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Caitlyn Jenner to write weekly column on LGBT issues

Monday, July 6, 2015
This image, provided by courtesy of E!, shows Caitlyn Jenner in the first official promotional trailer for the new documentary series, "I Am Cait," in Southern California. The show premieres Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 9 p.m. PDT on E!
Jenner’s spokesman said the columns on the celebrity content website WhoSay are part of Jenner’s effort to explore matters of concern to the LGBT community. ...

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Justice Department: Students’ gender identity determines restroom use

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity. ...

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Cuomo demands better protections for transgender students

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state Education Department to do a better job of protecting transgender students from harassment and discrimination in the classroom. ...

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Girl Scouts council returns $100,000 donation over anti‑transgender provision

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The Girl Scouts of Western Washington says it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls. ...

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Was an Alabama teen murdered because she was transgender?

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Mercedes Williamson
Alabama 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson's lifeless body was found earlier this month in a field in the rural Mississippi community of Rocky Creek, according to authorities. ...

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N.Y civil liberties group: State fails to protect transgender students from harassment

Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Transgender students are often harassed in public schools across New York, and education officials have failed to carry out a legislative mandate to protect them, the New York Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday. ...

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Trial ordered for man in slaying of transgender woman

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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A man has been ordered to stand trial in the stabbing death of a transgender woman in north Philadelphia earlier this year. ...

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United Kingdom: College rewrites 650‑year‑old dress code to fit transgender students

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Mark Elliot, the dean of St Catharine's College at Cambridge University, reworded the dress code after a campaign spearheaded by American transgender student who transitioned earlier this year. ...

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At Harvard, Schuyler Bailar will be first openly trans collegiate swimmer in U.S. history

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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The Harvard freshman was recruited to swim on the school's women's team. But next season, he'll swim for the men's team after his transition, becoming the first openly transgender collegiate swimmer in U.S. history. ...

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LGBT rights advocates slam Malaysia for prosecuting transgender women

Monday, June 22, 2015
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Human Rights Watch on Monday criticized a Malaysian Islamic court for fining nine Muslim transgender women for cross-dressing and jailing two of them for a month. ...

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