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U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy: Time to strengthen transgender protections

Thursday, May 7, 2015
U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.)
The Massachusetts Democrat says his state is lagging behind 17 other states and Washington, D.C., which have extended public accommodations laws to transgender people. [...]

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California seeks to block inmate’s sex reassignment surgery

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
Officials want a federal appeals court to block a judge's order that the state immediately provide a transgender prisoner with sex reassignment surgery. [...]

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Hawaii legislature approves bill allowing birth certificate gender changes

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Thee state House and Senate approved a bill Tuesday that removes a surgical requirement, sending the bill to Gov. David Ige. [...]

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The Quest for Transgender Equality

Monday, May 4, 2015
Graham Bridgeman
The New York Times editorial board has launched a new series calling for transgender rights. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects transgender inmate’s appeal for sex change surgery

Monday, May 4, 2015
Michelle Kosilek
The court rejected an appeal from a convicted murderer who has been seeking taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery in prison. [...]

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Smith College votes to accept transgender applicants

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
Smith President Kathleen McCartney said in announcing the change that "In the years since Smith's founding, concepts of female identity have evolved." [...]

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Rick Santorum on Bruce Jenner: ‘If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman’

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Rick Santorum
Santorum, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, says he would "love and accept" Bruce Jenner as he transitions from male to female. [...]

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Bill to ease gender change on birth certificates advances in Hawaii legislature

Sunday, May 3, 2015
The proposal to allow people to change gender on their birth certificates without having to undergo surgery cleared a legislative hurdle. [...]

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Minnesota state Senate shoots down bathroom restrictions for transgender students

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Minnesota state capitol in St. Paul.
The Minnesota Senate has shot down a move to restrict transgender students' access to school restrooms and locker rooms. [...]

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Officials close investigation in trans teen’s suicide, refer to her as ‘Mr. Alcorn’ in final report

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Leelah Alcorn
The death of a troubled transgender teenager who begged people to fix society has been deemed a suicide. [...]

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