Republicans In Wis. Defend Transgender Restrictions BillRepublicans pushed Thursday for Wisconsin to become the first state in the nation to prohibit transgender public school students from using a bathroom or locker room assigned to the gender with which they identify.
Iowa Community College Offers Transgender Student HousingIowa Western Community College is offering a pilot housing program that aims to help transgender students feel more comfortable. The Des Moines Register reports students were given the option this year of joining the program, which assigns them to a roommate based on their gender identity or expression rather than their legal sex.
Finding Their Voice: Speech Clinic Helps Transgender ClientsSylvia 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.
From Robert To Emma: The Journey Of A Transgender MinnesotanCaitlyn 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.
EEOC Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Transgender EmployeeA 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.
House Approves Transgender Student Bathroom RestrictionsThe 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.
Did Kris Humphries Slam Bruce Jenner?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.
Republican Lawmakers Want To Ax Transgender Athletics RuleMore than 20 Republican legislators want to stop transgender students born as male from playing on female sports teams.
S.D. Panel Votes To Void Transgender Students In Sports PolicyA 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.
St. Paul Schools Working On 'Gender Inclusion' PolicyThe 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.
Wis. School Adopts Transgender Athletic PolicyThe Baraboo School Board has amended its athletic and co-curricular activities policy to prohibit discrimination against transgender students.
Reality Check: Transgender Athletes In Minn. High SchoolsMinnesota 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.