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U.S. Military Must Accept Transgender Recruits by Jan. 1, Judge Rules

A federal judge on Monday denied the request by the Trump administration to enforce the president's ban on transgender troops.

U.S. Anti-Bias Law Does Not Protect Transgender Workers: Justice Department

2017 Was the Deadliest Year for Transgender Community: Report

“Unpacking these stories is a difficult but necessary process if we as a society want to protect the most vulnerable and address the root causes for their unjust and premature deaths.”

Second U.S. Judge Halts Trump Ban on Transgender Troops

Second U.S. Judge Halts Trump Ban on Transgender Troops

A judge ruled that the ban lacked justification and “cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest.”

Out for Votes: Battle over Rights Inspires More Transgender Candidates

First Openly Transgender Person to Serve in State Legislature after Defeating ‘Chief Homophobe’

Danica Roem, a Democrat of Virginia, has taken the seat from self-proclaimed “chief homophobe” Bob Marshall, who has sat on the legislature since 1992.

judge blocks transgender military ban

Judge Blocks Transgender Military Ban

The judge said the military previously commissioned a study that debunked concerns about unit cohesion, military readiness, or healthcare costs related to transgender troops.

Out for Votes: Battle over Rights Inspires More Transgender Candidates

Out for Votes: Battle over Rights Inspires More Transgender Candidates

“Transgender people are just as qualified to say, ‘Hey, I can’t stand being stuck in traffic right now. I have some ideas to fix this,’” said Danica Roem, who is campaigning to be the country’s first transgender state legislator.

NCAA Again Weighing North Carolina as Host after Bathroom Law Repeal

Settlement Proposed in North Carolina Transgender Bathroom Lawsuit

A consent decree proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper (D), the ACLU and transgender people who sued the state would remove some harmful effects of HB 2.

U.S. Anti-Bias Law Does Not Protect Transgender Workers: Justice Department

U.S. Anti-Bias Law Does Not Protect Transgender Workers: Justice Department

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama administration memo from 2014 that said Title VII does protect transgender people, a position also taken by several federal appeals courts in recent years.

Spelman College Will Admit Transgender Students in 2018

“Like same-sex colleges all over the country, Spelman is taking into account evolving definitions of gender identity in a changing world,” said the president of the historically Black women’s college. 

Texas Business Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Drop ‘Bathroom Bill’

Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’ Dies in Special Legislative Session

“Finally, Texans can breathe a temporary sigh of relief,” said an official with the Human Rights Campaign.

Transgender Military Personnel Sue Trump over Service Ban

Transgender Military Personnel Sue Trump over Service Ban

The service members suing the president are three U.S. Army soldiers, one U.S. Air Force airman and one member of the U.S. Coast Guard who are active duty.

Amazon Sued by Transgender Woman, Husband For Workplace Harassment

Amazon Sued by Transgender Woman, Husband For Workplace Harassment

The two feared for their lives after a coworker cut the brake lines on their car, according to the lawsuit.

Jeffrey Tambor Calls ‘Transparent’ role ‘Responsibility of a Lifetime’

Jeffrey Tambor Calls ‘Transparent’ Role ‘Responsibility of a Lifetime’

On “Transparent”Jeffrey Tambor plays Maura Pfefferman, a divorced, retired transgender professor.

Major Transgender Case Remanded

Major Transgender Case Remanded

The case of Gavin Grimm, once set to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, could have been a landmark case on transgender rights.

Retired Military Officers Slam Trump’s Proposed Transgender Ban

Retired Military Officers Slam Trump’s Proposed Transgender Ban

“We have made an investment in you, and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard,” U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft said of service members. “And I will not break the faith.”

Exclusive: Majority of Americans Support Transgender Military Service

Exclusive: Majority of Americans Support Transgender Military Service

Fifty-eight percent of adults agreed with the statement, “Transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military.”

Trans teens worse off on health measures than peers

Trans Teens Worse Off on Health Measures Than Peers

About 61 percent of transgender and gender nonconforming students reported suicidal thoughts, compared to 20 percent their cisgender peers.

Anti-LGBT Day

Anti-LGBT Day

President Trump’s attack on the LGBT community was threefold on Wednesday.

Transgender Soldiers, Veterans Shaken by Trump’s Ban on Their Service

Transgender Soldiers, Veterans Shaken by Trump’s Ban on Their Service

“The bottom line is that this does great harm to people who simply want to serve their country,” said retired Col. Sheri Swokowski, the highest-ranking openly transgender veteran.

No Transgender People in Military, Says Trump

No Transgender People in Military, Says Trump

Transgender people in the military would cause “too much disruption” along with “tremendous medical costs,” the president tweeted Wednesday morning.

NCAA Again Weighing North Carolina as Host after Bathroom Law Repeal

Texas Senate Votes to Curb Transgender Access to Public Bathrooms

Enactment in Texas, the most-populous Republican-dominated state, could give momentum in other socially conservative states for additional action on the issue.

Trump Administration Drops North Carolina ‘Bathroom Bill’ Lawsuit

Lawsuit Says North Carolina Bathroom Law Still Harmful

Transgender people still face discrimination and threats to their safety in North Carolina, advocacy groups said in a new federal court action on Friday.

Texas Business Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Drop ‘Bathroom Bill’

Texas Business Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Drop ‘Bathroom Bill’

The stakes are high in Texas, which has an economy larger than Russia’s.

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LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom Comes Out as Trans Woman Ahead of World Tour

“I'm the happiest I’ve ever been — now it’s time to become a whole person.”