Transgender

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

DoD Complying with Court Orders to Access Transgender Persons into the Military

WASHINGTON, DC/December 12, 2017 (STL.News) – In a press release published yesterday, Monday, December 11, 2017, Release No: NR-417-17, the U.S. Department of Defense provided the following information: As required by recent federal district court orders, the Department of Defense recently announced it will begin processing transgender applicants for military service on January 1, 2018. This … Continue reading DoD Complying with Court Orders to Access Transgender Persons into the Military

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

WASHINGTON / December 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand earlier this year … Continue reading Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military