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boy scouts will allow transgender children into programs


dallas (ap) — the boy scouts of america says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.the organization announced monday that it had made the decision to base enrollment in boys only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout. the organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child’s birth certificate.a spokeswoman for the organization says it made the decision based on states and communities changing how gender is defined.a transgender child in secaucus, new jersey, was asked late last year to leave his scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender.






transgender families press education secretary on rights


washington (ap) — families of transgender students came away from a meeting with education secretary betsy devos saying that she was receptive to their concerns but must now follow up with action.devos met wednesday with two transgender students and their parents, as well as with the parent of a transgender child who committed suicide. separately, she also met with several lgbt advocacy organizations. participants asked devos to do more to protect transgender rights.the meeting came shortly after the trump administration rescinded obama-era guidance that instructed schools to let students use bathrooms in line with their stated gender identity, not their assigned gender at birth.karen dolan, the mother of a transgender high school student, said devos listened carefully and empathized but w






transgender pupil treated 'like freak' by school


the mother of a transgender pupil is taking legal action against a school which she claims treated her child like "a freak".jackie* said the treatment had been "appalling". her child aidan*, 16, who was born female, claims he was effectively excluded by hereford cathedral school, which refused to let him wear a boy's uniform. the legal action is currently going through the courts.it is understood as part of the school's defence, it claims aidan was withdrawn by his family before a final decision was made by the school about whether it could accommodate his needs. in a statement it said: "the continued happiness, wellbeing and safety of our pupils is the top priority."*names have been changed.transgender teenager sues hereford school for discriminationthe story of two transgender children






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chicago lgbtq advocates commend boy scouts' new transgender policy


boy scouts will allow transgender children who identify as boys into programstribune news servicesthe boy scouts of america announced monday that it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.the organization said it had made the decision to begin basing enrollment in its boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application...the boy scouts of america announced monday that it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.the organization said it had made the decision to begin basing enrollment in its boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application... (tribune news services)






boy scouts will allow transgender children into programs


dallas — the boy scouts of america announced monday that it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.the organization announced it had made the decision to begin basing enrollment in its boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout. the organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child's birth certificate for those programs.rebecca rausch, a spokeswoman for the organization, emailed a statement monday. she said the organization's leadership had considered a recent case in secaucus, new jersey, where an 8-year-old transgender child had been asked to leave his scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender, but the change was made because of






boy scouts will allow transgender children who identify as boys into programs


the boy scouts of america announced monday that it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.the organization announced it had made the decision to begin basing enrollment in its boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout. the organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child's birth certificate for those programs.rebecca rausch, a spokeswoman for the organization, emailed a statement monday. she said the organization's leadership had considered a recent case in secaucus, new jersey, where an 8-year-old transgender child had been asked to leave his scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender, but the change was made because of the large






transgender teen: 'never been so sure about anything'


image copyrightalamyimage caption llyr dressed as a boy until last year when she started wearing girls clothes and wearing make-up to school llyr, who grew up as a farmer's son in rural mid wales as part of a close agricultural community, is transgender. aged 16, she is one of 75 children and young people from wales referred to a specialist nhs clinic as a result of transgender feelings last year. here llyr tells her story. looking in the mirror as a child i felt gross when i was growing up. i hated it. i didn't feel i looked like who i was.being transgender to me is like i feel completely different inside to what i looked like outside. i thought everyone hated looking at themselves in the mirror like me. growing up on a farm near aberystwyth it was very rural, you look out the window and






transgender teen: 'never been so sure about anything'


image copyrightalamyimage caption llyr dressed as a boy until last year when she started wearing girls clothes and wearing make-up to school llyr, who grew up as a farmer's son in rural mid wales as part of a close agricultural community, is transgender. aged 16, she is one of 75 children and young people from wales referred to a specialist nhs clinic as a result of transgender feelings last year. here llyr tells her story. looking in the mirror as a child i felt gross when i was growing up. i hated it. i didn't feel i looked like who i was.being transgender to me is like i feel completely different inside to what i looked like outside. i thought everyone hated looking at themselves in the mirror like me. growing up on a farm near aberystwyth it was very rural, you look out the window and






transgender boy wins controversial girls state wrestling title in texas


a northwestern university freshman who recently came out as transgender tried to join a sorority this month, yearning for deeper friendships on campus.the case is unusual because the student is a transgender man, born with a female body but identifying as male, and already beginning to make that... (angie leventis lourgos)






montana initiative would limit transgender use of bathrooms


helena, mont. — a conservative group wants to let montana voters decide whether transgender people must use public restrooms and locker rooms designated for their gender at birth — a move that could thrust the state into the national debate over transgender rights. the montana family foundation launched its campaign to place the matter on […]






tech firms oppose transgender discrimination


apple ceo tim cook, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg and google ceo sundar pichai have joined nine other tech leaders in protesting “discriminatory legislation” against transgender students set to be passed by texas lawmakers. the so-called bathroom bill would mean transgender students would have to use restrooms that correspond with the gender stated on their birth certificate,…






south yorkshire transgender child on her transition


the family of a transgender child, who was born a boy but now lives as a , have spoken about her transition.nicholas, from near sheffield, often dressed as a at home, but in 2015 aged eight she started going to school as amber.her mother said, despite difficulties, she realised she could have a "miserable son or a happy daughter".the 's inside out programme followed amber for several months up to her ninth birthday.her story comes as figures suggest a significant rise in under s being referred to the gender identity development service (gids).in 2009/10 there were 97 referrals but in 2015/16 that figure rose to 1,419.gids is a specialised clinic, funded by the nhs, for young people experiencing difficulties with their gender.it has two centres, one in tavistock, london, and another in leed






discovering emma: a kindergartner's transgender journey


as parents accept a young child's choice, they struggle to find support at school.        






transgender cadets at military academies can graduate but not serve


two transgender academy graduates will not be allowed to join the ranks of newest officers        






trump is preparing to roll back obama's protections for transgender students. ca


as president trump prepares to roll back federal protections for transgender students, it may be a good time to revisit a guide we published in 2016 about the rights that transgender students are afforded in california and l.a. while california state law strongly protects transgender students, losing federal protection could negatively affect transgender rights in the state. lawyers and advocates relied on the obama administration, rather than on california's state government, to enforce student rights in a number of cases . what rights do transgender students have in california? state law specifies that students cannot be discriminated against based on gender identity or gender expression. school districts are responsible for keeping students safe, preventing violations of students’ right






boy scouts will allow transgender children into programs


dallas (ap) — the boy scouts of america announced monday that it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.the organization announced it had made the decision to begin basing enrollment in its boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout. the organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child’s birth certificate for those programs.rebecca rausch, a spokeswoman for the organization, emailed a statement monday. she said the organization’s leadership had considered a recent case in secaucus, new jersey, where an 8-year-old transgender child had been asked to leave his scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender, but the change was made becaus






india asks states to allow transgender choice in bathrooms


new delhi — india's government has asked all states to let transgender people use any public toilet of their choice.the ministry of drinking water and sanitation issued guidelines this week that urged state governments to ensure that transgender people are recognized as equal citizens. it said they should be allowed to use the facility of their choice in community toilets.the transgender rights group sangama said thursday that the government decision was a good start but needs to be backed by a strong education campaign to change social attitudes."the transgender community faces a lot of discrimination in india," said rajesh, the group's leader, who uses one name. "india has a long way to go as there are not even enough public toilets."in the guidelines, the ministry also instructed state






india asks states to allow transgender choice in bathrooms


new delhi (ap) — india’s government has asked all states to let transgender people use any public toilet of their choice.the ministry of drinking water and sanitation issued guidelines this week that urged state governments to ensure that transgender people are recognized as equal citizens. it said they should be allowed to use the facility of their choice in community toilets.the transgender rights group sangama said thursday that the government decision was a good start but needs to be backed by a strong education campaign to change social attitudes.“the transgender community faces a lot of discrimination in india,” said rajesh, the group’s leader, who uses one name. “india has a long way to go as there are not even enough public toilets.”in the guidelines, the ministry also instructed s






key dates for transgender rights in the us


some important events in the history of transgender rights in the united states:1952: christine jorgensen completes sex-reassignment surgery in denmark; she was the first american known for undergoing such a transition.1969: transgender people are in the forefront of the stonewall inn riots in new york city, which helped spark the u.s. gay-rights movement.1977: the new york supreme court rules in favor of transgender physician/athlete renee richards in her bid to play pro tennis as a woman.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.1993: transgender man brandon teena is raped and murdered in nebraska; his story is later made into the film “boys don’t cry.” minnesota becomes the first state to ban anti-transgender discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation






watching my son become my daughter


llyr grew up in wales as a farmer's son in a close knit community and is transgender. aged 16, llyr is one of 75 children and young adults to have been referred in 2016 to a specialist nhs clinic as a result of transgender feelings.we spoke to llyr's parents and asked them how they dealt with this transitioning process.sweet sixteen: a transgender story is on iplayerproduced & directed by molly-anna woods; video editor: helene daouphars






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rebecca rausch, a spokeswoman for the organization, emailed a statement monday. she said the organization's leadership had considered a recent case in secaucus, new jersey, where an 8-year-old transgender child had been asked to leave his scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender, but the change was made because of the larger conver ion about gender identity going on around the country. "for more than 100 years, the boy scouts of america, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual's birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs," the statement said. "however, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identit






week in review: deadly day in chicago, trump's transgender rule reversal and a b


here are recaps of the week's stories (sunday, feb. 19 through friday, feb. 24) to catch you up on what's been happening.couple expecting child among 7 slain in chicago's deadliest day of yearwilteeah jones and malik bingham, who were expecting their first child next month, were gunned down in the chatham neighborhood wednesday.they were among seven people killed that day, which was the deadliest of the year in the city so far.the city is ahead of last year's grim pace, when chicago recorded its most killings in two decades.police said jones and bingham were targeted, possibly because of a gang conflict involving bingham.also among wednesday's victims was jose correa, 60, who was fatally shot in his garage in the little village neighborhood.transgender bathroomelaine thompson / apa new sti






anti-transgender bus sparks protests as it visits us cities


boston (ap) — anti-transgender activists are generating protests as they drive through the northeast in a big, orange bus emblazoned with the words “boys are boys” and “girls are girls.”the “free speech bus” parked in front of the state house in boston on thursday, drawing more than two dozen protesters. mayor marty walsh raised a flag supporting the transgender community after the bus briefly stopped at city hall.greg mertz is with the group behind the bus. he says organizers are pushing back against greater acceptance of transgender people. a member of the massachusetts transgender political coalition says the bus’s message is hateful.the campaign launched in new york last week, but was temporarily halted after the bus was vandalized. it’s also making stops in philadelphia, washington, b






transgender teen pushes boundaries to be 'legal'


after winning her puberty blockers, a transgender teen tests the delaware bureaucracy for a new identity.        






texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids


austin, texas (ap) — each morning, joanna smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a t-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. an honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.but teachers may soon have to disrupt his routine by revealing a secret: this energetic boy was born a girl. legislation headed for passage in the texas legislature this month could forbid him from using the boys’ bathroom and effectively divulge his transgender identity to classmates.“he would be very embarrassed and ashamed to be outed,” said smith, who plans to pull her child out of school if the measure is adopted. “i worry so much that it would just ruin his life.” she spoke on the condition tha






texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids


austin, texas (ap) — each morning, joanna smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a t-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. an honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.but teachers may soon have to disrupt his routine by revealing a secret: this energetic boy was born a girl. legislation headed for passage in the texas legislature this month could forbid him from using the boys’ bathroom and effectively divulge his transgender identity to classmates.“he would be very embarrassed and ashamed to be outed,” said smith, who plans to pull her child out of school if the measure is adopted. “i worry so much that it would just ruin his life.” she spoke on the condition tha






services facing july 1 deadline ask for more time to develop transgender policy


the army and marine corps are requesting delays as long as two years in implementing policies to accept transgender applicants for service        






kayleigh mcenany slapped down in heated cnn transgender panel


cnn on thursday had a heated panel discussion on transgender rights in which democrat christine quinn made a passionate defense of allowing transgender teens to use the bathrooms of their choice.after republican kayleigh mcenany said that she was concerned about “sexual predators” taking advantage of rules allowing transgender students to use any public restroom that they want, quinn lit into her for making a cheap excuse for repealing a policy that has helped some of the country’s most vulnerable teenagers feel more accepted.“people who are rapists and sexual predators take care of any loophole at any moment they can,” she said. “they will tragically track children on the street, come up behind women on the street. this is not about sexual predators — it is about equality for transgender






caitlyn jenner's message to donald trump: 'call me'


the reality tv star and activist caitlyn jenner has recorded a message for donald trump, over protections for transgender students.the president has overturned obama-era guidance allowing transgender students to use school toilets matching their gender identity.trump singer evancho 'disappointed' by transgender policy






texas revives transgender 'bathroom bill' for public schools


austin, texas — a transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in north carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in texas — though it may only apply to public schools.a broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the country's second-largest state use public restrooms according to the gender on their birth certificates sailed through the texas senate months ago. a similar measure had stalled in the house, but supporters late sunday night used an amendment to tack school bathroom limits onto a separate and otherwise unrelated bill covering campus emergency operation plans.republican rep. chris paddie authored the hotly-debated language, saying it had "absolutely no intent" to discriminate. under it, transgender studen






texas revives transgender ‘bathroom bill’ for public schools


austin, texas (ap) — a transgender “bathroom bill” reminiscent of one in north carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in texas — though it may only apply to public schools.a broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the country’s second-largest state use public restrooms according to the gender on their birth certificates sailed through the texas senate months ago. a similar measure had stalled in the house, but supporters late sunday night used an amendment to tack school bathroom limits onto a separate and otherwise unrelated bill covering campus emergency operation plans.republican rep. chris paddie authored the hotly-debated language, saying it had “absolutely no intent” to discriminate. under it, transgender s






pentagon weighs possible delay in new transgender recruits


the pentagon said on friday it was reviewing recommendations from the u.s. military chiefs that included calls for more time to implement plans to allow new transgender recruits to join the u.s. armed forces.pentagon spokeswoman dana white said no decision on the matter had been made yet.“different services had different takes. so, some asked for time,” she said.the pentagon ended its ban on openly transgender people serving in the u.s. military in 2016 under the obama administration. it was expected to also start allowing transgender individuals to begin enlisting this year, provided they had been “stable” in their preferred gender for 18 months.news of a potential delay under president donald trump’s administration alarmed transgender advocates.“there are thousands of transgender service






conversion therapy bans will trap transgender children


on april 25, democratic lawmaker sen. patty murray (d-wyoming) reintroduced a bill to ban therapy in the united states that seeks to change “sexual orientation or gender identity.”while attempts to make gays straight may have little value, that little “or gender identity” nonchalantly added to the end is a live grenade. in disguised language, it ensures no american child unhappy with his or her natural sexed body will have access to therapy other than drastically changing the body.consider this scenario, based on real events: one day, your high-school-age daughter comes to you with a surprising announcement. she has a history of psychological problems and is unhappy with the pressures of being a young girl. she has spent a great deal of time online reading about transgender and is certain






conversion therapy bans will trap transgender children


on april 25, democratic lawmaker sen. patty murray (d-washington) reintroduced a bill to ban therapy in the united states that seeks to change “sexual orientation or gender identity.”while attempts to make gays straight may have little value, that little “or gender identity” nonchalantly added to the end is a live grenade. in disguised language, it ensures no american child unhappy with his or her natural sexed body will have access to therapy other than drastically changing the body.consider this scenario, based on real events: one day, your high-school-age daughter comes to you with a surprising announcement. she has a history of psychological problems and is unhappy with the pressures of being a young girl. she has spent a great deal of time online reading about transgender and is certa






india asks states to allow transgender choice in bathrooms


new delhi (ap) — india’s government has asked all states to let transgendered people use any public toilet of their choice.the ministry of drinking water and sanitation issued guidelines earlier this week that asked state governments to make an effort to see that transgender people are recognized as equal citizens. it said transgender people should be allowed to use the facility of their choice in community or public toilets.the rights group sangama said thursday that the government’s decision was a good start, though it needed to be backed by a strong education campaign to change attitudes toward the transgender community, which faced a lot of discrimination in india.






texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids


austin, texas — each morning, joanna smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a t-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. an honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.but teachers may soon have to disrupt his routine by revealing a secret: this energetic boy was born a girl. legislation headed for passage in the texas legislature this month could forbid him from using the boys' bathroom and effectively divulge his transgender identity to classmates."he would be very embarrassed and ashamed to be outed," said smith, who plans to pull her child out of school if the measure is adopted. "i worry so much that it would just ruin his life." she spoke on the condition that her






transgender advocates rally against copiague gym’s facebook post


advertisement | advertise on newsdaychristopher laird, left, of deer park, and others, rally monday night, march 6, at a copiague gym after its acting director posted a facebook link and comment demonstrators saw as attacking the lgbt community. (credit: thomas a. ferrara) some 15 transgender advocates gathered outside a copiague gym monday night to protest what they called denigrating remarks on the facility’s facebook page directed at people who have changed their sexual identities.“the transgender community is hurting,” said jay guercio, one of the leaders of the group that organized the protest, the long island lgbtqa (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,...






being transgender in america may be hazardous to your health, study shows


being transgender in america may be hazardous to your health.a new report in jama internal medicine characterizes a variety of health disparities between people who are transgender (that is, their gender identity is not the same as their gender at birth) and people who are cisgender (their gender identity matches their gender at birth).spoiler alert: there are many.the data come from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system, a health survey sponsored by the centers for disease control and prevention. in 2014, 20 states added questions about gender identity to their survey; five more joined them the following year.researchers from brigham & women’s hospital and beth israel deaconess medical center, both affiliated with harvard medical school in boston, examined responses from 314,450






pwc deal data indentifies likely it industry acquisition targets


posted 2017-01-27 1 of pwc tracks top it industry acquisition targets for 2016/2017pwc's deal insights data for 2016 and 2017 indicates that software and it services sectors will remain attractive targets for corporate acquisitions this year.2016 was a banner year for tech m&alast year was an impressive year for technology mergers and acquisitions, pwc data shows. the company counted 1,613 acquisitions, totaling $323.5 billion in cumulative transaction value. while the number of acquisitions was down by 16 percent compared to 2015, the total value was up 3 percent year over year, thanks to a larger number of big deals.there were 61 deals that exceeded $1 billionaccording to pwc, 2016 saw an “explosion of multi-billion dollar transactions.” the year saw 61 deals that exceeded $1 billion