Trump says 'looking at' transgender issues after report of policy change

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Times and locations for the protests are still in the works, said Gena Duncan, the transgender inclusion director of Equality Florida, a St. Petersburg-based group promoting LGBT rights.

The president "has never wavered on this", Perry added, citing a list of actions the administration has taken that appear to be hostile to the rights of transgendered individuals, including opposition to easier public-bathroom access for transgender persons, transgender individuals serving in military combat, transgender self-identification on the federal census and failure to host a White House event in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month.

As noted by the bostonglobe.com, the Department of Health and Human Services is now trying to 'establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, ' according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. "It's going to be hard to change, but we've been through these types of things before, and we'll continue to fight it".

Shannon Minter, a transgender attorney with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, called the reported plan a "cynical political ploy to sow discord and energize a right-wing base" before the November 6 election.

"We have a lot of different concepts right now", he told reporters before heading to a rally in Texas.

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The department's proposed definition of gender would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, the report said.

The Times said the proposed definition could submitted to the Justice Department by the end of the year.

"Defining "sex" in this narrow language tailored to the talking points of anti-equality extremists is part of a deliberate strategy to eliminate federal protections for LGBTQ people", Griffin said.

"All across the country our members are knocking on doors, making calls and voting for a government that will protect the health, freedom and dignity of everyday people".

"I am a #transgender person". I am threatened but absolutely resolute.

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According to a report by the National Center for Transgender Equity, 63 percent of transgender individuals experienced serious discrimination in their school, 57 percent experienced severe or total loss of familial relationships, 50 percent reported having to teach their medical professional about transgender-specific healthcare and 19 percent were refused medical care altogether.

"I know folks are scared and hurt".

I really think it can be an individualized response by a school depending on that school's culture and if there is leadership by students, say, 'We would like to be vocal and explicit in our support. The courts are scary. This world is scary. I am here. I see your handsome humanity. He is also president of the United States Professional Association of Transgender Health.But exactly what does determine gender identity - a person's powerful, core knowledge of who they are - is not so clear."We know that there is a significant, durable biological underpinning to gender identity", Dr. "And I love you", tweeted Chase Strangio, an attorney with the ACLU's LGBT and AIDS Project.

Earlier this month, the State Department implemented a policy denying visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and the staff of US -based worldwide organizations if they are not legally married.

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