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Lawsuit alleges detained transgender teen being treated as boy

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Lawyers for a 16-year-old transgender girl detained in Connecticut say she's being forced to wear male clothing and officials are calling her by her male birth name. The allegations come in a revised federal lawsuit filed Monday. The girl, known only in court documents as Jane Doe, is suing state child welfare and prison...

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California school, feds settle transgender student’s discrimination complaint

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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DOWNEY, Calif. -- A Southern California school district has settled a government claim that it discriminated against a transgender student who said she was forbidden to wear makeup, was harassed by other youngsters and was encouraged to change schools, it was announced Tuesday.

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Canadian family bullied because of their transgender daughter

Sunday, October 5, 2014
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- A Canadian family says they are being bullied because their daughter is transgender and the school district isn't doing enough to stop it. Izzy and Dale Burgos said ever since eight-year-old Isabella was four, she knew she was a girl inside. And that's how she returned to school to start third grade last month -- as a transgender girl.

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Minn. newspaper under fire for running full-page anti-transgender ad

Monday, September 29, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's largest daily newspaper is under fire for running an anti-transgender advertisement in Sunday's edition that claimed boys may soon be allowed to shower with girls. The full page ad, paid for by the Minnesota Child Protection League, is in response to a proposed policy change by the Minnesota State High School League ...

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Ky. school board upholds policy banning gender identity discrimination

Saturday, September 27, 2014
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville high school's policy on transgender students' rights will remain in place after the Jefferson County Public School appeals board turned away objections from parents.

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Transgender teen crowned Homecoming King at Texas high school

Friday, September 19, 2014
Homecoming King Mel Gonzales (right) with Queen Mercedes Mackay (left).
HOUSTON -- A Houston-area high school is the latest to crown a transgender teen as homecoming royalty. Mel Gonzales, a transgender student at at Stephen F. Austin High School in Sugar Land, Texas, was crowned Homecoming King last week.

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Laverne Cox to host MTV, Logo documentary about transgender youth

Thursday, September 18, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven transgender youths. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

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Transgender teen back in custody following escape

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. -- A troubled transgender girl whose confinement case has attracted national attention escaped from a Connecticut treatment program Tuesday and was found by police several hours later, state officials said. The teenager has been moved several times since a judge in April ordered her to be imprisoned without criminal charges at the...

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Transgender girl crowned homecoming princess at Colo. high school

Saturday, September 13, 2014
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A transgender student was crowned homecoming princess at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, high school. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported Saturday that Scarlett Lenh received the majority of the votes from her junior class at Sand Creek High School, besting three other girls for the honor.

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Wis. school district adopts policy for transgender students

Friday, September 5, 2014
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JANESVILLE, Wis. -- A Wisconsin school district has adopted a policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of the gender with which they identify if it's OK with their parents and principals. The Janesville Gazette reported Friday that the Janesville School Board adopted the policy to bar discrimination based on gender identity...

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