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'It's simply time': Gerry Rogers welcomes transgender ruling on birth certificates
Putting changeable gender markers on birth certificates and other provincial identification cards is the right thing to do, says MHA Gerry Rogers.

Transgender boy happy to make public schools more inclusive
'Nobody really needs anyone just walking up to the them and teasing them'

Caitlyn Jenner Tells TIME Magazine That "If You Look Like a Man in a Dress, It Makes People Uncomfortable"
In other words, transphobic stereotyping from a woman who's just been awarded one of the magazine's "Person of the Year" awards thanks to her transition and resulting position as a figurehead for the trans community. Great!

Actor Jeffrey Tambor On 'Transparent': 'I Loved It From The Very Beginning'
When actor Jeffrey Tambor first read the script for the Amazon series Transparent, he remembers being bowled over. The series, created by Jill Soloway, tells the story of Maura, a 70-something divorced parent of three who comes out as a transgender woman.

Transgender athlete barred from men’s race at ’cross nationals
Molly Cameron checked the “Female” box on her driver’s license some 20 years ago. Her USA Cycling racing license says the same. But as a transgender athlete — she was born a male — it is suddenly proving difficult to race cyclocross nationals with men, as she has always done.

'Carl(a)' a moving, uneven drama about a transgender woman
In a year when Caitlyn Jenner became a media sensation and the Amazon series "Transparent" won multiple Emmys, comes the sometimes affecting drama "Carl(a)," which chronicles the journey of a pre-op transgender woman living in Brooklyn. Although filmed several years ago, the movie reaches theaters this week, no doubt buoyed by its timeliness and the presence of "Orange Is the New Black" star Laverne Cox in a supporting role.

Religious Colleges Obtain Waivers to Anti-Discrimination Law
More than two dozen religiously affiliated colleges and universities across the United States have received exemptions from the federal civil rights protections provided under Title IX since 2014, documents show, waivers that activists said allow them to discriminate against students and employees on the basis of categories like sexual orientation and gender identity.

LGBT Fight Could Return To Anchorage, Making It Another Houston
This year saw an ugly fight to defend LGBT nondiscrimination protections in Houston, Texas, and it won’t be the last. Conservatives in another city — Anchorage, Alaska — are already preparing to attack a similar law with some of the same ugly tactics.

Religious colleges, including one in Arkansas, move to protect LGBT discrimination
A spate of stories appeared this week about a movement by Christian colleges, including one in Arkansas, to seek waivers from federal Title IX, passed to stop sex discrimination at colleges receiving federal money. The colleges want to be able to discriminate against LGBT students and, in some cases, women who have had sex outside marriage or had abortions.

Savannah Votes to Protect LGBT City Employees From Discrimination
Savannah's mayor and city leaders voted unanimously to pass an LGBT-inclusive ordinance to protect current and prospective municipal workers.

GOP lawmakers: ‘Religious freedom’ bill must have anti-discrimination clause
Several powerful Republican lawmakers said today that if a so-called “religious freedom” bill were to move forward in the next legislative session, it must have anti-discrimination protections.

Transgender Student at Center of Illinois School Locker Room Debate Speaks Out
A transgender high school student is thanking her supporters after school officials decided to uphold a settlement that opponents came out in force to denounce.

LGBT rights proposal turning into a 'bathroom bill
Sen. Travis Holdman hoped debate over his LGBT rights bill would weigh questions of religious liberty with the expansion of civil protections.

Nebraska School Officials to Trans Athletes: Take Hormones or You Can't Play
The proposal would establish a committee to decide who's trans and assure that birth gender generally supersedes gender identity.

YMCA sees little impact from transgender locker room issue
In the 10 days since a complaint surfaced about the locker room policy for transgender members of the Family YMCA of the Glens Falls Area, there has been a lot of discussion but little negative reaction, according to the Y’s chief executive officer.

Jackson Heights Rallies in Wake of Trans Woman’s Assault
The brutal beating of a transgender Latina, Kathy Perez, 35, outside her Jackson Heights home in the early morning hours of November 29 sparked an impassioned rally by transgender women and their allies led by Make the Road, a social justice organization, on the evening of December 3. The crowd swelled to almost 100 as it wound its way for two hours through the diverse neighborhood — with its reputation as being LGBT-welcoming — that was shaken by the brutal attack.
LGBT members rally for Jax Heights transgender woman
Kimy Hartman attack: Brooklyn transgender beating was a hate crime

Councilman Winburn speaks out against city's ban on LGBT conversion therapy
Cincinnati first city in nation to ban controversial therapy

Transgender student seeks bathroom rights
University student Pac Wood considers herself not only an advocate for herself, but also an advocate for others. She is a transgender woman.

Employer: Trans litigant hasn’t proven physical cause of her disability
Cabela’s Inc. says Kate Blatt hasn’t proven her gender dysphoria has a physical cause, so she shouldn’t be permitted to pursue a federal disability-discrimination claim against the company.

Carson-Newman receives Title IX waiver
Carson-Newman University alum Jared Champion was "absolutely humiliated" when he learned from his colleagues that his alma mater had applied for and been granted a waiver from provisions in the federal Title IX law.

Behind the issue: Transgender students, parenting and approaching the topic
Psychologist dives into medical, emotional sides of transgender issue

Poll Suggests HERO Now Triggers Reflexive, Transphobic Panic In Houston Voters
A new poll shows that a plurality of Houston voters would oppose an Equal Rights Ordinance even if it didn’t include transgender protections.

Conservatives Threaten School For Reading Book About A Transgender Girl. Their Response Was Perfect
After the backlash over a transgender-inclusive children’s book, a Wisconsin school has countered the criticism by unanimously passing nondiscrimination protections for its transgender students this week.

Ecuadorean Lawmakers Approve New Gender Identity Law
Ecuadorean lawmakers have approved a bill that will allow citizens to change their gender on legal documents and national ID cards.