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sexta-feira, agosto 29, 2014

Transgender Pride Flag Designer Applauds Smithsonian LGBT Artifacts Collection
Earlier this month, the Smithsonian Institute announced it had introduced a number of LGBT artifacts into its collection, including scripts and props from Will & Grace, a tennis racket owned by Renée Richards, and the original transgender pride flag. Monica Helms, who designed the flag, told ThinkProgress that the Smithsonian’s acceptance of the flag is a “huge step” for transgender people.

Women’s College Opens Doors To Transgender Students
On Wednesday, Mills College, based in Oakland, California, becomes the first all-women’s college in the U.S. to openly welcome transgender and gender non-conforming students. No other single-sex college has such a policy, which has prompted controversy and protest on some campuses.

Zoey Tur, Transgender News Helicopter Pilot, Granted Restraining Order
Zoey Tur, who used to be news helicopter pilot Bob Tur before gender reassignment surgery, was granted a restraining order, RumorFix has confirmed.

Global trans* group holds fundraiser
Members of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) met at the J.W Marriott, 151 W. Adams St., on Aug. 24.

'These Murders Are A Steady Drumbeat': A Year After Trans NYC Murder, Community On Edge
It's been a year since Dolores Nettles rushed to the hospital and listened to her daughter's heart beat for the last time. Since then, she has been waiting for the results of an investigation into her daughter's death. Police say they're on the case, but Nettles is skeptical. "What's taking so long?" she asked. "I'm not really understanding what's really going on."

Attorney makes case for self-defense in Sacramento light-rail killing
The lawyer for Lynnsey Evakarla Braun argued at a preliminary hearing Tuesday that her client fired out of self-defense in the Jan. 23 killing of a man on a light-rail train in downtown Sacramento.

Defense: No evidence in silicone injection death
Defense attorneys for a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections tried Wednesday to undermine the testimony of the lead investigator, who acknowledged under cross-examination that investigators have not matched silicone seized from the defendant's house to that found in the victim's body.

Health Department Reaching Out To Transgender Community To Improve Health, Safety
The Transgender Tipping Point"- it was the focus of a recent "Time" magazine cover, calling it America's next civil rights frontier.

Transgender candidate misses history-making moment by 22 votes
Brittany Novotny was a bundle of nerves as she waited for her computer to reboot so she could get the first returns of the evening.
Transgender Oklahoma House candidate concedes defeat

Medicaid Expands Coverage For Transgender Oregonians
Alex Paige, a trans woman from Portland, describes the gender dysphoria she experienced as “a supreme unhappiness with the way my body looked, the way it felt, the way other people interacted with me.” Thanks to an Aug. 14 vote by the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC), treatments for gender dysphoria will be covered under the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) beginning January 2015.

Transgender Man Attacked in Montrose Wants Hate Crime Charges
A transgender Houston man who was allegedly attacked by teenagers in Montrose wants to know why they aren’t charged with a hate crime. The victim says authorities aren’t taking the attack seriously enough.