Latest Gender identity News

AP PHOTOS: Pageant celebrates transgender life in India

Dec. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EST

GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Anilya Boro may not have won the crown at India's Miss Trans NE pageant this year, but having her parents there in support was a validation in its own right. “I must prove to my parents that I can do something as a girl,” said the 22-year-old. “I...

Review: Adeem the Artist’s album is engaging, topical, funny

Dec. 02, 2022 16:21 PM EST

“White Trash Revelry,” Adeem the Artist (Four Quarters/Thirty Tigers) “Going to Hell,” a banjo-driven romp on the new album “White Trash Revelry,” explains in jest the cause of Adeem the Artist's unspecified musical limitations. The East Tennessee-based...

Hockey Canada: 900-plus cases of on-ice discrimination

Dec. 02, 2022 12:37 PM EST

More than 900 documented or alleged incidents of on-ice discrimination like verbal taunts, insults and intimidation happened in Hockey Canada across all levels and age groups during the 2021-22 season. The national sport organization’s first-ever report that tracks the issue shows...

Trial over DeSantis removal of prosecutor on abortion ends

Dec. 01, 2022 19:42 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wasn't seeking political retaliation when he removed a prosecutor over abortion and transgender views, but simply wanted to ensure state law would be enforced, the governor's attorney told a federal judge Thursday. ...

Landmark trial on Arkansas trans youth medical ban wraps up

Dec. 01, 2022 18:34 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The nation's first trial on a ban on gender-confirming care for children ended Thursday, as Arkansas wrapped up its case defending the prohibition with testimony from an endocrinologist opposed to such treatments for minors. U.S. District Judge Jay Moody,...

ACLU warns Tenn. hospital over transgender treatment policy

Dec. 01, 2022 14:52 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Civil rights advocates say a Memphis hospital is no longer providing gender-affirming surgeries, a move they argue is illegal and discriminatory. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare...

Democratic lawmaker charged with stalking in New Hampshire

Nov. 30, 2022 10:20 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker convicted in August of repeatedly texting 911 during non-emergencies is now jailed on a stalking charge related to a Facebook post. Rep. Stacie Laughton, 37, of Nashua, who was arrested Nov. 12, is accused of violating a court order...

Colorado governor visits shooting site as community heals

Nov. 29, 2022 22:10 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In a crowded brewery, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis embraced Richard Fierro, the veteran hailed as a hero after tackling a shooter who killed five people and injured 17 others at the LGBTQ enclave Club Q last week. There was a festive atmosphere Tuesday...

Prosecutor suspended by DeSantis testifies as lawsuit begins

Nov. 29, 2022 16:42 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis opened his federal civil trial against the governor Tuesday with testimony that alleged his removal was based on his personal political positions on abortion and transgender rights. Andrew Warren, a...

Landmark trial over Arkansas youth gender care ban resumes

Nov. 28, 2022 20:01 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A psychiatrist called to the stand by Arkansas as the state defends its ban on gender-affirming care for children said Monday he was concerned about the impact the law could have on some transgender youth who would see their treatments cut off. Dr. Stephen...