Latest Gender identity News

Transgender inmate who sued Idaho to get $2.5M in legal fees

Oct. 03, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Idaho and its prison medical care provider to pay more than $2.5 million in legal fees to a transgender inmate who sued after she was denied gender confirmation surgery. The cost, however, will not come out of taxpayer dollars....

New law aims to make California haven for transgender youth

Sep. 30, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new law aims to stop other states from punishing children who come to California for transgender surgeries and other gender-affirming care, a move that will intensify conflicts between Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and other Republican governors amid the country's...

Pakistan launches anti-harassment hotline for trans people

Sep. 30, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Friday launched a hotline for transgender people in an effort to protect them from discrimination and harassment, a senior government official said. Trans people in Pakistan are considered outcasts by many, especially in conservative areas in the...

Ex-Chicago cop faces civil rights charge for sexual abuse

Sep. 28, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police officer has been indicted on a federal civil rights charge for allegedly kidnapping and sexually abusing someone while on duty, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday. James Sajdak, 64, of Chicago, was charged with one count of deprivation of rights...

OU Health ceasing some gender care after funds threatened

Sep. 28, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Medical Center confirmed Wednesday it is planning to stop offering some gender-affirming medical treatments after state lawmakers threatened to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding earmarked for the University Hospitals Authority. ...

Effort to rescind revised sex education in WI district fails

Sep. 28, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — An effort to rescind a revised sex education curriculum in a suburban Milwaukee school district that includes instruction to students as young as kindergarteners has failed. The Wauwatosa School Board heard a rare motion Tuesday night to rescind the Human...

Virginia students protest Youngkin transgender policies

Sep. 27, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations. Beginning Tuesday morning,...

Transgender teacher, Maryland school district settle lawsuit

Sep. 27, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A transgender teacher who said she was harassed by students, parents and colleagues has settled a lawsuit with a Maryland school district with an agreement that includes policy changes and training. Attorneys for Jennifer Eller said the settlement reached...

Walmart to cover fertility treatments under insurance plan

Sep. 27, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with a fertility startup to offer benefits under its insurance plan that will help its workers expand their families. The nation’s largest retailer and private employer said Tuesday it’s partnering with New York-based Kindbody to offer...

Transgender deputy suing Georgia county goes to trial

Sep. 26, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy returned to court Monday for a civil trial seeking monetary damages from the Georgia county that employs her after a federal judge ruled her bosses illegally denied the deputy health coverage for gender-confirmation surgery. Sgt. Anna Lange...