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Brazil’s largest city to pay transgender youth to finish school

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Sao Paulo, Brazil
The program being offered by Sao Paulo's Municipal Human Rights and Citizenship Secretariat is intended to help transgender youth from having to turn to prostitution to support themselves. [...]

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Transgender teen Leelah Alcorn’s death stirs action in U.S. and beyond

Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Although many details about her life and death are still unclear, Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen from Ohio, has become, within days of her death Dec. 28, the face of a growing movement of people hungering for acceptance. [...]

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Governor Andrew Cuomo urges civil rights law for transgender New Yorkers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says in his state of the state speech Wednesday that the Legislature should pass a bill to add "gender identity or expression" as a protected class. [...]

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N.C. Democratic Party chair candidate under fire for transgender insult

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Patsy Keever
A candidate for the chairmanship of North Carolina Democratic Party is under fire after insulting a fellow candidate who is transgender at a candidate forum in Gastonia on Tuesday. [...]

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Fired transgender Connecticut police officer sues for discrimination

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Francesca Quaranta
A transgender Connecticut police officer fired last June has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination based on sexual orientation and wrongful termination. [...]

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Ky. bill targets transgender students by restricting facilities to biological sex

Monday, January 19, 2015
C.B. Embry Jr.
The "Kentucky Student Privacy Act," proposed by State Sen. C.B. Embry Jr., would allow parents to sue the school for $2,500 if their child encountered a transgender student in a school restroom. [...]

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Pennsylvania governor-elect names transgender woman as Physician General

Monday, January 19, 2015
Dr. Rachel Levine
Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has announced that Dr. Rachel Levine is his choice for Physician General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Levine would be the highest-ranked transgender woman in state government history. [...]

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‘Glee’ introduces transgender storyline in groundbreaking episode

Saturday, January 17, 2015
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Glee has introduced a new transgender storyline for Dot Marie Jones' character Shannon Beiste. In an emotional scene, the football coach reveals that she will be transitioning from a woman to a man. [...]

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Montana High School Association shelves proposed policy for transgender athletes

Friday, January 16, 2015
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The decision to withdraw the proposal came after the four executive board members determined there is insufficient support among the association's member schools. [...]

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Russia does a u-turn, says transgender citizens will not be banned from driving

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Russian officials have given transgender individuals the green light to continue driving after a new road safety decree sparked panic last week that they would be banned from the road. [...]

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