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Philadelphia police revamps policy on how to treat transgender people

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police have issued new guidelines on how officers should treat transgender people, a policy that department officials say is to ensure everyone is treated with respect. [ Read more → ]
Tel Aviv

Israel border officers in home custody after brutal attack on transgender woman

Sunday, January 5, 2014
TEL AVIV, Israel -- A group of 11 men have been remanded to home custody after allegedly attacking a transgender woman Saturday morning in Tel Aviv, reported the Daily Ha’aretz. [ Read more → ]
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Calif. must count rejected petitions in challenge to transgender rights law

Friday, January 3, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- A judge in Sacramento ordered the secretary of state's office on Thursday to add about 5,000 signatures to the 614,326 submitted by supporters of a proposed voter referendum that seeks to overturn a new California law guaranteeing certain rights to transgender students in public schools. [ Read more → ]
University-of-Minnesota

University of Minnesota to offer gender-neutral student housing

Sunday, December 29, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota is preparing to offer gender-neutral housing at its Twin Cities campus. [ Read more → ]
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Calif. schools prepare for transgender students rights law to take effect

Thursday, December 26, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for coaches, assessing who will sleep where during overnight field trips and reconsidering senior portrait dress codes. [ Read more → ]
N.J. state capitol in Trenton.

N.J. senate approves transgender birth certificate bill

Monday, December 23, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey state Senate has approved a bill that would require the state Health Department to issue a new birth certificate for people who have completed the clinical process of altering their gender. [ Read more → ]
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Court: Ind. gay marriage ban cannot invalidate marriages of transgender spouses

Monday, December 23, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's law banning same-sex marriage cannot be used to invalidate a marriage if one spouse later changes his or her gender identity, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. [ Read more → ]
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Group trying to overturn Calif. transgender students’ rights law files suit

Friday, December 20, 2013
Groups trying to overturn a new California law allowing transgender students to choose public school restrooms and sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders have filed a lawsuit claiming state officials are unfairly refusing to count signatures seeking a referendum. [ Read more → ]
Binnenhof, meeting place of the Dutch parliament in The Netherlands.

Netherlands adopts landmark gender identity law, bans forced sterilization

Thursday, December 19, 2013
THE HAUGE, Netherlands -- The Netherlands has adopted landmark legislation banning forced sterilization and allowing transgender people to change their identity on official documents with the requirement of gender reassignment surgery. [ Read more → ]
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Cleveland police official: Murders of transgender women were ‘crimes of hate’

Monday, December 16, 2013
CLEVELAND — A Cleveland police official says police believe the recent slayings of two transgender women were motivated by hate. [ Read more → ]
Brennan Linsley, APCoy Mathis (left), a transgender girl, plays with her sister, Auri, 2, center, at their home in Fountain, Colo. In June 2013, the Colorado Division of Civil Rights ruled that a suburban Colorado Springs school district had discriminated against Mathis, 6 , by preventing her from using the girls' restroom.

As gay rights progress, many hurdles ahead for transgender rights movement

Saturday, December 14, 2013
NEW YORK — As gays and lesbians rack up victories in their quest for marriage equality and other rights, transgender Americans are following in their path — hopefully, but less smoothly. [ Read more → ]
N.J. state capitol in Trenton.

N.J. senate panel approves transgender birth certificate bill

Friday, December 13, 2013
A New Jersey state Senate panel on Thursday approved a bill that would require the state Health Department to issue a new birth certificate for people who have completed the clinical process of altering their gender [ Read more → ]
Japan

Japan court issues landmark ruling on transgender parent’s rights

Friday, December 13, 2013
TOKYO -- Japan's Supreme Court this week ruled that a toddler born to a transgender man and his wife through artificial insemination shall be regarded as their legitimate child. [ Read more → ]
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Activists say Detroit murder victim was a transgender woman

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
DETROIT -- The Wayne County Medical Examiner has identified the body of a murder victim that activists in the LGBT community say was a transgender woman. [ Read more → ]
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Fla. teen gets 25 years in prison for attempted murder of transgender woman

Monday, December 9, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida teenager in has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the attempted murder of a transgender woman. [ Read more → ]
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Advocacy group says deaths of two Ohio transgender women were ‘hate crimes’

Monday, December 9, 2013
Ohio's LGBT community is mourning the deaths of two transgender women in Cleveland last week, and officials of a statewide LGBT advocacy group are calling the deaths hate crimes. [ Read more → ]
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Transgender police officer files discrimination, harassment complaint

Thursday, December 5, 2013
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A transgender police officer in Connecticut has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging her supervisors created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity. [ Read more → ]
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Effort to repeal Calif. transgender student rights law may not qualify for ballot

Saturday, November 30, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — Opponents of a new California transgender students rights law, who claimed earlier this month they had collected enough signatures to force a ballot initiative aimed at repealing the law, may not qualify to put the issue before voters after all. [ Read more → ]
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Equality House honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
In honor of Transgender Remembrance Day, the advocacy group Planting Peace has painted its Topeka, Kan., Equality House the colors of the transgender flag. [ Read more → ]
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Remembering lost brothers, sisters this 15th Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Today is the 15th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a solemn tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, and a day to raise awareness of the constant threat of brutality faced by the transgender community. [ Read more → ]
Harold Wilson (left) and Gracy Sedlak

Inmate, transgender partner lose second lawsuit seeking visitation, marriage

Monday, November 18, 2013
A Nebraska prison inmate and his transgendered partner have lost another round in their legal fight to be able to visit each other and get married. [ Read more → ]
J. Michael Short, SPLCStella Loredo (left) and her son, Jeydon Loredo.

School district relents, will allow transgender student’s tuxedo photo

Friday, November 15, 2013
HOUSTON -- A South Texas school district has reversed course and will allow a photo of a transgender student in a tuxedo to appear in the teen's high school yearbook. [ Read more → ]
Pavel Golovkin, APGabriela Isler of Venezuela is crowned Miss Universe on Nov. 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Miss Universe: Transgender contestants should have their own pageants

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Gabriela Isler, the former Miss Venezuela who was crowned Miss Universe on Saturday, said she does not believe transgender contestants should be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe pageant. [ Read more → ]
Cemia Dove

Life sentence for murderer of Cleveland transgender woman

Thursday, November 14, 2013
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The convicted killer of Cemia “CeCe” Dove, a transgender woman found murdered earlier this year, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. [ Read more → ]
Karen England, executive director of the California Resource Institute, left, and volunteers Grace LeFever, center, and Christina Hill, sort through stacks of mail with petitions for a referendum to overturn a new California law that allows transgender students to chose which public school restrooms they use.

Opponents of Calif. transgender law say they will qualify for ballot initiative

Sunday, November 10, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of a new California law that gives transgender students certain rights said Sunday that they had collected enough signatures for an initiative that would repeal the law. [ Read more → ]
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