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  1. Transgender student wants to be in male dorm
    Cincinnati.com
    In 2010 Miami created a formal policy for “gender-neutral” housing, recognizing that “gender identities are numerous and include man, woman, transgender and others.” “We understand that sex-segregated housing is not an appropriate option for some...
  2. Gay groups denied permission to march in St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston
    Boston.com
    Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people will not be marching in the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday after two groups received rejection letters from organizers. MassEquality, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the...
  3. Jenna Talackova: Miss Universe Canada accepts transsexual contestant, unless it doesn't
    Zap2it.com (blog)
    By Brill Bundy (photos): Last week, blogs devoted to the doings of the beauty pageant circuit were reporting that 23-year-old Jenna Talackova had made it to the finals as a contestant in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant to be held this May...
  4. Pride president: 'Chaz’s courage, activism and contributions to the whole community stand as inspirations to us all
    MiamiHerald.com (blog)
    MIAMI BEACH – March 19, 2012 – LGBTQ rights activist, author, lecturer and transgender issues advocate Chaz Bono will headline the Fourth Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade as Grand Marshal, announced Babak Movahedi, president of the Pride board of...
  5. Nevada's Scott Could Be Nation's First Transgender State Legislator
    Advocate.com
    If elected, Scott would be the nation's first openly transgender state legislator. “We need visionary and decisive leaders in Carson City, not legislators beholden to corporate interests," Scott is quoted as saying. "If left unchecked, neoconservative...
  6. Nepal launches 'gay Olympics'
    Vancouver Sun
    KATHMANDU - Nepal is to stage Asia's first ever multi-sport games for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, organizers announced on Monday. The two-week event at the national football stadium and other venues around Kathmandu will...
  7. Police apologise to transgender woman for calling her a man
    St Helens Today
    Atransgender woman who was referred to as a “he” by custody suite staff at St Helens Police Station has had a complaint against her treatment upheld. Alison Jane Stokes, of Grange Park, made a formal complaint about the conduct of two officers after...
  8. It's a drag getting old, in 'Gardenia'
    The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
    A lady of a certain age, transsexual actress Vanessa Van Durme, hosts the evening, which pretends to document the closing night of a notorious transvestite bar. “Gardenia” interweaves Van Durme's comic monologue with a tear-jerking glimpse of life...
  9. Family Values Group Rails Against Hypothetical Transgender Darth Vader Video Game
    Kotaku
    The headline of the alarmist new missive asks: "Will the makers of Star Wars video games create Darth VaPaula, a (mock) transgender version of Darth Vader - RuPaul, for kids to choose as their action player?" The mock-up image at the top of this post...
  10. Wrestling with the Church As an African-American Transgender Woman
    Huffington Post (blog)
    As an African-American transgender woman, I am spiritually sensitive and truthful, yet many religious organizations and churches reject and ostracize the transgender individual. Many churches claim that the life of the transgender person is doomed and...
  11. The Affordable Care Act Turns Two; Read Excerpt from NCTE
    By transgenderequality
    As a teaser for NCTE's health care “know your rights” guide for transgender people, to be released next week, here are two other important protections transgender people need to know about the Affordable Care Act: Pre-existing condition
  12. Albanian gays to stage first gay pride march
    FRANCE 24
    A member of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual and Bisexual) community holds a "rainbow flag" during a rally in 2010. Albanian gay organisations announced plans to hold the country's first ever gay pride parade in Tirana on May 17, a move immediately...
  13. In Manhattan, Transgender Candidate Hopes to Make History on City Council
    New York Times
    These are just a few of the subjects that Mel Wymore, a candidate for City Council on the Upper West Side, brought up in an interview before addressing the elephant in the room: that, if elected, he would be the first transgender member of the Council...
  14. Norwich University, nation's oldest private military academy, to hold first gay pride week
    Boston.com
    From Monday through Saturday, a series of pride-related and awareness-raising events will be hosted by the Norwich University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Question, and Allies Club. The club is believed to be the country's first ever LGBT Club...
  15. Top 10 Things Health Reform Does for Gay and Transgender Americans
    Center For American Progress
    The law's impact will be especially profound for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, who are poorly served by many parts of our current system. In a recent speech at the first-ever White House LGBT Health Conference, Health and Human...
  16. Court Rejects Wisconsin Bid to Ban Transgender Inmate Treatments
    BusinessWeek
    By Bob Drummond on March 26, 2012 The US Supreme Court refused to consider reinstating a Wisconsin law that banned hormone treatments or sex-change surgeries for transgender prison inmates. The justices today rejected the state's appeal of a ruling...
  17. NYC rapped in transgender birth certificate case
    Wall Street Journal
    AP NEW YORK — A judge says New York City asked too much of a transgender man trying to get his sex changed on his birth certificate. A recent ruling says the city overreached by seeking a psychiatric report and detailed surgical records.
  18. Hollins ponders its transgender policy
    Roanoke Times
    The university's transgender policy stands out for its attempt to define when gender transition occurs. By Matt Chittum Cal Thompson, one of a handful of transgender students at Hollins University, looks out the window of the dorm room he shares with...
  19. Transgender women welcome at roller derby club
    CBC.ca
    Transgender women are welcome at the Border City Brawlers Roller Derby Club in Windsor, Ont. The club wants to ensure it is being all-inclusive. That's why it worked closely with Windsor Pride to ensure the club's gender policy is as inclusive as it...
  20. Transsexual teacher, burlesque dancer forced to resign
    KOB.com
    (Video) Christina Cracraft believes she was forced to resign because parents and the district's administration could not accept the fact that she is a transsexual who also dances in burlesque shows. "I'ma school teacher, a pianist, and a showgirl," ...
  21. Do transgender prison inmates have a right to government-funded sex change operations?
    Alaska Dispatch
    The US Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a case examining whether transgender prison inmates enjoy a constitutional right to government-funded sex change operations and hormone therapy. The action leaves undisturbed a federal appeals court...
  22. Transgender Writer Challenges Pat Robertson on Gays
    Opposing Views
    There are millions of children today listening to these religious leaders speak hate but feeling special on the inside and hating themselves for these feelings especially transgender youth. I speak to all transgender youth that there is nothing wrong...
  23. CF policy supports transsexual members
    Victoria Lookout
    Last month, a CANFORGEN was released to highlight the implementation of the Canadian Forces Military Personnel Instruction 01/11, Management of CF Transsexual Members. The policy gives clear direction to CF leadership on the specific management..,
  24. Trans Advocate Alexis Rivera Dies at 34
    By Karen Ocamb
    The Transgender Law Center reports that trans advocate Alexis Rivera died on Wednesday, March 28 in Los Angeles. She was 34...

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  25. Tulsa World reporter honored for stories about transgender Bixby teenager
    Tulsa World
    Tulsa World Staff Writer Cary Aspinwall accepted a national award Monday evening in Washington, DC, for her work on "Becoming Katie," a two-part series that explored the life and transition of a transgender Bixby teenager..