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Ky. Senate OKs bill requiring separate restrooms for transgender students

Friday, February 27, 2015
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Kentucky's state Senate voted Friday to force transgender students to use separate bathrooms in public schools, a move that recalled the dark days of segregation for some but for others represented a stand for privacy rights. [...]

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Study details lives of LGBT youths engaged in ‘survival sex’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows an area near the intersection of Christopher Street and West Street in New York. A unique federally funded study released on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian and transgender youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex." Researchers say this is one of the sites where LGBTQ youth tended to meet together.
A unique federally funded study offers a detailed look at the lives of LGBT youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex." [...]

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Transgender teen gets support from Justice Department in school lawsuit

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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The federal government is supporting a Detroit-area teenager who, in a lawsuit, accuses several schools of discriminating against him because he's transgender. [...]

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Kentucky Senate panel takes another vote; advances transgender bathroom bill

Monday, February 23, 2015
Kentucky state capitol in Frankfort.
Transgender students would have to use separate restrooms in Kentucky's public schools under a bill that cleared the Senate Education Committee on Monday. [...]

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Transgender teen cites family bullying in suicide note: #HisNameWasZander

Thursday, February 19, 2015
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Another transgender teen has taken his own life, leaving behind a suicide note describing sexual trauma and alleged bullying by family members. [...]

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Bill targeting transgender students’ use of restrooms fails Kentucky Senate panel

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Kentucky state capitol in Frankfort.
A bill that would have banned transgender students from choosing which restroom to use at public schools has failed to pass a Kentucky state Senate committee. [...]

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U.S. Congressman tweets he is ‘proud grandpa’ of a transgender grandchild

Thursday, February 19, 2015
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Democratic U.S. Congressman Mike Honda wrote that he is "the proud grandpa of a transgender grandchild" and added he hopes the child can feel safe at school without fear of being bullied. [...]

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South Dakota House votes to void transgender students sports policy

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
South-Dakota
The full state House has approved a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports. [...]

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South Dakota House panel votes to void transgender students sports policy

Monday, February 9, 2015
South Dakota state capitol in Pierre.
A measure that would reverse a state athletic association policy and require transgender students to play on the same sports team as the gender on their birth certificates easily passed its first legislative committee test on Monday. [...]

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Study: Transgender youth aren’t confused about their gender identity

Monday, February 2, 2015
Brennan Linsley, APCoy Mathis (left), a transgender girl, plays with her sister, Auri, 2, center, at their home in Fountain, Colo. In June 2013, the Colorado Division of Civil Rights ruled that a suburban Colorado Springs school district had discriminated against Mathis, 6 , by preventing her from using the girls' restroom.
A new study of transgender youth indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity or pretense. [...]

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