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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
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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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Cleveland city council mulls changing gender identity ordinance

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND -- Jacob Nash remembers being forced to use the women's room at City Hall in 2009 when he was part of a coalition of LGBT groups working with City Council on passing anti-discrimination laws. The resulting ordinance outlawed housing and employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, [...]

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Transgender Malaysians victorious over religious law banning cross-dressing

Friday, November 7, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Three Malaysian transgender Muslims on Friday won a landmark court ruling against a religious law banning them from cross-dressing in what activists called a victory for human rights in a conservative Southeast Asian nation. [...]

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Nevada Republican loses bid to be first openly transgender state lawmaker

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Lauren Scott
RENO, Nev. -- A Nevada Republican has failed in a bid to become the first openly transgender state lawmaker in the U.S. Democratic Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle defeated Lauren Scott by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin to win re-election Tuesday. [...]

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Transgender man says police threatened genital search during traffic stop

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Juan Evans
EAST POINT, Ga. -- A transgender man is demanding an apology after being arrested by East Point, Ga., police last week during a traffic stop because they wanted to verify his gender. Juan Evans tells WSB-TV that he didn’t have his driver’s license with him when he was stopped for [...]

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Transgender Republican candidate makes bid for Nevada state Assembly

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Lauren Scott
RENO, Nev. — A Nevada Republican is trying to unseat an incumbent Democratic assemblyman in a blue-collar district in Sparks to become the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature. Lauren Scott used to be a Democrat who worked on Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, and [...]

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Rhode Island drops surgery requirement for transgender birth certificate changes

Monday, October 27, 2014
Rhode-Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Civil liberties advocates are praising the state of Rhode Island for making it easier for transgender residents to change their gender designation on their birth certificates. [...]

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