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Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts didn't think there was anything radical about the trans-inclusive public accommodations ordinance her city passed in February. Republican leaders disagreed.

May 20 2016 6:03 AM

The director of the upcoming HBO documentary Suited on the complicated relationship between gender identity and wardrobe.

May 20 2016 5:06 AM

The popular entertainer was a staple of her local LGBT community in Haines City, Fla. She was 32 years old when she was found dead Sunday. 

May 19 2016 6:24 PM Updated

The confrontation occurred at a Giant grocery store in Washington, D.C.

May 19 2016 2:41 PM Updated

Rep. Bill Flores called the administration's support of trans students “blatant executive overreach.”

May 19 2016 10:18 AM Updated

We've learned a lot since that debacle in Houston last fall.

May 19 2016 6:11 AM

It will likely take a lawsuit to end the Veterans Affairs policy of denying coverage for gender-confirmation surgery — a procedure currently covered by Medicare. 

May 19 2016 5:26 AM