Latest Gender identity News

FILE - This Dec. 10, 2014, file photo provided by the Idaho Department of Correction shows Adree Edmo. The U.S. Supreme Court won't put  the gender confirmation surgery on hold for Edmo, an Idaho transgender inmate, while a lawsuit over the procedure moves forward. The order on Thursday, May 21, 2020, means Edmo can continue getting pre-surgical treatments and potentially even gender confirmation surgery this year while Idaho officials wait to hear if the high court will consider their appeal. (Idaho Department of Correction via AP, File)

Supreme Court won't put transgender inmate surgery on hold

May. 21, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't put an Idaho transgender inmate's gender confirmation surgery on hold while a lawsuit over the procedure moves forward. The order on Thursday means Adree Edmo can continue getting pre-surgical treatments and potentially even gender confirmation surgery this...

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban listens to a question during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, May 15, 2020. Orban is on a one-day official visit to Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Hungary bans legal recognition of its transgender citizens

May. 19, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation banning the legal recognition of transgender citizens. Amendments to the law on the birth, death and marriage registry, approved mostly by deputies from Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party, will prevent transgender...

Albanian psychologists ban so-called conversion therapy

May. 16, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Gay rights organizations on Saturday welcomed a decision by the governing body of psychologists in Albania to prohibit the so-called conversion therapy, which attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expressions. A statement from the Pink...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, Aimee Stephens talks during in an interview in Ferndale, Mich. Stephens, who is at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case about the rights of transgender people is under hospice care, struggling with kidney disease, while awaiting a decision. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Michigan woman at center of transgender rights case dies

May. 14, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area woman who was fired by a funeral home after she no longer wanted to be recognized as a man died Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court could rule on whether federal civil rights law protects transgender people. Aimee Stephens' death was announced by the American Civil Liberties...

FILE - This July 20, 2016, file photo, shows Dana Zzyym, of Fort Collins, Colo., outside the federal courthouse in Denver. Under a ruling from a federal appeals court, the U.S. State Department is once again being ordered to consider whether to grant an intersex person a passport that does not specify a gender. On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, a panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver concluded the State Department had authority to deny such an application but had exercised it in an arbitrary manner with some of its stated reasons not supported by evidence. The judges said the department should reconsider the application by Dana Zzyym. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

State Department told to revisit sexual listing on passports

May. 13, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Under a ruling from a federal appeals court, the U.S. State Department is once again being ordered to consider whether to grant an intersex person a passport if they do not specify a gender. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver concluded the State...

Tucson school district approves sex education curriculum

May. 13, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The largest school district in Tucson has introduced a new curriculum that would include sex education, an issue that has raised much debate in the past year. The Tucson Unified School District governing board unanimously approved Tuesday the Family Life Curriculum during a video...

Lawyers ordered not to refer to transgender athletes as male

May. 13, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has been asked to recuse himself from a lawsuit that seeks to block the participation of transgender athletes in girls’ sports after he ordered the plaintiffs' lawyers not to refer to them as biological males. The plaintiffs argue that U.S. District Court...

Transgender woman's death in SE Missouri under investigation

May. 5, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a transgender woman in southeast Missouri, and an LGBTQ advocacy group is raising concerns about a rash of similar killings so far this year across the U.S. The body of 28-year-old Nina Pop was discovered Sunday night inside her apartment in...

Groups seek injunction to stop Idaho transgender sports ban

May. 1, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two civil rights groups that filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports have asked for a preliminary injunction to prevent the law from taking effect July 1. The American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice...

HFM TBA**FILE-In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, former Byron, Ga., fire chief Rachel Mosby poses for a photo in the home of a friend in Atlanta. Mosby is a transgender woman who held the job for more than a decade as a man, then was fired in June, 18 months after she openly transitioned. Mosby has filed a discrimination lawsuit in 2020, in U.S. District Court after the EEOC took no action on a sex discrimination complaint she filed last year.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Transgender fire chief files discrimination suit over firing

Apr. 29, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A transgender fire chief has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the small Georgia city where she led the fire department for more than a decade, then was fired 18 months after she began coming to work as a woman. Rachel Mosby says her firing last summer by the city of Byron...