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Michael Barth

Student allowed to perform previously censored poem on gender stereotypes

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska state champion speech student will be allowed to perform a poem about gender identity for television after originally being asked not to by a statewide schools organization. [ Read more → ]
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 → ]
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 → ]
Noah Berger, APFacebook software engineer Brielle Harrison demonstrates expanded options for gender identification at her company's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. Harrison, who helped engineer the project, plans to switch her identifier to "Trans Woman."

Facebook adding new gender options, preferred pronoun choices for users

Thursday, February 13, 2014
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- You don't have to identify as male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them. [ Read more → ]

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 → ]
Binnenhof, meeting place of the Dutch parliament in The Netherlands.

Netherlands adopts landmark gender identity law, bans forced sterilization

Thursday, December 19, 2013
THE HAUGE, Netherlands -- The Netherlands has adopted landmark legislation banning forced sterilization and allowing transgender people to change their identity on official documents with the requirement of gender reassignment surgery. [ Read more → ]
Mathew Sumner, APJoss Ferguson, left, discusses preferred gender pronouns with other members of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

‘Preferred’ pronouns gain traction at U.S. colleges

Saturday, November 30, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them - she, he or something else. [ Read more → ]
Chelsea Manning

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 → ]

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 → ]
Nickolai Hammar, Daily NebraskanScott Schneider, 32, is a volunteer at the LGBTQA Resource Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was in the military before choosing to undergo female-to-male gender reassignment.

Transgender veteran uses experience to reach out to others

Sunday, September 8, 2013
Scott Schneider’s mom still calls him Megan. His dad quit talking to him for eight years. After struggling with his identity for most of his life, Schneider — a military veteran – started going by Scott in 2007 and began the medical process of transitioning from a female to a male in 2008. Today, he’s worked at UNL’s LGBTQA resource center for a year and a half. [ 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 → ]
Bradley Manning

Psychologist: Bradley Manning had gender identity disorder

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
FORT MEADE, Md. -- Pfc. Bradley Manning's private struggle with his gender identity in a hostile workplace put incredible pressure on the soldier who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks, an Army psychologist said Wednesday. [ Read more → ]

Del. gender identity protections bill clears final legislative vote

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
DOVER, Del. -- Transgender people in Delaware are now a protected class under the state's anti-discrimination laws. [ Read more → ]

Social Security Administration updates policy on changing gender marker

Friday, June 14, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration on Friday announced a new policy for changing the gender designation in Social Security records to provide transgender people improved privacy and prevent unnecessary outing to Social Security staff and healthcare providers. [ Read more → ]

Del. House committee advances gender identity discrimination bill

Thursday, June 13, 2013
DOVER, Del. — A bill aimed at protecting transgender people in Delaware by outlawing discrimination based on gender identity has cleared a House committee. The committee released the bill following a public hearing on Wednesday. It is scheduled for a House vote Tuesday. The legislation,... [ Read more → ]

Del. lawmakers introduce bill to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity

Thursday, May 30, 2013
DOVER, Del. — Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill outlawing discrimination in Delaware based on gender identity. [ Read more → ]

‘Boy or Girl?’ Gender identity a new challenge for schools

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
From the time they are born, we put our boys in blue beanies and our girls in pink ones. It's a societal norm, an expectation even, that you just are what you are born — a boy or a girl... [ Read more → ]
Damian Garcia

Catholic school: Transgender student must wear girl’s graduation gown

Thursday, May 16, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A transgender student at a Catholic high school in Albuquerque, N.M., says he is has been told he must wear female student gown at his graduation procession, or not walk at all. [ Read more → ]

Calif. state Assembly OKs transgender student accommodations

Thursday, May 9, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Transgender students would have the right to use public school restrooms and participate on sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders under a bill approved Thursday in the California Assembly. [ Read more → ]
New York state capitol in Albany

New York state assembly passes gender expression non-discrimination act

Friday, May 3, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York State Assembly this week approved the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in employment, housing, public accommodations and credit. [ Read more → ]

Nev. Senate committee advances bill to add gender identity to hate crime statute

Friday, March 8, 2013
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A Nevada state Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would add gender identity to the list of protected identities in Nevada’s hate crime statute. [ Read more → ]
David Catania

D.C. lawmaker proposes to ease gender change regulations

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A District of Columbia council member on Tuesday introduced a bill that would ease the requirements of transgender D.C. residents seeking to legally change their gender on birth certificates and other legal documents. [ Read more → ]

Nepal to issue ‘third gender’ IDs for those not identifying as male or female

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An official says Nepal's government will begin issuing citizenship certificates with the category "third gender" for people who do not wish to be identified as male or female. [ Read more → ]

Equality and gender roles do not co-exist when a woman loves a woman

Sunday, January 20, 2013
Society had it all worked out in advance for me. All the time growing up, the message though implicit was loud and clear. Any of my future romantic endeavors would concern the male kind, because I’m female. This presented difficulties when I came to realize... [ Read more → ]

Syracuse adds protections based on gender identity to ‘Fair Practices Law’

Monday, November 19, 2012
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Common Council on Monday approved a bill to amend the existing Syracuse Fair Practices Law -- which was passed in 1990 to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation -- to include gender identity and expression as protected categories. [ Read more → ]
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