Sylvia Wojcik was making reservations for a beach getaway in Maine when the receptionist on the other end of the line called her “ma’am.” Nothing could have delighted her more. Wojcik, 66, is transitioning from male to female. For her, that proof that she sounded like a woman was an important moment.
Caitlyn Jenner told the world what the transgender community needs while accepting an award for courage last week. The former Olympian announced months ago she would begin living as a woman. A transgender woman from Minnesota made the same decision, and she is now documenting her very personal story.
A federal lawsuit alleges a Minnesota company subjected a transgender employee to sex discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit Friday against Shoreview-based Deluxe Financial Services Corp.
The Minnesota House wants to restrict transgender students’ access to school locker rooms and bathrooms. Minority Democrats objected fiercely to a Republican move to include the provision in an education budget bill Saturday. The House approved the proposal in a divided voice vote.
Minnesota’s own Kris Humphries has the Twitterverse abuzz Saturday with a tweet that may be a jab at his former father-in-law, Bruce Jenner. The former Olympian revealed in an interview with Diane Sawyer Friday that he now identifies as a woman.
More than 20 Republican legislators want to stop transgender students born as male from playing on female sports teams.
A state House committee has approved a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports. The House State Affairs Committee on Monday voted 10 to 2 to support the measure.
The St. Paul school district is seeking to establish a new policy to protect transgender students. The proposal was outlined Tuesday night by the district’s strategic planning and policy administrator. A group of school board members plans to work on the “gender inclusion” policy with students, parents and staff in the coming months.
The Baraboo School Board has amended its athletic and co-curricular activities policy to prohibit discrimination against transgender students.
Minnesota joins 32 other states with policies for transgender athletes on high school sports teams. But that doesn’t make it any less controversial. Minnesota transgender students can choose a sports team if parents and health care professionals can prove their gender-related identity. Students don’t need proof of sex-change surgery or hormone therapy.
The Minnesota State High School League will be holding a meeting Wednesday to discuss a controversial proposal that would implement guidelines for transgender athletes.
The Minnesota State High School League voted to postpone making a decision on the league’s proposed policy about transgender students who want to play on athletic teams. As WCCO’s Bill Hudson reported, the board wanted the currently written policy to move forward, but also to refine it before it becomes fully implemented.
There was emotional reaction from parents Wednesday afternoon over a controversy involving school sports and gender. The State High School League is trying to offer direction to coaches when a transgender student wants to join a team.
The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay remarks made by Priefer.
A Minnesota woman is free after being held captive in Louisiana for two years. Authorities say she had recently made the transition from male to female, and was forced to do hard labor and sexual acts.
The University of Minnesota will soon offer gender-neutral housing. Up to several dozen upper-division students will have access to the campus apartments, beginning in the fall of 2015. Anyone, regardless of their sex or gender identity, will be able to live there.
There is a program available at the VA hospital in Minneapolis that’s serving an often hidden population — transgender veterans.
A 24-year-old transgender Minneapolis woman received a sentence of 41 months in prison Monday after making a plea agreement to a reduced charge of second degree manslaughter, according to the Trans Youth Support Network.
Specialist Ackley is a war veteran who served in Iraq with the 34th Red Bull infantry division in 2009. But a lot has changed since her return two years ago. Specialist John Ackley is now Ashley.
An eastern Iowa school district superintendent has apologized after an event included potentially offensive messages about homosexual and transgender people, according to a report from an Waterloo TV station.
A judge will determine the fate of a man accused of killing a transgendered person in Minneapolis.
Opening statements are expected today in the case of a man accused of killing a woman in her apartment last January.
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates.
Leading gay activists gathered in Minneapolis for a national conference are releasing a nationwide report on discrimination against transgender individuals.
A man has been charged with killing a woman in her apartment, marking the first homicide in Minneapolis in 2011.