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Transgender woman files complaint over breast surgery denial

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Alexa Rodriguez
A transgender woman has filed a complaint against Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, saying she was denied breast implant surgery because of her gender identity. ...

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Thousands descend on Washington ahead of historic Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Supporters and opponents of marriage equality rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Thousands of supporters and opponents of marriage equality descended on Washington this weekend and met at the steps of the Supreme Court Saturday, but not before those opposed to same-sex unions held what they called their “largest march for marriage ...

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U.S. House committee won’t consider resolution to kill D.C. LGBT students’ rights law

Monday, April 20, 2015
District of Columbia
The resolution was introduced by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), who said the law, signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, would infringe upon the religious rights of faith-based schools. ...

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Ted Cruz seeks to overturn D.C. laws on gay rights, reproductive health

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Ted Cruz
The measures, known as disapproval resolutions, could in theory halt local laws passed last year by the D.C. Council and signed by the city’s mayor. ...

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Luxury D.C. hotel faces discrimination complaint from gay, former employee

Monday, March 16, 2015
“They called me ‘faggot,’” he said. “They called me probably a loser because I’m a faggot.” ...

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Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for stabbing transgender girl on D.C. train

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Reginald Klaiber
U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. says Reginald Klaiber stabbed the 15-year-old transgender girl last July "solely because of who she is." ...

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Hundreds gather in D.C. to speak out on transgender issues following teen’s death

Sunday, January 11, 2015
A memorial to Leelah Alcorn is displayed at a gathering in Washington D.C. on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
More than 300 people gathered in the nation's capital on Saturday raise awareness of issues facing transgender individuals and to honor a 17-year-old transgender teen who took her own life last month. ...

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Man pleads guilty to hate crime charge in stabbing of transgender girl on D.C. train

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Reginald Klaiber
Reginald Klaiber, 25, of Greenbelt, Md., pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon with a hate crime enhancement Friday in Superior Court in Washington. ...

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D.C. mayor signs bill prohibiting conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Monday, December 22, 2014
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signs the bill outlawing gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth.
The District of Columbia becomes the third U.S. jurisdiction — behind California and New Jersey — to pass legislation protecting LGBT youth from being subjected to conversion therapy. ...

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D.C. high school principal who came out as gay is losing his job

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Peter Cahall (right) came out as gay at a Pride Day school assembly on June 4, 2014, attended by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (left).
Peter Cahall was notified his contract will not be renewed after six years at the school because of test scores. ...

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