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Oregon Adds Third Gender Option to Driver’s Licenses

Oregon Adds Third Gender Option to Driver’s Licenses

Oregon is the first state where residents can choose to have an “X,” for non-specified, displayed on their driver’s license.

Portraits of Pride in Los Angeles

Portraits of Pride in Los Angeles

A “Resist March” in Los Angeles against President Donald Trump took the place of the city’s annual pride parade.

Trump Praises Anti-LGBT Supporters, Still Does Not Recognize Pride Month

Trump Praises Anti-LGBT Supporters, Still Does Not Recognize Pride Month

The president was the guest of honor at a conference organized and sponsored by anti-LGBT groups just days ahead of the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Washington Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands and Protest

Washington Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands and Protest

Protesters who oppose the Capital Pride parade’s corporate backing briefly blocked the parade route and forced it to be rerouted.

LGBT Students to Remain Unprotected by Betsy DeVos

LGBT Students to Remain Unprotected by Betsy DeVos

The Education Department “is not going to be issuing decrees” on civil rights, according to DeVos.

Trump Disregards LGBT Pride Month

Trump Disregards LGBT Pride Month

As Trump breaks tradition, daughter Ivanka receives backlash for empty support of LGBT community.

History Unerased Aims to Cast Light on Gay Americans in Schools

History Unerased Aims to Cast Light on Gay Americans in Schools

History Unerased is the only entity licensed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide lesson-ready curricula covering LGBT issues.

Trans, Gender Nonconforming People Report Poorer Health

Trans, Gender Nonconforming People Report Poorer Health

Transgender and gender nonconforming people were also more likely to report limitations and problems with memory, concentration and decision-making.

U.S. Appeals Court Sides With Transgender Student in Bathroom Case

U.S. Appeals Court Sides With Transgender Student in Bathroom Case

A unanimous three-judge panel agreed that Ashton Whitaker was likely to face “irreparable harm” if banned from the boys’ bathrooms.

Pentagon Assesses Readiness for Transgender Hires

Pentagon Assesses Readiness for Transgender Hires

A memo instructed each military branch to examine their “readiness to begin assessing transgender applicants into military service on July 1, 2017.”

Texas House Passes ‘Bathroom Bill’ Targeting Public Schools

Texas House Passes ‘Bathroom Bill’ Targeting Public Schools

Critics said the House and Senate versions of the bill undermined civil rights and used children as political pawns.

Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19 Percent in 2016, Doctors Say

Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19 Percent in 2016, Doctors Say

Gender confirmation surgery encompasses a number of procedures, including operations on the chest or face.

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

U.S. Judge Allows First Transgender Person to Sue Under Disability Law

Kate Lynn Blatt is the first transgender person to be allowed to sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act for gender dysphoria.

Texas Lieutenant Gov. Threatens Special Session for Bathroom Bill

Texas Lieutenant Gov. Threatens Special Session for Bathroom Bill

Dan Patrick defended the bill, saying: “This has never been about discrimination. It is about common sense, common decency and public safety.”

Groups Seek Removal of Kentucky Judge over Views on Gay Adoption

Groups Seek Removal of Kentucky Judge over Views on Gay Adoption

Judge W. Mitchell Nance said he would refuse to hear cases involving lesbian, gay or bisexual adults hoping to adopt children.

Tennessee ‘Natural Meaning’ Law Raises Fears in LGBT Community

Tennessee ‘Natural Meaning’ Law Raises Fears in LGBT Community

The legislation requires words in Tennessee law be interpreted with their “natural and ordinary meaning, without forced or subtle construction that would limit or extend the meaning of the language.”

Alabama Signs Hateful Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

Alabama Signs Hateful Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

More fantasy language from Republicans denying discrimination. Hate uses religion again as the orphan and abortion count likely to rise as consequence.

Bill Seeks to Ban Harmful Conversion Therapy Nationwide

Bill Seeks to Ban Harmful Conversion Therapy Nationwide

“So-called ‘conversion therapy’ isn’t therapy at all — it’s a tortuous, fraudulent practice,” said Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), one of the bill’s sponsors.

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

Republicans told the president to consider Americans that “have been harmed and left unprotected for far too many years” — religious conservatives.

Texas Ordered to Pay $600,000 to Same-Sex Couples who Defeated State Ban

Texas Ordered to Pay $600,000 to Same-Sex Couples who Defeated State Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit awarded $585,470 in attorneys’ fees and about $20,000 in costs arising from the challenge to the plaintiffs in the case.

U.S. Transgender People Harassed in Public Restrooms: Landmark Survey

NCAA Returns to North Carolina After Transgender Bathroom Law Repeal

Rights groups criticized the NCAA for returning to North Carolina while its cities were still banned from passing anti-discrimination laws.

Trump Administration Drops North Carolina ‘Bathroom Bill’ Lawsuit

Trump Administration Drops North Carolina ‘Bathroom Bill’ Lawsuit

The filing marks the first significant move in a complicated legal battle challenging the state’s nondiscrimination laws since the replacement of the original law.

U.S. Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT Workers from Bias

U.S. Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT Workers from Bias

In its 8-3 decision, the court bucked decades of rulings that LGBT people are not protected by the milestone civil rights law, because they are not specifically mentioned in it.

NCAA Again Weighing North Carolina as Host after Bathroom Law Repeal

NCAA Again Weighing North Carolina as Host after Bathroom Law Repeal

A majority of the board “reluctantly” voted to permit the state to be considered for championship games in light of the new measure, the NCAA said.