transgender

  • Transwoman Speaks About Supermarket Restroom Trauma

    (MW) "That lesbian woman attacked me just for using a restroom that I have equal rights to use," says Ebony Belcher.

  • Traveling Trans Folks Face Turbulent Times

    For two years, 27-year-old Reilly Clemens hadn’t gone home. Not because she didn’t have the money or the will to travel, but because she feared what she might experience at the airport.

  • Treatment Center Accepts Jailed Transgender Teen

    A 16-year-old transgender girl detained without criminal charges at an adult women’s prison in Connecticut for the past two months has been accepted into a private treatment center for youths in Massachusetts, the top child welfare official in Connecticut said Thursday.

  • Trial Over Anti-LGBT House Bill 2 Delayed Until Late Next Summer

    (AP) 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 late next summer.

  • Trump Admin Comes Out Against Amendment Protecting Trans Troops

    (WB) The Trump administration has come out against an amendment proposed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) that would undermine President Trump’s ban on transgender people in the U.S. armed forces.

  • Trump Admin Rescinds Title IX Protections for Trans Students

    Trump administraton drops TitleIX protections for transgender students one day after Jeff Sessions takes office

    The Trump administration has rescinded Title IX protections for transgender students issued by the Obama administration last year. The decision comes one day after Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was sworn in as Attorney General to head the Justice Department.

  • Trump Admin to Rescind Trans Student Protections: Source

    Despite pleas from parents of transgender children and LGBT employees, the Trump administration is set Tuesday to rescind Obama-era guidance to schools barring discrimination against transgender students and ensuring they have access to the restroom consistent with their gender identity.

  • Trump Claims Gender Neutral Bathrooms Would Cost 'Hundreds of Billions of Dollars'

    (EDGE) A month after stating Caitlyn Jenner is welcomed to use the ladies' room at Trump Tower, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump blasted the idea of gender neutral facilities on the grounds that they would cost "hundreds of billions of dollars."

  • Trump Officials Dismiss Trans Youth Civil Rights Cases

    The Education Department dismissed cases involving the civil rights of transgender students by claiming they do not fall under their jurisdiction.

  • Trump Order Would Ban Most Transgender Troops From Serving

    (AP) President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving.

  • Trump Receives Mattis Recommendation on Trans Military Service

    (WB) Defense Secretary James Mattis delivered his recommendation to President Trump on transgender military service in compliance with a directive to the Pentagon earlier this year, officials have told the Washington Blade.

  • Trump Takes to Twitter to Announce Trans Military Service Ban

     “The United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” President Trump announced in a series of tweets this morning. 

  • Trump’s Trans Ban Announcement Being Challenged on All Sides

    Since Trump announced via Twitter that transgender individuals would not be allowed to openly serve in the military, he has been met with an onslaught of challenges from advocacy groups, medical/research organizations and even his own Republican party members. 

  • TSA Working On Better Policies for Transgender Travelers

    The TSA wants to do better by transgender airline passengers.

  • Two New Lawsuits Filed Against Trump Over Trans Military Ban

    (WB) Now that President Trump has officially directed the Pentagon to enact a ban on transgender military service, a coalition of LGBT groups on Monday filed two separate lawsuits against him over the policy.

  • Two Transgender Women Attacked in Brooklyn Over Weekend

    (EDGE) The disturbing trend of violence against transgender women continued over the weekend in New York City when a pair of trans women were attacked after leaving a gay bar in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn. The New York Daily News reports.

  • Two Transgender Women Claim Mistreatment By DMV, Say They Were Called ‘It’

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Two transgender women say they were ordered to take off their makeup, jewelry and wigs at West Virginal Division of Motor Vehicles offices or they would not get new driver’s license photos.

  • U Of California to Add 'Gender-Neutral' Restrooms

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the system's 10 campuses on Monday to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records with a preferred name that does not necessarily match their legal name.

  • U.S. Department of Education No Longer Processing Transgender Bathroom Complaints

    The Education Department will no longer be looking into transgender bathroom complaints.

    During former president Barack Obama’s second term, schools were directed to allow students to use the bathroom that matched their gender identity, according to the Washington Post. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions later removed the guidance under president Donald Trump and said they would only be looking at other forms of discrimination.

    “Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, not gender identity,” Education Department spokesperson Elizabeth Hill said to the the Washington Post. “Where students, including transgender students, are penalized or harassed for failing to conform to sex-based stereotypes, that is sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. In the case of bathrooms, however, longstanding regulations provide that separating facilities on the basis of sex is not a form of discrimination prohibited by Title IX.”

    Catherine Lhamon, who headed the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights during Obama’s time in office, said the department’s statement was “appalling and deeply dangerous,” to the Post.

    “The federal courts have multiple times made clear that Title IX protects transgender students,” Lhamon said. “They just don’t have the option to say, ‘We just don’t apply the law here.’ ”

  • U.S. Marine Charged with Murder of Filipino Transgender Woman

    MANILA, Philippines - Philippine government prosecutors charged a detained U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino transgender woman that reignited an irritant between the military allies over custody of American military personnel suspected of committing crimes.