Stories tagged: "transgender"

How the Trans Community Fights for Equal Rights After Florida’s Bill

After the GOP-controlled Florida House voted to ban transgender women from playing girls’ or women’s school sports, activists in the state and across the country rev up their efforts to pass the Equality Act.

What the Democrats’ Ban on Gender-Specific Pronouns Really Means

The plan, which Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a "bold and future-focused" move, aims to strike "he" and "she" from the rules of the US House of Representatives.

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Biden Begins Working Toward a White House That ‘Looks Like America’

Nine of the 13 members of Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board are people of color, and five of the members are women.

LGBTQ Candidates Won Big in Tuesday’s Election. Even in Deep Red States.

These LGBTQ landmark wins across the nation included the first transgender person to be elected to the Senate.

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Trump Reverses Obama Protections for Trans People as Supreme Court Grants LGBTQ Job Protections

While the court's decision represents a landmark victory, a Florida advocate says it is still legal to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people in other ways.

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Biden on Trans Killings in Puerto Rico: ‘It’s Our Moral Obligation to End This Epidemic’

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also denounced the violence in Missouri, where 10 LGBTQ people have been murdered

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘I Forgive My Daughter’s Killers’

Serena Velázquez's mom opens up about how she feels now that the two men that brutally murdered her daughter and Layla are in the hands of the FBI, and could even face the death penalty if found guilty.