Stories tagged: "transgender rights"

Desks are arranged in a classroom at Panther Valley Elementary School, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Nesquehoning, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
As Pride Month Closes, PA’s GOP-Controlled Senate Passes Anti-LGBTQ Student Laws

Two bills limiting classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity, and a bill banning trans athletes from sports have passed the state Senate along party lines.

Wyomissing, PA - February 5: High School girls basketball, the Schuylkill Valley Panthers vs the Wyomissing Area Spartans at the Wyomissing Area Jr. / Sr. High School Friday night February 5, 2021. Wyomissing Area won 61-49. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
PA GOP Senators Pass Bill Restricting Trans Women From Playing School Sports

The legislation restricts transgender girls and women from playing scholastic and collegiate sports on women’s teams in Pennsylvania. A similar bill passed the state House in April.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Make Name Change Process More Equitable for Transgender Pennsylvanians

State lawmakers introduced a package of six bills that would make it easier, safer, and more affordable for transgender people to change their names.

FILE- In this file photo from Nov. 19, 2019, a man is silhouetted in the shade as he walks by the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Pennsylvania Transgender Women with Felony Past Fight Name Change Rules

Rules requiring people with felony convictions to wait two years after completing their sentence are meant to enhance public safety and thwart fraud attempts. But advocates say the transgender community simply wants the right to use names that match their identities.

Joyce, a lifelong Republican, sits with her son, who recently came out as transgender. Joyce says she is voting for Joe Biden, believing the Democratic candidate will help protect and strengthen LGBTQ+ rights, ensuring a safer future for her children. (Keystone Photo/Michele Haddon)
Now That She Sees Trump Through Her Son’s Eyes, She’s Voting for Biden

Bucks County mom changed her outlook on President Trump and public policy after seeing how his policies could affect her son.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is the first major-party nominee in the United States to speak about violence against transgender women of color in a public forum. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Biden Just Took a Stand for Trans Women in a Way That No Presidential Nominee Ever Has

Echoing one of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's primary campaign themes, Biden declared that he would "flat out" change the harmful executive orders President Trump has used to target transgender Americans.

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Dominique Fells and Riah Milton: The Latest Victims in the ‘Epidemic of Violence’ Facing Trans People

Fells and Milton’s deaths represent at least the 13th and 14th violent killings of transgender or gender non-conforming people in the United States in 2020, according to the Human Rights campaign.