Tag: transgender

Judge rules to allow Indiana transgender teen to use men’s room

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A federal judge in Indianapolis ruled Monday that an Evansville transgender teen can use the restroom that aligns with his gender identity, according to local media. The Evansville Courier & Press reported that U.S. District Judge William Lawrence of Indianapolis issued a preliminary injunction Friday that requires the local school district to allow…

Federal judge rejects dismissal of transgender military ban lawsuit

WASHINGTON — A federal judge tossed out the administration’s request to dismiss a lawsuit against the administration’s ban on transgender people in the military, The Hill reported on Monday. From The Hill: In an opinion issued Monday, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote that the transgender troop policy outlined…

A quick guide to trans-affirming worship in Chicago

We’ve all seen signs outside religious spaces that read “all are welcome”, but how do you know if a congregation is really trans-affirming? It can be hard to trust that we’ll be safe just walking in the front doors. Many trans people have experienced religious trauma from clergy or family members who use religion to…

CVS pharmacist who refused to fill hormone prescription fired

PHOENIX — The pharmacist who refused to fill a transgender woman’s hormone prescription has been fired by CVS, USA Today reported Saturday. Hilde Hall got national attention with her blog post last week about being refused her hormone prescription by a pharmacist in suburban Phoenix. She wrote in the blog post that she hadn’t heard…

Ohio becomes a front line for transgender rights

COLUMBUS, Ohio. — According to Reuters, Ohio is the next battleground for transgender rights in the United States. Reuters reported that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit against officials at the Ohio Department of Health in March on behalf of three trans women and one trans man. Ohio is…

Federal court denies another try at a transgender military ban

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied another attempt by the Trump Administration to implement its plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services on Wednesday, Lambda Legal said. The ruling in the lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN and joined by the State…