close and back to page

Transgender People Reject Bigoted Policy​, Say They #WontBeErased​

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."

REUTERS

#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.

Read More Show Less

Parents' Group Threatens 12-Year-Old Transgender Girl

"A good sharp knife will do the trick," a parent suggested.

"If he wants to be a female, make him a female. A good sharp knife will do the job really quick."

This is just one disturbing post hitting Facebook this week after a 12-year old transgender girl used the girl's bathroom at Achille Independent Middle School in Oklahoma.

Read More Show Less

Starbucks is Being Sued for Discrimination Against Former Transgender Employee

"A welcoming place for everyone," CEO Kevin Johnson said of the May diversity training. Managers still didn't get the memo.

REUTERS

Two months after the highly publicized, and eventual flop, of Starbucks' diversity training, a transgender employee with the company for nine years has filed a lawsuit because her manager in Fresno, Calif., made her work days intolerable.

Read More Show Less

Lesbian Latina Sets Out to Make History and Oust Anti-LGBT Texas Gov.

Lupe Valdez, former sheriff of Dallas County, is the first openly gay and Latina to win a major party nomination for governor in Texas.

REUTERS

A new sheriff may soon be in town in Texas, and she's already making history.

Read More Show Less

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."

REUTERS

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.

Read More Show Less

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.

Danica Roem / REUTERS

Danica Roem made Virginia history last night when she became the state's first openly transgender person to be elected to the state's legislature.

Read More Show Less

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. 

Courtesy of Spelman College Facebook

Spelman College, a historically Black women's institution, is revamping its admissions policy that will now allow transgender women access to education at their institution beginning in 2018.

Read More Show Less

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."

REUTERS

(Reuters) — Fifty-six retired generals, admirals and other senior officers voiced opposition on Tuesday to President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender military service, saying it would be disruptive and degrade readiness.

Read More Show Less

Anti-LGBT Day

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

REUTERS

On the same day President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in any capacity in the United States military, and the Department of Justice said that sexual orientation is not a basis to protect someone from discrimination in the workplace, the administration had one more blow to make to the LGBT community.

Read More Show Less

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.

REUTERS

President Donald Trump further confirmed his anti-LGBT stance on Wednesday morning when he stated in a series of tweets that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the United States military.

Read More Show Less

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."

Dressed in a plain white tank and jean-blue turban, Gavin Rayna Russom is on a new journey that is separate from the world tour her band, LCD Soundsystem, is set to go on this year.

Read More Show Less

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.

REUTERS

President Donald Trump has apparently still not had time to recognize June as LGBT Pride Month. But last week he found time to say thank you to groups of his anti-LGBT supporters.

Read More Show Less
© Copyright 2018 — DiversityInc All Rights Reserved.