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Reports: Bruce Jenner to sit down with Diane Sawyer to discuss his gender transition

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Bruce Jenner
Olympic gold medalist turned reality television personality Bruce Jenner will sit down with Diane Sawyer to discuss transitioning from male to female, according to various media reports. [...]

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Spokane police arrest two men in assault on homeless transgender woman

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
police-line
Spokane police say detectives have arrested two men in connection with an assault on a homeless transgender woman. [...]

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Study: Transgender youth aren’t confused about their gender identity

Monday, February 2, 2015
Brennan Linsley, APCoy Mathis (left), a transgender girl, plays with her sister, Auri, 2, center, at their home in Fountain, Colo. In June 2013, the Colorado Division of Civil Rights ruled that a suburban Colorado Springs school district had discriminated against Mathis, 6 , by preventing her from using the girls' restroom.
A new study of transgender youth indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity or pretense. [...]

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Boyfriend sought in stabbing death of transgender woman in Van Nuys, Calif.

Sunday, February 1, 2015
KABC-TV
Police in Van Nuys, Calif., are investigating the murder of a transgender woman early Saturday, and are searching for the woman's boyfriend, who detectives say is the prime suspect. [...]

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Philippines rejects U.S. Marine’s appeal to drop transgender murder case

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton
The Philippines has rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder charge against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year. [...]

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Brazil’s largest city to pay transgender youth to finish school

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Sao Paulo, Brazil
The program being offered by Sao Paulo's Municipal Human Rights and Citizenship Secretariat is intended to help transgender youth from having to turn to prostitution to support themselves. [...]

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Transgender teen Leelah Alcorn’s death stirs action in U.S. and beyond

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Leelah Alcorn memorial
Although many details about her life and death are still unclear, Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen from Ohio, has become, within days of her death Dec. 28, the face of a growing movement of people hungering for acceptance. [...]

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Governor Andrew Cuomo urges civil rights law for transgender New Yorkers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says in his state of the state speech Wednesday that the Legislature should pass a bill to add "gender identity or expression" as a protected class. [...]

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N.C. Democratic Party chair candidate under fire for transgender insult

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Patsy Keever
A candidate for the chairmanship of North Carolina Democratic Party is under fire after insulting a fellow candidate who is transgender at a candidate forum in Gastonia on Tuesday. [...]

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Fired transgender Connecticut police officer sues for discrimination

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Francesca Quaranta
A transgender Connecticut police officer fired last June has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination based on sexual orientation and wrongful termination. [...]

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