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California Transgender Rights Law Stays On The Books...For Now

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opponents of a new California law that provides transgender students certain rights in public schools have failed to gather eno...

Bid To Repeal Transgender Student Rights Dealt Major Blow

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

BY LISA LEFF, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A referendum to overturn a California law that gives transgender students protections inc...

Maine Court Issues Groundbreaking Ruling On Transgender Teen

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls...

Fox News Doctor: I Do Not Believe Being Transgender Is Real

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

Fox News' trusty doctor, Keith Ablow, can always be counted on for sound medical advice. Now he's saying that the whole idea of being transgender migh...

Opponents Of California's New Transgender Rights Law Score A Win

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opponents of a new California law that spells out the rights of transgender students in public schools have cleared the next hu...

Why California's Fight For Transgender Student Rights Could Be Far From Over

AP | Posted 12.26.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new law that spells out the rights of transgender students in kindergarten through 12th grade is set to take effect in Califo...

Why Transgender People Belong in Your Bathrooms

Rye Silverman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Rye Silverman

We exist, and there is nothing scary or dangerous about us. We don't just belong in your spaces; they are our spaces too. We belong.

What the National Organization for Marriage's Shift to Trans-Bashing Means

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Today, with Hawaii on the verge of becoming the 16th state to pass marriage equality, and with gays much more visible, conservative ideologues are having a harder time raising money around the marriage issue. Enter transgender rights, the newest potential cash cow for the extremist right.

I Stand With the Transgender Children of California... Do You?

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

We need the full resources of every LGBT organization in the country. We need all our self-proclaimed allies to start speaking up, calling out those who deal in falsehoods and half-truths. We need to educate the public. I'm going to.

The Fundamentals of Transphobia

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The opposition is very confused about the differences between sex and gender, gender identity and sexual orientation. But the problem is more fundamental: Most Americans do not have a basic understanding of human biology and reflexively equate "biology" and "sex" with genitals.

Transgender Rights Bill Is 'Most Dangerous Bit Of Legislation' In U.S. History, Pastor Claims

Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Pastor Jack Hibbs has joined the chorus of right-wing voices who have condemned California's transgender student rights legislation. As Right Wing...

Halloween Horrors: The Ghost of Prop 8 Returns...

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I was able to spot two small, simple signs: "Stop Co-Ed Showers in Schools" and "No Opposite Sex in School Bathrooms." I realized that the hordes of tourists were waiting for their chance to add signatures to the growing petition to topple California's new law protecting transgender students.

The Coming Storm: 'Controversial' Transgender Stories

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

In the coming year, as A.B. 1266 goes into effect in California, be prepared to read a lot of stories like this: "Local Transgender Student Provokes Mixed Reactions," about the "controversy" surrounding news that a transgender student would begin attending school presenting as a girl.

How Conservatives Plan To Attack California's New Transgender Law

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | BEAU YARBROUGH | Posted 11.14.2013 | Los Angeles

Foes of California's new law that requires public schools to treat students as the gender they identify as, rather than the sex they were born into, h...

Transgender Students Have New Rights in California

Danielle Kaufman, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Danielle Kaufman, M.D.

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation allowing transgender students in California to have access to the sports teams and facilities that correspond with their gender identity. This is a critically important move. Let me offer some insight from a trans woman's point of view.

What a Kindergartener Can Teach You About Gender Identity

Beth Kohm | Posted 10.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Beth Kohm

About six months ago my 6-year-old, Joshua, asked, "Mom, what is 'transgender'?" I explained as best as I could, but I also said that it's a very complicated topic that sometimes even grownups struggle with. Joshua thought about it for a moment and then issued his surprising response.

California's Transgender Student Bill Signed

AP | TOM VERDIN | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring pub...

Huge Breakthrough For California's Transgender Community

Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a groundbreaking bill which will allow transgender youth to use whatever bathroom and participate on whichever ...

Success and Opportunity for Transgender Students

Judy Chiasson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Chiasson

By making sure that transgender students can be themselves at school, A.B. 1266 will enrich the diversity of California's schools and, ultimately, the lives of all our students. I know this firsthand. The Los Angeles Unified School District has had a similar approach in place for almost a decade.

A Major Step Forward For California's Transgender Students

Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.09.2013 | San Francisco

A bill that would provide transgender students equal access to facilities and programs based on their gender identity cleared California's state assem...