Drag Queen And UT Academic Advisor Sue State For Not Paying For Their Sex Change Operations

May 30, 2023 | Political News

A drag queen who goes by the name The Lady Viktra, and an academic advisor from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) are both suing the state of Tennessee for refusing to pay for their sex change operations.

The two men, who live as women, had the surgeries denied by their public employee health insurance plans after the operations were scheduled. 

The state policy, which insures 290,000 state employees, dependents and retirees, does not cover treatments “for, or related to, sex transformations,” something the plaintiffs say is both unconstitutional and discriminatory.