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Cleveland man charged in fatal shooting of transgender woman

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Brittany Stergis (left) and Delshawn Carroll
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Police have charged a Cleveland man with murder in connection with the fatal December shooting of a 22-year-old transgender woman. Delshawn Carroll, 19, was charged with one count of aggravated murder for shooting and killing Brittany Stergis Dec. 6 as she sat in her car outside public housing.

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Louisville, Ky., high school approves transgender bathroom policy

Saturday, June 7, 2014
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville high school has passed a policy allowing transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. Atherton High School Principal Thomas Aberli said a school council voted 8-1 on Thursday in favor of the policy.

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Body of murdered transgender woman found in Baltimore field

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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BALTIMORE, Md. -- Police said Wednesday that a homicide victim found early Tuesday in a field in Northeast Baltimore was a transgender woman identified as 40-year-old Kandy Hall, but that details surrounding her death remained scarce.

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Private youth treatment center accepts jailed transgender teen

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. -- A 16-year-old transgender girl detained without criminal charges at an adult women's prison in Connecticut for the past two months has been accepted into a private treatment center for youths in Massachusetts, the top child welfare official in Connecticut said Thursday.

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N.Y. eases birth certificate change policy for transgender individuals

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state will no longer require transgender people to offer proof of surgery when they ask to change the gender on their birth certificate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced Thursday, though the change won't apply to certificates issue in New York City.

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Transgender man sues NYC after being booted from male locker room

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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A transgender man who said he was harassed and then humiliated after he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool has sued New York City. Bryan Ellicott said that after he entered the Staten Island changing room last July, Parks Department workers got what he called a "complaint" about his presence and ordered him to leave...

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Two men arrested in attack on transgender women on Atlanta train

Monday, June 2, 2014
Luther L. Thomas (left) and Frederick L. Missick
ATLANTA -- Two men have been arrested in the May 20 attack on two two transgender women riding an Atlanta mass transit train. MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) police arrested Frederick L. Missick and Luther L. Thomas; both men are charged with disorderly conduct in the brawl was caught on camera and posted online.

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Effort to repeal Md. transgender rights law falls short

Sunday, June 1, 2014
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- An effort to repeal a bill banning discrimination against transgender people in Maryland has fallen short. Backers of a petition to repeal the bill conceded Sunday that they gathered about 1,000 fewer signatures than they needed to get the issue on the November ballot.

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Medicare coverage ban on gender reassignment surgery lifted

Friday, May 30, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO — Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for gender reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures as a medically necessary and effective treatment for individuals who do not identify with their biological sex.

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TIME examines transgender rights as ‘America’s next civil rights frontier’

Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Transgender activist and "Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox graces the cover of TIME this week as the magazine examines "the radical rise in awareness of transgender Americans and how this movement is reshaping our definitions of gender."

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