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Danica Roem becomes Virginia's first transgender woman elected official

Virginia made history last night when Danica Roem became the first transgender woman to become an elected official. Democrat candidate Danica Roem, 33, defeated Republican Robert G. Marshall and was elected as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in the state’s 13th District....

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 2:25pm

Trump asks court to drop lawsuit over his transgender military ban

Federal courts are considering blocking President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban and lawyers for the Trump administration are arguing it’s way too early — the Pentagon hasn’t even finalized the details. "That challenge is premature several times over,"...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:07pm

Here's how Trump is rolling back Obama policies on immigration, education and civil rights

As the Trump administration announced on Tuesday it would put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, the program became the latest target on a hit list of Obama-era programs President Donald Trump has been undoing since taking the Oval Office in January. In undoing his...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:26am

Transgender members in U.S. military may serve until study completed: Mattis

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday current policy regarding transgender personnel serving in the military would remain in place until he advises President Donald Trump on how to implement his directive on a transgender ban. Mattis said in a statement he would set up a panel of...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 9:10pm

White House gets ready to roll out transgender military ban amid pushback

The White House is reportedly getting ready to issue guidelines for President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban despite widespread pushback. The guidance is expected to come out in the coming days and the Pentagon will have six months to enact the ban, according to a Wall Street...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:36am

Trump said he did the military a favor by banning transgender troops

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he did the military a big favor by banning transgender troops, despite the fact he never consulted the Pentagon before making his announcement, leaving thousands of transgender service members’ fates uncertain. “It’s been a very...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:26pm

Why Doubt’s breakthrough trans scene almost never made it to air

Back at the start of July the fourth episode of Doubt’s debut season, Clean Burn, aired to little fanfare and was watched by just 1.62 million viewers. But in the middle of the episode was a scene that could have far-reaching repercussions, as it was the first to feature three trans...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:27pm

Coast Guard official says he will not 'turn back' on transgender servicemembers

The head of the U.S. Coast Guard is challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military and is sending a message of support for “out” service members. “I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you and you have made an...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 5:33pm

How to talk to your transgender kid about Trump

Despite campaign trail promises to fight for LGBTQ individuals, President Trump’s actions toward the community, especially transgenders, have been quite the opposite. First, Trump removed Obama-era bathroom protections for transgender students in February. Last week, he announced via Twitter...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:35am

Viagra costs military 5 times as much as healthcare would for transgender military troops

Citing the “tremendous medical costs” of treating transgender military members, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, but studies show his claim doesn’t really add up. “Our military must be focused on decisive...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:24pm

'Star Trek' actor, LGBT activist George Takei condemns Trump over militarytransgender ban

Actor George Takei didn’t hold back his anger over the transgender military ban announced Wednesday by President Donald Trump. Trump cited “tremendous medical costs and disruption” for his reasoning behind the decision, but thousands of troops currently already serving in the...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 4:10pm

Couple wins $100,000 dream wedding from Pride Month Tinder Success Story

Update July 11: Tinder announced the winners of the $100,000 dream wedding on Tuesday: Logan Peters and Ryan Holly. The couple’s wedding will be officiated by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Michelle Visage, who also helped select the couple as the winners....

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:36pm

In search for missing daughter, Donal Logue turns to former America's Most Wanted host

As the search continues for Donal Logue’s missing daughter, Jade, the “Gotham” actor has enlisted the help of crime and kidnapping activist John Walsh. Walsh is the former host of “America’s Most Wanted” and currently helms CNN’s “The Hunt with John...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:32am

Indian government releases video to show support for its transgender employees

An Indian government agency has produced a video to protect and support its transgender employees working for their transit company.  Kerala Information – the public relations department of Kerala, India –  published the video as a way to educate the public about...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 3:55pm

Male, female or X? Oregon adds third option to driver's licenses

Oregon became on Thursday the first U.S. state to allow residents to identify as other than male or female on state driver's licenses, a decision that transgender advocates called a victory. Under a policy unanimously adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission, residents can choose to...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 8:22pm

Chelsea Manning thanks Obama in first TV interview after release

Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, tearfully thanked former President Barack Obama for granting her clemency. In excerpts of an interview aired on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday, Manning said she...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:56pm

U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law

A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that a transgender woman could move forward with a sex discrimination lawsuit against her employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, even though it explicitly excludes transgender people from protection. The plaintiff, Kate Lynn Blatt, becomes the first...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 3:14pm

Chelsea Manning leaves prison to a US more accepting of transgender identity

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army soldier responsible for a massive leak of classified material, will walk out of prison on Wednesday after seven years to find a country that has grown more accepting of her transgender identity but less enamored with the cause that led to her incarceration. In 2010,...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:11am

Massachusetts lawmakers look to restrict voter-led petitions that could walkback freedom and equal rights

A year after establishing new anti-discrimination and access rights for transgender individuals, Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing to close the door on any initiative petitions that would restrict people's "freedom and equality" rights. An amendment to restrict voter-led petitions...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:45am

LGBT advocates seek to label opponents as U.S. hate groups

A liberal coalition on Thursday started a campaign to label socially conservative organizations that oppose transgender rights as hate groups, ratcheting up the antagonism between opposing sides on one of America's most contentious debates. The Eliminate Hate Campaign seeks to draw attention...

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 2:21pm