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Trump administration openly promotes healthcare discrimination toward transgender patients

The Trump administration has created a new Health and Human Services Office for Human Rights department for the sole purpose of shielding healthcare workers who refuse to treat transgender patients, LGBTQ people, those living with HIV and AIDS, or those in need of abortion services in cases where they claim moral or religious objections to doing […]

Department of Education dismisses complaints from transgender students

The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has determined it does not have jurisdiction over responding to discrimination on the basis of gender identity. This approach has led the office to dismiss multiple complaints by transgender students. The department’s Office for Civil Rights has told at least three transgender students that it is no […]

Rally to support open service for transgender military, fed employees, Jan. 14

SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Organizers of a Jan. 14 Rally for Transgender Open Service are looking to spread the word – and the rally – across the nation to show support for transgender service members after landmark court rulings allowed them to begin enlisting Jan. 1. Department of Defense Federal GLOBE, FEDQ, and the North County LGBTQ […]

Trump drops attempts to delay transgender enlistment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Late Saturday, the Trump administration announced it would not ask the United States Supreme Court to stay the district court’s order requiring enlistment of transgender individuals in Doe v. Trump, a case brought by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) challenging President Trump’s ban on transgender […]

Appeals Court blocks Trump administration’s attempt to delay enlistment of transgender service members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal appeals court has denied the Trump administration’s request to further delay enlistment of new transgender service members in the armed forces. The ruling comes in the American Civil Liberties Union’s case, Stone v. Trump. The trial court prohibited the government from implementing President Trump’s unconstitutional ban on transgender people serving […]

ACLU responds to Trump administration attempts to delay enlistment of transgender service members

RICHMOND, Va. — The American Civil Liberties Union today responded to the Trump administration’s ongoing attempts to halt a court order that prohibits the Pentagon from implementing the ban on transgender people serving in the military. Under the current order, the government must allow transgender individuals to enlist in the military beginning on January 1, […]

$1.35 million in Liberation Fund grants to boost grassroots organizing led by women of color and transgender people of color

Groundswell has announced $1,350,000 in grants for 30 organizations in its inaugural round of grantmaking through the Liberation Fund, a joint project of Groundswell Fund (a 501c3) and Groundswell Action Fund (a 501c4). Grantees were recommended for funding by 15 leading women of color movement leaders who serve as advisors to the Liberation Fund, including […]

HRC to honor transgender advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE conference on LGBTQ youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has  announced that it will honor transgender advocate Gavin Grimm with an Upstander Award at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conference on February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The conference is co-presented by the National Education Association and the American Counseling […]

Federal Court blocks all aspects of Trump’s transgender military ban

BALTIMORE — A federal court Tuesday granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a complete halt to implementation of the president’s directive banning transgender service members from serving in the military while the ACLU’s lawsuit challenging it moves forward. The preliminary injunction stops the president from kicking out transgender people currently serving in the […]

Grindr adds new transgender inclusive features

LOS ANGELES — Grindr, the world’s largest queer mobile social network, today announced changes to its app to be more inclusive of transgender users. The changes include profile fields for gender identity and pronouns, system-wide gender-neutral language, and an FAQ to help non-transgender users interact respectfully. They were informed by a community engagement process that centered […]

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