Topics :: gender identity

NY Gov. Cuomo: Outlaw Gender Identity Discrimination

By David Klepper | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.

France Retreats on Teaching Boy-Girl Equality

By Sylvie Corbet | Monday Jun 30, 2014
France is scrapping a plan to teach children the "ABCD of equality" between boys and girls after protests by some parents who feared it was a stealth effort to erase gender differences.

Trans Woman Files Discrimination Complaint Against Dallas Salvation Army

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 6, 2014
Transgender woman Jodielynn Wiley has filed a complaint against the Dallas Salvation Army, saying that they threatened to boot her from the housing program because she hadn’t yet completed her gender reassignment surgery.

Students React to Facebook’s New ’Gender Options’

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
Students who use Facebook no longer have to choose between being male and female. In fact, now they can choose from more than 50 new gender options -- and to some students, it could mean the world.

New Gender Options for Facebook Users

By Martha Mendoza | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.

Petition Started to Encourage Southern Poverty Law Center to Label ’Gender Identity Watch’ as Hate Group

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Friday Jan 31, 2014
History was made in a most unexpected way in late 2013 when the petition titled "Southern Poverty Law Center: Monitor Gender Identity Watch as a Hate Group" appeared at At press time, the petition had garnered more than 7,000 signatures.

Defendant in Gender-Nonconforming Skirt Burning to Remain in Adult Court

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Jan 25, 2014
A judge in Oakland last week ruled that the teenager who allegedly burned the skirt of a gender non-conforming teen should remain in adult court.

’Preferred’ Pronouns Gain Traction at US Colleges

By Lisa Leff | Saturday Nov 30, 2013
On high school and college campuses and in certain political and social media circles,self-identify as "genderqueer" -- neither male nor female but an androgynous hybrid or rejection of both -- is challenging anew the limits of Western comprehension.

Joe’s Pub Hosts Night of a Thousand Genders

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
The Gender & Family Project welcomes Olympia Dukakis, Justin Vivian Bond, Telly Leung, Our Lady J, Lance Horne and more to "A Night of a Thousand Genders."

Calif. Teen Sets Agender Student’s Skirt Set on Fire

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
A California student who identifies as the non-binary ’agender’ orientation is recovering from severe leg burns after being set on fire by another teenager on a bus.