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  1. The race focused on traffic and other local issues in suburban Prince William County but also exposed the nation’s fault lines over gender identity. It pitted a 33-year-old former journalist who began her physical gender transition four years ago against a 13-term incumbent who called himself Virginia’s “chief homophobe” and earlier this year introduced a “bathroom bill” that died in committee. More here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/danica-roem-will-be-vas-first-openly-transgender-elected-official-after-unseating-conservative-robert-g-marshall-in-house-race/2017/11/07/d534bdde-c0af-11e7-959c-fe2b598d8c00_story.html?utm_term=.fd9e169d0ce5
  2. BY JOHN BOWDEN AND AVERY ANAPOL - 03/23/18 09:18 PM EDT President Trump is moving ahead with his plan to ban most transgender people from serving in the military, with limited exceptions, following up on a proposal he called for last summer. The White House issued a memorandum late Friday on policies determined by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, stating that transgender people are "disqualified from military service except under limited circumstances." More here: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/380050-trump-bans-most-transgender-americans-from-serving-in-the-military
  3. This is an unfortunate situation in Texas. Read the article and comments here: http://www.star-telegram.com/latest-news/article202001904.html Background here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mack_Beggs
  4. 14 February 2018 By Jessica Hamzelou A 30-year-old transgender woman has become the first officially recorded to breastfeed her baby. An experimental three-and-a-half-month treatment regimen, which included hormones, a nausea drug and breast stimulation, enabled the woman to produce 227 grams of milk a day. “This is a very big deal,” says Joshua Safer of Boston Medical Center, who was not involved with the treatment. “Many transgender women are looking to have as many of the experiences of non-transgender women as they can, so I can see this will be extremely popular.” The transgender woman had been receiving feminising hormonal treatments for several years before she started the lactation treatment. These included spironolactone, which is thought to block the effects of testosterone, and progesterone and a type of oestrogen. This regimen enabled her to develop breasts that looked fully grown, according to a medical scale that assesses breast development based on appearance. She had not had any breast augmentation surgery. When her partner was five-and-a-half-months pregnant, the woman sought medical treatment from Tamar Reisman and Zil Goldstein at Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City. Her partner had no interest in breastfeeding, she explained, so she would like to take on that role instead. More here: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161151-transgender-woman-is-first-to-be-able-to-breastfeed-her-baby/
  5. May 17, 2017 7:07 AM By Jim Guy A transgender woman was shot and killed Wednesday morning in central Fresno, police said. The slaying might be a hate crime; police are continuing to investigate, Chief Jerry Dyer said. More here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article150985977.html Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article150985977.html#storylink=cpy
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    Transgender woman gunned down in central Fresno

    Police arrest suspect in brutal 2015 slaying of transgender womanBY RORY APPLETON rappleton@fresnobee.comFebruary 05, 2018 03:48 PM Fresno police have arrested a man they believe to be responsible for the brutal killing of a transgender woman more than two years ago. Richard Joseph Lopez, 37, was charged with the July 2015 murder of 66-year-old Kenton Craig Haggard, who friends say went by “Casey” or “KC.” Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Lopez has a criminal history and was in jail for an unrelated elder abuse case when detectives identified him as the murderer. Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article198546939.html#storylink=cpyMore here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article198546939.html Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article198546939.html#storylink=cpy
  7. By Justin Jouvenal and Jenna Portnoy January 13 at 6:30 PM Chelsea E. Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to WikiLeaks, is seeking to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings. Manning would be challenging Democrat Benjamin L. Cardin, who is in his second term in the Senate and is up for reelection in November. Cardin is Maryland’s senior senator and is considered an overwhelming favorite to win a third term. More here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/chelsea-manning-files-to-run-for-us-senate-in-maryland/2018/01/13/6439f0d0-f88c-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html?utm_term=.603a44a4f4db
  8. Transgender Recruitment to Begin Unless Courts InterveneJanuary 01, 2018The military will begin accepting transgender recruits this week unless courts intervene to grant a delay on rulings against President Donald Trump's proposed ban. In its latest legal setback, the Trump administration lost again last week on its appeal for a temporary restraining order to block a series of lower court rulings ordering the military to begin taking in transgender recruits on Jan. 1. More here: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/12/27/transgender-recruitment-begin-unless-courts-intervene.html
  9. By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter Updated 3:17 PM ET, Mon October 30, 2017 Washington (CNN)A federal judge on Monday partially blocked enforcement of key provisions of President Donald Trump's memorandum banning transgender people serving in the military. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly blocked provisions of the memorandum concerning the enlistment and retention of transgender military service members...More here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/30/politics/judge-blocks-trump-transgender-military-ban/index.html
  10. Jul 26, 9:24 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that after consulting with "Generals and military experts," that the government "will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military." More here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRUMP_TRANSGENDER_RECRUITS?SITE=SCAND&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&SECTION=HOME
  11. U.S. Military To Allow Transgender Recruits After Trump Administration Drops AppealDecember 30, 20171:43 AM ET RICHARD GONZALES https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/30/574729504/u-s-military-to-allow-transgender-recruits-after-trump-administration-drops-appe
  12. HIV Diagnoses Among Transgender People in the United States by Race/Ethnicity, 2009-2014 More here: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/gender/transgender/index.html
  13. If this doesn't spark outrage it will feel pretty hopeless. This is a christian fundamentalist assault on the first amendment led by the highest office of our government against the Centers for Disease Control, a governmental organization dedicated to health and wellbeing. This is a promotion of ignorance and exclusion, inhumane and un-American, preferring superstitious cruelties to scientific exploration and enlightened actions. I would urge everyone to share this and express your deepest concern.
  14. 'Transparent': A New Dramedy Where Dad Becomes Mom "... in what he [Jeffrey Tambor] calls "the role of a lifetime." Best-known for comedy, Tambor turns in a full-range performance as Mort Pfefferman, who, much to the shock of his grown children, comes out as a woman christened Maura." Read more at http://abcnews.go.co...ad-mom-25722978
  15. In transgender ruling, another judge finds Trump credibility gap By Derek Hawkins November 22 at 6:34 AMMore here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/22/in-transgender-ruling-another-judge-finds-trump-credibility-gap/?utm_term=.173cffbbc766
  16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender_Day_of_Remembrance https://www.bustle.com/p/7-ways-to-observe-transgender-day-of-remembrance-that-are-intentional-inclusive-intersectional-5506780 https://www.thedailybeast.com/on-transgender-day-of-remembrance-these-are-25-trans-people-killed-so-far-in-2017-10 https://news.google.com/news/search/section/q/Transgender_Day_of_Remembrance/Transgender_Day_of_Remembrance?hl=en&ned=us
  17. Associated Press | 15 Nov 2017 | by Lolita C. BaldorWASHINGTON — The Pentagon says an active duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military. Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White says the surgery was done Tuesday in a private hospital. The surgery was paid for by the military's health coverage because the doctor deemed it was medically necessary. More here: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/11/15/transgender-service-member-gets-gender-reassignment-surgery.html#
  18. LGBTQ Americans have caused the country billions of dollars in structural damage, killed dozens of people, and displaced thousands more from their homes, according to the evangelical figures who believe gay people caused Hurricane Harvey. Despite overwhelming evid ence that adverse weather and climate change had a hand to play in the storm that has devastated parts of Texas, numerous voices emerged that suggested the biblical proportions of the flood were, well, literally biblical. More here: http://www.newsweek.com/gay-americans-are-blame-hurricane-harvey-apparently-659059?utm_source=internal&utm_campaign=right&utm_medium=related2
  19. By Andrew deGrandpre September 15 at 6:23 AM Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government rescinded a visiting fellowship offered to Chelsea Manning, the former military intelligence analyst who spent seven years in prison for leaking classified government secrets, after the university faced forceful backlash from CIA Director Mike Pompeo among others. More here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/14/former-cia-directors-shun-harvard-after-the-school-invites-chelsea-manning-to-campus/?utm_term=.f042f1ee1573
  20. Chelsea Manning Says She Is Not a Traitor Chelsea Manning, right, is assisted with a microphone, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, before a scheduled appearance at a forum, in Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Associated Press | 18 Sep 2017 | by Jennifer McdermottNANTUCKET, Mass. — Chelsea Manning said Sunday she is not an "American traitor" as her critics have claimed, and that she did what she thought was right. Manning made the remarks at a conference in Nantucket that was one of her first public appearances since being released for a military prison in May. The Associated Press was the only media outlet in attendance. "I believe I did the best I could in my circumstances to make an ethical decision," she told the crowd when asked by the moderator if she was a traitor. The 29-year-old transgender woman was known as Bradley Manning when she was convicted in 2013 of leaking a trove of classified documents. She was released after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence, which was commuted by President Barack Obama in his final days in office. Manning spoke at the annual conference for The Nantucket Project in Massachusetts, a venture founded to bring together creative thinkers to uncover ideas. Organizers say about 600 people attended. Tom Scott, who co-founded The Nantucket Project with Kate Brosnan, said they invited Manning for "clarity of understanding." "My brother and father are Marines. They would respectfully challenge some of her decisions," he said. "Barack Obama commuted her sentence. My instinct is that he's a good and trustful man. How do those two things mix? Seeing her in person offers, perhaps, the best way to decipher that." Several audience members said they were intrigued to hear from Manning. Sara O'Reilly, a Nantucket resident who has attended several past conferences, said the speakers are typically a "little edgy." She said she doesn't judge Manning and other people have done "far worse" things. Bonnie Roseman, of West Palm Beach, Florida, said after the talk that Manning is courageous. More here: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/09/18/chelsea-manning-says-she-not-traitor.html
  21. I'm not sure how this relates, but here's the excerpt that caught my attention: "Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more. I was like, 'Oh—that's why I don't feel straight and I don't feel gay. It's because I'm not.'" Here's the full article: http://www.eonline.com/news/801145/miley-cyrus-talks-coming-out-as-pansexual-i-didn-t-understand-my-own-gender-and-my-own-sexuality
  22. This Fresno school’s ‘modern families’ want Ashjian out after LGBT commentsSEPTEMBER 06, 2017 11:37 AM Alana Franklin stood up at Dailey Elementary Charter School with a message for Fresno Unified School Board President Brooke Ashjian: She’s not going away. Franklin, who identifies as queer, has a kindergartner at Dailey and is pregnant with a child who will also likely enroll in the school district. “(Ashjian) has the freedom of speech to say whatever he wants but believe me … I will definitely be using my freedom of speech, too,” she said. “And it’s going to be a long 20 years.” Franklin joined other LGBT families and allies of the Fresno charter school on Tuesday to call for Ashjian to be removed from the school’s board of directors – and the district altogether. The International Baccalaureate school prides itself on inclusion and diversity, something that Dailey’s so-called “modern families” say Ashjian does not value. Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/education/article171554732.html#storylink=cpyMore here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/education/article171554732.html Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/education/article171554732.html#storylink=cpy
  23. The interim superintendent of the Fresno Unified School District gathered Wednesday with representatives of LGBTQ organizations to demonstrate the district’s commitment to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students. Bob Nelson held a news conference at which he announced a series of steps that he expects to include in a framework to present to the board to ensure protection of LGBTQ stu​dents from harassment and bullying at Fresno Unified campuses. More here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/education/article169001797.html
  24. The Sacramento Bee | 6 Sep 2017 | by Adam AshtonA pair of transgender California residents who have taken steps to join the armed forces and a group of four military service members are filing a lawsuit on Tuesday against President Donald Trump that aims to block his order banning transgender people from joining the armed forces. Their lawsuit, backed by the advocacy group Equality California, is the fourth legal challenge to Trump's Aug. 25 directive prohibiting transgender people from joining the military and banning military healthcare plans from funding sex-reassignment surgeries. The plantiffs in the new lawsuit include Aiden Stockman, 20, of Yucca Valley, who has identified as a transgender male since the eighth grade; and Tamasyn Reeves, 29, who first attempted to join the Navy when she was blocked by the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that banned gay people from serving openly in the military. Stockman had been preparing to enlist in the Air Force and worries that Trump's order will prevent him from joining the military. He delayed enlisting last year because he wanted to complete a double mastectomy before joining the Air Force, the lawsuit says. "I'm in physical good shape, nothing will hold me back from excelling in a branch, it bums me out," he told the TV station KMIR in July after Trump's wrote on Twitter that he would ban transgender people from the military. More here: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/09/06/california-troops-sue-trump-administration-transgender-ban.html
  25. BY DIANA LAMBERT dlambert@sacbee.com AUGUST 25, 2017 11:30 AM A book about a transgender child read during story time in a kindergarten classroom in Rocklin has divided a school along ideological lines and sparked a flurry of vitriol on social media and conservative web sites. The children’s book “I am Jazz” was brought to Rocklin Academy Gateway School on June 7 by a transgender student who wanted to share it with classmates during story time. “I am Jazz” is the story of a real-life transgender girl named Jazz Jennings. “I have a girl brain but a boy body,” Jazz says in the book. “This is called transgender. I was born this way!” Later that same day, the Rocklin teacher selected and read “Red: A Crayon’s story,” a book about a crayon struggling with an identity crisis, according to a letter from the public charter school, which is part of the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools. The books are geared to children ages 4 to 8. Upset parents called the school and met with administrators. They protested at a June board meeting. Two families pulled their kids from the school. The issue has become so heated that the district hired a public relations firm to help handle the fallout. Social media posts have shown heated opposition to the story-time choice. Stories on local news stations, conservative web sites and press releases from family values organizations quoted parents who said the school threw a coming-out party that culminated with a boy coming out of the bathroom in girl’s clothing. School officials say there was no such reveal. The child had been transitioning slowly during the school year and had already been wearing girl’s clothes, said Jillayne Antoon, who was principal at the school and has since been promoted to director of growth and community engagement for the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools. The girl did go to the bathroom later in the day and changed into a dress, but then quietly returned to the classroom, Antoon said. She said the children had all brought extra clothes to school that day in anticipation of water play at recess, although that didn’t end up taking place. “A couple of girls complimented her on her dress,” Antoon said. “We were so proud of how the kids can handle this in a way that clearly the adults are having a hard time with.” More here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/education/article169365057.html