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Rochester to cover gender reassignment for transgender city workers

Sunday, May 18, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Officials in Rochester, N.Y., say their city will extend transition-related health coverage to transgender and gender non-conforming municipal employees.

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Transgender Austrians to get new school transcripts

Friday, May 16, 2014
VIENNA -- Austria's education minister has instructed schools to re-issue grade transcripts to transgender persons who have requested that they be identified by another sex.

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Md. governor Martin O’Malley signs transgender rights bill into law

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Maryland governor Martin O'Malley signs the transgender rights bill on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a measure to stop discrimination against transgender people at his last bill-signing ceremony as governor, but opponents say they will try to have the new law rescinded at the ballot box in November.

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Israel to lower minimum age requirement for gender reassignment surgery

Thursday, May 15, 2014
JERUSALEM, Israel – Israel’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday said it was lowering the the minimum age requirement to be approved for a sex change from 21 to 18.

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Jailed transgender teen’s advocates concerned about isolation

Monday, May 12, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A transgender teenage girl detained without being charged at Connecticut's adult women's prison is being held in isolation more than a month after being sent there by a state judge, her lawyer said Monday.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Military should review transgender ban

Sunday, May 11, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military "continually should be reviewed," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday.

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Conn. governor presses for transgender teen to be moved out of adult prison

Friday, May 9, 2014
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D-Conn.)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut's governor is pressing for a transgender teen to be moved from a Connecticut women's prison where she has been held without charges for a month.

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Transgender woman alleges housing discrimination by Salvation Army

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Jodielynn Wiley
DALLAS -- A transgender woman facing homelessness has filed a lawsuit with the Fair Housing Office in Dallas after being denied housing by the Salvation Army because she has not undergone gender reassignment surgery.

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Judge orders Ohio to resume hormone treatment for transgender inmate

Friday, May 2, 2014
Whitney Lee
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A transgender prison inmate who complained about losing her breast tissue and growing facial hair after her hormone treatments were stopped must receive the treatments for the rest of her time behind bars, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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Fla. man sentenced in shooting of transgender woman he met on Craigslist

Friday, May 2, 2014
FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. -- A Florida man has been convicted of shooting a transgender woman he met on Craigslist six times within days of leaving his wife and arriving in North Carolina.

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