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UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

Supreme Court rejects appeal over transgender bathrooms

The Supreme Court will not take up a challenge to a Pennsylvania school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sexual identity.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

Prison ombudsperson calls for jail reform during Center for Justice fundraiser

Speaking from experience, Riley Hewko said that many people charged with violent crimes often grew up with abuse and addiction, and jails do more harm to people who have already …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Appeals court to decide surgery for Idaho transgender inmate

Attorneys for Idaho prison officials argued Thursday that a transgender inmate who is suing for access to gender confirmation surgery is too mentally unstable to receive the irreversible medical procedure.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

AMA blasts reasoning for military’s transgender policy

A new Trump administration regulation set to go into effect Friday directs military secretaries to kick out transgender service members who refuse to serve in their birth sex and “given …


New Pentagon transgender rule sets limits for troops

The Defense Department has approved a new policy that will largely bar transgender troops and military recruits from transitioning to another sex, and require most individuals to serve in their …


North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

North Carolina is being sued again over its treatment of transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

State, baker end legal spat over transgender woman’s cake

A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds and state officials said Tuesday that they would end a separate legal fight …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Transgender troops tell Congress they excel in military

Transgender troops testifying for the first time to Congress on Wednesday said transitioning to another sex made them stronger, while Pentagon officials defended the Trump administration’s desire to bar people …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

Japan court upholds sterilization to register gender change

Human rights and LGBT activists on Friday denounced a ruling by Japan’s Supreme Court upholding a law that effectively requires transgender people to be sterilized before they can have their …


Spokane Valley transgender woman reflects on her military service and recent Trump decision

When Janet Schwartzenberger enlisted in the Air Force in 1975, there was no way for her to marry her two identities: Someone who wishes to serve her country and live …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 9:51 a.m.

High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Idaho appeals ruling ordering surgery for transgender inmate

Idaho said Wednesday it will appeal a recent court ruling ordering the state to provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:36 a.m.

Appeals court sides with Trump in transgender military case

A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration Friday in a case about the Pentagon’s effort to restrict military service by transgender people, but the ruling won’t change who …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgery

A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Teacher fired for refusing to use trans student’s pronouns

A Virginia high school teacher who refused to use a transgender student’s new pronouns has been fired.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal …


As Trump administration eyes writing transgender people ‘out of of existence,’ a moment of reckoning for transgender Republican

Jordan Evans is believed to be the lone openly transgender elected Republican – “my cross to bear,” as she puts it. The tension involved in her unusual profile became acute …


NY Times: Govt memo details effort to establish binary gender definition

The Department of Health and Human Services is discussing using Title IX – the federal law that bans gender discrimination in government-assisted educational services – for the establishment of a …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Transgender teen looking for gown turned away from boutique

After coming out as transgender, Kylie Smith said, there was a period of adjustment, but the people in her life were accepting. Clothes were a way to connect with the …


Idaho seeing applications to change birth certificate gender

Idaho has received nearly 30 applications from people requesting changes to their birth certificates to properly reflect their identities since a federal judge ruled rejecting applications was illegal.


After backlash, Scarlett Johansson drops out of the film that cast her as a transgender man

After days of considerable backlash, Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of the film “Rub & Tug,” in which she was set to portray a transgender man.


Transgender rights battle returning to North Carolina court

More than a year after North Carolina undid its “bathroom bill,” a legal battle is simmering over a law that replaced it.


Actress Cynthia Nixon says son has come out as transgender

Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has announced that her oldest child has come out as transgender.


Health care new front for transgender rights under Trump

The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care due to “gender identity.” Critics say it’s another attempt to undercut acceptance …


Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps said Thursday they have seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly in the …


Tambor accuser says she hopes ‘Transparent’ comes back

A transgender actress who accused “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor of sexual misconduct says she’s grateful for the support she’s received and hopes the show is able to continue without the …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National …


Prosecutors seek death penalty in transgender teen’s killing

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for one of the suspects in the slaying of a transgender teenager whose eyes were gouged out and her body set on fire …


Pentagon silent on transgender policy released last week

Nearly a week after the Pentagon publicly posted its new recommended policy on transgender troops, the department’s chief spokeswoman refused to clarify portions of the memo or settle confusion about …