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Trump backtracks on LGBT issues

There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with a "LGBTs for Trump," a photo opportunity meant to signal he...

Texas judge halts transgender rules

A federal judge in Texas on Saturday ordered a halt to another Obama administration effort to strengthen transgender rights, this time over health rules...

Fight over transgender rights in health law

Big companies are pushing back against proposed federal rules they say would require their medical plans to cover gender transition and other services under...

White House hires transgender

The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member. The White House announced Raffi Freedman-Gurspan's appointment on Tuesday. Freedman-Gurspan is an outreach and...

Military aims to lift transgender ban

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service,...

Schools work to help transgender students fit in

Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his Kansas high school that the student they had known...

Hagel wants review of military transgender ban

The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military "continually should be reviewed," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday. Hagel did not indicate...