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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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/
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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#
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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