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India’s supreme court recognizes transgender people as third gender

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Indian eunuchs dance after Supreme Court’s verdict recognizing third gender category, in Nagpur, India, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.
NEW DELHI — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

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‘Hunger Games’ top winner at MTV Movie Awards, Leto wins ‘best transformation’

| Sunday, April 13, 2014
Lupita Nyong'o, right, looks on as Jared Leto accepts the award for best on screen transformation for “Dallas Buyers Club” at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES -- Conan O'Brien kicked off the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night with a challenge to gain 50 celebrity cameos for his opening segment, a shtick with Will Arnett that merged two categories, best fight and best kiss, and a musical number about hating musical numbers in big awards shows.

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Manning regains honor as grand marshal in San Francisco Pride parade

| Saturday, April 12, 2014
Chelsea Manning
SAN FRANCISCO — An imprisoned U.S. Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website will serve as an honorary grand marshal in this year's San Francisco Pride parade.

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School district reinstates suspended transgender substitute teacher

| Friday, April 11, 2014
Laura Jane Klug
LUMBERTON, Texas — A transgender substitute teacher who was told not return to her classes at a Texas elementary school after parents complained that she was a "distraction" to their 10 and 11-year old children, has been reinstated.

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Texas school suspends transgender substitute teacher after parents complain

| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Laura-Jane-Klug
LUMBERTON, Texas -- A transgender substitute teacher said she has been told not return to her classes at a Texas elementary school after parents complained about her.

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Transgender student files housing complaint against Christian university

| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Jayce
NEWBERG, Ore. -- A transgender student has filed a discrimination complaint against a Christian university, alleging the school is discriminating against him by not allowing him to live in the men's dormitories.

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N.C. college battles transgender student over alleged discrimination

MATT COMER | QNotes | Saturday, April 5, 2014
QNotesStudent Andraya Williams speaks to a media outlet during an April 4 rally supporting her, after she says officials at Central Piedmont Community College harassed and discriminated against her.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dozens of students and community members gathered Friday afternoon to protest alleged discrimination at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, calling on the college to apologize to a transgender student who claims she was mistreated and harassed by the school.

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SSA updates policy on survivor benefits for transgender spouses

| Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Robina Asti
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration (SSA) on Tuesday updated its policies regarding the ability of transgender individuals to receive benefits through their spouses.

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Sex change surgeon in conservative South Korea: ‘I correct God’s mistakes’

| Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Ahn Young-joon, APDr. Kim Seok-Kwun talks with an unidentified patient at Dong-A University Hospital in Busan, South Korea. Dr. Kim is a pioneer in slowly changing views on sexuality and gender in the country, where many have long considered even discussions of sexuality a taboo.
BUSAN, South Korea -- As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar feelings.

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Preview: TransMilitary highlights the lives of transgender service members

| Monday, March 31, 2014
TransMilitary
On this Transgender Day of Visibility, the transgender advocacy group TransMilitary offers a preview of their project, set for release later this year, that highlights the lives of transgender service members here in the U.S. (where being transgender in the military is banned), and in the United Kingdom (where serving as openly transgender is allowed).

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