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Top LGBT Leaders Are Divided Over Compromising On The Bathroom Fight

Conservatives have blocked LGBT nondiscrimination bills by claiming transgender people pose a threat in women’s restrooms. How to break the logjam? Some LGBT leaders say it’s time to support bills that cover housing and employment, but not public accommodations — and largely avoid the bathroom issue. The second article in a BuzzFeed News series on transgender rights in America.

Transgender Man Sues Gov. Mike Pence And Other Indiana Officials

A Mexican immigrant who was granted asylum in the United States, the plaintiff alleges the state commits constitutional violations by enforcing a law that bars noncitizens from changing their legal name.

Bathroom Access A “Must” For Transgender People In Federal Facilities

A new regulation to appear in the Federal Register this week will apply to transgender workers and visitors in roughly 9,200 federally operated facilities.

Judge Appears Skeptical Of Need For North Carolina's Anti-Transgender Law

US District Court Judge Thomas D. Schroeder pressed the state at a hearing on Monday to show how the law made anyone safer and whether it was necessary. He said he would rule soon on whether to suspend the law.

Cette série de photos superbes dénonce la transphobie au travail

«Les employeurs qui refusent d'embaucher des [personnes] trans renoncent à des talents incroyables pour leur entreprise.»

Vermont Police: Murder Of Transgender Man At Homeless Camp Not A Hate Crime

Authorities on Thursday night arrested four suspects in connection to the fatal beating of Amos Beede.

This Beautiful Photo Series Encourages Employers To Hire More Trans People

"I believe it is time for companies to step up and take action to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce."

Esta mamá luchó contra todos para que su hija trans obtuviese su documento de identidad

Gabriela escuchó a su hija y ahora juntas concientizan sobre infancias trans.

11 States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Rules

Defendants include the Education, Justice, and Labor departments, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Clinton Fundraiser Slams Campaign For Ignoring Transgender Survey

"A lot of the money I’ve raised has been LGBT money."

Sanders Responded To Transgender-Rights Survey — But Clinton Didn’t

Trump also did not respond to a Trans United Fund questionnaire sent to presidential candidates.

New Obamacare Rule Protects Transgender Patients

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule under Obamacare on Friday that prohibits denying health care or health coverage on the basis of gender identity.

Obama Administration Tells Schools Transgender Students Can Use Restroom Of Choice

The guidance is not legally binding, but it reinforces the administration's position that it will take legal action against violators.

Massachusetts House And Senate Approve Transgender-Rights Bill

Gov. Charlie Baker has indicated he will sign the bill into law, which would buck a trend of states attempting to restrict transgender rights.

NC Governor Says Attorney General's Comments An “Insult To Our State”

Loretta Lynch compared historic racial segregation of bathrooms to the anti-transgender bathroom law in North Carolina.

This Map Shows The Best And Worst Places To Be Trans In Europe In 2016

Europe now has three countries where transgender people can change their documentation without a doctor's approval.

This Woman Is The First Transgender Congressperson In The Philippines

Update: With 99% of precincts reporting, Bataan elects Geraldine Roman to a congressional seat, making her the first trans person in the Philippine House of Representatives.

Alabama City Council Recalls Anti-Transgender Bathroom Law

The ordinance was the most far-reaching law of its type in the county and drew threats of legal action.

Alabama City Will Consider Repealing Extreme Anti-Transgender Restroom Ordinance

The ACLU had suggested it may sue the city of Oxford.

Here's Why This Ad Featuring A Transgender Man Is A Big Deal

In a shift of tactics, a national LGBT group is putting a transgender man front and center in its new commercial criticizing North Carolina's anti-LGBT law.

This Teenager Can't Get A Bank Account Because They Don't Identify As Male Or Female

Keith Farnish and his 17-year-old non-binary child Kaelin told BuzzFeed News what it's like when you can't open a bank account or apply to university without ticking the male or female box. "That isn't equality."

ACLU Considers Legal Challenge To Anti-Transgender Restroom Law In Alabama

The ordinance in Oxford, Alabama, appears to be the first in the country to criminalize transgender people who use restrooms that match their gender identity in places of public accommodation.

Transgender Woman Uses Women’s Restroom In North Carolina Governor's Office

A new anti-LGBT law in North Carolina bans transgender people from using restrooms in government buildings that match their gender identity.

A Trans Woman Is Being Held In An Australian Men's Prison

CJ Palmer has been denied bail a second time.

Why Call Centers Might Be The Most Radical Workplaces In The Philippines

You may not realize it, but the person on the other side of your customer service phone call might be transgender. On calls, Filipino workers can safely adopt women's voices, names, and clothing, all while earning a decent wage. But their success at work doesn't protect them from the discrimination they face outside of it.

Feds "Ready" For Transgender Discrimination Complaints In North Carolina

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officials told BuzzFeed News that transgender workers who have faced discrimination in the workplace can file a federal claim.

Transgender Student Settles Locker Room Case With University Of Pittsburgh

Seamus Johnston had sued the University of Pittsburgh in federal court, claiming that banning him from the male locker room violated his Constitutional and civil rights.

Meet The First Transgender Cover Model For Men’s Health In Germany

"I feel so grateful, and I hope that I can open doors for other trans guys."

This Is How Trans People And Their Allies Are Reacting To That North Carolina Bill

The House 2 bill, passed on Wednesday, bans transgender people from using certain restrooms.

Transgender Woman Loses Anti-Discrimination Case Against Blood Bank

A jury found there was a business interest in CSL Plasma turning away Lisa Scott.

White House Appoints First Transgender Person As Primary LGBT Liaison

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is now the White House’s main point of contact for LGBT groups on all issues.

Tennessee Governor Concerned About Anti-Transgender Student Restroom Bill

Gov. Bill Haslam is worried that if lawmakers pass a bill to ban transgender students from certain restrooms, public schools could lose federal funding, his spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

South Dakota Governor Vetoes Anti-Transgender Student Restroom Bill

The bill would have made Dennis Daugaard's state the first in the U.S. to ban transgender students from using school restrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

KFC Fires Manager For Discriminating Against Transgender Woman

“We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind,” the company told BuzzFeed News.

Trans Therapists Sign Open Letter To Mental Health Body Over Conversion Therapy

Dozens of psychotherapists have called on Britain's biggest professional body for therapists to acknowledge that trans people are subjected to attempts to "cure" them.

Muslim School For Trans Women Shut Down In Indonesia

The school, which made headlines as a symbol of Indonesia's religious pluralism, has been closed amid an unprecedented wave of anti-LGBT rhetoric in the country.

South Dakota Becomes First State To Pass Anti-Transgender Student Restroom Bill

HB 1008 seeks to ban transgender students from using school restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. The measure was passed by the state senate Tuesday after being passed by the state house last week.

How An Undocumented Trans Latina Woman Interrupted President Obama

How an undocumented transgender Latina woman named Jennicet Gutiérrez cut off the most powerful man in the world at a 2015 White House celebration of LGBT victories — and why, in 2016, she has no plans to stop disrupting.

Anti-Transgender Bills In Washington State Look Doomed — For Now

Activists and officials worry that the bills, which would ban transgender people from public restrooms that correspond with their gender identity, are part of a strategy to pass similar legislation at the ballot this fall.

Genital Surgery Must Be Provided To Trans Woman Through Medicare Program

Charlene Lauderdale was denied coverage for the procedures by her private insurance firm, which is funded through Medicare. But for the first time this month, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel found that the insurance provider must cover the procedures.

Federal Appeals Court Considers Trans Student’s Right To Use Boys Restroom

Three judges at the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals considered Gavin Grimm's case, asking whether existing federal laws allow transgender students to use restrooms that reflect their gender identity.

Employer To Pay Transgender Woman $115,000 In Job Discrimination Settlement

Britney Austin had alleged her employer used slurs, denied her access to the women's restroom, and refused to change her name on company records.

Transgender People Are Being Let Down By The Government, Say MPs

“I can think of no group that suffers more discrimination than trans people," said the committee chair.

The Aftermath Of A Marine's Conviction In The Death Of A Philippine Trans Woman

Trans sex workers in Olongapo, Philippines still don’t disclose their trans status to clients, even though a U.S. Marine was recently convicted of killing a Filipina sex worker upon discovering she was trans. Since the conviction — for the lesser charge of homicide — locals are eager to reestablish normal relations with U.S. troops. But will sex workers remain vulnerable?

This Is What Happened To The Missing Trans Women Of El Salvador

The story of how a group of trans women vanished in the midst of El Salvador's civil war has been passed down from generation to generation, creating a legend that gave them a place in the history of a country that often seems to wish they would disappear. BuzzFeed News' J. Lester Feder set out to document the mysterious incident for the first time.

911 Audio: Hotel Manager Reports Guest For Being Transgender

"They’re dressed as a woman, but it’s a man’s driver’s license."

Unprecedented $20 Million Announced For Transgender Causes

The Arcus Foundation and several other groups said Tuesday they will lead a five-year funding initiative to boost the transgender movement in the U.S. and poorer and developing nations.

Second Trans Woman Found Dead In A Men's Prison

Joanne Latham was found hanging in her cell, the Prison Service confirmed. "After receiving no response from her, staff requested permission to enter the cell."

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