August 12, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Races are finally making room for nonbinary runners, whose stories are driving the change

More races across the United States are creating divisions for nonbinary runners to compete, and in some cases, to win awards

August 10, 2022, 6:00 PDT

‘I see myself in her’: WNBA star Brittney Griner’s Russia trial resonates with queer Black women and nonbinary people

Griner is one of the most famous, and most visible, Black lesbians in the world; queer Black women and nonbinary people say her verdict is personal.

August 5, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Block on Biden’s Title IX rule is part of broader attack on key LGBTQ+ rights case, experts say

More legal battles to limit LGBTQ+ employment protections are expected in conservative courts, experts say

August 2, 2022, 6:00 PDT

How the country’s first openly gay senator is asking GOP colleagues to back marriage equality

Ten Republican senators need to support the Respect for Marriage Act to ensure passage

August 1, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Judge preemptively blocks LGBTQ+ protections in Title IX and the workplace

20 states argue that the Biden administration’s interpretation of Title IX prevents them from enacting or enforcing laws that target transgender people

July 19, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Abuse, discrimination, exclusion: Transgender men explain domino effect of losing reproductive care post-Roe

"If you are trans and become pregnant and you need to access abortion services in the South, your options are really, really limited right now"

July 7, 2022, 6:00 PDT

10 anti-LGBTQ+ bills impacting students go into effect across six states

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill went into effect Friday, alongside multiple school sports bans for transgender students and Alabama’s bathroom bill

July 4, 2022, 13:00 PDT

Analysis: Here’s what Texas’s new abortion law does

Texas’ law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy took effect. Here’s what you need to know now.

September 2, 2021, 8:42 PDT

Time’s Up was supposed to help women who face harassment, now two of its top leaders have resigned

Tina Tchen and Roberta Kaplan are accused of running interference for ex-New York governor Andrew Cuomo after he was accused of harassing women

August 28, 2021, 2:09 PDT


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