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AP PHOTOS: Transgender youths show hardship, resilience

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Atticus Ranck, 26, of Sunrise, Fla., who identifies as a transgender male, poses for a photograph in a hammock at a friend's apartment in Sunrise, Fla.
Many young transgender people, wrestling with their identities, find themselves shunned by family, friends and co-workers. Here are their stories. ...

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Girl Scouts council returns $100,000 donation over anti‑transgender provision

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
AP (File)
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington says it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls. ...

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PBS documentary ‘Growing Up Trans’ explores possibilities, unknowns facing transgender youth

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This image released by PBS shows transgender teen Ariel in a scene from "Growing Up Trans", from the "Frontline" series airing on PBS on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. “Growing Up Trans” explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever and their parents are now experiencing it.
"Growing Up Trans" explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever (and their parents) now experience it: a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield of high-stakes choices. ...

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Was an Alabama teen murdered because she was transgender?

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Mercedes Williamson
Alabama 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson's lifeless body was found earlier this month in a field in the rural Mississippi community of Rocky Creek, according to authorities. ...

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N.Y civil liberties group: State fails to protect transgender students from harassment

Thursday, June 25, 2015
New-York-state
Transgender students are often harassed in public schools across New York, and education officials have failed to carry out a legislative mandate to protect them, the New York Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday. ...

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Transgender student sues Virginia high school, citing restroom policy

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Gavin Grimm
A transgender teenager said in a lawsuit Thursday that he has been stigmatized by a policy that bars him from using the boys' restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school. ...

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Court: Transgender teen’s rights violated when she was transferred to a prison

Monday, June 8, 2015
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Connecticut's second-highest court has ruled that a transgender teenager's rights were violated when she was transferred to a prison from the state's child welfare agency last year. ...

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Officials close investigation in trans teen’s suicide, refer to her as ‘Mr. Alcorn’ in final report

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Leelah Alcorn
The death of a troubled transgender teenager who begged people to fix society has been deemed a suicide. ...

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Jacob’s journey from girl to boy: Mother of 5-year-old explains her decision

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Jacob
In a rare and revealing interview, Joe and Mimi Lemay shared why they let their son, Jacob, transition as part of NBC News' series on Transgender Kids. ...

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Bullied transgender teen dies in apparent suicide

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Taylor Alesana
Family members confirmed that 16-year-old Taylor Alesana, who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at high school, took her life on April 2. ...

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