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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

$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 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018

Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,” following up on his calls last year to ban …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018

Ruling lets transgender teen continue hormonal therapy

A transgender Ohio teen’s grandparents have been granted custody and will be allowed to decide whether the 17-year-old can pursue hormone therapy at a hospital after he’s evaluated by a …


From cradle to Maeve: A Spokane fire captain’s long road to transition

For decades, John Griffith was, to the outside world at least, an ordinary guy: a veteran of the Air Force, captain in the Spokane Fire Department, a husband and a …


Amy Goodman: Transgender Oscar nominee’s achievement steeped in sadness

PARK CITY, Utah – Yance Ford has just made history. He has become the first transgender director to be nominated for an Academy Award. His documentary, “Strong Island” (hip-hop slang …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

Trump protecting medical providers who oppose abortion

Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018

Judge refuses to order school to suspend transgender policy

A federal judge in Chicago says he won’t force a suburban school district to suspend a policy that enables transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017

Transgender people cleared to join military, for now

The Justice Department has made clear its proposed ban on transgender military recruits is on hold, meaning their enlistment can start Monday.


U.S. appeals court denies stay of transgender military ban

A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia on Friday refused the Trump administration’s request to put a hold on a requirement that it allow transgender people to enlist …


CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity

Trump administration officials are forbidding officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases – including “fetus” and “transgender” – in any …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

Transgender people can enlist in military Jan 1

Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered another legal setback.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Washington birth certificates could list sex as M, F or X

The Department of Health considers allowing listing a person’s sex as something other than male or female on a Washington birth certificate


Right call on proposed transgender ban

If Mattis’ review is fair, he will conclude that there is no reason these men and women should not continue to serve.


Theo’s journey: No direct path for trans teen, his family

It was May of seventh grade, and 14-year-old Theo Ramos was in a new school. Perhaps because it was an arts magnet program, or because it was a diverse place, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

Daniela Vega, trans actress, stars in ‘A Fantastic Woman’

Since its debut at the Berlin Film Festival, “A Fantastic Woman” has been celebrated as one of the year’s best films and Daniela Vega’s leading performance as a watershed event.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

Parents sue Oregon school district over transgender policy

Parents at a rural Oregon high school have filed a federal lawsuit over the school district’s policy to allow a transgender male student to use the boys’ locker room and …


Minneapolis elects black transgender woman to City Council

Minneapolis has elected a black transgender woman to its City Council, another national first in what advocacy groups have described as a banner night for transgender people in public office.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017

D.C. court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy

A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government’s policy on military service by transgender people.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Transgender inmate settles Oregon lawsuit over medical care

The Oregon Department of Corrections has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender inmate who says she was denied medical care.


ACLU seeks to ban transgender bathroom initiative in Montana

The ACLU of Montana is challenging the constitutionality of a proposed ballot initiative that would require transgender residents to use public bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth.


Uruguay’s 1st transgender senator seated, vows protections

Michelle Suarez became Uruguay’s first transgender senator Tuesday, vowing to use her position to expand and protect the rights of transgender people in the South American country.


Trans teen kicked out of old school voted homecoming king

A transgender Maine teen who said he was kicked out of his former high school for his gender identity has been named homecoming king at his new school.


ACLU sues PeaceHealth, says it didn’t cover transgender care

A former worker for a Catholic health care system in the Northwest is suing the organization, saying its insurance plan refused to cover gender-reassignment surgery for her teenage son.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Sessions ends transgender workplace protections

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal civil rights law does not protect transgender people from discrimination at work.