The holidays can be painful for LGBTQ children and teens
NEW YORK (AP) — This time of year can be tough for LGBTQ children and teens when it comes to gatherings. Advocates say there's even more at stake when shifts in identity, new names and pronouns, unsupportive relatives and a general lack of knowledge about related gender issues are in play — particularly for the first time.
State prisons told to develop training on transgender issues
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge in Southern Illinois is ordering state prison officials to develop training for all staff on transgender issues.
Physicist suspended for talk that sparks sexism concerns
GENEVA (AP) — Officials at the world's largest particle accelerator on Monday suspended an Italian physicist pending an investigation into his "highly offensive" presentation on gender issues that raised new concerns about sexism in science.
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, said Alessandro Strumia of the University of Pisa was out of line in his talk Friday for a seminar on "High Energy Theory and Gender."
VATCAN CITY (AP) — Young people have told the Vatican in a survey that they want the church to concretely discuss gay and gender issues.
The Vatican had solicited input from the young regardless of their religious views to help prepare for a gathering of bishops in Rome in October. The monthlong gathering will be held to better understand how to pastorally care for Catholic youths among its worldwide flock.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board has heard proposals to change the schools dress code to gender-neutral language and adopt a more inclusive sex education curriculum.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A second Oregon school district will not to allow its third- through fifth-graders participate in a statewide reading program after finding the content of a book about a transgender child inappropriate.
South Dakota bid to ban gender identity teaching shelved
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota lawmaker dropped a plan Thursday that would have made the state the first to ban public schools from teaching about gender identity in elementary and middle schools.
Republican Sen. Phil Jensen rewrote his bill to remove any mention of transgender issues. A Senate panel killed the reshaped legislation, which instead would have allowed state standardized tests to be administered in paper or computerized form.
Firefighter in charge of gender issues resigns in protest
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A female battalion chief in Virginia's largest fire department is resigning after saying the command is not serious about addressing gender-equity issues.
Westford Parents Heard Only One Side of Transgender Issue
On Oct. 23, the Westford School Committee met to discuss and vote on a new transgender policy for all ages. The room was filled to capacity with proponents and opponents. It was clear that the committee concerned themselves with only one side of this issue.
YSU’s 1st transgender director aims to help all students
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The newly appointed Women's Initiative director at Youngstown State University is driven by her background to help not only women but all students.
Assistant professor Megan List said the Women's Initiative plans to create a center for education, training, networking, connectivity, and, most of all, a breeding ground for safe campus practices.
"It's about getting the needs of this campus met," List said.
Chris Rickert: UW-Madison lab’s mission blurs line between science and activism
Republicans can and will quibble with the mostly left-leaning UW-Madison over what its professors teach, what kinds of activism its students engage in, and which speakers are welcomed to campus and which draw protests.
Nashville mayor decries anti-gay statement named after city
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's mayor is denouncing a statement against same-sex marriage that evangelical leaders named after the city.
On Tuesday, Mayor Megan Barry tweeted that the "Nashville Statement" is poorly named and does not represent the inclusive values of the city and people of Nashville.
Time to man the broom and sweep up the newest batch of road apples. The July 28 editorial, “President Betrays American Soldiers,” was a breathtaking piece of puffery. Gentle readers, it’s time for a reset.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Education will begin distributing a new guide for schools on dealing with transgender and gender nonconforming students.
A first-ever ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in Asia. A public caning in Indonesia. A soldier convicted in South Korea.
For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia, where traditional values often clash with modern views on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
Jackson Hole High School students spent the year tackling tough topics not usually taught before college: privilege and oppression, gender issues and consent and sexual assault.
- Houston ChronicleFirst LGBTQ Caucus in Texas House pushes back against criticsFebruary 20, 2019
- Idaho State JournalISU Department of Counseling is first to receive Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling AwardSeptember 25, 2018
- Connecticut PostViewpoint State champion Botelho questions fairness of transgender ruleSeptember 14, 2018
PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a suburban Chicago school board election (all times local):
Experts say the results of a suburban Chicago school board election that was overshadowed by a transgender student bathroom policy could provide guidance to other districts.
PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — A slate of candidates who promised to roll back a policy allowing high school transgender students to use the facilities of the gender with which they identify failed Tuesday in their effort to get on a suburban Chicago school board.
Caitlyn Jenner will give another tell-all TV interview next month.
Dear Doctor: I've read about a recent study that found that elderly patients with female doctors fared better than those who were treated by men. I wonder — what do Dr. Ko and Dr. Glazier think about these results?
McAuliffe touts record, warns against conservative bills
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe touted his record at growing and diversifying the state's economy Wednesday while warning lawmakers that the state's progress could be undermined by socially conservative legislation on abortion or transgender issues.
Speaking to lawmakers at the annual State of the Commonwealth, which kicked off the 2017 legislative session, McAuliffe said Virginia needs to maintain a business-friendly atmosphere by keeping clear of socially divisive new laws.
Latest: McAuliffe touts records, asks for bipartisan help
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the Virginia General Assembly's 2017 legislative session starting (all times local):
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is touting his record at growing and diversifying the state's economy, but warning lawmakers that progress could be undermined by socially conservative legislation on abortion and transgender issues.
McAuliffe's remarks came Wednesday evening at the annual State of the Commonwealth, kicking off the start of the 2017 legislative session.
Dear Abby: My brother and sister-in-law have been dressing my 2-year-old nephew, "Charlie," in dresses and pink clothes. They say these are what the boy has chosen. To me, a toddler will pick out whatever gets his attention at the moment, and children that age have only a rudimentary understanding of gender.
GOP sweep heightens anxiety for many transgender Americans
NEW YORK (AP) — Anxiety is high among many transgender Americans after the sweeping Republican election victory. They fear stronger resistance to their push for civil-rights protections, including broader access to public restrooms, and wonder if their newly won right to serve openly in the military is in jeopardy.
Minnesota mom sues teenage child over transgender treatment
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota mother is suing her teenage child for transitioning from male to female without her permission.
Anmarie Calgaro is also suing the 17-year-old's doctors and public health and school officials in the lawsuit filed in Minneapolis federal court Wednesday.
Teaching panel proposes protections for transgender students
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska educational commission wants to add transgender students to a list of protected categories in its code of ethics.
The Professional Teaching Practices Commission is looking to include a clause adding gender identification to the code, KTVA-TV (https://is.gd/FbNtSp ) reported.
Texas prison records show more than 330 transgender inmates
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas prison system records show the number of inmates identifying themselves as transgender is at an all-time high amid greater awareness of gender issues and criminal justice reforms.
Poll: Young Americans overwhelmingly favor LGBT rights
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young people in America overwhelmingly support LGBT rights when it comes to policies on employment, health care and adoption, according to a new survey.
The GenForward survey of Americans ages 18-30 found that support for those policies has increased over the past two years, especially among young whites. But relatively few of these young adults consider rights for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender to be among the top issues facing...