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Discrimination complaint filed against Va. school district over restroom policy

Friday, December 19, 2014
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The complaint stems from a new policy that requires transgender students to use restrooms according to their “biological gender." [...]

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Wisconsin: Baraboo school board adopts transgender athletics policy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The Baraboo School Board has amended its athletic and co-curricular activities policy to prohibit discrimination against transgender students. [...]

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Virginia school board restricts restroom use to student’s ‘biological gender’

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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A Virginia school board has adopted a gender-specific restroom policy that restricts school restrooms to a student's "biological gender." [...]

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Virginia school sports league eases requirements for transgender students

Saturday, December 6, 2014
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The Virginia organization than governs public high school athletics has softened its regulations on transgender students, guidelines which were previously called the most restrictive in the nation. [...]

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Minnesota high school sports league approves transgender athlete policy

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Minnesota State High School League legal counsel, Kevin Beck, second from left, and Patrick Kelly, left, confer during a meeting at the headquarters of the Minnesota State High School League in Brooklyn Center, Minn. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. -- Minnesota's high school sports league passed a set of guidelines for transgender student-athletes on Thursday, bringing months of fevered debate to a close. Dozens of supporters and proponents packed the Minnesota Sports High School League's boardroom, hoping for one last chance to sway members ... [...]

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Minnesota high school sports league to vote on transgender athlete policy

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota’s high school sports league will soon vote on new guidelines for transgender students to participate in sports. The Minnesota State High School League is expected to vote Thursday morning on the controversial policy. An avalanche of strong reaction from both sides delayed a vote on [...]

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Mom corrects birth announcement in support of transgender son

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia -- The mother of a transgender teen has taken out a classified ad in a local newspaper "correcting" her son's birth announcement of 19 years ago. [...]

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Maine school district ordered to pay $75K in transgender discrimination suit

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Robert F. Bukaty, APTransgender student Nicole Maines, center, with her father Wayne Maines, left, and brother Jonas, speaks to reporters outside the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor, Maine on June 12, 2013.
ORONO, Maine -- A Maine court has awarded a transgender girl $75,000 in a settlement of her discrimination lawsuit against a school district where administrators made her use a staff, not student, bathroom. Nicole Maines won her lawsuit against the Orono school district in January before the Maine Supreme Judicial [...]

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‘The Son God Gave Me’

Sunday, November 9, 2014
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My child's struggle to figure out who he was called everything I believed into question. With my strong faith and lots of soul-searching, the answers finally became clear... [...]

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Jazz Jennings: The new face of transgender youth

Sunday, October 26, 2014
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As the debate surrounding transgender children swirls, one girl is sharing her personal story in the hope that she can help others. By age 2, Jazz Jennings began to verbalize her feelings that "she was a girl," and by 5 she was one of the youngest people ever to be [...]

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