Latest Gender identity News

The Idaho House of Representatives debates legislation in the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Idaho lawmakers moved forward with legislation banning transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates despite a federal court ruling declaring such a ban unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Idaho targets transgender people, birth certificate changes

Feb. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers moved forward Thursday with legislation banning transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates despite a federal court ruling declaring such a ban unconstitutional. Ohio and Tennessee are the only other states in the country where transgender...

Washington approves banning 'gay panic' defense of homicide

Feb. 27, 2020 4:15 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A measure prohibiting homicide defendants from claiming a defense that panic brought on by a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity has been passed by lawmakers in Washington state. Nine states — California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey New...

High school track athletes Alanna Smith, left, Selina Soule, center and and Chelsea Mitchell prepare to speak at a news conference outside the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. The three girls have filed a federal lawsuit to block a state policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

Lawyer: Win over transgender runner shouldn't affect suit

Feb. 27, 2020 12:50 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for three Connecticut high school runners suing to block the participation of transgender athletes in girls sports say recent victories on the track by one of their clients should have no bearing on the lawsuit. Chelsea Mitchell, of Canton High School, beat transgender...

Democratic state Rep. Muffy poses in the hallway of the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Idaho moved closer Wednesday to banning transgender women from competing in women's sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional and uncertainties about how the NCAA might react. Davis, a seven-time medalist in Paralympic Games, said it could limit female participation because of the tests. (AP Photo/Keith Riddler)

Idaho moves closer to ban on transgender women in athletics

Feb. 26, 2020 7:37 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho moved closer Wednesday to banning transgender women from competing in women's sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional and uncertainties about how the NCAA might react. A measure that overwhelmingly passed in the Republican-led state House of Representatives...

Editorial Roundup: US

Feb. 26, 2020 7:11 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 26 The Minnesota Star Tribune on the coronavirus: As fears mount over coronavirus, perspective is in order. If you’re reading this editorial, chances are you’ve already survived a pandemic, the term for when an epidemic goes...

Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, waits to address a press conference ahead of the floor votes on SB 868, the Virginia Values Act, The event was held in the Jefferson Room of the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. In the background is Mara Keisling, Executive Director of The National Center for Transgender Equality. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia lawmakers send LGBTQ protections bill to governor

Feb. 26, 2020 3:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill that advocates said will make the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Adam Ebbin, prohibits discrimination on the basis...

Puerto Rico governor believes fatal shooting is hate crime

Feb. 25, 2020 12:35 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The recent killing of a person believed to be a transgender woman that has shocked and angered many in Puerto Rico is likely a hate crime, Gov. Wanda Vázquez said Tuesday. While no one has been arrested, she said the investigation into the fatal shooting of a person...

Republicans to honor girls suing over transgender policy

Feb. 24, 2020 5:32 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans will honor three high school runners who are suing to block a policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports, the party chairman said Monday. Chelsea Mitchell, Alanna Smith and Selina Soule will be given the party's Courage Award at a...

Transgender godmother Camila Prins, representing the Colorado do Bras samba school, performs at Carnival in the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Prins entered the parade grounds, in a costume of feathers that displayed her sinuous body, fulfilling a dream nearly three decades old. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

Feb. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three decades old. Prins says she first realized she wanted to be a woman at a Carnival party at age 11, when, like the...

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves to an overflow crowd before addressing a larger rally during a campaign event Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Warren rallies packed Seattle crowd, slams Bloomberg

Feb. 22, 2020 11:24 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren rallied a rowdy crowd in Seattle Saturday night as ballots for Washington state's March 10 presidential primary began arriving in mailboxes of the state’s nearly 4.5 million voters. “I’m not in this fight to talk about...