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University Of North Carolina Is Barred From Enforcing So-Called 'Bathroom Law'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics

A federal court on Friday barred the University of North Carolina from enforcing the “bathroom bill” portion of H.B. 2 against two transgender stu...

Texas Runs A Totally Legal System For Beating Obama Again And Again

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics

When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) announced his latest lawsuit against the federal government, this time over health care coverage for transg...

Bakery Slammed For Creating A 'Transgender' Ken Doll Cake

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices

A California bakery faced a backlash after creating a custom cake of a Ken doll wearing a pink dress and jewelry made out of frosting that some have i...

Homeless Shelters Could Soon Become More Welcoming To Trans Residents

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 08.23.2016 | Impact

Shelters may soon be safer and more welcoming to homeless people who are transgender. New rules proposed by the Department of Housing and Urban Devel...

Funeral Home Has Religious Right To Fire Trans Worker, Judge Rules

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.19.2016 | Queer Voices

(Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Thursday that a Detroit funeral home that “operates as a ministry” was exempt from a law protecting transgend...

Laverne Cox And Hari Nef On Living Authentically In Hollywood

Teen Vogue | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices

Laverne Cox is a living legend — a trailblazer, a pioneer, and a warrior for transgender equality. So when the actress — who rewrites (and rectifi...

Supreme Court Blocks Order In Favor Of Trans Student Seeking Bathroom Access

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold a judge’s order that would have allowed a transgender student to use the boys’ restroom ...

Comedian Destroys Trans Bathroom Bills With PB&J

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.03.2016 | Queer Voices

Justin Willman has no time for “bathroom bill” controversies. In the above two minute video, the Los Angeles-based magician uses peanut butter an...

U.S. Judge To Weigh Blocking North Carolina Bathroom Law

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge will hear arguments on Monday to stop North Carolina from enforcing a state law barrin...

The NBA Should Not Punish Charlotte By Taking Away The All-Star Game

John A. Tures | Posted 07.29.2016 | Sports
John A. Tures

It's up to North Carolina to make its own laws.

The Last Thing This Transgender Woman Has To Say About Caitlyn Jenner

Delia Melody | Posted 08.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Over the course of time, I’ve learned to stop being surprised by anything that comes out of certain people’s mouths. Speaking as a transgender wom...

LGBT PTSD, The ADA And Disability Rights -- Why It Matters

Karen Ocamb | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

There has been less attention -- especially in the LGBT community -- to protected non-visible disabilities such as epilepsy, depression, alcoholism, anxiety disorder, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress syndrome.

Bernie Sanders Praises NBA For Moving All-Star Game Out Of North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.22.2016 | Sports

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) praised the NBA on Friday for its decision to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte after North Carolina lawmakers ...

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts: How The NBA Made The Political Personal In North Carolina

Ashland Johnson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Ashland Johnson

The NBA has drawn the line in the sand for the sports community. The ramifications of anti-LGBT laws like HB2 are very real and cut deeply.

Here's A Creative Solution To The Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' War

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices

A New York architect offers up a unique solution to the ongoing “bathroom bill” debate in an animated video “op-ed,” which can be viewed above...

Real Transgender Lives & Transphobic Discrimination

Saskhia Marie | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Saskhia Marie

This article is going to be talking about real life issues transgender Individuals face worldwide. This blog will also look into a report which was pu...

Transgender Rights Ad To Air During Republican Convention On Fox News

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics

Fox News viewers tuning in to watch Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention next week will also see a 60-second ad ad...

Transgender People Can Now Serve Openly in the Military, and It's About Time

Quora | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Quora

How significant is the Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on transgender service members? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing networ...

The First Trans U.S. Senate Candidate Is Already Making History

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Misty K. Snow became the first major party transgender candidate for the U.S. Senate when she won the Democratic nomination in Utah on June 28. And no...

Transgender Men Now Allowed To Join One Of Nation's Oldest Fraternities

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.08.2016 | College

One of the nation’s oldest fraternities has changed its membership policy and voted to allow transgender students to pledge. The fraternity, Chi Phi...

Empathy: Our Hope In The Fight Against Intolerance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The Technicolor parades inspiring hope throughout this nation have come to an end, and so, too, has 2016's LGBT Pride Month, dedicated in celebration ...

New Hampshire Governor Bans Transgender Discrimination In State Government

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) signed an executive order Thursday that bans discrimination in state government against transgender...

Transgender Americans Can Now Fight And Die For A Country That Doesn't Protect Them At Home

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics

Transgender people are now allowed to serve in the military, according to a new policy announced by Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday. That mea...

Orlando: Straight America's Stonewall

Tony Varona | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Tony Varona

The mass shooting at Orlando's gay nightclub Pulse jolted straight Americans in much the same way that 1969's Stonewall Rebellion accelerated the LGBT rights movement. Like Stonewall, Orlando catalyzed a collective self-reckoning and resolve for progress.

Pakistani Clerics Declare Transgender Marriages Legal Under Islamic Law

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.28.2016 | World

A group of clerics in Pakistan has declared marriage between transgender individuals permissible in Islam, saying they have a right to be buried in Mu...