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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
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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Virginia school board restricts restroom use for transgender elementary student

Friday, March 27, 2015
Hartwood Elementary School
A Virginia school board has voted to require transgender students to use a single stall restroom or a restroom of the student’s biological sex. [...]

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‘I am no longer Mia. I never really was’ – A trans teen’s powerful moment of truth

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Moved by the recent death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, 13-year-old Tom Sosnik of Fresno, Calif., stood before his classmates earlier this month to announce that he is transgender. [...]

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TLC to air series about transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Jazz Jennings
The 11-episode series will follow the lives of 14-year-old Jazz Jennings, her parents, siblings and grandparents. [...]

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Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for stabbing transgender girl on D.C. train

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Reginald Klaiber
U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. says Reginald Klaiber stabbed the 15-year-old transgender girl last July "solely because of who she is." [...]

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S.D. Senate declines to consider bill to void transgender student athletes policy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
South Dakota state capitol in Pierre.
The bill would have voided a policy adopted last year that allows transgender students to participate in school sports based on their gender identity. [...]

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Minnesota GOP lawmakers want to undo transgender student athletics rule

Monday, March 9, 2015
Minnesota state capitol in St. Paul.
More than 20 Republican legislators want to undo a state high school league vote allowing transgender students from playing on girls' sports teams. [...]

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S.D. Senate panel dismisses bill aimed at voiding transgender student athlete policy

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
South Dakota state capitol in Pierre.
The bill would have invalidated a South Dakota High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports. [...]

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