Transgender

MONTPELIER, Vt | Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she’ll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported. GOP Gov. Phil Scott defeated a challenge from Springfield businessman Keith … Continue reading MONTPELIER, Vt | Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

LOS ANGELES | ‘The Bachelorette’ makes choice, and its Garrett Yrigoyen

LOS ANGELES  — “The Bachelorette” has chosen. Becca Kufrin celebrated her engagement to Garrett Yrigoyen, capping Monday’s two-hour finale on ABC following the usual tears and drama. It came down to Yrigoyen and Blake Hortsmann. She told Hortsmann he made her “hopeful again” and knew he’d be a partner and teammate. But she thought there … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | ‘The Bachelorette’ makes choice, and its Garrett Yrigoyen

ALBANY, N.Y. | Actress Cynthia Nixon says son has come out as transgender

ALBANY, N.Y. — Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has announced that her oldest child has come out as transgender. The former “Sex and the City” star posted the announcement on her Instagram account on Friday to mark the 14th annual Trans Day of Action.  Her 21-year-old son Samuel Joseph Mozes, who goes … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y. | Actress Cynthia Nixon says son has come out as transgender

German Playboy to feature 1st transgender model on cover

BERLIN/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The German edition of Playboy magazine says it will feature a transgender model on its cover for the first time. Editor-in-chief Florian Boitin said Tuesday that putting Giuliana Farfalla on the cover — topless, as is customary for such magazines in Germany — was in line with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s tradition … Continue reading German Playboy to feature 1st transgender model on cover

Transgender inmate seeks rare transfer to female prison

CHICAGO/January 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  A 26-year-old transgender woman serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary is seeking a rarely granted transfer to a female prison where she says she’ll be less vulnerable to the kinds of sexual assault, taunting and beatings she’s been subjected to in male prisons. Deon “Strawberry” Hampton describes in … Continue reading Transgender inmate seeks rare transfer to female prison

Transgender people cleared to join military, for now

WASHINGTON/December 30,2017(AP)(STL.News)— The Justice Department is putting its attempt to ban transgender military recruits on hold. The decision means enlistment of transgender people can start Jan. 1. But their future in the armed forces remains murky. The Justice Department isn’t dropping its court fight to uphold its proposed ban on transgender enlistment. Instead, it says … Continue reading Transgender people cleared to join military, for now

Road made famous by transgender candidate not a simple fix

MANASSAS, Va. /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  A dreary, congested Virginia highway has reaped an unexpected measure of fame through its role in a historic legislative campaign. Last month, Danica Roem became the nation’s first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature. She credits her victory to staying relentlessly focused on the … Continue reading Road made famous by transgender candidate not a simple fix

A CDC ban on ‘fetus’ and ‘transgender?’ Experts alarmed

NEW YORK / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation’s top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including “fetus,” ”transgender” and “science-based.” The health community was reacting to a story in The … Continue reading A CDC ban on ‘fetus’ and ‘transgender?’ Experts alarmed