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78 trans murders in 2013, mutilation common
New figures claim 78 trans people have already been killed in 13 countries this year and 1,233 in 59 countries since January 2008

The lesbian trans soldier on the frontline at work
GSN reports for duty at the UK’s Ministry of Defence and admires the leadership being shown on workplace diversity

LGBT victims of hate crimes commemorated
Ahmet Yıldız, who was allegedly killed by his own family because of his sexual orientation in 2008, was commemorated at an event held on July 14 at Ankara’s Ethem Sarısülük Park, thanks to an initiative by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) association Kaos GL. while the guilty is yet to be identified.

Transgender volunteers to direct traffic in Chennai
They are often seen begging at traffic signals. But soon, members of the transgender community will be managing traffic at those very junctions. A non-profit organization in Chennai has trained 10 transgenders to work as volunteer traffic safety assistants, and they will join duty in August.

Fa'afafine: The boys raised to be girls
There are up to 3000 Fa'afafine – men raised as girls – currently living in Samoa. The Feed's Patrick Abboud investigates this complex and often misunderstood cultural phenomenon.

Transgender Boy's Camp 'Unnatural,' Restrictive, Say Christian Leaders
Christian leaders say a camp encouraging boys to act and dress like girls is "unnatural," "horrifying," and restrictive to young boys, taking away their freedom of expression at a young age.

Investigation Concludes Government Agency Discriminated Against Transgender Job Applicant
Transgender Law Center congratulates Mia Macy on her win after the investigation conducted by the Department of Justice determined she was unlawfully discriminated against by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). Macy is an experienced police detective who worked alongside ATF employees doing ballistics tracking work, and was trained on ATF’s computer systems. The agency had offered Macy a job as a ballistics technician, but rescinded the job offer after she told them that she was transgender.
Transgender woman wins landmark employment discrimination suit

EEOC ruling a key victory in battle over anti-transgender discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled in favor of a transgender federal employee who claimed she had been verbally and physically harassed at her job with a federal contractor and had been denied a position at a laboratory of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in California.

Suspect Appears in Court for Beating of Transgender Woman in Hollywood
A Los Angeles man who is charged with the beating of a transgender woman on Hollywood Boulevard appeared in court on Tuesday.

TransLife Center opens on Chicago's North Side
After months of anticipation and fundraising, LGBT leaders, elected officials and advocates celebrated the opening of Chicago House's TransLife Center (TLC) July 15.

Florence House, homeless women's shelter, sets best practices for trans women
As equality for transgender Americans has come into focus with mainstream media exposure, more and more stories of blatant institutional discrimination against trans people have surfaced. However, the actions of the directors and staff running Florence House, a homeless shelter for women in Maine, exemplify behavior that is both affirming of transgender individuals' identities and conscious of their needs.