Transgender / Transsexual

Department of Education Dismisses Complaints from Transgender Students

The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has determined it does not have jurisdiction over responding to discrimination on the basis of gender identity. This approach has led the office to dismiss multiple complaints by transgender students. The department’s Office for Civil Rights has told at least three transgender students that it is no(…)

Appeals Court Blocks Trump Administration’s Attempt to Delay Enlistment of Transgender Service Members

A federal appeals court has denied the Trump administration’s request to further delay enlistment of new transgender service members in the armed forces. The ruling comes in the American Civil Liberties Union’s case, Stone v. Trump. The trial court prohibited the government from implementing President Trump’s unconstitutional ban on transgender people serving in the military(…)

On This Transgender Day of Remembrance Here is a List of Those Killed

To mark Transgender Day of Remembrance, it’s important to honour victims of hatred. The Trans Murder Monitoring Project and the Transgender Day of Remembrance organisers have compiled lists of each murder of a trans and gender non-conforming person.  Collecting information on these deaths is complicated by the fact that many trans people are misgendered in(…)

HRC Releases Guide on Engaging Prospective Transgender and Non-binary Foster and Adoptive Parents

Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, released Promising Practices for Serving Transgender & Non-Binary Foster & Adoptive Parents, a groundbreaking new guide designed to help foster care and adoption agencies recruit, certify and support qualified transgender and non-binary adults to become resource parents for young people who need safe, welcoming homes. “With more than(…)

Second Transgender Candidate Wins Spot on Minneapolis City Council

A second transgender candidate has won a spot on the Minneapolis City Council. Phillipe Cunningham narrowly won a northwestern Minneapolis ward by defeating longtime incumbent and council president Barb Johnson. His victory wasn’t announced until Wednesday afternoon, due to the instant-runoff voting system Minneapolis uses. Cunningham is a 29-year-old transgender man. His victory follows one(…)