Gender Identity

Ohio House

Two Ohio Republican lawmakers introduced a bill that they say would protect the rights of parents who oppose efforts to help their transgender children transition. But LGBTQ rights groups have come out strongly against the proposal.

The Science of Gender Identity

Mar 8, 2017
2013 Rally for Transgender Equality in Washington D.C.
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The debate regarding transgender individuals being able to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity has resurfaced at the national level, but the actual science behind gender identity is rarely discussed in politics.

National Geographic published a feature article in January about the science of being transgender and the stigmas faced by transgender individuals, which often result in difficulties accessing services like healthcare.

Hundreds of Ohioans have changed their gender designation on their driver’s license since the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles began to allow the process nearly six years ago.