Latest Gender identity News

Column : Five things that are bugging me on a dreary day

Aug. 19, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

When you awake to a dreary day, it puts you in a bit of a mood. Especially when you're a journalist, which for some of us is essentially a synonym for grumpy cynic. Considering we're still more than four months way from Festivus and the annual Airing of the Grievances,...

Utah judge reverses law banning transgender kids from sports

Aug. 19, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Transgender girls in Utah will be given the opportunity to participate in female sports as the school year begins after a judge on Friday reversed a ban pending legal challenges from parents. Instead of an outright ban, transgender girls will now go before a...

Utah officials secretly investigated female athlete's gender

Aug. 18, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school athletics association secretly investigated a female athlete — without telling her or her parents — after receiving complaints from the parents of two girls she had defeated in competition questioning whether the girl was transgender. ...

Children's hospitals harassed over transgender care programs

Aug. 17, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Doctors and other staffers at Boston Children’s Hospital are being threatened with violence over its surgical program for transgender youths, administrators said, and other U.S. children’s hospitals are also being harassed online. Boston Children’s is home to...

DeSantis sued by Florida prosecutor he removed over abortion

Aug. 17, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An elected Florida prosecutor who was removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis because of his positions on abortion and transgender rights filed suit Wednesday to get his job back, saying the Republican leader violated his First Amendment rights. DeSantis...

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Aug. 16, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ellia Green realized as a young child -- long before becoming an Olympic champion -- that a person’s identity and a gender assigned at birth can be very different things. Now, about 20 years later, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning...

‘Don’t Say Gay’ law confuses some Florida schools

Aug. 15, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a law critics call “Don’t Say Gay” — and some teachers have worried that family pictures on their desks could get them in trouble. As students return from...

Lawmaker, Florida school at odds on alleged bathroom attack

Aug. 12, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say they will investigate a lawmaker’s allegation that a transgender student may have sexually assaulted a female student in a middle school bathroom over the summer — a rumored attack that school district officials say never occurred and that...

LGBTQ groups denounce Florida plan to limit transgender care

Aug. 12, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — LGBTQ and health groups have denounced a new rule by Florida health officials set to take effect later this month to restrict Medicaid insurance coverage for gender dysphoria treatments for transgender people. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration filed the...

Pope Francis meets transgender guests of Rome church

Aug. 11, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has met with a fourth group of transgender people who found shelter at a Rome church, the Vatican newspaper reported Thursday. L’Osservatore Romano said the encounter took place Wednesday on the sidelines of Francis’ weekly general audience. The...