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South African man brutally murdered following argument over his sexuality

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A South African gay man, who also identified as transgender, has been brutally murdered in an apparent hate crime after getting into an argument about his sexuality. [ Read more → ]

Transgender man in Kuwait arrested for ‘imitating opposite sex’

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A transgender man has been arrested as Kuwait continues a campaign against “immorality” which includes LGBT people among its targets. [ Read more → ]
Kylar Broadus

Transgender advocate testifies before U.S. Senate on ENDA

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The Senate heard for the first time ever testimony from a transgender witness in a hearing dedicated to highlighting workplace discrimination experienced by LGBT people. [ Read more → ]

American Apparel, GLAAD offer equality tees; ad features transgender model

Saturday, June 9, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Just in time for LGBT Pride Month, U.S. clothing retailer American Apparel has teamed up with GLAAD on a new line of equality tees, featuring an openly transgender model. [ Read more → ]
Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson to produce film on transgender lives, struggles for equality

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
NEW YORK -- Grammy award winning artist Janet Jackson has signed on to be executive producer of a documentary covering the lives and struggles of transgender people around the world. [ Read more → ]

Arkansas university changes restroom policy for transgender students

Saturday, May 26, 2012
FORT SMITH, Ark. -- An Arkansas university has changed its restroom policies after a transgender student filed a complaint with the U.S Department of Justice. [ Read more → ]

New Jersey man found ‘not guilty’ in fatal shooting of transgender woman

Saturday, May 26, 2012
A New Jersey man has been found not guilty in the fatal 2010 shooting of a 28-year-old transgender female that he had met in a nightclub. [ Read more → ]
Francis Dalog Jr.

Transgender teen allowed in boys’ graduate procession after TV station steps in

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A Las Vegas high school student, who came out as transgender male to family and friends last year, will be able to walk in his high school graduation ceremony with the rest of his male classmates after a local television station interceded with school officials. [ Read more → ]

School refuses comment in dismissal of transgender student-teacher

Friday, May 4, 2012
WILMINGTON, Ohio -- When an area school district dismissed a Wilmington College transgender senior in January on the second day of a student-teaching placement at Hillsboro High School, the district may have broken federal law. [ Read more → ]
CeCe McDonald

Transgender woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in murder case

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A transgender woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the killing of a man who witnesses claimed incited the attack using racist and transphobic slurs. [ Read more → ]

Friends say murder of transgender woman in Oakland was a hate crime

Monday, April 30, 2012
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A transgender woman was shot to death in downtown Oakland, Calif., over the weekend, and friend believe her killing was a hate crime. [ Read more → ]

EEOC ruling protects transgender workers from discrimination

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
In a historic ruling, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined that job bias against transgender employees on the basis of gender identity amounts to sex discrimination under existing law. [ Read more → ]

Fox’s O’Reilly, Carlson: ‘Glee’ makes kids experiment with homosexuality, gender identity

Friday, April 20, 2012
During the April 19 edition of Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” Bill O’Reilly hosted a segment attacking this week’s episode of Glee for featuring a storyline about a transgender teenager struggling with her gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Transgender students can now use preferred name on University records

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas at Austin is set to implement a new policy this summer that will allow transgender students to list their preferred names on all official University records, including a name that may be different from their legal name. [ Read more → ]

USCIS revises policy for transgenders’ immigration documents, marriage benefits

Sunday, April 15, 2012
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Friday issued a policy memorandum revising the treatment of gender designations for transgender people on their immigration documents. [ Read more → ]
Jenna Talackova

New rules at Miss Universe: transgender women welcome in all pageants

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Miss Universe Organization on Tuesday announced that it is changing its rules and will allow transgender women to take part in all of its competitions starting in 2013. [ Read more → ]

True LGBT Story: Spouse changes gender, couple stays married

Sunday, April 8, 2012
Shellie and Randi Ruge have been married for more than 13 years. Years into their marriage, their commitment to each other would be put to an unexpected challenge... [ Read more → ]
Gloria Allred (left) and Jenna

Trump overrules rejection of transgender Miss Universe Canada contestant

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
U.S. businessman Donald Trump, owner of the Miss Universe Organization, on Tuesday overruled a decision by pageant officials, and said a transgender contestant will be allowed to compete in the Miss Universe Canada competition. [ Read more → ]
Jenna Talackova

Transgender contestant may be allowed back into Miss Universe pageant

Monday, April 2, 2012
A transgender beauty pageant contestant who was disqualified last week from the Miss Universe Canada competition after the organizers discovered that she had undergone surgery to become a woman, may be allowed to re-enter the competition if she can prove she meets the “legal gender recognition requirements," pageant organizers announced Monday. [ Read more → ]

‘In the Life’ debuts groundbreaking episode on transgender youth

Sunday, April 1, 2012
The award-winning news magazine "In the Life" this month will debut “Becoming Me,” featuring eight families with transgender and gender non-conforming children ranging in ages from 5 to 25. [ Read more → ]

Anchorage advocacy group responds to anti-transgender ad campaign

Thursday, March 29, 2012
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Supporters of a measure that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Anchorage Equal Rights Initiative on Thursday released a response ad to the opposition group's depiction of an offensive and distorted cartoon ads of gay and transgender individuals. [ Read more → ]
Jenna Talackova

Miss Universe drops transgender woman for not being ‘naturally born’

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A beauty pageant contestant has been disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada competition after the organizers discovered that she had undergone surgery to become a woman. Pageant organizers said that according to official rules, each contestant must be a "naturally born female." [ Read more → ]

Wisconsin anti- transgender law stuck down

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
There are particular moments in the movement for transgender equality when we consider it a great victory when a court refuses to hear a case—and today is one of those moments. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal brought by the State of Wisconsin after Lambda Legal, the ACLU and the ACLU of Wisconsin successfully challenged a state law that prohibits medically necessary treatment for transgender people in prison. [ Read more → ]

Maryland transgender protections bill set to die in committee

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A bill in the Maryland Legislature aimed at banning discrimination against transgender people in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations is expected to die in committee on Monday, ending chances for passing it for the sixth year in a row. [ Read more → ]
Lauren Scott

Equality Nevada director Lauren Scott files to run for state assembly

Monday, March 19, 2012
RENO, Nev. -- Nevada business consultant and community activist Lauren Scott has filed to run as a Republican candidate for the state Assembly, and if elected, would be the country's first openly transgender person to serve as a state legislator. [ Read more → ]
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