Transgender

Gay pride parades step off across the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Gay pride parades stepped off around the nation on Sunday, in cities large and small, with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters celebrating a year of same-sex marriage victories. […]

06/29/2014

In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name […]

04/23/2014

In this June 12, 2013 file photo, transgender student Nicole Maines, center, with her father Wayne Maines, left, and brother Jonas, speaks to reporters outside the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor, Maine. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, that Nicole Maines should have been allowed to use the bathroom of her choice in 2009 after school officials required her to use a staff bathroom instead of the girls' restroom. The high court concluded that the Orono school district's actions violated the Maine Human Rights Act, a state law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Maine court rules in favor of transgender pupil

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls’ bathroom, according to a ruling by the highest court in Maine that’s believed […]

01/31/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California transgender law repeal will qualify

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opponents of a new California law that gives transgender students certain rights say they have collected enough signatures for an initiative that would repeal the law. Frank Schubert, the political strategist […]

11/10/2013

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Report: Hollywood is less gay-friendly off-screen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new study suggests the proliferation of gay and transgender characters in films and television shows has not prevented gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood. The […]

09/27/2013

Bid to repeal school restroom choice begins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two of the major players in the passage of California’s now-defunct same-sex marriage ban are backing a campaign to overturn a new law allowing transgender students to choose which school restrooms […]

09/20/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Brown signs transgender-student bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker […]

08/12/2013

Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

WeHo bars boycott vodka in Russian protest

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Bars in West Hollywood have taken Stolichnaya vodka off their shelves in protest Russian President Vladimir Putin’s oppression of gays in that country, it was reported Saturday. West Hollywood City Councilman […]

07/27/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Transgender rights bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – State lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require California’s public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join […]

07/04/2013

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