LGBT Veterans Discharged Under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" To Get Full BenefitsThe Department of Veterans Affairs says service members who received other than honorable discharges for their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status are eligible for full benefits.
Reversal: Texas Council Outlaws Social Worker Bias Against Clients Following BacklashThe previous vote, which came at Gov. Greg Abbott’s direction, drew a backlash from social worker and civil rights advocacy groups.
Texas Allows Social Workers To Deny LGBTQ, Disabled ClientsThe National Association of Social Workers criticized the board’s decision to follow governor’s recommendation rather than seek public comment.
Dallas Regional Chamber Commends Supreme Court Decision Protecting LGBTQ WorkersThe court's 6-3 ruling extends the scope of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Dallas Judge Rules In Volatile Custody Case Involving 7-Year-Old's Gender IdentityThe judge restored the parents' joint custody and ruled Thursday the court would not be intervening in specific parental decisions over gender identity.
Fury About Reported Federal Plan Targeting Transgender PeopleLGBTQ leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans.
WHO To Stop Classifying Transgender People As Mentally IllThe WHO announced Monday that "gender incongruence" has been moved out of the mental disorders classification. It will now be discussed as a topic of sexual health.
Struggle For Transgender Rights Shifts To Health CareThe Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care based on "gender identity."
Texas Activist Targeted, Beaten Amid 'Bathroom Bill' DebatePolice say a Texas transgender activist beaten in a carjacking was targeted because of her gender identity, further raising tensions as state lawmakers advance revived legislation critics call an anti-LGBT "bathroom bill."
President Trump To Revoke Obama's Transgender Bathroom GuidanceA government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.
Fort Worth Court Hears School Transgender Bathroom ArgumentsThe fight over bathroom rights for transgender students will take center stage in a Fort Worth court. Texas and 11 other states are suing to stop the Obama administration directive concerning bathroom rights for transgender students.
Mesquite Council Approves Change To EEO PolicyThe Mesquite city council has voted to approve a change to the city's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.
Texas Among 11 States Suing Over President's Transgender DirectiveTexas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
Obama Administration Gives Directive To Schools On Transgender Bathroom AccessThe guidance from leaders at the departments of Education and Justice says public schools are obligated to treat their transgender students in a way that matches their gender identity, even if their education records or identity documents indicate a different sex.
Exclusive: Collin Co. Woman Sues Employer, Insurance Co. For DiscriminationThe federal lawsuit may be the first of its kind because it also accuses Aetna of violating a provision of the Affordable Care Act, which says federal contractors and subcontractors can't discriminate based on gender identity.