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Obama to Expand Safeguards for Transgender Workers

By Josh Lederman and Stacy A. Anderson | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
The White House is preparing an executive order offering transgender federal workers formal protection from discrimination at work, President Barack Obama announced Monday.

Five Things to Know About Transgender People

By Lisa Leff | Sunday Jun 22, 2014
President Barack Obama has quietly done more to advance rights for transgender people than any other president, but they remain among the nation’s most misunderstood minorities. Here are five things to know about transgender America.

New York Sued Over Transgender Medicaid Coverage

By Larry Neumeister | Friday Jun 20, 2014
A lawsuit filed Thursday against New York state seeks Medicaid coverage for transgender people seeking what they consider to be life-saving health treatments, including gender change procedures.

Trans Reservist Becomes Public Advocate

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Jun 15, 2014
Sage Fox’s military career began in 1993. For most of her military career Fox had served as a man. Yet during her deployment in the Middle East, Fox decided to transition to a woman.

MD Gains Trans Protections; Foes Vow Ballot Repeal Attempt

By John Riley | Thursday May 22, 2014
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) on Thursday, May 15 signed into law a bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. But opponents are mounting an effort to collect petition signatures in the hope of overturning the law.

Squabble Over Anti-Trans Signature Gathering Effort

By John Riley | Saturday May 17, 2014
Two Maryland transgender-rights groups disagree over how to respond to anti-equality activists collecting petition signatures to place recently passed protections onto the November ballot in hopes of repeal.

For Transgender People, a Massive New Resource

By David Crary | Thursday May 1, 2014
As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon have a hefty new resource to assist them - a 672-page book, written by scores of transgender contributors.

Groups Rally Against D.C.’s ’Prostitution-Free Zones’

By John Riley | Saturday Apr 19, 2014
Activists and advocates rallied to call for the repeal of ’’prostitution-free zones’’ (PFZs), which opponents say has led to profiling and harassment of transgender people.

Geena Rocero Launches Global Organization for Gender Rights

By EDGE | Monday Mar 31, 2014
To coincide with the celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility, activist and model Geena Rocero today launched her new a global awareness campaign, Gender Proud.

Turkey Man Kills Trans GF, Family Disavows Her Gender

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
A Turkish man admitted to killing his trans girlfriend and burying her in a vineyard. But the woman’s family disavowed her gender identity and buried her as a man.