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New York radio station fires hosts over transphobic broadcast

Thursday, May 22, 2014
WBZA radio hosts Barry Beck and Kimberly Ray
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Two upstate New York radio hosts have been fired over their on-air, transphobic comments about the city of Rochester's decision to cover gender reassignment surgery for city employees.

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Radio hosts call transgender people ‘nut jobs’ in rant over city health coverage

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
WBZA radio hosts Barry Beck and Kimberly Ray
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A Rochester radio station's morning show hosts have come under fire for a transphobic broadcast in which they mocked a new policy to provide transition-related health coverage to transgender city workers, and insulted a caller who dialed in to tell them they were being offensive.

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Va. judge flags transgender woman’s name change request for ‘extra scrutiny’

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Julianna Fialkowski
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- A Virginia transgender woman who was denied a name change by a Lynchburg, Va., circuit court judge earlier this year is due back in court on Friday for a second hearing on her request..

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More schools working to help transgender students feel acceptance

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Transgender high school students Isaac Barnett, right, and his prom date, identified only by his first name Jasen, get ready to take prom photos in Kansas City, Mo. The seniors, both born as females, are open about their transgender status in their schools and say friends, teachers and administrators have been much more supportive than they expected.
Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his Kansas high school that the student they had known as a girl now wanted to be accepted as a boy. His close childhood friend, who also identified as transgender, was ready to reveal his secret, too.

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Rochester to cover gender reassignment for transgender city workers

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Rochester-NY
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
Austria
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
Israel
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
prison
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
Chuck-Hagel
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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