Tag: transgender

Court says government must pay for reassignment surgery for military

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post reported Tuesday afternoon that a second federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must pay for the gender reassignment surgery of transgender military members. From the Washington Post: The ruling Tuesday from U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis in the Maryland case comes just weeks after another judge in Washington…

Transgender Day of Remembrance across the Midwest

CHICAGO — As the annual time to remember transgender members of the LGBTQ community that have been lost, communities across the region are planning events and vigils. Saturday, Nov. 18 Transgender Day of Remembrance Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 1110 N. Market Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 Saturday at 6 PM – 8 PM Join FORGE and…

UPDATED: LGBTQ candidates win nationwide

MINNEAPOLIS — History was made Tuesday night as transgender women won in two races. Andrea Jenknins was elected to the city council in Minneapolis and Danica Roem was elected to the state House in Virginia. Danica became only the second transgender person to win election to a state legislature in U.S. history, defeating a Republican…

Federal court blocks transgender military ban

WASHINGTON — News reports on Monday said that Trump’s ban on transgender military personnel has been blocked by the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. The Associated Press reported that U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that the transgender service members who had sued over Trump’s policy were likely to win and ordered a return…

ADL, PROMO urge hate crime investigation in transgender teen’s murder

ST. LOUIS — Civil rights organizations have called for prosecutors to investigate the murder of Ally Lee Steinfeld as a hate crime. From PROMO: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and PROMO, Missouri’s Statewide LGBT advocacy organization, today expressed deep concern regarding the murder of Ally Lee Steinfeld. Both PROMO and ADL are urging the Prosecuting Attorney’s…

#HireTrans Chicago campaign launches

CHICAGO — A new Chicago-based campaign, #HireTrans, is launching this week in advance of an LGBTQ job fairSept. 29. Windy City Times, Chicago’s LGBTQ newspaper since 1985, created the #HireTrans campaign to push for more opportunities for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals, who face high obstacles for consistent employment and advancement opportunities on the…

Group pushing to roll back transgender policy

JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. — A national anti-LGBTQ group is working to roll back a school district’s policy allowing a transgender boy use the boy’s bathroom, a Detroit-area newspaper reported. From Metro Weekly: Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-gay group that is behind the bulk of challenges to pro-transgender policies in school districts throughout the nation, has…

Defense Secretary: Transgender troops can stay pending study

WASHINGTON — The Hill reported Tuesday evening that that transgender troops in the military would be allowed to continue serving pending the results of a study. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made the announcement Tuesday. From The Hill: The announcement comes days after President Trump signed a memo barring transgender people from enlisting in the military while instructing Mattis…