Tag: Transgender and Transsexuals

Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency

WASHINGTON — A Trump administration appointee whose anti-L.G.B.T.Q. comments had spurred calls for her removal has left the United States Agency for International Development, an agency spokeswoman said on Monday. The appointee, Merritt Corrigan, had drawn scrutiny shortly after becoming the agency’s deputy White House liaison this year because of her previous statements that America […]

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Lady Red Couture, ‘Mother Hen’ of a Drag Scene, Dies at 43

Lady Red Couture, a comedian, singer and talk-show host who called herself “the largest live-singing drag queen in captivity,” and who became a mentor to younger drag performers, died on July 25 in Los Angeles. She was 43. The cause was complications of cyclic vomiting syndrome, a condition thought to be related to migraines, said […]

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Trump Presses Limits on Transgender Rights Over Supreme Court Ruling

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday published its rule allowing single-sex homeless shelters to exclude transgender people from facilities that correspond with their gender identity, pressing forward with limits on transgender rights despite a Supreme Court ruling that extended civil rights protection to transgender people. The new rule on homeless shelters will go into […]

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Baptist Pastor Is Fired After Coming Out as Transgender

Last month, the Rev. Junia Joplin told her Baptist congregation in a sermon about the importance of telling the truth without fear of the consequences. And then she revealed a secret truth of her own: She is a transgender woman. It cost her the job. On Monday, 111 members of the Lorne Park Baptist Church […]

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Biden Could Quickly Reverse Trump’s Military Transgender Ban, Group Says

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. could reverse President Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military within 30 days if he is elected president, according to a policy memo from an advocacy group. The Palm Center, which has been fighting the ban since it was announced three years ago, says the Pentagon would […]

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