Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order requiring all city agencies to ensure that their employees and members of the public have access to bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity or expression.
On Monday, July 27th 2015, a lawsuit filed to allow a transgender teen to use the boys' restrooms in his school moved forward, as U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar dismissed the Title IX discrimination claims in the suit.
In a statement of interest filed Monday, the U.S. Justice Department sided with transgender teen Gavin Grimm, who filed a lawsuit against his school district in Virginia claiming their restroom policy is discriminatory.
A new report released by the New York Civil Liberties Union entitled "Dignity for All? Discrimination Against Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students" in New York State reveals that transgender and gender nonconforming students in New York public schools continue to face repeated discrimination and harassment from school officials and other students, despite legislation specifically in place to prevent them.
The District of Columbia's Office of Human Rights (OHR) has launched its new Safe Bathrooms DC campaign, aimed at rapidly increasing the number of single-occupancy gender-neutral public bathrooms throughout the city.