Stories tagged: "transgender rights"


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is the first major-party nominee in the United States to speak about violence against transgender women of color in a public forum. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Biden Just Took a Stand for Trans Women in a Way That No Presidential Nominee Ever Has

Echoing one of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's primary campaign themes, Biden declared that he would "flat out" change the harmful executive orders President Trump has used to target transgender Americans.

For This Trans Salvadoran Woman, Voting for the First Time Affirms Her Identity

Alexa Elizabeth Rodriguez is a first-time voter in the 2020 presidential election. She’s been waiting for this moment for ten years.

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Dominique Fells and Riah Milton: The Latest Victims in the ‘Epidemic of Violence’ Facing Trans People

Fells and Milton’s deaths represent at least the 13th and 14th violent killings of transgender or gender non-conforming people in the United States in 2020, according to the Human Rights campaign.

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Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop the Trump Justice Department From Attacking Trans Rights

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference allows transgender athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify. Attorney General William Barr disagrees with the legality of that policy.