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Miami-Dade County set to vote on transgender rights ordinance

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Miami, Fla.
MIAMI -- The Miami-Dade County Commission is set to vote on an ordinance that would ban discrimination against transgender men and women. The commission is expected to vote Tuesday on the measure that would expand the county's law that prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations... [...]

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N.Y. court says state can seek new indictment in overturned hate crime case

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's highest court on Monday said prosecutors seeking to convict the killer of a transgender woman can press for a new trial after losing their appeal to reinstate his conviction and 25-year sentence for what they said was a hate crime. [...]

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Austin police department has its first openly transgender officer

Monday, November 24, 2014
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AUSTIN, Texas — The city of Austin, Texas now has it’s first openly transgender police officer. KXAN-TV reports that officer Greg Abbink has been on the police force for ten years, but it wasn’t until this year that he says he began transitioning. [...]

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Transgender woman presented as male for her open casket funeral

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Jennifer Gable
TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Friends of a transgender woman who died last month from an aneurysm say they were shocked when family members presented her as a man for her open casket funeral. [...]

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No silence of the trans: Bigoted shouts losing ground in march toward equality

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Ernest Istook
Former Oklahoma GOP Congressman Ernest Istook, a broadcaster and lawyer before entering Congress, has returned to broadcast and print journalism for the conservative press with a recent two-part analysis of the transgender community. He is not happy with the community’s social progress. [...]

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President Obama’s executive action must include transgender immigrants

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Zoraida Reyes
Today is a day full of promise, mourning, and reflection. On this Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), President Barack Obama is announcing major executive action on immigration. And on TDoR, we remember the hundreds of senseless murders that our community faces worldwide each year, which disproportionately target trans women of [...]

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Remembering lost brothers, sisters this 16th Transgender Day of Remembrance

Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Today is the 16th 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. [...]

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Author and transgender activist Leslie Feinberg is dead at 65

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Leslie Feinberg, the author best known for the 1993 novel "Stone Butch Blues," died Saturday at home in Syracuse, N.Y., of "complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections," according to Feinberg's partner and spouse, Minnie Bruce Pratt, a poet and professor at Syracuse University. Feinberg was 65. [...]

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New Rhode Island law makes it easier to change gender on records

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Rhode-Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island has made it easier for transgender residents to change their gender designation on their birth certificates. The state Health Department removed the requirement that people have gender reassignment surgery before changing their gender on a birth certificate. Instead, a medical provider can certify... [...]

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New York City considers easing birth certificate gender changes

Monday, November 10, 2014
New York City Hall
NEW YORK -- Transgender New Yorkers on Monday called for the passage of city legislation that would eliminate a requirement that they have gender-reassignment surgery to change their designated gender on their birth certificates. [...]

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