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Texas lawmaker delays hearing on transgender school ‘bathroom bill’

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
A highly anticipated hearing on a bill limiting transgender students' use of Texas school bathrooms and locker rooms has been delayed after a veteran Republican told the author to soften his language. [...]

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Transgender man leads ‘Men’s Health’ magazine cover model competition

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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When transgender vlogger and activist Aydian Dowling entered Men's Health's Ultimate Guy Search for a shot at being on the cover, he never imagined he'd receive such an outpouring of encouragement. [...]

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Transgender man sues loan company after executive demands he ‘dress and act like a woman’

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Tristan Broussard
Tristan Broussard alleges he was forced to leave his job at First Tower Loan in Lake Charles, Louisiana, offices after a company executive found out he was listed on his driver's license as female. [...]

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Florida clinic agrees to pay $150k in transgender employee’s discrimination suit

Monday, April 13, 2015
Lakeland Eye Clinic, Lakeland, Fla.
A central Florida eye clinic has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve a discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of a transgender employee who was terminated. [...]

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California corrections department to appeal judge’s order backing inmate’s sex change

Saturday, April 11, 2015
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California's corrections department said Friday that it will appeal a federal judge's order that it immediately provide a transgender inmate with sex-reassignment surgery. [...]

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Transgender advocates furious over Nevada proposed ‘bathroom bill’

Friday, April 10, 2015
Nevada state capitol in Carson City
Transgender activists and progressive groups say they're appalled with a proposed Nevada law forcing students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex. [...]

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Georgia prison officials change transgender inmate policy

Friday, April 10, 2015
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Georgia prison officials are changing how they treat inmates with gender identity conditions, just days after the U.S. Justice Department weighed in on a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner. [...]

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Bullied transgender teen dies in apparent suicide

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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Family members confirmed that 16-year-old Taylor Alesana, who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at high school, took her life on April 2. [...]

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Maryland lawmakers ease birth certificate requirements for transgender residents

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Maryland-statehouse
A measure to make it easier for transgender residents to get new birth certificates has cleared the Maryland General Assembly and now heads to Gov. Larry Hogan. [...]

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Elton John, Michael Stipe call for protection of transgender inmates

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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Elton John and Michael Stipe are calling for the equal rights of transgender inmates following claims that a transgender woman was mistreated at a Georgia prison. [...]

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