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Teen arrested in October slaying of transgender woman in East Hollywood

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Aniya Parker
Two additional people are sought in connection with the Oct. 2 killing of Aniya Parker, 47, who was slain in what police described as a “robbery gone bad.” [...]

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Transgender teen struck and killed on Ohio interstate in apparent suicide

Monday, December 29, 2014
Leelah Alcorn
A previously written suicide note later appeared on the teen's Tumblr blog through scheduled publishing in which Leelah Alcorn describes the pain of being "a girl trapped in a boy’s body" and her Christian parents' refusal to allow her to transition. [...]

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Missing transgender man found dead, suicide suspected

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Jay Ralko, who went missing Dec. 10 in Warren, Mich., was found inside his vehicle in a supermarket parking lot. Police say they suspect Ralko took his own life. [...]

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Florida man gets 30 years in prison for murder of transgender woman

Monday, December 22, 2014
Kentz Louis
Kentz Vernes Louis, 23, was convicted of murdering Ashley Sinclair, whose body was found April 4, 2013, in a wooded area in Orange County, Fla. [...]

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Sexologist’s relationship with transgender man spurs discussion in China

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Li Yinhe
Li Yinhe's revelation that she's been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China's largely invisible and marginalized transgender community. [...]

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Discrimination complaint filed against Va. school district over restroom policy

Friday, December 19, 2014
Gavin Grimm
The complaint stems from a new policy that requires transgender students to use restrooms according to their “biological gender." [...]

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Federal government announces protections for transgender workers

Thursday, December 18, 2014
The U.S. government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. The Department of Justice says transgender individuals are covered under Civil Rights Act of 1964. [...]

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Cold case task force leads to arrest in 1989 murder of transgender woman

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Douglas Gutridge
The arrest last week is the first for a newly formed Orange County cold case task force. [...]

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Indiana judge allows birth certificate change for transgender man

Thursday, December 18, 2014
A judge in Indiana has allowed a transgender man who underwent sex reassignment surgery to have his birth certificate modified to reflect that he was born male. [...]

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New York officials propose coverage for transgender healthcare under Medicaid

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Proposed regulations would cover hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery for low-income New Yorkers under the state's Medicaid program. [...]

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