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"When it comes to the female trans athlete, I'm confused," the lesbian swimmer said in a commentary on National Public Radio.

August 17 2016 10:00 PM Updated

In a tweet from her official account, the transgender former Olympian thanked her network and the costars of her reality TV series. 

August 16 2016 5:01 PM

A group of 63 students and 73 parents argued in court that students' privacy was being violated at a Chicago-area school that let a transgender girl access the girls' locker room.

August 15 2016 9:34 PM

It's not the first advertisement to address gender identity — that was from Absolut vodka — but it's a big shift from the transphobic beer commercials that we've seen before.

August 15 2016 8:52 PM

Businesswoman and activist Michaela Mendelsohn is appalled by Bill Maher's complete lack of empathy toward the trans struggle.

August 15 2016 5:03 AM