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Laverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story: ‘Anything is possible’

| Thursday, August 21, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others. "It gives me hope that anything is possible. I'm a black trans woman from Alabama raised by a single mother from a working class background. And I think in a lot of ways...

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Someone on Capitol Hill making transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles

| Thursday, August 21, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- An anonymous user with an IP address originating from the U.S. House of Representatives has repeatedly made edits to Wikipedia articles on topics related to the transgender community. Business Insider reports that the edits generally are critical of transgender individuals, and other users have called the changes "hate speech."

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Cuomo calls on N.Y. legislature to outlaw gender identity discrimination

| Thursday, August 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability. In a letter to the Empire State Pride Agenda dated Tuesday, Cuomo said transgender people face significant ...

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Oregon Medicaid to extend coverage to gender dysphoria treatments

| Friday, August 15, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's Medicaid program will soon pay for gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other treatments for transgender patients, becoming on Thursday the third state besides the District of Columbia to extend coverage to gender dysphoria treatments.

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Appeals court rules transgender man can continue pursuing divorce

| Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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PHOENIX -- A transgender man in Arizona who gave birth to three children after beginning his transition from female to male can continue to pursue a divorce, a state appeals court said Wednesday, reversing a judge who refused to end the marriage. A three-judge panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that Thomas Beatie's marriage to Nancy Beatie in Hawaii in ...

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Attorney: Manning not being provided approved hormone therapy

| Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning isn't receiving medical treatment for her gender identity condition as previously approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the American Civil Liberties Union and Manning's attorney said Tuesday. The ACLU and Manning's civilian attorney, David E. Coombs, on Tuesday notified ...

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Fashion industry, retailers and the challenges faced by the gender binary

| Sunday, August 3, 2014
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A gender binary exists in fashion, and that's a challenge for those who don't conform. Masculine-presenting women are often destined for boys' departments or bad fits, while people born male who transition or simply like to dress in femme clothes sometimes don't know what to expect in sizing or from sales clerks...

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Man charged with stabbing transgender girl on D.C. Metro train

| Thursday, July 31, 2014
Reginald Klaiber
WASHINGTON -- A man has been charged with stabbing a transgender girl on a D.C. Metro train. WTOP reports the Metro Transit police say 24-year-old Reginald Klaiber has been charged with stabbing a 15-year-old on a southbound Green Line train as it approached the Fort Totten station at around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon in the District of Columbia.

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Arrest made in murder, burning of Fla. transgender woman

| Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Terry Lynn Brady
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Police in Fort Myers have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a transgender woman whose body was found dumped behind a garbage bin last month. Terry Lynn Brady, 45, has been charged with killing 31-year-old Yaz’min Shancez,

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Ill. warns insurers about discriminating against transgender people

| Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people. The Illinois Department of Insurance bulletin issued to insurers this week details nondiscrimination provisions in the federal Affordable Care Act along with Illinois laws. Backers say the move was prompted by concerns for transgender people's rights...

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