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Columnist mocks blind transgender people again, after watchdog complaint
A columnist who was rebuked by the press watchdog for mocking a blind transgender politician, has again joked about blind transgender people.

'I tried to cut off my penis with a Stanley knife but it was the turning point in my life'
Imagine waking up one day and finding you are in someone else's body.

Liverpool born transgender campaigner April Ashley given Icon Award for her services to the LBGT community
The 80-year-old was given the award alongside fellow Liverpudlian Holly Johnson and Yoko Ono at the Attitude Awards ceremony

The Danish Girl Drops Second Trailer
The clip shows transgender pioneer Lili Elbe's decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery.

EU report urges Slovakia to further protect LGBT rights
A top European official this week said Slovakia must do more to protect the rights of its LGBT citizens.

Report praises VN for promoting LGBTI people's rights
Viet Nam is one of the countries making notable achievements in promoting and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, as well as intersex people (LGBTI).

LGBTI wedding confuses residents of Indonesia village
Wedding has been described as the first public celebration of its kind in the Muslim-majority country

Transgender Teddy will teach kids about gender fluidity
Written and illustrated in Australia, a cute picture book starring a trans teddy bear will explain gender fluidity to kids around the word.

'We don't look after people like you.' Transgender people refused medical care
Transgender people have been refused medical care, kicked out of their jobs and forced to undergo psychiatric and surgical procedures in a systematic violation of their human rights, new research has found.

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Corrections respond to calls for apology
The Department of Corrections have responded to demands that they publicly apologise for their part in the prison rape of a transwoman.

Catholic trustees meet in secret after audio recording leaked
Police continue to investigate allegation of mischief after trustees erased a recording of board meeting
Edmonton Catholic School Board dysfunction could lead to 'dissolution', says expert

Transgender students under 'holistic' policy at Calgary Catholic School District
Students who identify as transgender don’t have a clearly defined policy at the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD), but instead fall under a broader spectrum policy, a spokesperson said.

St. Albert trans teacher in limbo awaiting court decision
An Edmonton judge has reserved his decision on whether an Alberta transgender teacher, who was fired in 2008 for having a sex change, can have his case heard in front of the human rights tribunal.

Chelsea Manning não é o que parece
Quase todos os dias, ouvimos falar da militar americana que passou mais de 700 mil documentos secretos à Wikileaks. Chelsea Manning está numa prisão de alta segurança. E sabe o segredo para não cair no esquecimento

U.S. Government Report Calls for Ban on Conversion Therapy for Minors
A government report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is calling for an end to practicing conversion or reparative therapy for LGBT minors. Reuters reports.

Can Doctors Keep Up With The Growing Demand For Trans Health Care?
Equal access to health care and coverage for transgender patients is quickly becoming a reality. This week, the supermarket chain Kroger announced it will offer its roughly 400,000 employees full health coverage for trans-related surgeries and drug therapy in 2016. And with new Obamacare regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity, many cities and states are beginning to offer all-inclusive health care plans covering trans-related procedures.

Transgender Forward A timeline of significant moments in the transgender movement
As gays and lesbians celebrate marriage equality across the United States, the transgender members of the LGBT community continue to work diligently to place their civil rights front and center, as we move into the next chapter of LGBT equality.

Fox Disparages Female, Transgender Soldiers As A Misguided "Social Experiment"
Oliver North: The Military Is A "Radical Social Experiment" And "They're Treating The Military Like Lab Rats"

Leon County Schools Update Policies Affecting Transgender, Agender Students
A Fairview Middle School student has withdrawn from the school after being sent home for wearing a dress to school, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
Pons orders investigation of dress code incident
Gender-Neutral Student Speaks Out About Controversy
Superintendent Apologizes Over Gender-Neutral 8th Grader Sanctioned for Wearing a Dress

Finding a home: Iowa's trans students offered options
Mikey Fletcher first started evaluating Iowa Western Community College on the strength of its business program.

COD opens first gender-neutral bathrooms, has plans for more
After years of petitioning and campus discussion, College of DuPage administrators this month opened the college's first gender-neutral bathrooms. And officials plan to create more.

21-year-old transgender woman shot in the head outside of Gaithersburg shopping center
There were cries of anguish outside the Montgomery Village Crossing Shopping Center in Gaithersburg Thursday evening.
Cops look for transgender woman's killer
'She Was Just Amazing': Transgender Woman Killed in Montgomery County
Man arrested in transgender woman’s death in Montgomery County
Transgender woman's family believes murder was hate crime
Police: Transgender Woman May Have Been Lured to Alley Before Her Murder

Trans Woman Alleges Harassment, Unjust Firing by Walmart
The New Jersey woman's lawsuit says she was subjected to slurs and then dismissed despite her competent job performance.

Transgender homeless finding more options in Las Vegas
Bouncing round from Denver to Memphis to Las Vegas, Michael Sumling has struggled with homelessness for many years while trying to get his life in order.

More all-gender restrooms available on River Campus
In an effort to further accommodate members of a diverse University community, several River Campus restrooms have been reassigned as all-gender. To date, 16 restrooms have been converted to provide single-stall, all-gender accessibility, and University Facilities and Services is currently evaluating other single-use type restrooms that may similarly be converted in future months.

Area transgender students face hurdles
A 6-year-old transgender boy was recently told to use the girl’s restroom at his elementary school. When the first-grader didn’t comply, he was told he could either use the faculty bathroom or walk to the other end of the school to use the restroom in the nurse’s office.

Buffalo bolsters anti-discrimination laws to better protect transgender people
Buffalo has strengthened its anti-discrimination law for all protected classes, including transgender individuals, who now have stronger protection under city law than under state or federal laws.
Buffalo expands anti-discrimination law, sets sights on Albany

The Texas Attorney General’s Thorough Plans To Discriminate Against LGBT People
This year, Texas lawmakers considered a record number of bills targeting LGBT people for discrimination and persecution, but almost all of them failed to pass. The state’s top elected leaders haven’t given up yet, however, and recently laid out extensive plans for future anti-LGBT bills.

Houston officials speak out against latest anti-HERO ad
You've seen the ad urging a no vote on Houston's anti-discrimination law, the one where a man follows a little girl into a bathroom stall. On Thursday afternoon the police chief weighed in on it and called that a crime.
An Expert Explains Why The Right-Wing "Bathroom Predator" Myth Is Wrong And Dangerous
Texans owner Bob McNair donates $10,000 to opponents of Houston's anti-discrimination law
Texas Experts Debunk The Transgender "Bathroom Predator" Myth Ahead Of HERO Referendum
Texans Owner Donates $10,000 To Fight LGBT Protections In Houston

Her name was Ashley: 'Please share my final words'
The Herald Journal generally does not name suicide victims. However, in this case, because of the public nature of the suicide note and the national attention it has received, we found it important to tell Ashley Hallstrom's story, quoting from the note and some of the comments people have made since then about suicide and transgender issues.
Trans woman in Utah posts suicide note on Facebook before stepping into traffic

New Sammamish YMCA will deal with transgender issues on a “case-by-case” basis
In April, the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties announced a new policy allowing transgender members to use the restroom or locker room corresponding to the gender with which they identified.

Transgender student speaks out against West High School
A transgender student at Oshkosh West High School is raising awareness about a lack of policies in the Oshkosh Area School District after he said he received a detention for using the bathroom of the sex he identifies with.

Mexico City Affirms Right to Gender Identity
Under the new process, transgender people can apply for a birth certificate with a new gender identity.