A federal judge blocks Obama’s transgender school bathroom rule. The plaintiffs accused the president of an overreach.
Spelman College established a task force to consider whether to admit transgender students. The historically Black college would join a wave other elite women’s institution to make the policy change.
A North Carolina school board lifted its ban on students carrying Mace and pepper spray on campus. This comes in response to the DOJ’s civil rights lawsuit against the state’s bathroom law.
The Obama administration plans to direct school districts to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their identity. School officials will receive guidance on implementation.
The Department of Justice and North Carolina filed lawsuits against each other over the so-called “bathroom bill.” North Carolina denies that the measure violates the civil rights of transgender people.
Presidential candidate Ben Carson faced continued fallout from the LGBTQ community after he suggested transgender people should have their own bathrooms.
#SayHerName Zella Ziona, murdered at 21 years old. Rest in peace beautiful. #BlackLivesMatter #ProtectTransLives pic.twitter.com/IzoFSQRXKc — Sage (@sagerxo) October 16, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js 21-year-old Zella Ziona…
Pedro Redding was charged with murder, conspiracy and weapons charges in the killing of a transgender woman in Philadelphia, but police stopped short of calling it a hate crime.
Kiesha Jenkins, a Black transgender woman and college student, was fatally shot, making her the 21st transgender woman killed this year.