Tag: Gender Identity

Trump's Camp And Evangelicals Push Bigotry As Protections For Transgender Inmates Are Repealed

On Friday, the Trump administration eliminated the Obama administration’s protections over transgender inmates, putting a vulnerable population back at risk for sexual abuse/assault. Housing and bathroom assignments were originally to match up with gender identity, but now will be appropriated by biological sex. The initiative under former President Barack Obama…

North Carolina, DOJ Trade Lawsuits Over 'Bathroom Law'

(UPDATE: Monday, May 9, 3:53 p.m.) The Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina hours after Gov. Pat McCrory filed a lawsuit against the DOJ. The DOJ’s lawsuit states that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” House Bill 2, violates Title VII of the Civil Rights…

32 Worst States for Transgender Equality

(Update: 10:54 a.m. 6/5/2015) Correction: Map and report were released by the Movement Advancement Project. Changes reflected in the text. By Michael Nam Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock.com High profile transgender individuals like Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox have shown a great deal of progress in terms of attitudes towards gender…

Guide to Gender Neutrality at Work

Not all of your employees are “he” or “she.” Many people prefer neutral pronouns and other identifiers. Here are guidelines on how to communicate with people without offending, courtesy of GLSEN and the Federal Office of Personnel Management. These guidelines apply to transgender employees, including those transitioning, as well as…

Indiana Companies Support Amendment to RFRA

Update (4/3/2015 4:26 p.m.):A national statement by Diversity Top 50 company, Monsanto, has been included in the article. By Barbara Frankel The Indiana companies that fought Gov. Mike Pence and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act are applauding a proposal by the GOP legislative leaders to amend the controversial law. The…

Planet Fitness Stands Firm on Transgender Locker-Room Policy

By Michael Nam A Michigan Planet Fitness gym isn’t backing down from its decision to revoke the membership of a female member after complaints she made about a transgender woman being in the women’s locker room. Yvette Cormier, the former gym member, told WNEM in Michigan, “I was stunned and…