The student news site of Southern Illinois University

Daily Egyptian

US military to allow transgender men and women to serve openly

By W.J. Bennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau

June 30

Filed under News

The Pentagon on Thursday lifted a long-standing ban against transgender men and women serving openly in the military, removing one of its last discriminatory hurdles and placing gender identity on par with race, religion, color...

Lawsuit filed after transgender student gets locker room access in Palatine

By Duaa Eldeib and Dawn Rhodes, Chicago Tribune

May 5

Filed under News

A group of suburban students and parents is suing the U.S. Department of Education and Illinois' largest high school district after school officials granted a transgender student access to the girls locker room.In a lawsuit file...

Local lawmakers back bill addressing transgender people in school bathrooms, locker rooms

By Brian Brueggemann, Belleville News-Democrat

April 10

Filed under News

Illinois has its own version of the which-bathroom-people-should-use issue that raised a ruckus in North Carolina.Illinois' version of the contentious debate is in the form of legislation whose co-sponsors include metro-east law...

In Illinois Senate race, a battle over who has better gay rights record

By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Washington Bureau

March 30

Filed under Uncategorized

While states such as Georgia and North Carolina are split over discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, the major-party candidates to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate are fighting it out o...

Catholic church works toward LGBTQ integration

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

March 5

Filed under City, News

The word “catholic” mean “universal,” said The Rev. Robert Flannery, priest at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Carbondale.The church is implementing this title translation toward increased inclusion of those in...

The student news site of Southern Illinois University