First Openly Transgender Person to Enlist in Military Opens Up About Battle Over Promised Coverage For SurgeryGov. JB Pritzker expanded Medicaid coverage to include gender affirming surgery more than a year ago. So why all the hold-ups?
Federal Judge Orders Illinois Prisons To Reform Transgender Inmate TreatmentAmong other things, the order said prisons can no longer "mechanically'' assign housing based on genitalia or physical size and appearance.
Transgender People Fight For Right To Change Names In Illinois Despite Felony ConvictionsSome transgender people are fighting for the right to change their names legally in Illinois despite past felony convictions.
Chicago Attorney John Knight To Argue Before U.S. Supreme Court For Transgender RightsThe U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider transgender rights for the first time – and a Chicago attorney will be arguing the case.
Wisconsin, Illinois Sued Over Transgender Name-Change LawsAttorneys are suing Wisconsin and Illinois over laws that forbid transgender individuals from changing their names if they have criminal convictions.
AG Madigan To Trump: Stop Plans To Exclude Transgender People From Federal Protections"Civil rights laws are crucial to ensuring access to healthcare and education and the administration should abandon this effort to discriminate against transgender individuals.”
Judge Lets Suit Targeting Chicago Law On Breasts ProceedBea Sullivan-Knoff's lawsuit challenges a city ordinance prohibiting women but not men from exposing their breasts in certain public venues.
State Prisons Told To Develop Training On Transgender IssuesThe order comes in response to a lawsuit filed by a transgender inmate who claims abuse and sexual assaults involving guards and inmates.
#SayHerName Rally Draws Attention To The Murders Of Trans WomenAccording to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 28 transgender people were killed in 2017. This year 21 transgender people have been "fatally shot or killed by other violent means" according to the organization.
Christine Hallquist, Transgender Candidate, Wins Nomination For Vermont GovernorVermont made history Tuesday night, with Christine Hallquist, a transgender candidate, winning the Democratic primary in the race for governor.
Transgender IL Woman Demands Transfer To Women's PrisonA transgender woman incarcerated at a men's correctional facility in northern Illinois is suring to be moved to a women's prison.
Illinois Transgender Woman Sues To Move To Women's PrisonDeon "Strawberry" Hampton's attorney says abuse has continued regardless of where her client has been sent.
Scarlett Johansson Drops Out Of 'Rub & Tug' Amid BacklashTransgender actors and advocates immediately criticized the production for not casting a trans actor in the role.
Judge Denies Parents' Attempt To Change Transgender Child's NameAn Ohio judge refused to allow Leigh and Kylen Whitaker's attempt to change their 15-year-old's name from Heidi to Elliott.
Transgender Inmate Seeks Protection Order Against Prison GuardsThe 26-year-old inmate who goes by the name Strawberry Hampton (legally Deon Hampton) has been repeatedly sexually assaulted by corrections officers.