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Transgender Candidates Won Big in Elections Last Night

There’s more good news coming out of Tuesday’s special election. Six openly transgender candidates won their races, including four incumbents. That means that there are now 21 total out trans elected officials nationwide.  Among the most prominent is Virginia Delegate Danica Roem, the first out trans person to win and serve…

School Board In Virginia May End Transgender Bathroom Ban

The Gloucester County School Board will discuss the possibility of allowing transgender students to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity. NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high…

Trans Politician Says Her Gender Was a ‘Non-Issue’ in Election

Kathy Ottersten won a seat to the Fairbanks city council. (Kathy Ottersten/Facebook)   Some LGBT politicians in the US midterm elections have faced scathing attacks aimed at their sexual orientation. But one trans politician, Kathy Ottersten, appears to be the exception to the rule. In the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, two transgender candidates were…

Trump Administration Seeks to Erase Transgender Americans by Defining Gender as Either Male or Female

The Trump administration is weighing significantly narrowing the definition of gender that would require individuals to identify either as male or female based on their genitalia at birth, a move that could roll back protections for transgender Americans, according to a memo from the Department of Health and Human Services…

Republican Candidate Films Herself Confronting Transgender Woman Using Bathroom At A Denny’s

GOP congressional candidate Jazmina Saavedra confronted a transgender woman using the ladies’ restroom at a Denny’s in Los Angeles and live-streamed the incident on Facebook.   Saavedra, who is campaigning for a seat in California’s 44th District, entered the bathroom and filmed the outside of the stall. “I’m trying to…