Experts confirm gender identity is biological and say insurers should cover trans health needs

The Endocrine Society, an international organization of medical experts and biological researchers, has released a new set of guidelines for caring for transgender patients. Along with the guidelines, the organization has issued a position statement calling on federal and private insurers to cover the costs of all medical interventions a physician might prescribe for a transgender patient, including hormone replacement therapies and surgeries.

The updated guidelines and position sta...

McCain joins new legislative effort to overturn Trump’s trans military ban

It became clear Thursday that the Senate would not consider an amendment to the defense budget addressing President Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military, but lawmakers have not given up. On Friday, they introduced a separate bill addressing the ban, with new bipartisan support: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

The bill expands upon bipartisan support the amendment already enjoyed from Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Susan Collins (R-ME), but...

Trump announces he’s kicking thousands of transgender people out of the military

He made the announcement on Twitter.CREDIT: AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Without warning or explanation, President Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that he is unilaterally reversing the military’s plan to allow transgender service:

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After consultation with my Generals and military experts,...

Chris Christie signs two pro-transgender bills into law

The new laws take New Jersey in the opposite direction Trump is taking the country.CREDIT: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

On Friday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) surprised many when he signed two different bills advancing transgender equality into law. While both are positive advancements for the state, they coincidentally mirror prominent ways the Trump administration is rolling back transgender rights.<...