Latest Gender identity News

NY moving women, trans inmates from Rikers to state lockups

Oct. 13, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly all female and transgender inmates at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex will be temporarily transferred to state lockups, a move officials touted Wednesday as a way to relieve strain on the city’s failing jails but that advocates slammed as a “rushed,...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 13, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Oct. 11, 2021. Editorial: Don’t Arizona our North Carolina Republican legislators in North Carolina are pushing to inspect voting machines used in Durham County during the 2020 presidential election, in search of the invisible...

Feds OK Colorado plan to cover gender-affirming care

Oct. 12, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will include gender confirmation care in its individual and small group health insurance plans, state and federal officials announced Tuesday. The state's plan under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will include jaw, cheek and eye...

Robinson declines again to apologize for anti-LGBTQ remarks

Oct. 12, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson on Tuesday again declined to apologize for remarks he made in June criticizing sexual education in public schools and likening gay and transgender people to “filth.” Robinson held a news...

Wichita passes ordinance aimed at banning discrimination

Oct. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita City Council passed on Tuesday an ordinance aimed at banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. After four months of delays, the council voted 6-1 to approve the measure, the Wichita Eagle reported. Council...

Agency accused of removing LGBTQ webpage after criticism

Oct. 12, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ child welfare agency is being accused of removing a webpage that provided information about a suicide prevention hotline and other resources for young LGBTQ people, following criticism by one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s primary challengers. The...

NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson criticized over anti-LGBT views

Oct. 11, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made criticizing sexual education and likening gay and transgender people to “filth.” “There’s no reason...

S Korean court: Discharge of late transgender soldier unjust

Oct. 07, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court ruled Thursday that the military unlawfully discriminated against the country’s first known transgender soldier by discharging her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, in a landmark verdict that came seven months after she was found...

France moves toward ban on so-called gay conversion therapy

Oct. 06, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers have unanimously backed proposed legislation that would ban so-called conversion therapy and authorize jail time and fines for practitioners who use the scientifically discredited practice to attempt to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ...

NC Democrat, LGBT-rights activist Allison dies at 74

Oct. 04, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Janice Covington Allison, a transgender woman who became a strong Democratic activist on behalf of LGBT rights in North Carolina, has died at age 74. Allison died Friday at Atrium Health Mercy hospital in Charlotte, according to a friend,...