354 posts categorized "Gender"

May 04, 2016

Alabama City Council Rescinds Sweeping Anti-Trans Law After Legal Warnings

U.S. warns North Carolina that its transgender bathroom bill violates civil rights laws

Powder Rooms of the Patriarchy

My column for this week.

April 28, 2016

Male cops caught on video harassing lesbian inside womens' bathroom

So in the name of keeping men out of bathrooms, men with guns are sent into bathrooms. To whom does this make the slightest sense?

Texas Lt. Governor Announces Boycott of Trans--Friendly Businesses

Let's see how that works for you, Mr. Patrick.

Tennessee governor signs "religious freedom" bill enabling counselors to decline to treat LGBT patients

April 26, 2016

Ted Cruz Tells Transgender Women to Only Use the 'Bathroom at Home'

Sen. Cruz, we are not going to have that kind of country. We are going to defeat you and your intolerant crew.

April 25, 2016

@MaraKeisling just used ladies room in NC Capitol. #HB2 is unenforceable, even in Pat McCrory's own office bldg!

Keisling delivers NC NAACP's proposed NC Hmn Rights Act to Gov McCrory

April 24, 2016

Student Came Out as Non Binary in an Emotional Address to Obama Over Transgender issues

President Obama, at a Q&A in London on Saturday, answers a question from transgender student Maria Munir.

WATCH: Michelle Obama Denounces New Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom’ Law

April 23, 2016

Westboro's protest of a school's gender-neutral restroom turns violent

#UgandaLGBT community releases report on anti-LGBT abuses

Virginia Senate fails to override religious freedom bill veto

Good for Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

April 22, 2016

Obama: Anti-LGBTI laws in North Carolina and Mississippi 'wrong' and should be 'overturned'

April 21, 2016

ESPN fires Curt Schilling for anti-trans Facebook post

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin doesn't like it. #RendingMyGarments

Transgender suicide hotline calls double since North Carolina's #HB2

On your doorstep, NC Republicans.

April 19, 2016

Federal Civil Rights Commission Condemns Anti-LGBT Law

US Appeals Court rules in favor of transgender student in Virginia bathroom policy case

D.C. transgender woman murdered in Rockville hotel

An awful reminder of our unfinished work.

April 07, 2016

"The Daily Show" offers must-see takedown of "The Trans Panic Epidemic'"

Charles Barkley slams North Carolina over anti-LGBT law

Thank you, Sir Charles.

New study shows how to shift anti-transgender attitudes

Our old friend Bob Roehr reports in Scientific American on a new study published in Science which shows that door-to-door canvassing conversations can change voters' minds.

Tennessee to allow therapists to discriminate against LGBT clients

April 05, 2016

PayPal Cancels Expansion Into North Carolina 'As a Result' of Anti-LGBT Law

March 29, 2016

Transgender Student Settles Locker Room Case With University Of Pittsburgh

Our friend Dana Beyer writes:

Sensing they would lose on appeal, the University settled to benefit the student, and the arc bends just a little more today.

NC governor signs terrible law, then lies about it

The Ugly Fantasy at the Heart of Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills


"What You Need to Know About Anti-LGBT Laws in 60 Seconds"

Georgia Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Trans Woman Sexually Assaulted At Stonewall Inn

If those pushing bathroom panic bills truly cared about solving actual problems, they would be doing something to combat anti-trans violence.

March 23, 2016

"The Goal of 'Bathroom Bills' Is to Criminalize Being #Trans"

March 19, 2016

Vermont legislature moving towards banning conversion therapy

What the Supreme Court vacancy means for transgender equality

March 14, 2016

White House appoints first openly trans LGBT liaison

Congrats to Raffi Freedman-Gurspan.

March 08, 2016

New TSA body-scanner rule criticized as anti-trans

March 01, 2016

SD Gov. Daugaard vetoes anti-trans bathroom panic bill

Thank goodness. South Dakota Governor Daugaard has vetoed legislation that would have prohibited transgender students from using bathrooms that match their gender. Congrats to the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Transgender Law Center, and all who worked to persuade Gov. Daugaard to do the just and humane thing. More work ahead in states across the country, but this is encouraging.

February 23, 2016

Why "The Danish Girl" matters

Liberty Counsel lawsuit against Va. school district dismissed

February 16, 2016

Setback: South Dakota's anti-trans bill has passed the State Senate