Stories tagged: "transgender"


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.

Lara Americo knows first-hand how hard it is to find adequate care as a transgender patient. Image via subject
How Trump’s Rollbacks Are Going to Risk Trans Patients’ Lives

“This guy was about to put me to sleep, and I’m depending on him for my life. And he starts asking me about my transition."

LGBTQ community members join in support with Black Lives Matter protesters holding signs and chanting slogans on an intersection in West Hollywood, Calif. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
While Marching for Black Lives, LGBTQ Protesters Faced Homophobic Slurs From Police

Officers have been accused of lobbing homophobic slurs, sexually harassing LGBTQ people, and intentionally misgendering transgender protesters.

The late Aimee Stephens, seated, and her wife Donna Stephens, in pink, listen during a news conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Aimee Stephens lost her job when she told Thomas Rost, owner of the Detroit-area R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, that she had struggled with gender identity issues almost her whole life. Chase Strangio, listening at right, is an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who will be argues in the Harris Funeral Homes case on behalf of Aimee Stephens. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trans ‘Hero’ Aimee Stephens Dies Waiting on Supreme Court’s Decision in Her Case

A Michigan woman fighting against transgender discrimination, Aimee Stephens, died this week. How her death has been covered shows just how important her work truly was.

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Trans Southerners Don’t Feel Safe Seeking Health Care. That’s a Huge Problem in a Pandemic.

The pandemic has emphasized and exacerbated the many health disparities that transgender people living in the South have been facing for years.

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Trump Administration Wants to Let Doctors Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

“This is in so many ways shocking—even for this administration—to announce that it intends to finalize this rule that would limit access to health care for so many vulnerable populations in the midst of a public health crisis."