Kerri and Robin are loving parents, talented musicians, and informed voters. They’re also trans women, and they let me tag along for an afternoon of deeply personal conversations with capitol staffers about legislation that could directly affect them.
If, in the broader sense, “conversion therapy” is any set of actions designed to convince trans people to abandon our genders and sexes, governments large and small are the biggest offenders out there.
The debate over whether trans women should be admitted to women’s colleges calls our very womanhood into question, as if we are not “really” women.
The lawsuits are the first to enforce transgender workers’ rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
The lawsuit claims officials are withholding necessary medical care from Manning in violation of the Constitution.
According to a letter sent on behalf of the two women by the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, one of the women was called “it” by a DMV staffer, and they were forced to get licenses that do not reflect their legal names and/or their everyday appearance.
Amid the anguish over the Hobby Lobby ruling Monday was a note of optimism among some liberals, suggesting that the ruling was constructed with a narrowness that specifically prohibits use of its legal reasoning to protect religiously inspired discrimination against LGBT people. If only that was in fact the case.
While the media has moved on from Piers Morgan’s awful interview to the next topic du jour, many of us are still getting around to unpacking Janet Mock’s story and the struggles facing trans people that, unfortunately, continue to be overlooked by mainstream media for the more “titillating” aspects of their stories.
Despite the gender-identity nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, doctors say some insurance companies are rejecting coverage of basic preventive care.
What conservatives really mean when they talk about “religious freedom” has been revealed already by their longstanding crusade against the birth control benefit afforded by the Affordable Care Act. For them, having religious freedom requires the right to discriminate—against specific people, and in a specific way.