• Gavin Grimm May 26, 2020

    Virginia School Board Defends Transgender Bathroom Ban

    A Virginia school board is defending its policy of blocking transgender students from using bathrooms aligned with their gender identity

  • Feb 24, 2019

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  • California Feb 17, 2019

    School Board in Virginia May End Transgender Bathroom Ban

    For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school. Along the way, he’s became a national face for transgender rights. His case almost went to the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated and moved to California but kept fighting. The school board in Virginia may...

  • Department of Justice Jun 28, 2017

    Justice Dept. Group Honors Transgender Teen in Bathroom Case

    A transgender teen who sued to be able to use the boys’ bathroom was honored Wednesday by members of a Justice Department whose leadership undercut his landmark case before it could be heard by the Supreme Court....
    DOJ Pride, an organization of LGBT Justice Department employees, recognized Gavin Grimm’s “outstanding contributions to the LGBT community” during a ceremony in the building’s...

  • NBC Jun 26, 2017

    Chelsea Manning Takes Part in 1st Pride March Since Prison Release

    Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army Intelligence analyst, on Sunday took part in her first Pride March since being released from prison last month, NBC News reported. Manning rode in cars for the American Civil Liberties Union and said she was “honored to represent” the organization at the parade in New York City. Manning, who came out publicly as transgender...

  • Donald Trump Apr 6, 2017

    Transgender Teen: Fight for Rights is ‘Bigger Than Me'

    A transgender teenager who sued his school board for the right to use the boys bathroom says his case won’t be resolved by the time he graduates but he will keep fighting on behalf of others. Gavin Grimm addressed members of Congress on Thursday during a forum on civil rights under President Donald Trump. The 17-year-old criticized Trump’s decision to...

  • Trump administration Mar 7, 2017

    Supreme Court Scraps Case on Transgender Bathroom Rights

    The Supreme Court is leaving the issue of transgender rights in schools to lower courts for now after backing out of a high-profile case Monday of a Virginia high school student who sued to be able to use the boys’ bathroom. The court’s order in the case of teenager Gavin Grimm means that attention now will turn to lower courts...

  • San Francisco Mar 4, 2017

    Yelp Creates Feature to Help Users Find Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

    The effort to find gender-neutral bathrooms around town just became a little bit easier thanks to Yelp.

  • NBC Mar 3, 2017

    Briefs Flood Supreme Court in Support of Transgender Teen

    Last month, actress Laverne Cox gave a shoutout to Gavin Grimm at the Grammys. Now Grimm, a transgender teen, is receiving even more public support. On Thursday, briefs flooded the Supreme Court from hundreds of members of Congress and education leaders, as well as human rights activists and other groups. They argued that Grimm and other transgender students like him...

  • NBC Apr 22, 2016

    Va. School Board to Appeal Transgender Bathroom Ruling

    A federal appeals court said a Virginia county school board’s decision to bar schools from allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity violated federal law, NBC News reports. Gavin Grimm, 16, was born female but identifies as male, underwent hormone therapy, and legally changed his name. While his school let him use the boys’ bathrooms,...

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