Latest Gender identity News

AP-NORC poll: Still some extra hurdles for LGBT candidates

Jun. 25, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A sizable number of U.S. voters say they'd have some hesitancy about supporting an LGBT candidate for president, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. In fact it's an issue for many more than a candidate's race or gender. In the poll, 32%...

Philadelphia police outline new transgender policy

Jun. 25, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police must use a person's chosen name and pronoun when interacting with someone who is transgender, regardless of what is listed on their government-issued identification card. The change is part of a new police department policy announced Tuesday that addresses how police...

Kansas to allow trans residents to change birth certificates

Jun. 24, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will allow transgender people to change their birth certificates so the documents reflect their gender identities under a legal settlement that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's young administration and LGBTQ-rights advocates announced Monday. The agreement ends a federal lawsuit...

Stories of Stonewall: How the LGBTQ rebellion left a legacy

Jun. 24, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Olenick was 19 and living a secret social life, letting loose with friends at a speakeasy-like bar with blacked-out windows and one of the few floors in town where men danced with other men. Then the lights came on and the police strode into the Stonewall Inn. Adrenaline pumping,...

Stonewall: How a raid and rebellion became a rights movement

Jun. 24, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Olenick was 19 and living a secret social life, letting loose with friends at a speakeasy-like bar with blacked-out windows and one of the few floors in town where men danced with other men. Then the lights came on and the police strode into the Stonewall Inn. Adrenaline pumping,...

Documents reveal new details in bitter Semenya-IAAF battle

Jun. 22, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

Caster Semenya was accused by the IAAF of intentionally running slowly at times to mask her alleged advantage from elevated natural testosterone, according to recently released court documents. Semenya angrily denied the accusation. The exchange was included in 163 pages of court records from the South African...

Bond set for Texas man charged in death of transgender woman

Jun. 21, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A judge has set a $500,000 bond for a 22-year-old man charged in the killing of a transgender woman whose body was found in a Dallas lake. Ruben Alvarado made an initial court appearance Friday morning after his arrest Thursday. He's charged with murder in the death of 26-year-old Chynal...

Colorado shooter says he targeted kids over gender taunts

Jun. 21, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A high school student charged in a classmate's death during a Colorado school shooting told police that he planned the attack for weeks and intended to target classmates who repeatedly mocked his gender identity. Written summaries of police interviews with the two suspected shooters portray...

Colorado shooter says he targeted kids over gender taunts

Jun. 20, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A high school student charged in a classmate's death during a Colorado school shooting told police that he planned the attack for weeks and intended to target classmates who repeatedly mocked his gender identity. Written summaries of police interviews with the two suspected shooters portray...

House votes to block military transgender ban

Jun. 18, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday night to block President Donald Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service. The House passed, by a 243-183 vote, an amendment to block Trump's transgender ban from remaining in effect. The move still faces an...