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Planet Fitness revokes membership over repeated complaints of transgender policy

Monday, March 9, 2015
Planet-Fitness
The company says its gym is a "no judgement zone" and members may use facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity. ...

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U.S. Army elevates authority requirement for dismissing transgender soldiers

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Army
A spokeswoman emphasized the directive was not a change in policy toward transgender service members, who are still barred from serving in the military. ...

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Saks settles discrimination suit with transgender employee

Friday, March 6, 2015
Saks Fifth Avenue
The settlement comes after Saks tried to defend itself by arguing that discrimination based on gender identity was not covered under the ban on sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ...

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Military court recognizes WikiLeaks defendant Chelsea Manning as a woman

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Chelsea Manning. Illustration by Alicia Neal, in cooperation with Manning, commissioned by the Chelsea Manning Support Network, April 23, 2014.
A military appeals court says references to Manning in all future filings, orders and decisions shall use either feminine pronouns or gender-neutral phrases. ...

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All-women’s Wellesley College to admit transgender students

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Wellesley College
School officials say "Wellesley will consider for admission any applicant who lives as a woman and consistently identifies as a woman." ...

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Florida House panel OKs bill restricting public restrooms to birth gender

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
Transgender Floridians would have to use public bathrooms designated for their birth gender, regardless of the gender they now identify with. ...

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S.D. Senate panel dismisses bill aimed at voiding transgender student athlete policy

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
South Dakota state capitol in Pierre.
The bill would have invalidated a South Dakota High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports. ...

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North Carolina mom believes bullying led to transgender teen’s suicide

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Ash Haffner
Local LGBT community leaders in Charlotte, N.C., are responding with messages of support and encouragement, following the death Thursday of a transgender student. Ash Haffner, 16, died by suicide on Thursday. ...

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Eddie Redmayne’s latest transformation: Transgender pioneer Lili Elbe

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl." Directed by Tom Hooper, the film is currently in production.
Fresh from his Oscar win for Lead Actor for his performance as famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” British actor Eddie Redmayne is taking on another project that involves a drastic physical transformation. ...

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Ky. Senate OKs bill requiring separate restrooms for transgender students

Friday, February 27, 2015
Kentucky
Kentucky's state Senate voted Friday to force transgender students to use separate bathrooms in public schools, a move that recalled the dark days of segregation for some but for others represented a stand for privacy rights. ...

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