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  1. D.C. Council approves nomination of transgender women to Human Rights Commission
    By Michael K. Lavers
    The D.C. Council on Tuesday approved the nomination of transgender activists Earline Budd and Alexandra Beninda to the D.C. Commission on Human Rights. “I am very pleased,” said Budd upon learning that the Council had approved her...
  2. Pentagon to hold its first Gay Pride event
    Washington (CNN) -- The Department of Defense announced Thursday that it will be commemorating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride later this month. The event will be the first of its kind for the Pentagon...
  3. The silent T in DC's HIV/AIDS epidemic
    Washington Blade
    Transgender women – already combating disturbing levels of violence and discrimination in our city – have some of the highest HIV prevalence rates. The federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recognize that although “information is lacking...
  4. Transgender Woman Sues DC Police; Claims Harassment While Jailed With Men
    Advocate.com
    A Washington, D.C., transgender woman is suing the Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service, saying she was improperly housed with male inmates after being arrested in 2009. Patti Hammond Shaw says she turned herself in...
  5. DC clinic helps transgender people change ID documents
    Washington Post
    A free clinic helps people who change their gender identity obtain matching legal documentation...