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Joan Rivers uses transphobic slur to describe First Lady Michelle Obama

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
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Comedian Joan Rivers caught a reporter by surprise on Tuesday with a very matter-of-fact statement that First Lady Michelle Obama "is a tranny," which, she says, makes Barack Obama the first gay president. Rivers, who officiated a same-sex couple's impromptu wedding at book signing event earlier this week, was asked by a reporter what she thought...

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New York radio station fires hosts over transphobic broadcast

| Thursday, May 22, 2014
WBZA radio hosts Barry Beck and Kimberly Ray
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Two upstate New York radio hosts have been fired over their on-air, transphobic comments about the city of Rochester's decision to cover gender reassignment surgery for city employees.

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Radio hosts call transgender people ‘nut jobs’ in rant over city health coverage

| Wednesday, May 21, 2014
WBZA radio hosts Barry Beck and Kimberly Ray
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A Rochester radio station's morning show hosts have come under fire for a transphobic broadcast in which they mocked a new policy to provide transition-related health coverage to transgender city workers, and insulted a caller who dialed in to tell them they were being offensive.

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Int’l Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia observed around the globe

| Friday, May 16, 2014
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LGBT rights advocates and allies will observe the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (or IDAHOT) in more than 100 countries around the world on Saturday.

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Twitter gaffes from Utah lawmakers stoke criticism of transphobia

| Monday, February 3, 2014
Jake Anderegg
SALT LAKE CITY -- The leader of the Utah Senate and another state lawmaker are apologizing Monday after tweets sent from their accounts earlier in the day were criticized as transphobic and insensitive.

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Gabourey Sidibe apologizes for repeatedly saying ‘tranny’ on ‘Arsenio’

| Saturday, February 1, 2014
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Actress Gabourey Sidibe is apologizing after coming under fire for repeatedly used a transphobic slur during a recent appearance on the "The Arsenio Hall Show," saying she was unaware that it was a slur.

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The Tragedy of Dr. V

| Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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As a transgender person, my relationship with mass media hasn’t always been the best of relationships. Every single day, when I watch television, or a film, or read news articles, or books, or even twitter, I feel like I’m walking through a minefield. Inevitably, I will step on one and be onslaught with some horribly insensitive comment or dehumanizing portrayal of a trans person. The systemic view of trans individuals as non-people is too ubiquitous, and the lack of understanding of our struggles coming to terms with our identities has created a mythologization of our lives with little concern for our perspective...

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More than one thousand rally in Tel Aviv to protest recent anti-LGBT violence

| Friday, January 17, 2014
Yair Meyuhas, via Facebook
TEL AVIV -- More than a thousand people marched in the streets of Tel Aviv on Thursday to protest against transphobia and anti-LGBT violence in Israel.

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Fox News’ Dr. Keith Ablow: There’s no such thing as being transgender

LUKE BRINKER | Equality Matters | Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Fox News “Medical A Team” member Dr. Keith Ablow continued his pattern of baseless smears against LGBT people with an ill-informed, transphobic rant against a new California law that allows transgender students to use facilities that match their gender identities.

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Transgender teen faces battery charge for defending herself from bullies

| Friday, January 10, 2014
Jewlyes Gutierrez
HERCULES, Calif. -- A transgender teenager who says she has been repeatedly bullied by other students at a California high school is now facing a criminal charge for defending herself during a confrontation.

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