• By Trans for Trans, Groups and Services in South Florida

    Whether finding safe housing, choosing a new name or looking into healthcare options, transgender men and women face a variety of obstacles. South Florida Gay News spoke with local organizers who manage programs and connect trans people with the resources to gain access to jobs and safe housing, and to navigate name and gender marker changes on legal documents.

  • Ca. Gov. Signs Bill to Allow Trans Foster Youth Access to Medical Services

    Governor of California Jerry Brown just signed a bill into law which will help transgender youth in the foster care system to get the medical services they need to transition.

  • Cabela’s Seeks Partial Dismissal Of Trans Complaint

    Cabela’s Retail Inc., which is being sued by trans woman Kate L. Blatt, filed a legal brief last week urging partial dismissal of her lawsuit.

  • Caitlyn Jenner Still Supports GOP

    Jenner was in Iowa last weekend with her team filming the second season of "I Am Cait," her E! reality show, and tried to get a ticket to the Democratic presidential debate Saturday. Though her request was unsuccessful, the Olympic champion sat in with students at Drake University and watched the debate on TV, the L.A. Times reports.

  • California Assembly Passes Gender-Neutral Restrooms Bill

    (AP) California lawmakers advanced a proposal Monday that would require all single-stall public restrooms to be gender neutral.

  • California School, Feds Settle Transgender Complaint

    DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California school district has settled a government claim that it discriminated against a transgender student who said she was forbidden to wear makeup, was harassed by other children and was encouraged to change schools, it was announced Oct. 14.

  • California Sets Inmate Sex Reassignment Rules

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California prison officials are setting the first standards for which transgender inmates should receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery after spending years in court fighting to block the operations.

  • Can This Pill End the AIDS Epidemic?

    (CNN) -- Charlie Ferrusi is a 23-year-old gay man with a winning smile and an easygoing manner. In May, he completed a master's degree in public health and recently began a job at the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute.

  • Canada Introduces Bill to Protect Transgender Canadians

    (AP) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put forward a bill to extend human rights protections to transgender Canadians.

  • Canadian Trans Boy Given New Birth Certificate

    After a groundbreaking ruling, a 12-year-old boy from Alberta, Canada, received a new birth certificate Sunday that identifies him as male, the Canadian Press reports.

  • Carmel Leaders Backing Sexual Orientation Protections

    CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — City leaders in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel are backing a proposal to expand anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • Carson compares being transgender to changing ethnicities

    (CNN) Donald Trump supporter Ben Carson compared a transgender person to someone who wakes up one morning and decides he or she is Afghan after watching a movie or reading books about Afghanistan.

  • Catholic Bishops Encourage Parents to Reject Their Transgender Children

    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released an open letter demonizing transgender children and rejecting their identities as a “false idea.”

  • Catholic School Lets Transgender Students Choose Their Uniforms

    An Australian Catholic school allowed two transgender students to choose their own school uniforms to match their gender identity.

  • CDC: US Sexually Transmitted Disease Epidemic Worsening

    CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. sexually transmitted diseases epidemic is increasing and the most common infection, chlamydia, has risen to record levels, government officials say.

  • Chamber Chat: Support Our Members Always

    S.O.M.A. means “Support Our Members Always.” As a community chamber (versus a civic chamber), we encourage both our gay and gay-friendly family to support those who support us. One of the benefits of membership in the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) is the knowledge that an $8 billion local LGBT market searches our roster of members first when making purchase decisions about goods and services. With a list of over 700 companies comprising our membership, more likely than not you will find what you are looking for.

  • Charity Organization Defends Transgender Girl Guides Against Internet

    The U.K.’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) canceled a live event after users from popular parenting website Mumsnet flooded them with questions about their support of transgender children joining Girl Guides.

    Many were concerned about girls who were born male sharing the same changing rooms, showers, and dorms with girls that were born female. The website has been known to fixate on trans issues, with some users coming across as transphobic. Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts said discussions about trans rights have tested the site to “the absolute limit,” making it harder to have “civilized discussion,” Telegraph reported. 

    The NSPCC pointed out in a statement to Mumsnet that they “don’t consider there to be specific child protection concerns in relation to trans-inclusive policies,” and reminded them that “Trans young people are at particular risk.” 

    The Girl Guides’ 2017 policy said that members are free to use the facilities of their self-identified gender. 

  • Chelsea Manning 'Glad to Be Alive' Following Suicide Attempt

    (AP) Chelsea Manning has tweeted that she's OK following her hospitalization for a suicide attempt last week.

  • Chicago-Area Transgender Student Case Could Reach Settlement

    A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a settlement in the case of a transgender student seeking unrestricted use of the girls' locker room.

  • Chinese Man Loses in Country's 1st Transgender Labor Dispute

    (AP) A Chinese transgender man said he was disappointed but will continue to fight for equality after a labor arbitration panel on Tuesday rejected his complaint that he was fired unfairly, in China's first transgender job discrimination case.