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NY Transgender Civil Rights Bill Gets Renewed Push in Albany

NATIONAL | Mar 12
Legislation that would protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in housing, employment and education is getting a renewed push.

Transgender Law Center Gains Partner, Heads South

NATIONAL | By Yael Chanoff | Mar 1
The organization Southerners on New Ground, known as SONG, has been fighting for the rights of LGBT people in the U.S. South for 20 years. And now, it has gained a new partner - the Bay Area-based Transgender Law Center.

Trans Stabbing Victim Mourned at Rally

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 14
Dozens took part in a "die-in" outside San Francisco City Hall Tuesday at a rally attended by more than 200 people as police continue their investigation into the stabbing death of a Latina transgender woman in San Francisco.

San Francisco Trans Activists Hold Die-In Over Murder of Taja DeJesus

CRIME | By EDGE | Feb 9
On Tuesday, February 10 in San Francisco, the Trans* Activists for Justice and Accountability Coalition ("TAJA") will hold a die-in and press conference united in anger and outrage over the murder of Taja DeJesus.

Hagel's Departure Nears; No Review Ordered of Military's Transgender Ban

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Feb 1
The latest comments from outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the military's ban on transgender service have spurred renewed calls for Hagel to act on a review of the ban before leaving office.

"Glee" Character Comes Out as a Trans Man

TELEVISION | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 23
In the sixth and final season of "Glee," the show once again dealt with transgender issues, as football coach Shannon Beiste, played by out actor Dot-Marie Jones, came out as a transgender man.

Are Transgender Veterans at Greater Risk of Suicide?

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Jan 22
Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who have received a diagnosis consistent with transgender status are more likely to have serious suicidal thoughts and plans to attempt suicide.

Mass. Says No To DOC Reassignment Surgery for Transwoman

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 23
The First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must provide Michelle Kosilek, an incarcerated transgender woman, medically-necessary gender reassignment surgery.

Fort Lauderdale Rolls Out Red Carpet for Transgender Travelers

By Kelsy Chauvin | Dec 19
The first city to make a splash in the transgender tourism market may surprise you-and Fort Lauderdale wouldn't have it any other way.

Air Force Secretary Expects Review of Military's Transgender Ban

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Dec 14
The military's longstanding ban on open transgender service is likely to face review within the next year, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said in an interview with USA Today published Wednesday.

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