Topics :: transgender issues
By David Sharp | Friday Jan 31, 2014
School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls’ bathroom, according to a ruling by the highest court in Maine that’s believed to be the first of its kind.
By David Sharp | Thursday Jan 30, 2014
A transgender fifth-grader should have been allowed to use the bathroom of her choice, Maine’s highest court ruled Thursday, concluding that school officials violated state anti-discrimination law.
By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
Human rights groups will gather at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30 at New York City’s One Police Plaza to protest the NYPD’s negligence in the brutal beating death of transgender woman, Islan Nettles.
By Justin Snow | Sunday Jan 19, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation Monday that would have lessened the requirements for transgender individuals seeking to obtain an amended birth certificate in what one advocate calls a "vindictive move to punish the LGBT community."
By Rodrique Ngowi | Friday Jan 17, 2014
A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a Massachusetts transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder.
By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jan 9, 2014
A transgender high school student from Hercules, Calif., which is about 10 miles north of Berkeley, was recently charged with battery for a November fight despite claims that incident a provoked as a result of bullying against the trans student.
By Lisa Leff | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Opponents of a new California law that spells out the rights of transgender students in public schools have cleared the next hurdle in their effort to repeal the law at the ballot box, state elections officials said Wednesday.
By Julie Watson and Lisa Leff | Friday Dec 27, 2013
With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for coaches and much more.
By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Dec 21, 2013
The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery’s founder Dr. Sherman Leis says that as people come to terms with gender dysphoria earlier, new surgery protocols are needed for trans teens.
Monday Dec 16, 2013
A Cleveland police official says police believe the recent slayings of two transgender women were motivated by hate.