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A Mormon mom’s story of unconditional love for her transgender son

| Saturday, July 26, 2014
From Equality Utah and the Transgender Awareness Project comes the story of Grayson Moore, a self-described "sheltered, Utah Mormon boy," and his mother Neca Allgood, who realized Grayson was transgender long before he told her. In the video, Neca recalls how after they discussed her revelation: "I assumed (Grayson) would say 'I have a boy brain.' But he didn't. He said 'I have a boy's soul.'"

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Vancouver Catholic school district enacts transgender policy

| Saturday, July 19, 2014
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- A Catholic school district has approved a policy to accommodate transgender children, believed to be the first of its kind by a Catholic school in North America. The Vancouver Archdiocese made the move following a human rights complaint by the family of an 11-year-old transgender girl.

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An amazing mom and the story of her 6-year-old transgender daughter

| Friday, July 18, 2014
The video of a Kansas City mother who shared the story of her transgender daughter is gaining international visibility -- translation, it's gone viral. Debi Jackson spoke recently at the Listen to your Mother show, a live traveling event prior to Mother’s Day where women tell five minute stories about motherhood...

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Transgender girl moved to male facility following alleged assault

| Monday, July 14, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault, the latest transfer of a troubled teenager who was sent to a psychiatric facility after supporters protested her confinement in a women's prison without criminal charges. The Department of Children and Families said Sunday...

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Parents appeal transgender policy at Kentucky high school

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A group of parents has appealed a decision by a Louisville high school to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. The Atherton High School site-based decision-making council will meet next week to discuss the appeal, which was filed by Louisville attorney ...

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Jailed transgender teen to be moved to children’s psychiatric center

| Monday, June 23, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A transgender girl detained without criminal charges at an adult women's prison in Connecticut will be moved to a unit for troubled girls in state custody, Connecticut's Department of Children and Families said Friday.

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S.D. high school association approves policy for transgender students

| Thursday, June 12, 2014
PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota board that governs activities for high school students has adopted policies on the eligibility of international and transgender students' participation in sports and fine arts groups.

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Tacoma sixth grader: ‘I am transgender, I’ve thought that since I was three’

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
TACOMA, Wash. -- A sixth grade student from Tacoma is featured in a recent issue of TIME Magazine, and he's sharing with the world a secret that he kept from even the closest of classmates. "I am transgender, I've thought that since I was three," says 11-year-old Mac Davis, in a new profile by KOMO-TV.

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Calif. couple shares story of 5-year-old’s transition: ‘Our amazing son’

| Sunday, June 1, 2014
A couple in San Diego, Calif., is sharing the story of their transgender child who became a boy at just five years old. Jeff and Hillary Whittington were honored at the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast last week and they shared a video of Ryland's female-to-male transition.

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More schools working to help transgender students feel acceptance

| Sunday, May 18, 2014
Transgender high school students Isaac Barnett, right, and his prom date, identified only by his first name Jasen, get ready to take prom photos in Kansas City, Mo. The seniors, both born as females, are open about their transgender status in their schools and say friends, teachers and administrators have been much more supportive than they expected.
Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his Kansas high school that the student they had known as a girl now wanted to be accepted as a boy. His close childhood friend, who also identified as transgender, was ready to reveal his secret, too.

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