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Facebook adding new gender options, preferred pronoun choices for users

| Thursday, February 13, 2014
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."
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.

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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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Netherlands adopts landmark gender identity law, bans forced sterilization

| Thursday, December 19, 2013
Binnenhof, meeting place of the Dutch parliament in The Netherlands.
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.

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

| Saturday, November 30, 2013
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.
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.

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Manning says gender identity dispute could go to court

| Thursday, October 31, 2013
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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
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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...

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Transgender veteran uses experience to reach out to others

MARA KLECKER | Daily Nebraskan | Sunday, September 8, 2013
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.
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.

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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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Psychologist: Bradley Manning had gender identity disorder

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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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.

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Del. gender identity protections bill clears final legislative vote

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

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