transgender

  • Court Rejects Taxpayer-Funded Sex Change For Murderer

    BOSTON (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.

  • Court Rules for Trans Sister of Trump Inauguration Singer

    (WB) A federal district court ruled Monday in favor of the transgender sister of the singer who performed at President Trump’s inaugural festivities seeking to use the bathroom at her Pennsylvania school consistent with her gender identity — but not on the same terms as the contention in similar litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Court Sides With Transgender Widow in Fight Over Estate

    WHARTON, Texas (AP) — A state appeals court has reaffirmed its earlier decision to validate the marriage of a transgender widow seeking the estate of her firefighter husband who died battling a blaze.

  • Court: Fight Can Proceed Over ‘Bathroom Bill’ Replacement

    (AP)  A lawsuit challenging the replacement for North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” is moving forward, with a judge finding evidence that transgender plaintiffs are being harmed by a prohibition on new local antidiscrimination laws.

  • Court: Transgender Asylum Seekers Cant' Be Equated with Gays

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Transgender people can be especially vulnerable to harassment and attacks and shouldn't be equated with gays and lesbians by U.S. immigration officials determining whether to grant asylum, a federal appeals court said Thursday.

  • Court: Transgender Man Can Keep Pursuing Divorce

    PHOENIX (AP) — A transgender man in Arizona who gave birth to three children after beginning to change from female to male can continue to pursue a divorce, a state appeals court said Wednesday in reversing a judge who refused to end the marriage.

  • Court: Transgender people can sue under ADA

    (WB) A federal court for the first time has ruled transgender people can sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act, despite the law’s explicit exclusion of claims based on gender identity.

  • Courts Leave Transgender Rules in Limbo as School Begins

    (CNN) Students returning to school this fall are likely to face some confusion as school boards struggle with the issue of access to bathrooms for transgender individuals.

  • CrossFit Welcomes Trans Athletes to 2019 Games

    CrossFit is taking a step towards being more inclusive by inviting transgender people to their annual games and allowing them to register using their gender identity as opposed to their assigned sex at birth.

  • Cruz: Maybe Alleged Clinic Shooter is 'Transgendered Leftist'

    (CNN) -- Ted Cruz is condemning the deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic, but is refusing to blame the attack on the anti-abortion rhetoric that has consumed stretches of the Republican primary campaign.

  • Cuba Caves On Gay Marriage; Won’t Add To Constitution

    Cuba has caved to evangelical and public pressure to remove language from their new constitution defining marriage as a union between “two people… with absolutely equal rights and obligations,” staying silent about marriage instead. 

  • Cuomo Issues Order Against Anti-Trans Discrimination in Health Care

    As New York celebrated Pride, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a series of actions to assure transgender people in the state have access to health care, including transition-related care such as gender reassignment surgery.

  • Cuomo: Outlaw Transgender Discrimination

    Albany, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's governor says transgender people should be protected from discrimination and says that if elected to a second term he'll push to include gender identity and expression in the state's civil rights law.

  • D.A. Refuses to Comply With Morris Ruling

    The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is appealing an order by the state Office of Open Records to provide certified copies of dispatch records pertaining to the Nizah Morris incident.

  • D.C. Activists Reflect On Trans Day Of Remembrance

    (WB) The lives of transgender people lost to anti-trans violence over the past year in the U.S. and worldwide were honored on Nov. 20, at D.C.’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance held at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington.

  • Dallas Community Members Frustrated With Lack of Action Plan After Meeting

    Local community members sat frustrated through a meeting this week with the Northern District of Texas Department of Justice Community Relations Service and a representative of the FBI Dallas field office who maintains hate crime statistics.

  • Dallas Sportscaster Dale Hansen Takes Pro-Trans Stand

    In the predominantly red state of Texas, anti-LGBT sentiments run deep. Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has promised to introduce a federal "religious freedom" bill which would legalize anti-LGBT discrimination on "religious grounds". And the Texas State Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought forth by GOP lawmakers in Houston which would limit the protections offered to legally wed same sex couples--the plaintiffs in the case have said that they hope to get SCOTUS to overturn their landmark 2015 ruling which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

  • Day of Remembrance Pays Tribute To Trans People

    One by one they read aloud the names of the fallen, the day they passed and too often their horrible cause of death.

  • DC Court Bars Trump From Reversing Transgender Troops Policy

    (AP) A federal judge on Monday barred President Donald Trump’s administration from proceeding with plans to exclude transgender people from military service.

  • DC Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Killing Transgender Woman

    (AP) A D.C. man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a transgender woman in Montgomery County last April.