Stories tagged: transgender
Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
Mexico has become one of the world’s most dangerous countries for transgender people, with high homicide rates coupled with almost no convictions
UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019
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
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
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
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
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 …
Tue., March 12, 2019
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 …
Mon., March 11, 2019
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
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
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
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 …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
A Virginia high school teacher who refused to use a transgender student’s new pronouns has been fired.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
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 …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
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 …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
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
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 …
Thu., July 26, 2018
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.
Sat., July 14, 2018
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.
Sun., June 24, 2018
More than a year after North Carolina undid its “bathroom bill,” a legal battle is simmering over a law that replaced it.
Sat., June 23, 2018
Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has announced that her oldest child has come out as transgender.
Sun., April 29, 2018
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 …
Thu., April 19, 2018
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 …
Fri., April 13, 2018
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
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 …