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Manning sues Defense Dept. for gender treatment

| Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Chelsea Manning
Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning asked a federal court Tuesday to order the Defense Department to provide hormone therapy and other treatment for her gender identity condition while she serves her 35-year sentence in military confinement.

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Laverne Cox to host MTV, Logo documentary about transgender youth

| Thursday, September 18, 2014
Laverne Cox
NEW YORK -- Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven transgender youths. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

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Transgender teen back in custody following escape

| Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. -- A troubled transgender girl whose confinement case has attracted national attention escaped from a Connecticut treatment program Tuesday and was found by police several hours later, state officials said. The teenager has been moved several times since a judge in April ordered her to be imprisoned without criminal charges at the...

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Transgender girl crowned homecoming princess at Colo. high school

| Saturday, September 13, 2014
Scarlett Lenh
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A transgender student was crowned homecoming princess at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, high school. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported Saturday that Scarlett Lenh received the majority of the votes from her junior class at Sand Creek High School, besting three other girls for the honor.

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Study: 24,000 transgender voters could be disenfranchised in November

| Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – Ten states’ strict voter ID laws may create substantial barriers to voting and possible disenfranchisement for more than 24,000 transgender voters this November. According to a new study entitled, “The Potential Impact of Voter Identification Laws on Transgender Voters in the 2014 General Election,” authored by the Williams Institute’s ...

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More women’s colleges address transgender applicants

| Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.
BOSTON — Women’s colleges are revisiting policies around enrolling transgender students as institutions of higher learning – single-sex, coed and those with religious affiliations – demonstrate varying degrees of acceptance for changing norms. Mills College in Oakland, California, recently became the first women’s college in the U.S. to declare it would accept ...

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HRC president delivers apology to transgender community for past divides

| Friday, September 5, 2014
Chad Griffin
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin has delivered a public apology to the transgender community for past mistreatment by the HRC, and "for the times that the transgender community has been underrepresented or unrepresented" by his organization. Speaking Friday at the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta, one of the nation’s largest conferences for the transgender ...

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Wis. school district adopts policy for transgender students

| Friday, September 5, 2014
Janesville-WI
JANESVILLE, Wis. -- A Wisconsin school district has adopted a policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of the gender with which they identify if it's OK with their parents and principals. The Janesville Gazette reported Friday that the Janesville School Board adopted the policy to bar discrimination based on gender identity...

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Transgender rights group sues S.C. over teen’s driver’s license photo

| Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Chase Culpepper
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- An organization that supports transgender rights has filed a lawsuit against the state of South Carolina after it refused to issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old gender non-conforming teen unless he took off his makeup. The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund filed the lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday on behalf of Chase Culpepper...

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Four unsolved murders of transgender women test Baltimore police outreach

| Saturday, August 30, 2014
Kayla Gilchrist Jones
BALTIMORE -- The day after Mia Henderson's body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city's LGBT community to a meeting. "We are listening. We are paying attention," he told them. "We are responding, and we are taking this very seriously." That isn't nearly enough, advocates and some citizens say, after the second unsolved killing...

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