Topics :: anti-trans discrimination

Interfaith Leaders Ask Obama to Not Include Religious Exemption in Executive Order

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
On Tuesday, 100 interfaith leaders signed a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him not to include a religious exemption in the executive order he plans to enact that will bar anti-LGBT workplace discrimination for government contractors.

Laverne Cox Talks Trans Issues in ’TakePart Live’

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 7, 2014
As part of their coverage for LGBT Pride month in June, Pivot’s interactive news show, "TakePart Live" featured an interview with "Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox.

Austin Lingerie Store Asks for Transwoman’s ID Before Service

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Jul 5, 2014
An Austin, Texas lingerie store is coming under fire today after being accused of humiliating and discriminating against a transgender customer.

Transgender Officer Fired in Connecticut

By Dave Collins | Monday Jun 30, 2014
A Connecticut city has fired a transgender police officer after its own investigation rejected her discrimination claims.

Poll: Americans Erroneously Assume Federal Non-Discrimnation Laws Exist

By EDGE | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
While the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) continues to seek the support of House Republican lawmakers, poll results show that the vast majority of Americans are under the erroneous assumption that such federal protections are already in place.

Five Things to Know About Transgender People

By Lisa Leff | Sunday Jun 22, 2014
President Barack Obama has quietly done more to advance rights for transgender people than any other president, but they remain among the nation’s most misunderstood minorities. Here are five things to know about transgender America.

Transgender Man Sues NYC Over Locker Room Access

By Verena Dobnik | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
A transgender man who said he was harassed and then humiliated after he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool has sued New York City.

Men Attack and Strip 2 Trans Women on Atlanta Train

By Jason St. Amand | Friday May 30, 2014
Police are investigating the attack of two transgender women of color, who were harassed and stripped on an Atlanta, Ga., Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train on May 20 by several men allegedly because of their gender identity.

Michigan Mulls Update to Gay Discrimination Law

By David Eggert | Thursday May 29, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday urged legislators to consider updating Michigan’s civil rights law to prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday May 17, 2014
On May 17, LGBT groups across the world will observe International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, with this year’s theme being the Freedom of Expression.