NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that a school board’s transgender bathroom ban discriminated against a former student, Gavin Grimm. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk is the latest of several nationwide that have favored transgender students facing similar policies. But the issue remains far […]
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) on Sunday signed an executive order to protect transgender students enrolled in schools across the state, declaring on the final day of Pride Month that “ignorance was no longer an excuse for bigotry.” The order establishes a task force of 25 people who will craft policies to better support transgender […]
Laverne Cox addressed the troubling realities surrounding the violence against and murders of black transgender women during a recent interview with BuzzFeed’s “AM2DM.” The “Orange is the New Black” star talked about the disproportionate rate of violence against transgender people, particularly black transgender women, during the sit-down interview released Friday. “As we celebrate Pride, and there’s […]
50 years after helping spearhead the Stonewall riots, trans women of color are finally getting recognition they deserve.
A transgender woman in Texas who was brutally beaten by a mob last month in a possible hate crime was found shot to death over the weekend, Dallas police said. Officers found Muhlaysia Booker, 23, lying face-down on a street in East Dallas early Saturday, police said at a press conference Sunday, She was pronounced dead at the […]
Lucia Lucas has taken one of the most difficult paths to her American professional opera debut. She moved to Europe a decade ago as Lucas Harbour, established a career as a baritone in regional houses, then decided in 2013 to transition to female. Now a transgender baritone, she will make her U.S. debut as the […]