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Obama to Expand Safeguards for Transgender Workers

NATIONAL | By Josh Lederman and Stacy A. Anderson | Jul 1
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

NATIONAL | By Lisa Leff | Jun 22
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

NATIONAL | By Larry Neumeister | Jun 20
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

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 15
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

NATIONAL | By John Riley | May 22
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.

For Transgender People, a Massive New Resource

NATIONAL | By David Crary | May 1
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’

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Apr 19
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

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Mar 31
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 25
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.

Maine Supreme Court: Transgender Student Cannot Be Denied Bathroom Access

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Feb 8
Maine’s highest court sided with a transgender girl Thursday in a ruling that stated her school violated state law when it denied her access to the girls’ restroom.

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