Gavin Grimm

  • Viewers who tuned in to the Grammy’s Sunday night hoping for a reprieve from political news couldn’t escape entirely.

    Laverne Cox, the actress and trans activist best known for her role in “Orange is the New Black” took a moment to share the spotlight with another, perhaps lesser known voice in transgender activism: 17-year-old Virginia high school senior Gavin Grimm.

  • (WB) A federal appeals court on Friday denied a motion to expedite the case of a transgender student who is challenging his Virginia school district’s bathroom policy.

  • (WB) A federal appeals court on Wednesday once again ruled in favor of a transgender man who challenged his Virginia school district’s bathroom policy.

  • (WB) The American Civil Liberties Union has amended a federal lawsuit it filed on behalf of a transgender student who challenged his Virginia school district’s bathroom policy.

  • This year’s 100 Most Influential People list by Time includes Gavin Grimm, RuPaul and Sarah Paulson.

  • (EDGE) Tuesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization, filed a "friend of the court" brief signed by 59 major U.S. companies supporting transgender student Gavin Grimm in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Grimm, a transgender boy, filed suit against the school board alleging it violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by denying him use of the boy's restroom.

  • (WB) The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of a former high school student who challenged his Virginia school district’s bathroom policy.

  • (SFGN) The Supreme Court announced Monday that it would no longer hear the case of Gavin Grimm vs. the Gloucester County School Board, scheduled for March 28. The case was expected to set precedent for federal oversight on matters of antidiscrimination protections for public school students based on gender identity.

    Gavin’s case focuses on Title IX protections, and allowing transgender students to use restrooms and consistent with their gender identity. Previous Title IX guidelines issued by the Obama administration had extended protections for this, as well as to allow students to be called by their preferred pronouns, for students to wear a tuxedos or dresses for school photos and events, based upon how they identify.

  • (CNN) Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US Supreme Court and still continues today -- despite the Court sending my case back to the district court.

  • (AP) Lawyers for a transgender teenager who sued his eastern Virginia school board for the right to use the boys' bathroom have filed a new brief arguing his case still is relevant even though he's about to graduate from high school.