Transgender teenage wrestler wins Texas state tournament

Feb 26, 2017

Transgender teenage wrestler wins Texas state tournament

High school athlete Mack Beggs, a teenager who is transitioning from female to male, won his 110-pound (50-kg) weight class in the Texas girl’s state championship Saturday, according to media reports. Beggs, 17, and many of his opponents want him to wrestle against boys, ...

Arkansas Supreme Court nixes liberal enclave's LGBT protections

Feb 24, 2017

Arkansas Supreme Court nixes liberal enclave's LGBT protections

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city’s ordinance banning discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional. The justices reversed ...

Jan 31, 2017

Sapporo drafts partnership rules for LGBT couples

The Sapporo Municipal Government has unveiled draft rules for officially recognizing same-sex partnerships between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples. Not only would Sapporo be the country’s first major city to set such rules, it would also be the first municipality to certify partnerships ...