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For years, Gavin Grimm--a young trans man from Gloucester County, VA--has fought for the right to use the public restroom of his choice at school. He is now a national figure for trans rights. Q Virginia interviewed Gavin and his mother, Deirdre. more

Apr 20, 2017 3:00 PM Inform

It may finally be time to welcome the Boy Scouts of America into the twenty-first century. The recent decision to open up the Boy Scouts to transgender boys is a major accomplishment worthy of applause. more

Feb 14, 2017 4:20 PM Inform

Spencer Sweat

SCRC

Gay couples having babies has become the norm… but what about a transgender man who has been given the opportunity to use his own eggs to have a biological baby. Science has now allowed transgender people to be biological parents to their own kids. more

Feb 6, 2017 10:20 AM Connect

Bathroom Ban Enforcement

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Though support for the LGBTQ community has risen greatly in recent years, we have also seen a rise in steep opposition as well. Though more laws were passing to ensure equal rights, bills are also being introduced throughout America to limit these. more

Feb 4, 2017 12:32 PM Inform

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Everybody, as they say, has a story to tell.An ancestor was captured in an early war. Parents overcame adversity in a new country. A health scare, a welcome blessing, a lucky streak, a chance meeting, we all have our tales to share. more

Feb 2, 2017 3:46 AM Engage

California Travel Ban

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California has now joined five other states in banning all non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina in response to the anti-LGBT “bathroom bill” which bans transgender people from using the bathroom they identify with. more

Jan 26, 2017 9:24 AM Inform

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The progress made for LGBT people during my lifetime has been dramatic. Gradual changes have culminated in same-sex marriage, the reduction of social disapproval and the removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder. There is still a long way to go. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:25 PM Connect

Now that I have been forced to walk my talk, I have found that being open-minded is only the first step on a long road toward accepting and embracing diversity. The adjustment calls for more than an open mind; it calls for an open heart. more

Nov 15, 2016 11:15 AM Connect

Transgender Pride Flag

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As a parent, learning your teen is, or may be, transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or otherwise gender-expansive can be difficult to say the least! However, there are ways that you can support your teen and create a stronger relationship with them. more

Nov 13, 2016 12:37 PM , Connect

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North Carolina’s House Bill 2 or more commonly known as the “bathroom bill” passed in March 2015, which prohibits transgender men and women from using restrooms of the gender they identify has failed constitutional review. more

Nov 11, 2016 12:36 PM Blog

Autism

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Recent studies have revealed possible traits between people on the autism spectrum and gender identity issues. Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) include challenges associated with social interactions and communication skills. more

Oct 23, 2016 10:45 AM Connect

In a big step to insure that customers know Target is inclusive to all, the store has announced a $20 million project to create gender-neutral bathrooms in all of its stores. more

Aug 23, 2016 9:00 AM Blog

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In an unusual decision, the Supreme Court has decided that too temporarily block a lower court order that allowed a Virginia transgender boy, Gavin Grimm from Gloucester County, to use the school’s boy’s restroom. more

Aug 9, 2016 12:00 AM Engage

Ash Whitaker, a 16-year-old transgender boy and his family have filed a federal Title IX lawsuit against the Kenosha Unified School District in Wisconsin. The suit claims that the school district forced him and “any other transgender students at the more

Jul 22, 2016 12:00 AM Blog

Massachusetts has come one step closer to becoming the first state to pass a law permitting transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms of the gender that they identify with... more

Jul 9, 2016 12:00 AM Blog

There’s nothing special about you. You’re just an ordinary kid, nothing unique – except, there is. You have your own thoughts, passions, creativity, and sense of humor. There’s nobody else like you; you’re ordinary and special and so is Jazz Jennings more

Jun 27, 2016 12:00 AM Engage

Despite the advances that have been made for LGBT equality in the last few years, the world can still be a very difficult place for people who identify as transgender. These difficulties are especially apparent in the world of business. more

Jun 20, 2016 12:00 AM Connect

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11 States have launched a lawsuit against the federal government after a guidance was issued by the Obama administration stating that public schools must allow transgender students to use bathrooms, locker rooms of their matching gender identity. more

Jun 2, 2016 9:00 AM Inform

When you meet someone new, try not to “figure out” what their gender identity is. They know better than you do, so simply ask. It can be as easy as exchanging names. “What are your pronouns?” is not a hard question to ask, and it’s not inconvenient. more

Apr 25, 2016 5:00 PM Blog

You could become whatever you want to be – or so you were told. You could grow up and become the person of your dreams and that was okay. Except sometimes, as in the new book “A Murder Over a Girl” by Ken Corbett, dreaming can be deadly. more

Apr 23, 2016 9:15 AM Engage

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