Latest Gender identity News

Wyoming court to rule on birth certificate gender changes

Mar. 30, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

The Wyoming Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case that would determine whether transgender residents can change the genders on their birth certificates. The case could decide if the Laramie County District Court has jurisdiction to recognize a change of sex by a transgender woman, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle...

In this Oct. 28, 2019 photo, Egyptian transgender woman and activist Malak el-Kashif smokes a cigarette in the balcony of her apartment in Cairo, Egypt. She has been ostracized by her family and scorned by some who accuse her of tampering with God's creation. She has been attacked by others scandalized by her activism for LGBTQ rights. Legally, she still holds a male's identity card. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

In Egypt, transgender activist fights battle on many fronts

Mar. 29, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Malak el-Kashif left home on her birthday seven years ago. Walking into an uncertain future, she was underdressed for the weather and armed with little— except for some makeup, a few women’s accessories and 50 Egyptian pounds (at the time about six American dollars). “I...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. In a response to a lawsuit brought by three female high school runners, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference maintains that it is exempt from Title IX, that guarantees equal access to women and girls in education, including athletics. The lawsuit argues that male anatomy gives the transgender runners an unfair advantage in violation of Title IX. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

US Justice Department: Don't treat trans athletes as girls

Mar. 25, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in interscholastic sports. Attorney General William Barr signed what is known as a statement of interest Tuesday, arguing...

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Review: Trans woman and her sister learn acceptance, love

Mar. 25, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

“My Sister: How One Sibling’s Transition Changed Us Both,” Bold Type Books, by Selenis Leyva and Marizol Leyva In alternating chapters, Selenis Leyva of “Orange is the New Black” and her sister, Marizol Leyva, tell the heart-wrenching story of Marizol’s journey toward...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. In a response to a lawsuit brought by three female high school runners, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference maintains that it is exempt from Title IX, that guarantees equal access to women and girls in education, including athletics. The lawsuit argues that male anatomy gives the transgender runners an unfair advantage in violation of Title IX. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

State athletics body argues it is not subject to Title IX

Mar. 19, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

The organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut is arguing in a court filing that it is not subject to the federal law that guarantees equal access to women and girls in education, including athletics. The argument that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference is exempt from Title IX...

Correction: LT--Argentina-Transgender Newscaster story

Mar. 19, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a story March 17 about Argentina's first transgender newscaster, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the newscaster, Diana Zurco, said that she asserted her identity while a teenager by saying “I'm a trans boy.” In fact, she said: “I'm...

Idaho transgender women sports ban bill heads to governor

Mar. 18, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho bill banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional headed to the governor's desk on Wednesday. The House voted 54-16 to approve an amended version from the Senate. The measure would apply to all sports...

US naval officer sues over military transgender ban

Mar. 18, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. naval officer who is facing involuntary discharge because of a policy restricting transgender people from military service has filed a lawsuit that aims to force defense officials to allow her to continue serving. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday, is the first legal challenge to the...

Idaho bill targets transgender birth certificate changes

Mar. 17, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho legislation banning transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates despite a federal court ruling declaring such a law unconstitutional headed to the governor's desk on Tuesday, bringing the state closer to becoming one of less than a handful of states...

In this March 5, 2020 photo, Diana Zurco smiles during a rehearsal for her debut as the country’s first transgender newscaster, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her job as a co-anchor of Public Television's prime time evening news program is a milestone for an excluded community that is often the target of violence and has a life expectancy roughly half that of the rest of the population. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Argentine television gets its first transgender news anchor

Mar. 17, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diana Zurco did not attend her high school graduation because she refused to receive a diploma with her birth name. At 17 and considered a boy by school officials, she grew her hair long and adopted the name Diana after the alien character on the show “V” about...