Identity

Identity

New York Gov. Cuomo during Pride/PatriotNewswire Photo
Health National
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced health insurers cannot discriminate or deny coverage based on gender identity. This action will ensure that transgender or gender nonconforming individuals receive coverage regardless of whether they present as the gender to whom the service is typically or exclusively provided. ...
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Health
Despite decades of controversy over the procedures, doctors operate on children’s gonads, internal sex organs, and genitals when they are too young to participate in the decision, even though the surgeries could be safely deferred. ...
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National
Lambda Legal filed papers Monday urging a federal court to strike down Puerto Rico’s policy denying transgender people accurate birth certificates in its case on behalf of three transgender people born in Puerto Rico and the advocacy group Puerto Rico Para Tod@s. ...
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Health
The report outlines how challenges, including a lifetime of discrimination in employment, accessing comprehensive health care, and housing-as well as lack of legal and social relationship recognition-can lead to poverty, social isolation, and poorer mental and physical health. ...
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National
An eight-year-old transgender boy has been barred from participating in the Secaucus, New Jersey Cub Scout Pack where he had been a member for one month. ...
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Politics
In a post entitled "The Plan," anti-LGBT organization National Organization for Marriage outlined the ways in which they anticipate using a Trump presidency to further their hateful rhetoric in America - and around the world. ...
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National
The appeal filed Tuesday argues that H.B. 2 violates the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause because it specifically targets transgender people. ...
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National
An estimated 1.4 million individuals identify as transgender, according to a new study by The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. ...
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Health
An update has been released to the 2013 publication that provided guidance to hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients. ...
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Local
Mayor Ed Murray will sign an Executive Order instructing the Office for Civil Rights to provide guidance and training to City departments on the all-gender public accommodation ordinance. ...
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