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Labour’s first openly transgender candidate Emily Brothers applies to run in Tooting by-election
'I can make a difference - having a track record in campaigning for equality and with personal experience of disability and going through gender transition. That demonstrates resilience'

Labour Party’s first transgender councillor elected
The Labour Party has elected its first openly transgender councillor.

Chinese man loses in country's 1st transgender labor dispute
A Chinese transgender man said he was disappointed but will continue to fight for equality after a labor arbitration panel on Tuesday rejected his complaint that he was fired unfairly, in China's first transgender job discrimination case.

Philippines transgender politician celebrates historic win
Geraldine Roman on Tuesday celebrated overcoming "bigotry, hatred and discrimination" as results showed she had become the first transgender politician to win a congressional seat in the predominantly Catholic Philippines.

Transgender student opts for home-schooling to avoid being called a girl
‘People kept misgendering me. I felt like I wasn’t valid,’ says David James Lazure, 14

Transgender Rights Make Progress
May 9—HR professionals should be careful not to include transgendered employees as an indistinguishable component of a larger LGBT community, delegates at the Human Resources Management Association conference in Vancouver were told April 27.

Fox’s Tucker Carlson: Transgender Equality Is A "Solution In Search Of A Problem”
Carlson: “The Democratic Leadership With Its Obsessions Over Transgender Bathrooms … They’re On Another Planet”

'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch Sends Anti-Trans Email Over Bathroom Laws
Surprise, surprise: "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson, who made headlines a few years ago after using homophobic language in a GQ interview, is back at lashing out against the LGBT community.

A Flood of New Litigation on LGBT Rights
May has brought a flood of litigation over LGBT rights in the federal courts. During the first few days of the month, half a dozen federal lawsuits were filed addressing either the transgender bathroom issue or continuing state-level resistance to marriage equality.

Debate Over Transgender Bathroom Access Spreads Nationwide
There was a showdown in Houston last fall. This spring, North Carolina became the battleground. By now, confrontations have flared across the country over whether to protect or curtail the right of transgender people to use public restrooms in accordance with their gender identity.

Lambda Legal and Transgender Law Center Petition VA to Provide Surgery for Transgender Veterans
Late yesterday, Lambda Legal and Transgender Law Center, with co-counsel WilmerHale, petitioned with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to change the rule that categorically excludes transition-related surgery for transgender veterans.

Transgender Fight in North Carolina May Hinge On 1964 Law
The legal battle over which bathrooms transgender people can use in North Carolina turns on a deceptively simple question: Can a law, written in the heat of the civil rights movement generations ago, apply to people the drafters never intended to cover?

The speedy evolution of the term transgender
When was the first time you used the word "transgender?"

In show of support for transgender people, Assembly acts to make single-user restrooms gender-neutral
As other states restrict the ability of transgender people to choose which bathrooms to use, the California Assembly on Monday voted to make single-user restrooms in public and government buildings “all gender,” so that anyone can use any restroom.
California Assembly passes gender-neutral restrooms bill

Controversy Over UCLA Students' Anti-Transgender Bathroom Signs
One of the students pictured holding the poster said she was shocked at the response.

Accident or murder? Trial underway in death of transgender activist Zoraida Reyes
A man who admitted to strangling a transgender woman accidentally killed her during an intense sexual encounter before dumping her body in Anaheim in a state of fear, his attorney argued on Tuesday.

Colorado Springs man dons wig to protest Target transgender rule, but retailer not alone in equalizing facilities
Store security asked Joseph Martone Jr. to leave SuperTarget Tuesday, while he was outside the entrance protesting the company's policy that lets people use store bathrooms of the gender with which they identify.

Jax employment laws now prohibit discrimination for "sexual orientation, gender identity or expression"
It was just a few months ago that Jacksonville’s Mayor directed his administration to bring all City employment-related laws in to compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination protections.

ACLU wants to intervene in Dist. 211 transgender lawsuit
The American Civil Liberties Union hopes to intervene in the lawsuit parents and students filed against Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 and the U.S. Department of Education last week over a transgender student's limited access to a girls locker room.
ACLU Plans To Intervene In Lawsuit Over Illinois Transgender Student's Locker Room Access

NAFC school board OKs transgender protections
Protections for transgender students and longer suspensions were among the items approved at Monday's New Albany-Floyd County School Board meeting – the last one of the school year.

Senate seen as unlikely to adopt House transgender language
The state Senate is unlikely to add to legislation banning discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations, a provision that would facilitate legal action against anyone who makes an “improper” claim of gender identity, Senate President Stan Rosenberg said Tuesday.

Baltimore mayor bans government travel to N.C., Mississippi over transgender laws
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has banned government travel to North Carolina and Mississippi over the states' controversial transgender laws.

Some parents protest board of education's plan to protect transgender students
But the president of the state board asserts the state has a responsibility to protect transgenders from bullying in the schools.
Residents pack State Board meeting on gay, transgender student guidelines

Some Michigan schools ahead of state on gender identity
As the State Board of Education prepares Tuesday to revisit controversial gender-identity guidelines for public schools, some districts already are ahead of the curve.

New London-Spicer School Board tables transgender inclusion policy
On a 5-2 vote Monday, as a crowd of more than 200 people watched, the New London-Spicer School Board tabled a proposed transgender inclusion policy.

Lawsuit Targets Registrar of Vital Records to Stop HB 1523 Before Law Goes Into Effect This July
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Mississippi today filed a lawsuit to challenge an anti-LGBT law passed this spring that allows public officials and businesses to refuse to serve gay and transgender individuals.
ACLU Sues Mississippi Over 'Religious Rights' Law

Mississippi Governor Slams ACLU Over Lawsuit
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is criticizing the American Civil Liberties Union over the group's federal lawsuit that seeks to block a law that will let workers cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage to deny services to people.

North Carolina’s House Bill 2 Puts $4.8 Billion in Federal Funding At Risk
Today, the U.S. Department of Justice notified North Carolina state officials that House Bill 2, the North Carolina law restricting restroom access based on biological sex, violates the non-discrimination requirements of federal laws including Title IX of the Education Amendments, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. As a result of these violations, House Bill 2 puts a total of $4.8 billion in federal funding at risk annually, according to a new analysis conducted by Christy Mallory, senior counsel, and Brad Sears, executive director, at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.
The toll of North Carolina's HB2 on transgender athletes
North Carolina School System to Allow Pepper Spray
HB2 continues to confuse, divide conservatives: Burr rebukes McCrory
North Carolina’s Top Attorney: Governor Didn’t Tell Me He Was Suing Over Bathroom Law
UNC Board: Next step is to seek legal counsel
New NC bill looks to overturn House Bill 2
At the University of North Carolina, no resolution to tense standoff over transgender ‘bathroom law’
North Carolina Police Say They Can't Enforce Transgender Bathroom Law
Justice Department takes clear, bold action against North Carolina’s HB2
ACLU and Lambda Legal Support DOJ Lawsuit Against North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law
ACLU and Lambda Legal Statement on North Carolina’s Lawsuit Against Federal Government
Justice Department Response to North Carolina Lawsuit
Attorney General Lynch vows the Obama administration will fight NC ‘bathroom law’ with ‘everything we have’
NC Governor Makes Desperate, Last-Ditch Effort To Save His State’s Anti-LGBT Bathroom Law
The legal fight over North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law, in 4 questions
2 People Affected by North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Speak Out
Family Research Council Commends NC Governor for Standing Up to DOJ's Bullying
HB 2 Author Lauds N.C. Gov. McCrory's 'Excellent Decisions'

Local N.D. school districts give their stances on transgender bathroom issue
The right of transgender individuals to use the bathroom with which they identify is a conversation that continues to dominate the national stage.

Pine-Richland board aims to have policy for transgender students by fall
The Pine-Richland School Board will attempt to have a policy on transgender students in place by the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Berkeley County School Board seeks legal counsel on transgender bathroom debate
The Berkeley County School Board decided Tuesday night it would continue to allow transgender students to use the bathroom with which they identify on a case by case basis.

Debate rages over Fort Worth ISD superintendent’s transgender bathroom policy
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick again called for the resignation of the Fort Worth school superintendent on Tuesday, protesting his implementation of a bathroom policy for transgendered students. But he was greeted with boos and several area figures told him to butt out.
Patrick rails against Fort Worth ISD transgender policy
Patrick Draws Fire for "Fake Outrage" Over FW Bathroom Policy

HISD: Non-discrimination policy in place
Houston Independent School District has a non-discrimination policy that includes gender expression but the district says it handles transgender bathroom issues on a case-by-case basis.

Herring: Gay, transgender discrimination also violates Va. rules
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has issued a legal opinion that says discrimination against gay and transgender people in violation of federal law can also be considered violations of sex discrimination protections under Virginia law.

As the courts consider lawsuits over transgender bathroom use, schools take a cautious approach
When Alexander Chapman returned for his junior year at Manchester High School in Chesterfield County, he was literally coming back to school as a new person.

Students walk out to protest transgender policy
More than two dozen students briefly walked out of class Monday at Green Mountain Union High School to protest what they called discriminatory treatment of a transgender student.

Washington’s gender-identity bathroom law contested
A special legislative committee is being asked to reject a Washington law that allows transgender people to use public restrooms based on their gender identity, not their anatomy.