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A Mormon mom’s story of unconditional love for her transgender son

| Saturday, July 26, 2014
From Equality Utah and the Transgender Awareness Project comes the story of Grayson Moore, a self-described "sheltered, Utah Mormon boy," and his mother Neca Allgood, who realized Grayson was transgender long before he told her. In the video, Neca recalls how after they discussed her revelation: "I assumed (Grayson) would say 'I have a boy brain.' But he didn't. He said 'I have a boy's soul.'"

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Vancouver Catholic school district enacts transgender policy

| Saturday, July 19, 2014
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- A Catholic school district has approved a policy to accommodate transgender children, believed to be the first of its kind by a Catholic school in North America. The Vancouver Archdiocese made the move following a human rights complaint by the family of an 11-year-old transgender girl.

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An amazing mom and the story of her 6-year-old transgender daughter

| Friday, July 18, 2014
The video of a Kansas City mother who shared the story of her transgender daughter is gaining international visibility -- translation, it's gone viral. Debi Jackson spoke recently at the Listen to your Mother show, a live traveling event prior to Mother’s Day where women tell five minute stories about motherhood...

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Transgender girl moved to male facility following alleged assault

| Monday, July 14, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault, the latest transfer of a troubled teenager who was sent to a psychiatric facility after supporters protested her confinement in a women's prison without criminal charges. The Department of Children and Families said Sunday...

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford casts lone vote against LGBT homeless shelter proposal

| Saturday, July 12, 2014
Rob Ford
TORONTO -- Mayor Rob Ford was the lone member of the Toronto city council to vote against a proposal to examine the need for additional shelter for homeless LGBT youth in Toronto. The measure passed by Thursday by a vote of 37-1, reported the CBC.

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Two openly gay youth, two supportive families, two different paths

| Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The hot, sticky days of July are often a time of family vacations, summer school, summer jobs, and for others who have just graduated from high school, time spent with family and friends before leaving home for college. For 18-year-old Graeme Taylor, whose academic endeavors have led him to enroll at Kenyon College in Ohio as an incoming freshman...

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Jailed transgender teen to be moved to children’s psychiatric center

| Monday, June 23, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A transgender girl detained without criminal charges at an adult women's prison in Connecticut will be moved to a unit for troubled girls in state custody, Connecticut's Department of Children and Families said Friday.

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David Levithan, author of ‘Boy Meets Boy,’ on LGBT books for the young

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
David Levithan
NEW YORK — Writer David Levithan last year marked the 10th anniversary of his “Boy Meets Boy,” a romantic teen comedy where the homecoming queen was once a guy and the gay-straight alliance was aimed at helping the straight kids learn how to dance. And there was Paul, who meets Noah...

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S.D. high school association approves policy for transgender students

| Thursday, June 12, 2014
PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota board that governs activities for high school students has adopted policies on the eligibility of international and transgender students' participation in sports and fine arts groups.

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Tacoma sixth grader: ‘I am transgender, I’ve thought that since I was three’

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
TACOMA, Wash. -- A sixth grade student from Tacoma is featured in a recent issue of TIME Magazine, and he's sharing with the world a secret that he kept from even the closest of classmates. "I am transgender, I've thought that since I was three," says 11-year-old Mac Davis, in a new profile by KOMO-TV.

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