The issue of trans rights was bound to butt up against realms of American society separated by gender.
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Many aspects of American society, from language to sports to fashion, remain structured or separated by gender.
High school athletes, including Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, both transgender girls, compete in New Haven, Connecticut, in 2019.
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New legislative proposals want to allow ‘sex testing’ of girl athletes through genital exams and genetic and hormone testing.
Large corporations have both contributed to the expansion of LGBTQ equality and served as a bulwark against conservative backlash.
In an interview, law professor Carlos Ball explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners. But would the alliance have happened if it had hurt companies’ bottom lines?
China is the NBA’s second-biggest market.
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The National Basketball Association’s difficulty dealing with a tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters shows the challenges of having values and expanding into new markets.
Transgender employees still struggle in the workplace.
While US companies have made significant strides in creating workplaces that are more inclusive of transexual individuals, discrimination and employment penalties remain.
Too much to ask for?
Conservative lawmakers are proposing ‘bathroom bills’ and other measures that discriminate against LGBT individuals. Beyond the moral concerns, there are large economic costs as well.
A bathroom in a Los Angeles school is marked for all genders.
New White House guidelines on sex discrimination have caused backlash in some states and school districts. But it won’t last, according to researcher at UMass Amherst.
Transgender individuals could be harassed when they have to use gendered bathrooms.
North Carolina recently passed a law that prohibits individuals from using a bathroom based on the gender with which they identify. Why does this pose a risk for transgendered individuals?