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Neil Patrick Harris in a scene from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," at the Belasco Theatre in New York.

Review: Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
NEW YORK -- It's obvious from the first moments of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" that star Neil Patrick Harris is doing something special. And it's not just trying on a new role. [ Read more → ]
Jadee-Dennis

A journey from daughter to son: A transgender teen’s story

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California transgender teen is sharing his story to encourage acceptance of other LGBT kids like himself. [ Read more → ]
Indian eunuchs dance after Supreme Court’s verdict recognizing third gender category, in Nagpur, India, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

India’s supreme court recognizes transgender people as third gender

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
NEW DELHI — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents. [ Read more → ]
Lupita Nyong'o, right, looks on as Jared Leto accepts the award for best on screen transformation for “Dallas Buyers Club” at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

‘Hunger Games’ top winner at MTV Movie Awards, Leto wins ‘best transformation’

Sunday, April 13, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- Conan O'Brien kicked off the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night with a challenge to gain 50 celebrity cameos for his opening segment, a shtick with Will Arnett that merged two categories, best fight and best kiss, and a musical number about hating musical numbers in big awards shows. [ Read more → ]
Chelsea Manning

Manning regains honor as grand marshal in San Francisco Pride parade

Saturday, April 12, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — An imprisoned U.S. Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website will serve as an honorary grand marshal in this year's San Francisco Pride parade. [ Read more → ]
Laura Jane Klug

School district reinstates suspended transgender substitute teacher

Friday, April 11, 2014
LUMBERTON, Texas — A transgender substitute teacher who was told not return to her classes at a Texas elementary school after parents complained that she was a "distraction" to their 10 and 11-year old children, has been reinstated. [ Read more → ]
Laura-Jane-Klug

Texas school suspends transgender substitute teacher after parents complain

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
LUMBERTON, Texas -- A transgender substitute teacher said she has been told not return to her classes at a Texas elementary school after parents complained about her. [ Read more → ]
Jayce

Transgender student files housing complaint against Christian university

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
NEWBERG, Ore. -- A transgender student has filed a discrimination complaint against a Christian university, alleging the school is discriminating against him by not allowing him to live in the men's dormitories. [ Read more → ]
QNotesStudent Andraya Williams speaks to a media outlet during an April 4 rally supporting her, after she says officials at Central Piedmont Community College harassed and discriminated against her.

N.C. college battles transgender student over alleged discrimination

Saturday, April 5, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dozens of students and community members gathered Friday afternoon to protest alleged discrimination at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, calling on the college to apologize to a transgender student who claims she was mistreated and harassed by the school. [ Read more → ]
Robina Asti

SSA updates policy on survivor benefits for transgender spouses

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration (SSA) on Tuesday updated its policies regarding the ability of transgender individuals to receive benefits through their spouses. [ Read more → ]
Ahn Young-joon, APDr. Kim Seok-Kwun talks with an unidentified patient at Dong-A University Hospital in Busan, South Korea. Dr. Kim is a pioneer in slowly changing views on sexuality and gender in the country, where many have long considered even discussions of sexuality a taboo.

Sex change surgeon in conservative South Korea: ‘I correct God’s mistakes’

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
BUSAN, South Korea -- As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar feelings. [ Read more → ]
TransMilitary

Preview: TransMilitary highlights the lives of transgender service members

Monday, March 31, 2014
On this Transgender Day of Visibility, the transgender advocacy group TransMilitary offers a preview of their project, set for release later this year, that highlights the lives of transgender service members here in the U.S. (where being transgender in the military is banned), and in the United Kingdom (where serving as openly transgender is allowed). [ Read more → ]
Francesca Quaranta

Conn. city says there was no bias against transgender police officer

Saturday, March 29, 2014
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- An investigation by a Connecticut city has found no evidence that a transgender police officer was subject to discrimination or a hostile work environment. [ Read more → ]
Brian Ach, Invision (AP)Laura Jane Grace

Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace on transition, new album

Saturday, March 29, 2014
NEW YORK -- Laura Jane Grace, who came out as transgender two years ago, says she's able to sing in a new, liberated voice on her band's latest album because she's no longer hiding. [ Read more → ]
Judge Bill Graves

Court overturns judge’s refusal to allow transgender applicant’s name change

Thursday, March 27, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has reversed a county judge's refusal to grant a name change to a transgender person. [ Read more → ]
Maryland state capitol in Annapolis.

Md. House OKs transgender rights bill, governor says he will sign into law

Thursday, March 27, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A measure to prevent discrimination against people who are transgender cleared the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday, and Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to sign the bill into law. [ Read more → ]
police

Justice Dept. to train local police forces to work with transgender people

Thursday, March 27, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department launched a program Thursday to train local police departments to better respond to transgender individuals, a population authorities say is disproportionately harmed by violence. [ Read more → ]
Laverne Cox gives the keynote address at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 26th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, on Jan. 30, 2014 in Houston.

‘What’s between your legs?’ is the new ‘So what do you do in bed?’

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Transgender characters in entertainment were always around, but as the punch line. When it came to news, it was usually about a hate crime. And I can tell you from personal experience even that coverage had to be fought for, from Brandon Teena to Fred Martinez to Gwen Araujo. But increasingly, we are seeing transgender actors, activists, filmmakers, politicians and people from every walk of life coming out and telling their stories... [ Read more → ]
Maryland-statehouse

Md. House committee advances transgender rights bill

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland House of Delegates committee on Tuesday advanced legislation to prohibit discrimination against people who are transgender. [ Read more → ]
California

Opponents of Calif. transgender rights law revive ballot fight

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Opponents of a new California law that provides transgender students certain rights in public schools are challenging the secretary of state's finding that they failed to gather enough voter signatures for a referendum to repeal the law. [ Read more → ]
The Fresno BeeKaren Adell Scot

High school science teacher changing gender to ‘authentic self’

Thursday, March 20, 2014
After spring break, 24-year Yosemite, Calif. high school science and multimedia teacher Gary Sconce will return to teach as her true self. "It's like getting out of dark solitary confinement in prison where you never saw the light." [ Read more → ]
Maryland

Poll: 71 percent of Marylanders support transgender rights bill

Saturday, March 15, 2014
BALTIMORE -- A new poll finds that 71 percent of Marylanders support proposed legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodation. [ Read more → ]
us-military

Report: ‘No compelling medical reason’ to ban transgender military service

Thursday, March 13, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday. [ Read more → ]
Chloie Jonsson

Transgender woman sues CrossFit for blocking her from female competition

Friday, March 7, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- A transgender woman in Northern California has sued the company behind the popular CrossFit workouts for refusing to let her compete in the female division of its annual fitness competitions. [ Read more → ]
AP

Transgender student recants sexual assault report

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- A transgender teen who said he was beaten and sexually assaulted in a California high school bathroom recanted the story, police said Tuesday. [ Read more → ]
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