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Israel to lower minimum age requirement for gender reassignment surgery

Thursday, May 15, 2014
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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
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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
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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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Conn. governor presses for transgender teen to be moved out of adult prison

Friday, May 9, 2014
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D-Conn.)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut's governor is pressing for a transgender teen to be moved from a Connecticut women's prison where she has been held without charges for a month.

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Transgender woman alleges housing discrimination by Salvation Army

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Jodielynn Wiley
DALLAS -- A transgender woman facing homelessness has filed a lawsuit with the Fair Housing Office in Dallas after being denied housing by the Salvation Army because she has not undergone gender reassignment surgery.

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Judge orders Ohio to resume hormone treatment for transgender inmate

Friday, May 2, 2014
Whitney Lee
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A transgender prison inmate who complained about losing her breast tissue and growing facial hair after her hormone treatments were stopped must receive the treatments for the rest of her time behind bars, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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Fla. man sentenced in shooting of transgender woman he met on Craigslist

Friday, May 2, 2014
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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. -- A Florida man has been convicted of shooting a transgender woman he met on Craigslist six times within days of leaving his wife and arriving in North Carolina.

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For transgender people, a massive new resource: ‘Trans Bodies, Trans Selves’

Thursday, May 1, 2014
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NEW YORK -- As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon have a hefty new resource to assist them — a 672-page book, written by scores of transgender contributors, that encompasses social history, gender politics and wide-ranging advice on health, law, relationships and many other matters.

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Transgender inmate suing Ohio over refusal to allow hormone treatments

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Whitney Lee
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A transgender prison inmate in Ohio wants a federal judge to order the state to allow her hormone treatments to continue, saying she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when the treatments stopped.

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Advocates say NYC municipal ID card would help transgender residents

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
New York City Hall
NEW YORK -- Backers of a proposed New York City municipal ID card said Wednesday that transgender people, immigrants, non-drivers and others will benefit from the city-issued identification card.

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