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The ruling takes issue with how the Obama administration drafted its guidance, and it adheres strongly to a strictly binary understanding of gender. 

August 22 2016 3:04 PM Updated

Hande Kader’s death marks another tragedy for LGBT people in a country struggling to survive religious conservatives and an unstable political regime.

August 19 2016 3:00 PM

The death of a transgender woman held in solitary confinement in a Florida men’s prison highlights the dire consequences of so-called protective custody. 

August 18 2016 4:13 PM Updated

The General Services Administation issued a new rule today that will ensure transgender employees and visitors have access to public restrooms in all federal buildings. 

August 18 2016 1:47 PM Updated

The company will spend $20 million to outfit its 1,800 locations with inclusive facilities.

August 18 2016 11:46 AM Updated

Rather than perpetuating what all men and all women — trans and cisgender — ”should” sound like, Christie Block says she tries to help clients find a voice that feels right to them.

August 17 2016 11:17 PM