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Ahn Young-joon, APDr. Kim Seok-Kwun talks with an unidentified patient at Dong-A University Hospital in Busan, South Korea. Dr. Kim is a pioneer in slowly changing views on sexuality and gender in the country, where many have long considered even discussions of sexuality a taboo.

Sex change surgeon in conservative South Korea: ‘I correct God’s mistakes’

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
BUSAN, South Korea -- As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar feelings. [ Read more → ]
Brian Ach, Invision (AP)Laura Jane Grace

Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace on transition, new album

Saturday, March 29, 2014
NEW YORK -- Laura Jane Grace, who came out as transgender two years ago, says she's able to sing in a new, liberated voice on her band's latest album because she's no longer hiding. [ Read more → ]
Chelsea Manning

Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. Leavenworth County District Court has scheduled an April 23 hearing on the request, according... [ Read more → ]
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D.C. mayor announces health coverage requirements for transgender citizens

Thursday, February 27, 2014
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray on Thursday announced that public and private health insurance plans that the D.C. government regulates -- including Medicaid, D.C. government employee insurance, and private plans sold on D.C.'s health exchange -- will be required to cover transition-related care. [ Read more → ]
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Court: Ind. gay marriage ban cannot invalidate marriages of transgender spouses

Monday, December 23, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's law banning same-sex marriage cannot be used to invalidate a marriage if one spouse later changes his or her gender identity, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. [ Read more → ]
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Manning says gender identity dispute could go to court

Thursday, October 31, 2013
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Imprisoned secret documents leaker Chelsea Manning says she'll go to court, if necessary, to get treatment for gender identity disorder, also called gender dysphoria. [ Read more → ]
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The four most important things I learned during my first year of transition

Saturday, October 5, 2013
I’ve never revealed any personal details of my life in articles that I’ve written for publication. Mainly because I didn’t feel that they were relevant to the topics at hand. However, because it's pride season here in Orlando, it seems like an appropriate time to mention the fact that I’m a transgender woman. This wasn’t a secret. I’ve been publicly out since February. I’ve just never addressed the matter in a publication before. I’ve learned a lot since I started my transition -- like the fact that women’s pants pockets are useless... [ Read more → ]
Broadway BooksAuthor Lori Duron, right, and her son, the inspiration for Duron's book "Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son," at their California home.

In ‘Raising my Rainbow,’ mom shares story of ‘fabulous, gender creative’ son

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
For Lori Duron, parenting her younger son C.J. is etched in time as B.B. and A.B. — before Barbie and after Barbie. The 6½-year-old discovered the doll at the back of his mother's closet about four years ago, and she's barely left his clutches since. [ Read more → ]
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Oregon set to cover transgender youth under Medicaid

Friday, January 25, 2013
SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon state Health Plan and its Healthy Kids Program will soon begin covering medically-necessary care for young people experiencing gender dysphoria on Oct. 1, 2014, making Oregon the first state to ensure coverage of transgender kids under Medicaid. [ Read more → ]
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American Psychiatric Association to remove term ‘gender identity disorder’ from manual

Monday, December 3, 2012
ARLINGTON, Va. -- The American Psychiatric Association has voted to eliminate the term "gender identity disorder" and replace it with "gender dysphoria" when diagnosing people who are transgender. [ Read more → ]
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GLSEN releases first national study on homophobia, gender nonconformity in elementary schools

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Gender non-conforming students are at particular risk for bullying, and many teachers are unprepared to address issues relating to gender expression and LGBT families, according to a groundbreaking new study of bias, bullying and homophobia in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. [ Read more → ]
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Kuwait: Report highlights police brutality against transgender individuals

Monday, January 16, 2012
Kuwaiti police have been torturing and sexually abusing transgender women continually since 2007, when a discriminatory law was passed which arbitrarily criminalizes “imitating the opposite sex,” Human Rights Watch said in a report released Sunday. [ Read more → ]
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European Parliament calls for end of classifying gender dysphoria as mental disorder

Thursday, September 29, 2011
The European Parliament has petitioned the World Health Organization to cease classifying transgender people as mentally ill, and to eliminate the current classification pf "gender dysphoria" as a "mental and behavioral disorder" in the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases. [ Read more → ]
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Girl, 10, trapped in a boy’s body, makes a brave decision

Thursday, September 15, 2011
A GIRL trapped in a boy’s body has made the brave decision to return to school for the new term as a girl. The 10-year-old, a year six pupil at primary school in Worcester, was born a boy but took the decision with her family over the summer holidays to return as a girl. [ Read more → ]
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