The U.S. Department of Education ruled that Palatine Township High School District 211 violated a transgender student's right not to be discriminated against when it refused the student unfettered access to the girls' locker room.
There's a new book for kids detailing the historical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to the LBGT movement, which also benefited society, science, the arts and the civil rights movement. The book's author, Jerome Pohlen, joins us.
We take a look at a local organization that helps transgender people improve their work skills, find jobs, and overcome social stigmas facing the trans community.
Collaborative policy addresses unique needs of "vulnerable population"
No one questions Mimi on the street about her appearance, she says, but there is an exception -- when she has to show her I.D. Mimi says she committed Medicaid fraud to hide her identity, but now she sits in Cook County Jail. A post-operative transsexual, Mimi is considered at-risk in jail.