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New York officials propose coverage for transgender healthcare under Medicaid

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
New-York-state
Proposed regulations would cover hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery for low-income New Yorkers under the state's Medicaid program. [...]

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Appeals court overturns ruling granting sex-change for convicted murderer

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Kosilek
Michelle Kosilek has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. [...]

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Wisconsin: Baraboo school board adopts transgender athletics policy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The Baraboo School Board has amended its athletic and co-curricular activities policy to prohibit discrimination against transgender students. [...]

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Hagel could have ended the military’s transgender exclusion

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation under pressure is a setback to the effort to end the military exclusion of transgender service personnel. [...]

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Equality Florida launches TransAction Florida to support transgender equality

Monday, December 15, 2014
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The group’s goals are to educate lawmakers, advance local and statewide equality legislation, provide workplace and classroom resources, and develop a statewide Transgender Resource Guide. [...]

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U.S. Marine charged with murder of Filipino transgender woman

Monday, December 15, 2014
Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton
Prosecutors say there is "probable cause" that Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton killed Jennifer Laude in a Philippines motel room in October. [...]

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New York City’s Barnard College may adopt transgender student policy

Saturday, December 13, 2014
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Barnard President Debora Spar says the time has come for the all-female institution to examine how it defines "women." [...]

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Ryan Seacrest to produce transgender documentary series for ABC Family

Friday, December 12, 2014
Ryan Seacrest
"My Transparent Life," will follow Ben, a teenager who learns both that his parents are going to divorce and that his father, Charlie, is transitioning into Carly. [...]

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New York regulators tell insurers to cover transgender treatment

Thursday, December 11, 2014
New-York-state
Officials say commercial insurers may not deny needed treatment for gender dysphoria when someone's gender at birth is contrary to his or her identity. [...]

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Air Force secretary supports ending ban on openly transgender troops

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Deborah Lee James
U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the ban on transgender troops is likely to be reassessed and should be lifted. [...]

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