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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 …


Transgender wrestler’s state bid spotlights Texas policy

A 17-year-old high school wrestler has qualified for the girls state tournament in Texas while transitioning from female to male. The transgender policy allowing Mack Beggs to compete against girls …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017

Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, stepping into an …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017

‘Just Want Privacy’ organizing to try again to overturn Washington’s transgender bathroom rule

A political committee, hoping to cancel a state rule allowing transgender people to use restrooms based on their gender identity, held a private meeting Monday to train and organize signature …


Silver: NBA will keep eye on states’ inclusion policies

The NBA is continuing to monitor how states are handling laws regarding the protections of transgender people, with Commissioner Adam Silver warning that any less-than-inclusive policies will help the league …


Trump administration signals change in policy for transgender students

The Trump administration signaled Friday that it was changing course on the previous administration’s efforts to expand transgender rights, submitting a legal brief withdrawing the government’s objections to an injunction …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017

Boy Scouts welcome first transgender member

A New Jersey boy has become the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow transgender children …


Boy Scouts’ transgender ruling prompts N.C. group to lobby churches to drop troops

The conservative North Carolina Values Coalition, which championed North Carolina’s anti-gay House Bill 2, is now taking a stand against the Boy Scouts of America for announcing this week that …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017

Boy Scouts will allow transgender children into programs

The Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.


Chelsea Manning: a potent symbol for transgender Americans

When Chelsea Manning is released in May, she’ll re-enter a society bitterly divided over transgender rights.


Just Want Privacy files initiative to overturn Washington’s rule governing use of restrooms by transgender people

The political committee Just Want Privacy is taking another stab at putting an initiative before voters that would cancel a state rule allowing transgender people to use restrooms and other …


Group files initiative on transgender bathrooms

A group that wants to repeal a Washington state rule allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify is trying once again to overturn …


Texas judge halts federal transgender health protections

A federal judge in Texas on Saturday ordered a halt to another Obama administration effort to strengthen transgender rights, this time over health rules that social conservatives say could force …


Petition backs transgender boy kicked out of Cub Scouts

Garden State Equality, the statewide advocacy and education organization for the LGBTQ community, is calling for the Boy Scouts of America to reinstate a transgender 8-year-old Secaucus boy into his …


8-year-old transgender boy asked to leave Cub Scout pack

The family of an 8-year-old New Jersey boy says he was kicked out of Cub Scouts because he is transgender, a move that could open a new front in the …


Students could face expulsion for racially charged video

Two high school students could face expulsion after they allegedly made a video in which they use a racial epithet to refer to the school’s principal and black students at …


Oregon judge denies petition for gender-neutral designation

A judge has denied a Medford resident’s request to identify as neither male nor female.


Tinder dating app to allow gender options beyond ‘man,’ ‘woman’

Tinder has started giving users the option to select a gender other than man or woman.


Trial over North Carolina LGBT bill delayed until summer

A federal trial on the legality of a North Carolina law limiting which restrooms transgender people can use in schools and government buildings has been pushed back until at least …


Supreme Court takes up school bathroom rules for transgender students

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide whether the Obama administration may require public school systems to let transgender students use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, …


Transgender inmate sues Oregon DOC over denial of medical care

The Oregon Department of Corrections has been hit with a lawsuit on behalf of a transgender inmate alleging she was denied medical care.


Ethical fiasco delays trial of alleged Spokane serial killer Donna Perry

Alleged serial killer Donna Perry was set to be tried next week for a 1990 cold case murder. Now the case is beset with soaring legal costs and ethical problems …


Transgender actress Alexis Arquette has died at 47

LOS ANGELES – Alexis Arquette, the transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette, died early Sunday morning in Los Angeles. She was 47 and …


School asks high court to hear transgender bathroom case

A Virginia school board is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys’ bathroom at his high school.


States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules

Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force …


Federal judge blocks Obama’s rules on bathrooms for transgender students

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s instructions for public schools to accommodate transgender students, siding late Sunday with Texas and a dozen other states that challenged the …


Complaints but no fines under Seattle’s gender restroom law

Seattle has received over 70 reports of businesses not complying with its new all-gender restroom ordinance since the city began enforcing it in March.


Q&A: No immediate ruling on Obama transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas and 12 other states asked a federal judge on Friday to halt an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in U.S. public schools. …


Bullock criticizes attorney general over restroom lawsuit

Gov. Steve Bullock is criticizing Attorney General Tim Fox’s decision to sue over federal rules allowing transgender students to choose restrooms, saying school districts are better suited than a judge …


Virginia school board takes transgender bathroom case to Supreme Court

A Virginia school board is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a transgender male from using the boys’ bathroom until the court decides whether to review his discrimination case.