The Trump administration proposes that government agencies should define sex as "a person's status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth."
#WontBeErased hashtag erupted hours after The New York Times reported the Trump administration's push via a memo for a new legal definition of gender, which would essentially eradicate the estimated 1.4 million Americans who identify as a different gender than the one assigned assigned at birth.
"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."
With four weeks left in the year, 2017 will be remembered by the LGBTQ community as the deadliest year for transgender people in the United States. According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), at least 25 transgender people have had their lives cut short due to transphobia against people who don't identify with their biological sex.
Transgender students are not legally protected under federal anti-discrimination laws. "States rights" to supersede gender protections.
In one of the most divisive actions to date the Trump administration yesterday reversed an Obama-era policy protecting the rights of transgender students, opening the door to discrimination and bullying against young transgender people.
Discrimination under the guise of religious freedom would be acceptable "without suffering adverse treatment from the Federal Government," according to a draft executive order.
"Since the moment he stepped foot in the Oval Office, President Trump has attacked equality."
"LGBTQ refugees, immigrants, Muslims and women are scared today, and with good reason." — HRC
TD Bank receives a top ranking on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Fourteenth Annual Scorecard.
TD Bank (No. 39 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list), America's Most Convenient Bank, and TD Securities U.S, both received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. TD Bank and TD Securities join the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
During a private meeting in New York today Trump will meet "the most bigoted, most homophobic and most influential anti-LGBT advocates in the United States."
Hypocrisy among conservative politicians has run high since the Orlando massacre on June 12, and on Tuesday it may reach its boiling point. Just one week after repeatedly touting himself as the real friend of the LGBT community, Trump is set to meet with the leaders of some of the most anti-LGBT hate groups in the country.
Pro-gun, anti-LGBT officials suddenly "stand with" gay community.
The same people who have expended tremendous energy and taxpayer dollars to deny the rights of LGBT people and who have refused to block gun sales to suspected terrorists and people convicted of hate crimes this week went out of their way to express their condolences to the victims of the Orlando massacre and solidarity with the LGBT community.
As Secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning becomes highest-ranking openly gay official at the Pentagon.
The U.S. Senate late Tuesday unanimously confirmed Eric Fanning as Secretary of the Army, making him the highest-ranking openly gay official at the Pentagon and the first openly gay man to lead a branch of the U.S. military.
"This legislation is literally the most anti-LGBT legislation in the country."
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) took a big step backwards on LGBT rights on Wednesday evening by signing House Bill 2, or the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which forbids transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identities.
It is still legal to fire someone for being gay in 32 states. The Equality Act would end employee discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
60 businesses, including numerous DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity and 25 Noteworthy Companies, have publicly endorsed the Equality Act of 2015, a bill that would put an end to workplace discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity — which is still currently legal in most states.