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Manning sues Defense Dept. for gender treatment

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Chelsea Manning
Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning asked a federal court Tuesday to order the Defense Department to provide hormone therapy and other treatment for her gender identity condition while she serves her 35-year sentence in military confinement. [...]

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Massachusetts to remove barriers to transgender related healthcare

Friday, June 20, 2014
Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.)
BOSTON — A range of gender identity treatments — including hormone therapy and gender-reassignment surgery — could soon be covered in both private insurance and in public programs for Massachusetts residents. The Patrick administration said Friday that it’s seeking to extend health care coverage for medically necessary treatments needed to [...]

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

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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.
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" [...]

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

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Brian Ach, Invision (AP)Laura Jane Grace
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. [...]

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Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Chelsea Manning
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 to a Leavenworth Times legal [...]

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D.C. mayor announces health coverage requirements for transgender citizens

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Vincent Gray
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. [...]

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Court: Ind. gay marriage ban cannot invalidate marriages of transgender spouses

Monday, December 23, 2013
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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. [...]

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Manning says gender identity dispute could go to court

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Chelsea Manning
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. [...]

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The four most important things I learned during my first year of transition

Saturday, October 5, 2013
pride-transgender
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 [...]

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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.
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. [...]

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