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Student Sues High School Over Transgender-Friendly Policy

He says it's sexual harassment and a violation of his privacy

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania high school student is suing his school district, saying its transgender-friendly policy constitutes sexual harassment and a violation of privacy, the AP reports. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday with the Eastern District of Pennsylvania federal court, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative group representing the student. More »

Supreme Court Won't Hear Transgender Teen's Case

It sends it back to a lower court

(Newser) - A big showdown in the Supreme Court over transgender rights just got pushed off the docket. The court instead has handed a transgender teen's high-profile case back to a lower court, reports the AP . The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether a federal anti-discrimination law... More »

Transgender Teen's Wrestling Win Courts Controversy

Critics say Texas' Mack Beggs shouldn't have competed against girls—a fact he agrees with

(Newser) - The outcry started building after Mack Beggs started winning match after match in Texas' high school wrestling tournament—and once the 17-year-old from Trinity High School in Euless clinched the championship Saturday, the controversy reached its peak. NBC News reports that the junior won to "cheers and jeers,"... More »

Transgender Boy Forced to Wrestle Girls Causes Stir

Mack Beggs is on the verge of winning the 6A championship in Texas

(Newser) - After winning his third straight match of the Texas state tournament Saturday, wrestler Mack Beggs of Euless Trinity High School is headed to the championship match—of the girl's 110-pound weight class. The Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports Beggs was born female and is transitioning to male. The transgender teen,... More »

Caitlyn Jenner to Trump: 'This Is a Disaster'

'You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community'

(Newser) - Caitlyn Jenner wants transgender students to be able to choose their bathroom just like she can at Trump Tower —and she wants President Trump to call her. Jenner called out Trump over his reversal of federal protection for trans students in a video posted on Twitter Thursday, saying "... More »

DeVos, Sessions Clashed Over Transgender Decision

Jackie Evancho asks for Trump meeting

(Newser) - President Trump's reversal of former President Obama's directive on bathroom use for transgender students caused a clash inside his administration, sources say. GOP insiders tell the New York Times that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos clashed with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the issue and told Trump she opposed... More »

Trump Lifts Transgender Student Bathroom Guidelines

Attorney General Sessions says Obama's guidance was unclear

(Newser) - As expected , the Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, the AP reports. The administration came down on the side of states' rights, lifting federal guidelines that had been issued by... More »

Trump to Revoke Transgender Bathroom Guidance: Official

President reportedly wants to let states decide

(Newser) - A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity, the AP reports. The decision would be a reversal of an Obama-era directive issued in May. It required public schools to grant... More »

World's Likely 1st Transgender Doll to Debut Next Week

It's based on the subject of TLC's 'I am Jazz'

(Newser) - A New York doll maker says it will be selling what it believes is the first transgender doll on the market, the AP reports. The doll is based on Jazz Jennings, the teenage transgender subject of the TLC documentary series I am Jazz. It will make its debut at the... More »

In Reversal, Boy Scouts Will Accept Transgender Kids

Will no longer go by gender listed on birth certificate

(Newser) - The Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys-only programs, reports AP . The organization announced Monday that it had made the decision to base enrollment in such programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application... More »

Transgender Teen Sued by Mom Fights Back

Claims parents abused her before she cut ties, transitioned

(Newser) - The transgender teen sued by her own mom in Minnesota says there's a good reason her mother was never notified of her transition from male to female. The 17-year-old, identified as JDK, alleges in court documents that her parents struggled with substance abuse when she was growing up, leaving... More »

California Funds 1st US Inmate Sex Reassignment

Convicted murderer Shiloh Heavenly Quine will be moved to women's prison post-surgery

(Newser) - A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California became the first US inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery, the prisoner's attorneys confirmed Friday. The AP reports prison officials agreed in 2015 to pay for the surgery for Shiloh Heavenly Quine, who was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping,... More »

Transgender Man Sues Hospital for Refusing Surgery

Jionni Conforti says the Catholic hospital cited religion as a reason

(Newser) - A transgender man in New Jersey sued a Roman Catholic hospital Thursday, saying it cited religion in refusing to allow his surgeon to perform a hysterectomy as part of his sex transition, the AP reports. Jionni Conforti, 33, had scheduled the surgery at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in... More »

Cub Scouts Boot 8-Year-Old Transgender Boy

'How dare they judge me,' says New Jersey's Joe Maldonado

(Newser) - Joe Maldonado was excited about his new Cub Scout pack from the moment he joined it. But the 8-year-old had only been settled into the Secaucus, NJ, group for about a month when his mom received a phone call that stunned his family: He was being kicked out because he... More »

National Geographic Cover Girl Is 9, Generating Buzz

Avery is the first transgender person ever on the cover

(Newser) - As far as buzzy cover models go, National Geographic doesn't have a lot of them. Its January 2017 "gender issues" issue proves an exception. Above a quote reading, "The best thing about being a girl is, now I don't have to pretend to be a boy,... More »

Mom Sues Transgender Teen After Sex-Change Treatment

'Why wasn't I even notified?': Anmarie Calgaro

(Newser) - A Minnesota mom says her parental rights have been violated, and she's suing a school district, county health boards, local health-care groups—and her own transgender daughter—to get them back, NBC News reports. Anmarie Calgaro appeared at a Wednesday press conference , taking issue with a Minnesota law that... More »

Supreme Court Will Hear Transgender Bathroom Case

17-year-old Gavin Grimm just wants to be able to use the men's room at school

(Newser) - Eight justices or no, the Supreme Court will tackle another major social issue after it announced Friday it will hear the case of a transgender teen who wants to use the men's restroom at his Virginia high school, the AP reports. In the Washington Post , 17-year-old Gavin Grimm says... More »

Modern Family First Show With Transgender Kid Actor

Jackson Millarker, 8, guest-stars Wednesday

(Newser) - On Wednesday night, Modern Family will become the first television show to feature a transgender child actor. Eight-year-old Jackson Millarker stars in the episode as Tom, a transgender friend of Lily, the daughter of Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), NewNowNext reports. As Variety points out, transgender actors... More »

North Carolina Takes New Hit Over Bathroom Law

Atlantic Coast Conference follows NCAA's lead, pulls championships from state

(Newser) - The Atlantic Coast Conference has followed the NCAA's lead and is removing all its athletic championships from North Carolina over a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people, the AP reports. The ACC Council of Presidents voted Wednesday to relocate the league's championships... More »

Chelsea Manning Goes on Hunger Strike

She's protesting lack of treatment for gender dysphora

(Newser) - Two months after an unsuccessful suicide attempt , Chelsea Manning is again pleading for help, reports NBC News , this time in the form of a hunger strike she began at the all-male prison at Fort Leavenworth on Saturday. "I need help. I am not getting any. I have asked for... More »

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