Gender Clinic Sued for Controversial Hormone Treatment of Teens

United Kingdom 03/05/20, 11:16

A 23-year-old London girl recently filed a lawsuit against a medical center associated with the UK's National Health Service (NHS) after she was given 'illegal' hormone treatment to treat a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. Such a disorder, which is treated as a psychiatric diagnosis, involves feeling your emotional and psychological identity as ...

Taylor Swift asks Tennessee senator to support Equality Act

Politics 06/01/19, 11:08

Taylor Swift says she's kicking off Pride Month by asking Tennessee's Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to protect LGBTQ rights and support the Equality Act. The pop star, who lives in Tennessee, posted a letter on social media early Saturday that she supported the House's recent passage of the Equality Act, ...

Federal govt aims to roll back transgender health protection

Politics 05/24/19, 09:44

The Trump administration proposed Friday to roll back Obama-era discrimination protections for transgender people in health care. The Health and Human Services Department released a proposed regulation that in effect says "gender identity" is not protected under federal laws that prohibit discrimination in health care. It is part of a backdrop of ...

Why Rachel Chavkin is a rare thing on Broadway these days

Entertainment 04/16/19, 10:42

As another season on Broadway draws to a big finish, the opening of "Hadestown" marks a milestone of sorts — it's the only new musical directed by a woman, Tony Award-nominee Rachel Chavkin.While the lack of women at the helm of projects remains a systemic problem in film and television, ...

Indiana governor signs hate crimes measure into law

Sports 04/03/19, 15:36

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation Wednesday aimed at getting Indiana off a list of five states without a hate crimes law, saying that the conservative Midwestern state has "made progress and taken a strong stand against targeted violence."The Republican governor signed the measure into law one day after the ...

Japan urged to stop requiring surgery for altering gender ID

Asia & Pacific 03/20/19, 00:41

Human Rights Watch urged Japan on Wednesday to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized to have their gender changed on official documents.A 2004 law states people wishing to register a gender change must have their original reproductive organs removed and have a body that "appears to have parts ...

Faith-based shelter fights to keep out transgender women

U.S. 01/11/19, 16:09

A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states will urge a U.S. judge on Friday to block Alaska's largest city from requiring a faith-based women's shelter to accept transgender women. Alliance Defending Freedom has sued the city of Anchorage to stop it from applying a gender ...

Kasich vetoes gun bill, bars gender identity discrimination

U.S. 12/19/18, 16:47

Outgoing Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich acted as expected Wednesday to veto a bill expanding gun-owner rights and, in a surprise move, also expanded a years-old anti-discrimination order to include gender identity.Both moves were consistent with the prospective 2020 presidential candidate's recent shift away from his party's right wing toward ...

Teen who killed parents sentenced to 40 years

U.S. 12/04/18, 18:59

A teenager who told authorities she "snapped" and killed her parents while struggling with gender identity and acceptance was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison. Andrea Balcer, who was 17 at the time of the fatal stabbings, asked for forgiveness from her remaining family members, many of whom had called ...

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