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South Dakota governor says no to law on transgender bathrooms

South Dakota’s governor vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker …


Transgender kids’ mental health boosted by family support, study finds

In a first-ever look at mental health among transgender children, Kristina Olson, a UW assistant professor of psychology, found that such kids with family support had normal levels of depression …


100 years ago in Seattle: Judge sets aside conviction against former Spokane woman found guilty of being ‘lazy husband’

From our archives, 100 years ago Robert Gaffney, a woman who passed as a man for decades, was released from a Seattle jail.


100 years ago in Seattle: After 4 years of marriage, wife discovers husband she married in Spokane was a woman

From our archives, 100 years ago Robert Gaffney was convicted in Seattle for failing to provide for his family, under what was known as the “lazy husband” law.


Editorial: Senate bills ID wrong victims

Transgendered use of bathrooms not an invitation to more sexual predation.


Valley council passes resolution about transgender access to bathrooms

The Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday evening approved a resolution asking the state to repeal the bathroom access rules for transgendered people that were recently issued by the Washington …


Shawn Vestal: Let’s flush panic out of restroom discussion

Maybe you didn’t know, but there is a group of people allowed in public restrooms who are putting women and children at risk. These people, for the most part, are …


Rules on transgender restroom access sparked heated debate in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley sent a letter in support of legislative efforts to repeal new state rules governing transgender people’s access to restrooms.


IOC relaxes guidelines on transgender athletes

Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the Olympics and other international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, according to new guidelines adopted by the IOC.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 5, 2016

New rule addresses bathroom access for transgender people

OLYMPIA – A new rule in Washington state requires buildings open to the public to allow transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms of the gender they identify with.


Prosecutor drops charges against men accused of assaulting transgender woman

Charges against two men accused of assaulting a transgender woman at Boots Bakery earlier this year were dropped last week due to insufficient evidence.


Pentagon readying plan to lift transgender ban

WASHINGTON — Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or …


OSHA: Let transgender people choose restrooms

Following local and national discussion about transgender rights, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released new guidelines covering use of workplace restrooms.


Bruce Jenner says, ‘For all intents and purposes, I am a woman’

LOS ANGELES - Bruce Jenner’s much-anticipated ABC interview with Diane Sawyer kicked off Friday night with some tears and an expected revelation. “For all intents and purposes,” Jenner said, “I …


Handling of Spokane transgender attack detailed in report

The Spokane police officer in charge of the initial response to the assault of a transgender woman in Boots Bakery and Lounge said witnesses didn’t report any sexual slurs or …


Police report says officers didn’t mistreat transgender victim

Spokane police say they found no evidence to support allegations that officers behaved improperly when responding to the assault of a transgender woman at Boots Bakery on Jan. 30. The …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 18, 2015

Police: No evidence of improper officer conduct in transgender woman’s assault

Spokane police say they found no evidence to support allegations that officers behaved improperly when responding to the assault of a transgender woman at Boots Bakery on Jan. 30.


Two men deny accusations in assault of transgender woman

The two men accused of assaulting a transgender woman Friday after she spat in one of their faces outside a downtown bakery and bar are denying they taunted her or …


Men deny assaulting transgender woman

The two men accused of assaulting a transgender woman Friday after she spat in one’s face outside a downtown bakery and bar are denying that they taunted her or hit …


Two men arrested in beating of transgender woman

Two men suspected of beating a transgender woman in downtown Spokane were arrested Tuesday, eight hours after police sought the public’s help to identify the attackers. The victim of the …


Police release suspect photos for assault at bakery

Spokane police are seeking help from the public to identify two men suspected of assaulting a transgender woman at Boots Bakery last week.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 2, 2015

Assault of transgender woman sparks call for action at City Council

A transgender woman who was assaulted at Boots Bakery last week says Spokane police need better training on treating transgender people with respect.


Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what …


Woman killed neighbor before shooting self, police believe

A fading tattoo on Cynthia Macandrew’s chest says David. The heart was inked for David J. Andrews, 66, a man she met at 18, married and with whom she had …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2012

Suspect in 1990 slayings is in custody

A Spokane woman who used to be a man has been linked to two of three 1990 prostitute slayings in the Spokane area based on a recently discovered fingerprint and …


Gallup study: 3.4 percent of US adults are LGBT

NEW YORK — A new Gallup survey, touted as the largest of its kind, estimates that 3.4 percent of American adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.


Group offers scholarship aid session

Pride Foundation, the largest funder of scholarships for gay, bisexual and transgender students and supporters in the nation, will offer a drop-in session to help students write or revise their …


Moscow ponders expanding nondiscrimination policy

City officials in Moscow are considering a new policy that would give transgender people protection under the city’s nondiscrimination policy.