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Florida clinic agrees to pay $150k in transgender employee’s discrimination suit

Monday, April 13, 2015
Lakeland Eye Clinic, Lakeland, Fla.
A central Florida eye clinic has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve a discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of a transgender employee who was terminated. [...]

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California corrections department to appeal judge’s order backing inmate’s sex change

Saturday, April 11, 2015
California's corrections department said Friday that it will appeal a federal judge's order that it immediately provide a transgender inmate with sex-reassignment surgery. [...]

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Transgender advocates furious over Nevada proposed ‘bathroom bill’

Friday, April 10, 2015
Nevada state capitol in Carson City
Transgender activists and progressive groups say they're appalled with a proposed Nevada law forcing students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex. [...]

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Georgia prison officials change transgender inmate policy

Friday, April 10, 2015
Georgia prison officials are changing how they treat inmates with gender identity conditions, just days after the U.S. Justice Department weighed in on a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner. [...]

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Bullied transgender teen dies in apparent suicide

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Taylor Alesana
Family members confirmed that 16-year-old Taylor Alesana, who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at high school, took her life on April 2. [...]

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Maryland lawmakers ease birth certificate requirements for transgender residents

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
A measure to make it easier for transgender residents to get new birth certificates has cleared the Maryland General Assembly and now heads to Gov. Larry Hogan. [...]

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Elton John, Michael Stipe call for protection of transgender inmates

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Michael Stipe (left) and Elton John
Elton John and Michael Stipe are calling for the equal rights of transgender inmates following claims that a transgender woman was mistreated at a Georgia prison. [...]

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Justice Dept.: Prison must treat inmate’s gender identity as any other medical condition

Friday, April 3, 2015
Ashely Diamond
The Justice Department says prison officials must treat an inmate's gender identity condition just as they would treat any other medical or mental health condition. [...]

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Federal judge orders California to pay for transgender inmate’s sex change

Friday, April 3, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. [...]

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Judge: University of Pittsburgh transgender locker room ban didn’t discriminate

Thursday, April 2, 2015
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a transgender man who alleged the University of Pittsburgh expelled and subjected him to FBI scrutiny after a dispute over using a men's locker room. [...]

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