Transgender

Transgender

Photo: Melissa Etheridge
Entertainment Local
Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge has been celebrated three decades over for her paramount career in the recording industry, and now she’s upping the ante. You can do that when you’re the sitting atop the happiest point in your life. ...
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National
According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, almost one-third of transgender individuals who showed an identity document with a name or gender marker that conflicted with their perceived gender were harassed, denied benefits or services, discriminated against, or assaulted. ...
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Politics
Betsy DeVos has issued new guidance that only serves to sow confusion among parents, teachers, and administrators about how to comply with the Title IX law. The new guidance provides no explanation of transgender students’ rights or schools’ obligations under Title IX. ...
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National
A new report shows how profoundly harmful and unnecessary policies that exclude transgender students from school facilities that match their gender can be on these children. ...
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National Politics
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Tuesday signed Assembly Bill 99, a bill that requires child welfare and juvenile justice agencies in Nevada to treat transgender children in their care in accordance with their gender identity. ...
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Mac McGregor/Nate Gowdy
Local Politics
If elected, Mac McGregor would become the first transgender person to hold a seat on Seattle City Council and the first transgender person elected to office in Washington state. ...
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Tonya Smith, Rachel Smith, and their children/Lambda Legal
National
Tonya and Rachel Smith are a loving, committed same-sex couple living in Colorado. They have been married for seven years and have two children, ages seven and three. Rachel is also transgender. ...
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Elle Fanning as Ray in '3 Generations'
Entertainment
Susan Sarandon, who stars in the film as Ray’s grandmother commented, “3 Generations is an important movie for everyone to see, especially transgender youth who are feeling isolated." ...
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Jameka Evans/Photo: Lambda Legal
National
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit largely affirmed a lower district court’s ruling Friday dismissing the lawsuit of Jameka Evans, a security guard who was targeted for harassment and effectively terminated from her job at Georgia Regional Hospital because she is a lesbian and didn’t conform to gender norms in her appearance and demeanor. ...
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Equality Utah Photo
National
The Utah Legislature passed a bill Wednesday repealing a state law prohibiting supportive discussions of homosexuality in public and charter school curricula and classrooms. ...
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