Transgender - Latest News
Jun 21, 2018 - 01:47 pm .- On Monday, the World Health Organization reported it would no longer designate transgenderism as a mental health disorder in its updated classification of diseases.
Mar 13, 2018 - 06:09 pm .- Criticizing ideological trends regarding gender identity, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has said that accepting that one’s biological sex is built-in to humanity helps escape destructive individualism through participation in the human family.
Jan 27, 2018 - 12:00 am .- The Chilean House of Representatives has passed a bill that “recognizes and gives protection to gender identity,” an initiative considered a priority by the government of President Michelle Bachelet.
Jan 5, 2018 - 12:05 pm .- Several Catholic bishops’ call for clarity and compassion on sexual identity issues such as transgenderism drew the ire of a dissenting Catholic group which is part of a well-funded LGBT activism network.
Dec 27, 2017 - 04:04 pm .- You've probably heard of Bruce Jenner.
Oct 15, 2017 - 03:57 pm .- Children who struggle to match their gender identity with their biological sex should not be pushed into transgender therapies, but given treatments that help treat the underlying cause of the dysphoria, said doctors in the field.
Jul 27, 2017 - 04:37 pm .- After President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that persons identifying as transgender could not serve in the U.S. military, theologians and bioethics experts voiced support for the policy change.
Jun 5, 2017 - 03:12 am .- Walt Heyer remembers the moment when he started desiring to be a girl.
Jun 2, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Earlier this month, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) issued new standards that require its employees and potential foster parents to accept and encourage children who wish to alter their gender.
Apr 27, 2017 - 12:33 pm .- A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who identifies as a man and who sought the procedure as part of their sex reassignment.
Mar 31, 2017 - 09:32 am .- North Carolina has modified its law on gender identity and the use of bathrooms and locker rooms, after facing pressure from LGBT activists and their allies in business, sports and entertainment.
Mar 6, 2017 - 10:43 am .- The Supreme Court will not hear the case of a transgender student’s demand to access public school single-sex bathrooms, instead sending it back to the lower courts for reconsideration.
Feb 23, 2017 - 12:27 pm .- On Wednesday night, the Trump administration withdrew an Obama-era guidance that had directed schools to allow students to use the bathroom or locker room of the gender they currently identify with, not the facilities of their birth or biological sex.
Feb 13, 2017 - 01:09 pm .- President Donald Trump’s administration will stop fighting in court to implement the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy, leading to applause from a religious freedom legal group.  
Jan 31, 2017 - 05:19 pm .- Citing legal and community changes, the Boy Scouts of America have said self-declared gender identity now determines youth eligibility for its scouting programs. The move could add new difficulties for Catholic sponsors of scout troops trying to adapt to the organization’s relatively new policy on homosexuality.
Jan 3, 2017 - 04:58 pm .- A federal judge has ruled against the Obama administration’s mandate that health professionals must carry out gender reassignment surgeries, even if they have medical or religious objections.
Oct 28, 2016 - 03:15 pm .- The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear a case on whether students identifying as transgender may be required to use restrooms according to their biological birth sex.
Oct 14, 2016 - 03:08 am .- A recent federal rule has come under fire for denying doctors the ability to exercise discretion in deciding whether to perform gender transition surgeries in particular cases.
Oct 13, 2016 - 11:43 am .- Four churches and their pastors are challenging a Massachusetts law which they say could regulate their speech regarding gender identity.  
Aug 24, 2016 - 08:03 pm .- Following the federal government stating that doctors cannot decline performing sex reassignment surgeries, a group of states, doctors, and hospitals are suing in the name of medical ethics.