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Equalities minister: Lloyds ‘leading the way’ by offering private gender surgery to staff
The Minister for Women and Equalities has praised Lloyds Lloyds Banking for offering gender reassignment surgery as part of their staff private healthcare plan.

Ferry firm told to remove ‘ladies’ and ‘gents’ loo signs after transgender woman’s protest
A ferry firm which runs services from Portsmouth has removed the words ‘ladies’ and ‘gents’ from toilet doors on its ships -after a transgender woman complained they were discriminatory.
Trans woman wins Condor Ferries discrimination case after being told to use disabled toilet

Israeli transgender women ready for contest finals
Miss Trans Israel pageant, to be held at the national theater in Tel Aviv, brings together contestants of all religions
Israeli Arab Ballerina Takes Crown in Israel's First Transgender Beauty Pageant

“After 35 years, I am in university for my usurped right to education”
With trans activist Ebru Kırancı, we talked about her beginning university after 35 years, notes, future plans, and school life.

Two booked in transgender murder case
Police have arrested two out of three accused involved in the murder of Alisha, a transgender, while raids were being conducted to nab the third one who is still at large, a senior official said on Thursday.
‘Kill all of us’

Rights of the transgender community
It is very distressing to witness transgenders face humiliation and violence on a regular basis. Members of the community are considered subhuman by many. They are among the most vulnerable segments of our society. They are considered outsiders and we make them feel belittled and humiliated for their looks and existence without realising they are in this body by nature and birth.

Single-sex schools in transition as transgender students gain acceptance
It wasn't easy for Jeremy Beach to come out as a transgender male at an all-girl Catholic high school.

[New Zealand]
Tranzaction dedicated to Chch community
New transgender organisation, Tranzaction has had its first meeting and has expressed interest in supporting and advocating for the trans community in Christchurch.

Ontario takes Halton Catholic board to task on anti-bullying policy
Anthony Quinn raised concerns that ultimately led to vote striking down updated discipline policy
Halton Catholic school board under fire for turfing LGBT policy

Jayne Ellen Heideck wanted for arson at Montreal SRS Clinic
According to Montreal Gazette, the warrant was issued on Thursday out of the Montreal courthouse. Jayne Ellen Heideck, 42, of Kelowna, B.C., is accused of five different criminal charges in the warrant including arson with a disregard for human life, breaking and entering and arson by negligence.

Transgender man speaks out about alleged sexual assault
A transgender man is speaking out after he said he was sexually assaulted in a taxi.

New Brunswick will now cover gender-confirming surgeries
Transgender individuals will be able to change their birth certificates to match their gender identities

Family Research Council Applauds Texas, officials from 10 other States for Standing up to Obama Administration's School Bathroom, Locker Room Directive
Family Research Council (FRC) commends the state of Texas and 10 other state leaders including Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arizona, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia for coming together in a lawsuit against the Obama administration's guidance to schools throughout the country directing school administrators to allow self-identified "transgender" students to use the locker room and bathrooms of the student's choosing.

'Christian' Online Processing Service Promises to Fund Anti-LGBT Hate Group
Anti-LGBT hate group American Family Association has found a new way to fund their agenda of discrimination.

Bill O'Reilly: Conservatives Are Being "Oppressed And Marginalized" By Bathroom Bills
O'Reilly: "When You Have The Federal Government Ordering Schools To Allow Any Gender To Shower, I Mean, That's An Oppression"
Sandy Rios: Transgender Rights Will 'Mainstream Pedophilia' And 'Create Chaos'

11 States Sue Over Obama's School Transgender Directive
Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
Lambda Legal Weighs Options as Texas and Other States Sue Federal Government for Protecting Transgender People
Sorry, GOP! You can’t sue Barack Obama over transgender bathrooms: ACLU
Multiple states sue Obama admin. to protect student privacy, prevent lawless federal overreach

LGBT Advocates Issue Revised Guidelines for Hospitals Treating Transgender Patients
Lambda Legal, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the LGBT Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, with pro bono assistance from Hogan Lovells US, LLP, and Proskauer Rose LLP, today released an update to their ground-breaking 2013 publication that provided guidance to hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients.

Daubenmire: Obama Is The Devil's Son
“Coach” Dave Daubenmire, an Ohio-based Religious Right activist, called President Obama “the most unchristian president in the history of America” and the son of the devil on conservative radio show “Talkback with Chuck Wilder” on Tuesday.
Daubenmire: Real Men Would Use 'Pitchforks And Torches' To Settle Transgender Bathroom Debate

Donald Trump Can’t Decide Whether Transgender People Should Have Protections Or Not
Last month, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump broke with his party’s orthodoxy and came out against a North Carolina law that bans schools and public buildings from accommodating transgender individuals’ bathroom use.

Walmart refuses to state its transgender bathroom policy after repeated requests
Walmart, the country's biggest retailer, is staying silent about its transgender bathroom policies.

House GOP Kills Bill That Would Uphold Protections for LGBT Federal Contractors
House Republicans voted down an energy spending measure that included an amendment that prohibited discrimination against LGBT federal contractors.
House votes to protect Obama’s LGBT executive order

A State-By-State Look at Proposals Dealing With LGBT Rights
Legislation has been proposed in states across the country addressing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, including some proposals that critics say would legalize discrimination. Many of the proposals would protect clergy, businesses and those who decline to employ or serve people based on religious beliefs. Eleven states - Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah, Georgia and Texas - announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. Here's a look at legislation around the country:

Alabama Police Call Anti-Trans KKK Fliers a 'Free Speech Issue'
Local police in Dothan, Alabama are shrugging off the threat of transphobic fliers by a group claiming to be from a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, reports.

Arkansas Could Take Legal Action on Transgender Bathroom Issue
Eleven states are suing the Obama administration over a directive about transgender students in public schools. Arkansas is not among them, but the state's attorney general says that could change.

Lambda Legal Sues California Barbershop for Refusing to Serve Transgender Customer
Lambda Legal and the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson today filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court against a southern California barbershop alleging the business violated California’s civil rights laws when it denied Kendall Oliver, who is transgender, a haircut based on religious objections to serving customers who are female or perceived as female.

California transgender bathroom challenge wins procedural victory
A group challenging California’s transgender bathroom law won a procedural victory in court on Friday, coming one step closer to putting the issue of restroom and locker room access to a popular vote.

Traumatized at the Giant
Ebony Belcher was thrown out of a Giant in DC by a lesbian security guard for using her restroom of choice

Gov. Scott Likens Obama Guidance on Transgender Equality to “Blackmail”
Gov. Rick Scott issued his harshest comments yet about the federal government’s guidance on how public schools should treat transgender students, but stopped short of saying whether his administration would enter the fray against the Obama administration’s controversial initiative.

Atlanta transgender military members, veterans await end to ban
Sept. 20, 2011 marked the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) and the beginning of lesbian, gay and bisexual U.S. armed forces service members being allowed to serve openly for the first time. While that was a momentous occasion for the LGB community, it left out, as often happens, the T.

Branstad weighs options on school transgender controversy
Iowa is not joining 11 states in a federal lawsuit to stop the Obama administration's directive for transgender access to school facilities, but Gov. Terry Branstad isn't ruling out anything, a spokesman says.

Idaho to support states in school transgender bathroom suit
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says Idaho will soon weigh in on a lawsuit opposing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

Federal Overreach Jeopardizes Students’ Privacy
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a motion requesting a preliminary injunction in the case Students and Parents for Privacy v. United States Department of Education. In this matter, ADF sued the Department of Education (DOE), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and Township High School District 211 on behalf of 50 families in the Chicago area. The lawsuit challenges the DOE’s and DOJ’s unprecedented and unlawful mandate that public schools—under threat of losing their Title IX funding—allow students to use the restrooms corresponding to their self-affirmed gender identity, not their biological sex. It also challenges District 211’s implementation of that mandate, to the detriment of its students.

Northwestern Indiana City Approves LGBT Protections
Officials in a northwestern Indiana city have approved a local ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Kansas legislators asked to sign letter against U.S. transgender bathroom guidance
House Speaker Ray Merrick’s letter blasts federal advisory to let transgender students use facilities of their gender identity
Some lawmakers continue to push for a formal House resolution
Opponents say anti-LGBT statements threaten students and the state’s business climate

Louisiana senate kills LGBT nondiscrimination hiring bill
A New Orleans senator’s bid to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was killed Tuesday by the Louisiana Senate, with no debate from senators against the bill.
Louisiana GOP Attorney General Lies Like Crazy While Attacking Transgender Rights
Edwards, Landry at odds over LGBT, transgender policies

Massachusetts State House committee keeps vote on transgender anti-discrimination bill secret
The powerful Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee is declining to release the names of lawmakers who voted for or against the controversial transgender anti-discrimination bill.

LePage joins lawsuit by 10 states seeking to void Obama’s transgender directive
His action in the debate over school bathroom access, taken in a personal capacity without involving the state itself, upsets Maine's LGBT advocates.

Sen. pushes bill limiting transgender bathroom access
State Sen. Tom Casperson introduced controversial legislation Wednesday that would limit school bathroom and locker room access for transgender students but require schools to offer single-occupancy or unisex bathrooms in some cases.
Bill would ban Michigan's transgender students from using certain restrooms
Schuette to feds: Retract transgender student directive
State Senator Introduces Anti-Trans Bathroom Legislation

U Senate approves resolution on transgender bathroom access
The resolution would allow people to use restrooms matching their gender identity

Dayton: Lawmakers Punished H.S. League Over Transgender Policy
Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota lawmakers punished the State High School League because of Republican opposition to the league’s transgender athlete policy.

Mississippi to join lawsuit over transgender directive
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the state will join a lawsuit with Texas and 10 other states over federal directives — and threat of loss of federal education dollars — on transgender bathroom policy in public schools.

US Sen. Richard Burr Mum After Saying LGBT Law Went Too Far
North Carolina's senior senator is staying mum about his comments that a new state law limiting some legal protections for LGBT people and directing which bathrooms transgender people could use "was far too expansive."
Brad Paisley writes parody song about HB2 on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
Local restaurant owners say business has slowed since HB2
Charlotte City Council Rejects Taking Responsibility For HB2’s Consequences
After HB2, some Charlotte businesses add gender-neutral bathrooms
As HB2 debate rages, Durham schools discuss approach
NC furniture market could show impact of HB2 boycott

AG Stenehjem mulls joining transgender bathroom lawsuit
The office of Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is considering whether to join officials from 11 other states in a legal battle with the federal government over transgender bathroom policy.

Transgender Woman Says She Was Harassed and Told to Leave After Using Bathroom at NJ McDonald's
A Delaware transgender woman says she was harassed and told to leave a Gloucester County McDonald’s after she used the women's bathroom.

Cops Seek Three in Park Slope Attack on Trans Woman
Police are searching for three men suspected of bashing a transgender woman in the late morning on May 13 in Park Slope.

Anti-Target transphobe arrested for shackling girl in basement
After police in Toledo, Ohio, arrested a father and son on suspicion they had held the man’s teenage stepdaughter in chains in their basement, they began an investigation into who these men were. The answer for at least one of them turns out to be a transphobe.

DeWine: Obama transgender school bathroom directive ‘absurd’
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said President Barack Obama’s directive on transgender students and school bathroom use is “absurd.”

House passes resolution supporting lawsuit over federal transgender restroom policy
The state House of Representatives passed a concurrent resolution Thursday supporting Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's decision to participate in a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its student transgender restroom policy.

State agency: SEPTA should adhere to city antibias laws
In a legal filing this week, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission expressed support for the city's position that SEPTA should comply with the city's LGBT-inclusive antibias law.

MontCo trans youth granted name change
A Montgomery County trans boy this week was granted a legal name change, almost a year after his initial petition was filed in court.

Texas sues federal government because protecting all children is unconstitutional
Texas today joined 10 other states in a lawsuit against the federal government to stop an Obama administration directive that requires all students — including transgender students — be protected and treated equally.
The False Premise Texas Is Using To Challenge Transgender Protections
Paxton Shopped Transgender Policy to Second School District
Texas Attorney General tells Fox & Friends that transgender “Bathroom Battle” is “about men deciding to be women and switching back the next day”

Transgender supporters say Utah's lawsuit on transgender bathrooms could backfire
Members of Utah's LGBTQ community, say a recent lawsuit filed by 11 states, including Utah, against the Obama administration because of it's directive on transgender bathrooms, may inadvertently lead to more federal rights for transgender people.

Dad attacked in front of his kids because of bathroom panic hysteria
A father shopping at Walmart in Clinton, Utah, told KSL-TV his decision to bring his 5-year-old daughter into the store’s men’s room, along with his 7-year-old son, sparked an argument that got him punched and kicked in front of his children.

Transgender man attacked in Burlington
Police in Burlington are investigating a possible hate crime after a transgender man was beaten unconscious.

Vermont governor signs conversion therapy ban
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday signed a bill that bans so-called conversion therapy to minors.

New report finds human rights violations pervasive against transgender women in Mexico
Transgender Law Center and the Cornell Law School LGBT Clinic today released a publication, “Report on Human Rights Conditions of Transgender Women in Mexico,” demonstrating that transgender women in Mexico face pervasive discrimination, hatred, violence, police abuse, rape, torture, and murder. The report, intended to assess country conditions in Mexico to inform immigration judges and asylum officers in the U.S., found that conditions have actually worsened for transgender women since same-sex marriage became available in Mexico in 2010.