Transgender

A gender neutral restroom is seen at the San Francisco Unified School District Administration Building. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF school officials stand by protections for transgender students

San Francisco education leaders have reiterated their commitment to protecting transgender students…

 

Ines Rau is Playboy's first openly transgender playmate. (Courtesy Derek Kettela/Playboy)

Playboy presents its first transgender playmate

We guess it’s a point of pride: French model Ines Rau is…

 

Jennifer Garner and her husband Ben Affleck have filed for divorce in Southern California . (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Scoop: : Affleck, Garner file for ‘super amicable’ divorce

It’s official: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have filed for divorce in…

 

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! is celebrating World Sword Swallowers Day on Saturday, Feb. 25 in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Caitlyn, Jackie slam Trump on transgender rights

Caitlyn Jenner and Jackie Evancho are not pleased with Donald Trump’s actions…

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! is celebrating World Sword Swallowers Day on Saturday, Feb. 25 in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
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SF leaders call Trump reversal of transgender bathroom directive ‘misguided’

Public schools in San Francisco will continue to allow students to use…

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This week's "Modern Family" episode is about how Cam (Eric Stonestreet, center) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) react when their daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) has a transgender pal over for a playdate. (Courtesy ABC)

‘Modern Family’ episode to star 8-year-old transgender actor

It appears as though someone was listening to Jeffrey Tambor’s Emmy acceptance…

This week's "Modern Family" episode is about how Cam (Eric Stonestreet, center) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) react when their daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) has a transgender pal over for a playdate. (Courtesy ABC)

Supervisor Wiener’s actions speak louder than words

"Standing up against anti-LGBT hate laws.” The headline caught my attention. We’re…

Left: J. Jha portrays the character Looney Tunes in “The Box.” Right: Jha prepares to walk the ramp for a fashion show. (Left: Courtesy Todd Sanchioni; Right: Courtesy photo)

Written in parenthesis

Late in July, I watched a disturbing and wrenching play called “The…

Left: J. Jha portrays the character Looney Tunes in “The Box.” Right: Jha prepares to walk the ramp for a fashion show. (Left: Courtesy Todd Sanchioni; Right: Courtesy photo)

School board takes transgender bathroom case to high court

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia school board asked the U.S. Supreme Court…

In this photo taken Thursday, July 7, 2016, Joseph Backholm, right, executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, holds signed Initiative 1515 petitions just turned into him while he jokes with Yes Segura, of the LGBTQ Allyship, following Segura's group's attempt to confront supporters of proposed Initiative 1515, in Lynnwood, Wash. Supporters of the initiative that sought to repeal a state rule allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify failed to gather the required amount of signatures by a Friday deadline and the measure won't appear on the November ballot. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

10 states sue over restrooms transgender students can use

LINCOLN, Neb. — Ten states sued the federal government Friday over rules…

In this photo taken Thursday, July 7, 2016, Joseph Backholm, right, executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, holds signed Initiative 1515 petitions just turned into him while he jokes with Yes Segura, of the LGBTQ Allyship, following Segura's group's attempt to confront supporters of proposed Initiative 1515, in Lynnwood, Wash. Supporters of the initiative that sought to repeal a state rule allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify failed to gather the required amount of signatures by a Friday deadline and the measure won't appear on the November ballot. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The expected launch of new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military is drawing concerns from senior military leaders who believe the Pentagon is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details and questions. The Pentagon plans to unveil the new regulations in the next day or two. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed…

In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The expected launch of new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military is drawing concerns from senior military leaders who believe the Pentagon is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details and questions. The Pentagon plans to unveil the new regulations in the next day or two. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Mayor Ed Lee raises the LGBT Pride flag from his balcony at San Francisco City Hall on Friday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Theresa Sparks to serve as Mayor Lee ’s senior transgender adviser

Theresa Sparks has advocated for transgender rights and services for nearly two…

Mayor Ed Lee raises the LGBT Pride flag from his balcony at San Francisco City Hall on Friday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Mia Satya (Courtesy Mia Satya, photo by Victoria Smith)

When ‘too much’ is just right

Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya, 25, is a community grand marshal in this…

Mia Satya (Courtesy Mia Satya, photo by Victoria Smith)
Athena Cadence is on a hunger strike against County Jail’s policy on housing transgender inmates. (Photo courtesy Facebook)

Transgender County Jail inmate on hunger strike protesting housing rules

A transgender woman inmate in San Francisco County Jail has reportedly not…

Athena Cadence is on a hunger strike against County Jail’s policy on housing transgender inmates. (Photo courtesy Facebook)
Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton walks away after announcing Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

11 states sue over Obama’s school transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama…

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton walks away after announcing Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Transgender bathroom signage at the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Monday. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF schools ‘on the right track’ with transgender inclusivity

When it comes to safeguarding transgender students, San Francisco public schools have…

Transgender bathroom signage at the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Monday. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Protesters head into the Legislative building for a sit-in against House Bill 2 in Raleigh, N.C.,  on Monday. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)

North Carolina Dems pan ‘keep our state straight’ comment

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rhetorical skirmishes continued Tuesday in North Carolina over a…

Protesters head into the Legislative building for a sit-in against House Bill 2 in Raleigh, N.C.,  on Monday. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)
SFMTA hosts San Francisco's 31st bus roadeo where bus operators compete in a series of driving and safety test including an obstacle course showcasing the drivers best skills at Cow Palace Saturday, April 2, 2016. Winners of the competition advance to the American Public Transportation Association International Roadeo. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Muni considers withdrawing from transit ‘Roadeo’ in North Carolina

San Francisco’s transit service may hit the road for an upcoming “Roadeo,”…

SFMTA hosts San Francisco's 31st bus roadeo where bus operators compete in a series of driving and safety test including an obstacle course showcasing the drivers best skills at Cow Palace Saturday, April 2, 2016. Winners of the competition advance to the American Public Transportation Association International Roadeo. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Human Rights Campaign Executive Director Chad Griffin, center, speaks at a news conference at the old state Capitol Building in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gary Robertson)

Drug maker reconsidering $20 million North Carolina factory

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's governor met Thursday with gay-rights advocates bearing…

Human Rights Campaign Executive Director Chad Griffin, center, speaks at a news conference at the old state Capitol Building in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gary Robertson)
Joaquin Carcano, center, the lead plaintiff in the case, speaks during a press conference to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina's HB 2 law at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, N.C., on Monday. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)

Lawsuit challenges North Carolina anti-discrimination law

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gay and transgender rights supporters wasted little time in…

Joaquin Carcano, center, the lead plaintiff in the case, speaks during a press conference to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina's HB 2 law at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, N.C., on Monday. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)