transgender

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
June 06, 2019 - 1:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than a month after the murder of a transgender woman and activist, the accused shooter faced a Philadelphia judge Wednesday and will now got to trial, after the judge upheld all charges against him. A homicide detective testified that as police were out at the...
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A general view of the skyline of downtown Dallas, Texas
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
June 04, 2019 - 9:57 am
DALLAS (AP) — A transgender woman's body was pulled from a Dallas lake over the weekend, the latest death of a transgender person being investigated by homicide detectives in the city, police said Monday. Police Chief U. Renee Hall said there were "obvious signs of homicidal violence" in 26-year-...
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U.S. Supreme Court
Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
May 28, 2019 - 10:12 am
UPDATED: 1:45 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that challenged the Boyertown Area School District's policy of allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and lockers aligned with their gender identities. Attorneys representing some...
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Muhlaysia Booker
Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP
May 20, 2019 - 11:32 am
DALLAS (AP) — A 23-year-old transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten in front of a crowd of people was found dead over the weekend in a Dallas shooting, police said. Muhlaysia Booker was found face-down in a street early Saturday and no suspect has been identified, police...
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U.S. Supreme Court
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
April 22, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people. The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. Another case...
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In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference.
Steve Helber/AP, file
February 17, 2019 - 11:50 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school. Along the way, he's became a national face for transgender rights. His case almost went to the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated and...
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Adult Gender Reveal
Courtesy Heather Lundberg Brown via CNN
February 08, 2019 - 10:08 am
By Shelby Copeland and Lauren M. Johnson, CNN (CNN) — There were balloons, confetti and a big teddy bear — all the usual trappings of an extravagant gender reveal photo shoot. But this Kentucky mom's celebration had a twist: it was a gender reveal for her 20-year-old transgender son. "He thought I...
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birth certificate
Dreamstime
David Madden
February 05, 2019 - 1:51 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey now allows residents to change their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity. The state joins Washington, Oregon and California, as well as the city of New York, to allow for what are referred to as gender-neutral birth certificates. The law...
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Dr. Christine McGinn
Courtesy of Dr. Christine McGinn
Flashpoint
January 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following news of this week's Supreme Court ruling on the military ban on transgender service members , a Bucks County surgeon and veteran is offering free sex reassignment surgeries to transgender troops. Dr. Christine McGinn has a bustling practice in New Hope. As a...
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In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington, D.C.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
Mike DeNardo
January 22, 2019 - 9:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration's ban on transgender people in the military to go into effect, while challenges continue in lower courts. LGBT activists are continuing to push for the ban to be overturned. The high court split 5-4 in...
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