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Idaho governor signs into law anti-transgender legislation

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law two anti-transgender bills.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Idaho lawmakers targets transgender people, birth certificate changes

Idaho officials are moving forward with legislation banning transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates

Transgender woman poised to make Argentine soccer history

Dozens of trophies, balls and cups sit on two worn, wooden shelves in the small home in a Buenos Aires suburb of Mara Gomez, who is poised to become the …

Appeals court won’t reconsider inmate’s gender surgery case

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has become the first circuit in the nation to order a state to pay for an inmate’s gender confirmation surgery, ruling Monday that …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Spokane developers create app to help transgender people transition

The app, which released for Android and Apple devices last week, is intended to be a first-of-its-kind, safe and secure way for people in the midst of transition to receive …

For trans activists, recent setbacks temper long-term hopes

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 trans women fight for justice as murders unpunished

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

Supreme Court rejects appeal over transgender bathrooms

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

Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

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

Prison ombudsperson calls for jail reform during Center for Justice fundraiser

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

Appeals court to decide surgery for Idaho transgender inmate

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

AMA blasts reasoning for military’s transgender policy

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 …

New Pentagon transgender rule sets limits for troops

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 …

North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

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

State, baker end legal spat over transgender woman’s cake

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 tell Congress they excel in military

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

Japan court upholds sterilization to register gender change

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 …

Spokane Valley transgender woman reflects on her military service and recent Trump decision

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

High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

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 appeals ruling ordering surgery for transgender inmate

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

Appeals court sides with Trump in transgender military case

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

Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgery

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

Teacher fired for refusing to use trans student’s pronouns

A Virginia high school teacher who refused to use a transgender student’s new pronouns has been fired.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

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 …

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 …

NY Times: Govt memo details effort to establish binary gender definition

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

Transgender teen looking for gown turned away from boutique

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 …

Idaho seeing applications to change birth certificate gender

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.

After backlash, Scarlett Johansson drops out of the film that cast her as a transgender man

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.

Transgender rights battle returning to North Carolina court

More than a year after North Carolina undid its “bathroom bill,” a legal battle is simmering over a law that replaced it.