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  1. America's transgender bathroom battle heats up

    AFP via Yahoo! NewsMay 04 11:04 PM

    A heated national debate over access to bathrooms by transgenders is sweeping the United States, with schools and businesses grappling with the issue that has become a hot topic in the presidential campaign. The so-called "bathroom battle" erupted after North Carolina in March became the first US state to require transgender people to use restrooms in public buildings that match the sex on their...

  2. Geraldine Roman blows kisses to curious crowds and serenades them with a love song as she proudly campaigns to be the first transgender lawmaker in the mainly Catholic Philippines. The 49-year-old member of a powerful political family has a strong chance to win a seat in the nation's lower house in Monday's elections, in what would be a remarkable breakthrough for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

  3. Illinois families sue over transgender access to locker room

    Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 04 08:13 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of families took legal action Wednesday in a bid to stop a suburban Chicago school district from allowing a transgender student to use a girls' locker room and restroom, arguing the policy trampled on the privacy rights of other students.

  4. Correction: This story has been changed to correct the definition of “transgender man.” AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning Target that its policy of allowing transgender people to use their desired bathroom could lead to “illegal or inappropriate activity.”

  5. Transgender and gender nonconforming students will be able to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity under updated guidelines announced Tuesday by Chicago Public Schools. Students who do not identify as male or female, and students who are questioning their gender identity...

  6. Consumer backlash is growing against Target's stance on what type of bathrooms its transgender customers and employees can use. Two weeks ago, the Minneapolis-based discounter issued a statement that said customers and employees can use the restroom or fitting room that "corresponds to their gender...

  7. Federal authorities told North Carolina's governor on Wednesday that a new state law limiting restroom access for transgender people violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act. In a letter to Republican Governor Pat McCrory the Justice Department said North Carolina was "engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination against transgender state employees." The letter, seen by Reuters, said the state...

  8. Transgender pride flag raised at Boston City Hall

    Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 02 02:50 PM

    BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh says a transgender pride flag raised Monday over Boston City Hall plaza will continue to fly until everyone is equal under the law in Massachusetts.

  9. Chicago's public school system said on Tuesday it would allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identities. The move by the third-largest U.S. public school system comes during a national debate over equality, privacy and religious freedom as some states have passed or proposed legislation that supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

  10. Transgender pride flag raised at Boston City Hall

    The Canadian Press via Yahoo Canada NewsMay 03 05:38 AM

    Mayor Marty Walsh says a transgender pride flag raised Monday over Boston City Hall plaza will continue to fly until everyone is equal under the law in Massachusetts. The Democratic mayor and other elected officials joined activists in raising the flag of blue, pink, and white horizontal stripes as state lawmakers continue to weigh a bill that would extend protections to transgender individuals...

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