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Skittles ditches rainbow to give LGBT pride ‘center stage’

Skittles has temporarily ditched its rainbow theme in favor of an all-white look in the United Kingdom and Germany in order to give LGBT pride celebrations “center stage.”


Transgender man files restroom complaint against library

A transgender man has filed a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights against the Seattle Public Library for refusing to let him to use the only private restroom …


Deadline looming for military to start accepting transgender recruits

Conservative activists are calling for Defense Secretary James Mattis to reverse policy on transgender people in the U.S. military. Mattis is facing a decision about whether to open the door …


Oregon governor signs transgender equity bill into law

Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically …


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017

Oregon governor signs transgender equity bill into law

Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to update their birth certificates away from public view beginning next year.


Transgender student wins appeal in final week of school

A federal appeals court says a transgender student who identifies as a male should be able to use the boys’ bathroom at his Wisconsin high school.


Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

Each morning, Joanna Smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science …


Police: Denver man castrated transgender woman in apartment

Police say a Colorado man without a medical license has been arrested after he allegedly used an Army surgical kit to castrate a transgender woman at her Denver apartment.


Convicted transgender soldier will stay on active duty

The Army says that when transgender solider Chelsea Manning is released from military prison on Wednesday she will remain on active duty in a special status, pending her final appellate …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017

Mormon church severs some of its ties to Boy Scouts

The Mormon church, the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling as many as 185,000 older youths from the organization as part …


Oregon on track to be first with no-gender option on license

Oregon is on track to become the first state to allow residents to skip a gender identity on their driver’s licenses and identification cards.


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017

Ozzie Knezovich, Mike Fagan explain comments on Obama, transgender rights at NAACP forum

Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan tried to explain his view of transgender rights and restroom use during a forum sponsored by the Spokane chapter of the NAACP on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee restricts state employee travel to North Carolina again

Gov. Jay Inslee reinstates ban on most state employee travel to North Carolina.


Outrage after ‘Survivor’outing: ‘Why haven’t you told anyone here you’re transgender?’

Super fans of “Survivor,” the hit reality TV game show that demands its contestants “outwit,” “outplay” and “outlast” each other, have spent 34 seasons forgiving the dirty tactics of those …


‘Survivor’ contestant outs fellow competitor as transgender

Jeff Varner made accusations of “a deception” before revealing that Zeke Smith is transgender on the episode. Varner was immediately criticized by other players. He repeatedly apologized, but was voted …


North Carolina bill banning same-sex marriage again won’t be heard, House speaker says

day after North Carolina lawmakers introduced legislation that would outlaw same-sex marriage and defy a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a top Republican there said Wednesday that the bill is …


North Carolina lawmakers, governor reach deal to end ‘bathroom bill’ standoff

North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s “bathroom bill” through a replacement …


Transgender California inmates could have bras, cosmetics

Transgender California prison inmates would be allowed to have bras, cosmetics and other personal items corresponding to their gender identities under proposed rules filed with state regulators on Tuesday.


Montana lawmakers vote against transgender bathroom bill

A Montana legislative panel has rejected a bill that called for a statewide vote on whether to bar transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that don’t match their …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017

Bill seeks voter referendum on transgender bathroom use

A Montana lawmaker introduced a bill Friday calling for a voter referendum on whether to ban transgender people from school and public restrooms and locker rooms that don’t match their …


Thailand tries out a special wing for transgender inmates

BANGKOK, Thailand – It has been a while since Ao recognized herself in the mirror. Her voice is still gentle and light, but her skin has become tougher; her muscles …


School responds to transgender teen bullying allegations

A transgender teenager’s story of bullying is going viral this week after her aunt posted on Facebook about alleged ongoing issues at McLoughlin Middle School. According to a Facebook post …


Families of transgender students press education secretary on rights

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos watched a transgender girl eat applesauce and draw and listened to another student’s emotional story of feeling marginalized at school, as activists pressed DeVos to make …


100s attend Texas Capitol for transgender bathroom bill vote

A North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” is nearing a first vote in Texas despite opposition from big-name companies including Facebook and the NFL warning that the Super Bowl won’t return to …


Supreme Court scraps case on transgender bathroom rights

The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017

Transgender boy wins controversial girls state title

A 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone …


Transgender boy wins first 2 matches of Texas state girls wrestling tournament

Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old transgender boy, won two matches in the Texas state girls wrestling tournament. Beggs is being forced to compete against girls because of a policy from the …


Maintain support for transgender protections

Government cannot mandate acceptance, but it should support and defend equal treatment with thoughtful rules and guidelines. Washington state has a proud legacy of doing just that.


Transgender teen to press Supreme Court case despite Trump administration guidance

Attorneys for a transgender teen who sued his school board for barring him from the boys’ bathroom said Thursday that they plan to continue to press his case before the …


DeVos defiant at CPAC: ‘My job isn’t to win a popularity contest’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday that she intends to forge ahead with her approach to overhauling U.S. schools, declaring that the Obama administration’s efforts to improve them had failed …