Jenna Talackova, the 23-year-old woman who forced Donald Trump and his Miss Universe Canada pageant to end its ban on transgender contestants, fell short of the national title Saturday night at the pageant in Toronto.
Lawmakers in Argentina have approved a gender identity law that allows individuals to be recognized in official documents by the gender they choose.
The Miss Universe organization announced Tuesday it is ending its ban on transgender contestants after coming under scrutiny recently when a Canadian competitor was told she would be disqualified because she was born male.
Trump slams lawyer Gloria Allred, who reps Miss Universe contestant Jenna Talackova, again! Showbiz Tonight has more.
Donald Trump reverses a ban on a transgender beauty contestant in his Miss Universe Pageant. HLN's A.J. Hammer reports.
It was a public relations battle featuring two well-known masters of the media, a beauty queen, and a controversial question: Should someone born a man be allowed to compete in the Miss Universe pageant?
Dayana Mendoza discusses the controversy around the transgender model in the Miss Universe Canada pageant.
Gloria Allred's demand that a transgender contestant be allowed to compete in the Miss Canada Universe pageant was trumped Tuesday when pageant owner Donald Trump agreed with her.
A Canadian beauty pageant contestant who was disqualified when the Miss Universe Canada organizers discovered she was transgender said Tuesday she had been devastated by the decision and wanted a clear change in the rules.
The issue of hate crime legislation has gripped Chilean leaders as one family on Friday prepared to bury their 24-year-old son, who was apparently targeted because of his sexual orientation.
Man models push-up bra and, man, does he look good! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Twenty-year-old, 6-foot-1 Andrej Pejic is a model for success: a women's size 2 or 4; angular cheekbones; full, pouty lips; bleached-blond hair; and impossibly long legs.
When a boy struts in a tutu or a girl dons boxer shorts, it makes grown-ups nervous. It's one of the first lessons kids who are gender nonconforming learn.
Bobby Montoya views himself as a girl - but is having troubles becoming a Girl Scout.
The Girl Scout cookie can't seem to catch a break.
In colloquial Turkish, the word zenne means male belly dancer. It is also the title of a new film that explores sexual identity while also highlighting a deadly case of homophobia in modern-day Turkey.
Activist Chaz Bono talks to Showbiz Tonight about being transgendered.
New laws going into effect Sunday cover some of the nation's most contentious issues, from immigration to abortion, while others deal with tanning beds, tuition and where you can sell a pet.
Buying green cards, or investing in American businesses? CNN's Deb Feyerick reports on the EB-5 program.
Pfc. Bradley Manning won't know for weeks if he will face a court martial for his alleged role in the largest intelligence leak in American history. But if he does go to trial, and experts think it's likely he will, his just-completed Article 32 hearing provides a lot of clues about what to expect.
Defense lawyers for an Army private accused in the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history brought up Saturday a purported female alter ego of Bradley Manning's as they seek to establish his state of mind at the time of the alleged crimes.
Transgender groups are applauding a court ruling in favor of a Georgia woman who sued after claiming she was fired from her state position because of a sex change.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton challenged nations around the world Tuesday to recognize that "gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights," building on an order by President Barack Obama directing all U.S. agencies to "promote and protect" the rights of gay people,
CNN's Susan Hendricks speaks with Brian Moulton about President Obama's speech at human rights dinner.
Officials say at least 13 people at a transgender gathering in New Delhi were killed Sunday in a massive fire.
At least 13 people at a transgender gathering in New Delhi were killed Sunday in a massive fire, officials said.
Psychologist Alduan Tartt talks to CNN's Don Lemon about why a boy should not be encouraged to join the Girl Scouts.
At first, Felisha Archuleta thought her young son's affinity for wearing dresses, primping his hair and playing with Barbies and Bratz dolls indicated he was going through a stage.
Actor Zachary Quinto, known for playing Spock in the 2009 "Star Trek" remake and his role as Sylar on the television show "Heroes," acknowledged his homosexuality in a post on his website Sunday, saying the action comes after the suicide of a 14-year-old who killed himself after apparently being harassed over his sexuality.
Tuesday's CNN.com story about transgender children and their families shed light on an emotional topic and provoked strong response.
How do parents handle a child who feels they are living in the wrong body? CNN looks at Gender Identity Disorder.
A blog featuring the childhood photos of gay and lesbian men and women seeks to inspire and encourage struggling youth.
One of the first things Thomas Lobel told his parents was that they were wrong.
Mom Cher thought he wasn't going to be able to dance, Bono tells PEOPLE
Kristin Cavallari, Elisabetta Canalis, Ricki Lake, Hope Solo and Rob Kardashian also will compete
Elmhurst College, a private liberal arts school in suburban Chicago affiliated with the United Church of Christ, has become the first college in the country to ask an optional question about a student's sexual orientation and gender identity on an undergraduate admission form, according to the school and a gay rights advocacy group.
The bride pulls up in a vintage American convertible and steps out in her frilly, rented gown. The crowds cheer as they throw rice in her direction.
Gay Cuban man and transsexual marry on Fidel Castro's birthday. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Dave Attell and Jim Norton discuss Angry Birds, prostitution, and life after hours.
Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he had signed a bill that will require public schools in the state to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
An apologetic Tracy Morgan visited homeless gay, lesbian and transgender teens in New York on Friday to speak out against violence based on sexual orientation, according to the gay rights advocacy group that facilitated the meeting.
Continuing to make amends for anti-gay comments he made, comedian Tracy Morgan met with LGBT teens in New York.
In what the U.S. State Department is calling a "historic step," the U.N. Human Rights Council passed a resolution Friday supporting equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation.
New York is one vote away from becoming the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
The comic admits he "clearly went too far and was not funny in any context"
Recent news about the Toronto parents' decision to keep their baby's gender a secret because they didn't want their child burdened or defined by gender-stereotypical pressure highlights some complex questions about gender.
On the job, Juani Santos is just another one of the guys.
Transsexuals in Cuba used to be locked up or sent to camps, but now times have changed. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
When census gatherers went door-to-door visiting 5.6 million households across Nepal this month, they collected information not only on the country's men and women, but also on a so-called third gender.
A 24-year-old who was stabbed to death in South Africa is the victim of "corrective rape," gay rights activists said Thursday, a crime where men attack lesbians in an attempt to reverse their sexual orientation.
Prosecutors in Maryland are weighing whether to bring additional charges against the two suspects who appear to be attacking a transgender woman at a McDonald's in a videotape made by one of the restaurant's employees, officials said Monday.
Nick Paton Walsh meets the dual gender tax collectors in Pakistan - and sees some unconventional techniques.
Miss your tax deadline in the United States this weekend, and you might get a nasty letter at your door. In Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, you might get Riffee and the gang. They are "transgender" tax collectors -- whose weapons include flamboyancy, surprise -- and a little lipstick.
A researcher in California is extracting the fossilized remains of a giant aquatic lizard, as KCRA reports.
Reports that surfaced last week about the remains of a "gay caveman" found in the Czech Republic have prompted scientists to take on an unlikely foe -- an overhyped news media that may be overblowing the archaeological find.
Hate crimes from beatings to murders are rising in Honduras but investigations and prosecutions are rare with few victims receiving help, according to the gay community.
Leaders in Honduras' gay and transgender communities say they are a target of hate crimes. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
A transgender female says she fears for her safety after receiving threatening mail from a California DMV worker.
A California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee who allegedly wrote a letter to a transgender woman and condemned her to hell has resigned, officials said Thursday.
A transgender woman is asking for a temporary restraining order against a California Department of Motor Vehicles employee who allegedly wrote her a letter condemning her to hell.
"Ask the Doc" investigates gender identity disorder and how to identify key traits.
So what happens next? George Washington's Kye Allums made history last weekend by becoming the first openly transgender player in NCAA hoops history to suit up in a game when the Colonials played a pair of games in a tournament in Minnesota.
When Kevin Murphy entered as a freshman at Mount Holyoke, a Massachusetts women's college, in 2003, he was female. By the time he received his diploma, he was male.
George Washington University's women's basketball team has a transgender athlete on its squad.
George Washington University junior Kye Allums will play women's basketball again this year. But he will now play the role of a brother, not a sister, to his teammates.
A suspect in the death of a transgender woman in New Jersey has turned himself in, authorities said, and a second suspect remains at large.
An anti-bullying video message from President Barack Obama is symbolic, the founder of the "It Gets Better" project said Friday, but the president "has the power to do more."
President Obama discusses the recent tragedies regarding young people and children being bullied.
Lana Lawless hits golf balls. She hits them hard and far, with astonishing accuracy. She won the Women's Long Drivers of America competition in 2008 when she hit a ball more than 250 yards. Lana is so good, in fact, that the LDA changed the rules this year to prevent her from competing. The LPGA has a rule to specifically exclude her, as well.
Jane Velez-Mitchell on the suicide of a Rutgers student after his roommate put video of him having sex online.
What made Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi jump off of a bridge to his death?
The New York state senate passed passed an anti-bullying bill Tuesday night to protect all students from discrimination, including that based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
An Algerian transsexual has published her memoirs, describing the discrimination she faced in her home country, which culminated in death threats that forced her to flee to Lebanon.
Gay pride was on display in towns and cities across the United States Sunday as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people -- and their supporters -- marched in parades large and small to demand equality, oppose discrimination and express pride in who they are.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien reports on gay couple Gary Spino and Tony Brown's journey to have a baby.
When two women or two men decide to have children together, there's a few thorny issues to work out. From who gives birth to obtaining and divvying up the sperm, the rules change -- just a little. And then there's the mommy and daddy part.
This month we celebrate Gay Pride. But I'd like to suggest that we take this opportunity to celebrate gay parent pride.
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged to end violence and discrimination against gays and lesbians at home and abroad Tuesday, as the Obama administration moves to extend further benefits to gays working in the federal government.
A crowd of gay and lesbian Justice Department employees and their supporters enthusiastically cheered Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday as he vowed to strictly enforce a new federal law designed to protect them.
The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday a new policy that no longer requires passport applicants seeking a gender change to have undergone sexual reassignment surgery.
The president of Malawi has pardoned two gay men who were sentenced to 14 years in prison this month for gross indecency and unnatural acts, the country's solicitor general, Anthony Kamanga, said Saturday.
Looks like Gwyneth Paltrow might have just thrown away her chance for an Oscar nom next year.
CNN's Arwa Damon takes a ride with campaigners working for political representation for gay and transgender Filipinos.
A gay political party will be on the ballot Monday for the first time in the Philippines, where eight out of 10 households are Roman Catholics.
"This is an important step in his transition," says a spokesperson for the Transgender Law Center
Whether they're raising their adopted baby girl, dodging homophobic quips from their fraternity brothers or teaching the "Single Ladies" dance to the football team after glee club, it seems gay characters are becoming a vital part of prime time TV.
A CNN documentary follows fired city manager Steven Stanton during his very public transition to becoming Susan.
Thomas Beatie, the first transgendered man to give birth, has a son and daughter with wife Nancy
Dr. Conrad Murray: CNN has confirmed that the physician at the center of the homicide investigation into singer Michael Jackson's death is expected to surrender within the next 24-48 hours. Lead defense attorney Ed Chernoff said Murray is "more than ready to surrender and answer to any charges."
Two Palestinian teenagers stroll amid the mounds of rubble left by last year's Israeli military offensive, listening to the tinny beat of a Turkish pop song playing on a cell phone.
President Obama on Wednesday signed a law that makes it a federal crime to assault an individual because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.
President Obama signed legislation that makes it a federal crime to assault someone because of sexual orientation.
Congress passed a bill extending hate crimes laws to cover gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people.