A transgender student in Illinois has won a two-year victory: the Obama administration has found that her school violated Title IX by refusing to let her have full access to the women’s bathrooms and locker rooms due to the fact that she had not fully transitioned. The report, released on Monday by the Office for…
Chelsea Manning, a transgender US army soldier currently serving a 35-year-sentence for sharing government secrets with WikiLeaks, has been threatened with indefinite solitary confinement for several completely innocuous, scarily trumped-up “violations.”
The Pentagon is reportedly making arrangements to lift the ban on transgender people serving in the military as soon as this week.
Amidst celebrations over the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, we cannot overlook enduring injustices for members of the queer community. But, hopefully, the United States has taken one more small step in the right direction.
Last night on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver devoted his main segment to the unbelievable indignities suffered by the transgender community, despite the various high-profile strides (Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, Transparent’s Emmy win, Laverne Cox’s Madame Tussaud’s debut) made this year.
Victoria Ramirez, a trans woman in Orange County, CA, filed a federal lawsuit against bookseller Barnes & Noble alleging that she was fired after telling her manager about her transition.
In a federal court filing Monday morning, Saks Fifth Avenue withdrew a December filing that claimed transgender employees are not covered under the the sex discrimination ban in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
A most excellent bill was signed into law by California's governor Jerry Brown today — one that requires California public schools to respect students’ gender identity and makes sure they can fully participate in all school activities, sports teams, programs, and facilities that match their gender identity.
On Saturday, members of India's transgender and hijra community convened in New Delhi for the first Hijra Habba in order to discuss ways to ameliorate the persistent discrimination that marginalizes Indian transgenders.
The US Department of Housing has issued new guidance on the Fair Housing Act so that it can be used to fight discrimination against transgender people. One-fifth of transgender individuals report being homeless at some point due to discrimination.
We wouldn't expect Bill O'Reilly to applaud American Eagle Outfitters's new trans-friendly policies — but did he have to compare transpeople to Ewoks?
• Newsweek has a morbidly fascinating article on accused cat killer Tyler Weinman in which a clinical social worker who does not treat Weinman discusses the possibility that violence against animals may signal future violent behavior against people. •
As anyone who is gay probably already knows, there are no federal protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, which is a bad thing. No one is really allowed to (or is going to) fire me because I'm a relatively promiscuous heterosexual on my own time (unless I'm actually slutting it up at…