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Trans women across the world are having to serve prison sentences with males
In many ways, transgender people are prisoners in their own bodies for some time.

Trans student gets ‘torrent of abuse’ after announcing run for NUS women’s officer
A transgender woman has received a barrage of transphobic comments after declaring she will run to be the Women’s Officer for the National Union of Students.

Sex-change carer murdered father stricken with MS
A transgender woman who claimed she suffocated her father to spare him the pain of illness was found guilty of murder.

BBC3 film puts trans community centre stage
Documentary on controversial Miss Transgender pageant, backed by its own website, points to channel’s online-only future

Child of Belfast: Ellen's transgender journey
In her teens Ellen Murray suffered from depression, undiagnosed Asperger's and gender identity issues. Now, just a few years later, she is the first transgender election candidate on the island. She spoke about her personal and political odyssey.

Lok Sabha takes up bill to end transgender discrimination
Lok Sabha on February 26 took up for consideration a private member bill to end discrimination against transgenders, which had created history last April when Rajya Sabha passed it.

'Around 10,000 hijras in Bangladesh'
The number of hijras in Bangladesh is around 10,000, says State Minister for Social Welfare Promod Mankin.

Future uncertain for Yogyakarta transgender school
Al Fatah Islamic School for transgender people in Yogyakarta has ceased all activity and its owners and students are keeping a low profile after the school was shut down by local authorities amid protests from a local hard-line group.
Transgender Muslims in fear after school shutdown

Indonesia's largest Islamic group calls on government to criminalize gay sex, activism
The group wants the law to mandate rehabilitation for every person who has 'LGBT characteristics' so they can 'return to normal'

Indonesia bans effeminate men on TV
'It is not in accordance with the respect for the norms of decency and morality'

Safe Schools Coalition: Why an 11-year-old transgender boy from Perth now feels safe at school
The family of an 11-year-old transgender boy has come forward to detail their experiences with a controversial school program that teaches kids about sexual diversity.
WATCH: Georgie and her mumstick up for Safe Schools

Australian school criticized for allowing cross-dressing
An Australian high school has been criticized for allowing students to wear boy or girl uniforms regardless of gender.

B.C. government continues to avoid taking specific action to protect LGBT students
Unlike some other Canadian provinces, the B.C. government continues to avoid taking action to specifically address homophobia and transphobia in schools.

GMA Danish Girl Oscars Skit with Tracy Morgan doing TransFace A Massive Fail
Last night during the Oscars Good Morning America tweeted one of the most transphobic skits since the ‘Estro-Maxxx’ debacale. It involved actor Tracey Morgan doing a low-brow transface parody of the Danish girl, timed for maxxx exposure during the controversial awards ceremony.

Trans Notes from a Small Island: The Danish Experience
Tonight is the Oscars. Criticised this year for its lack of racial diversity, it has however diversified in the category of gender and sexuality. It would have been impossible not to with “The Danish Girl” and “Carol” in the mix, lush period movies with half an eye on an award if ever there were. “The Danish Girl” is up for Best Actor in a Leading Role with Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander is up for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and it has a nod for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design.

The Incredible Story Of Trans Showgirl, Musician And Legend Calpernia Addams
One of Hollywood's most prominent trans voices opens up about her journey.

Trans Pressure Group Tells Reporters ‘Tranny’ Bad, ‘Genderqueer’ Good
An influential anti-Christian gay group is gaming reporters on how to talk and write about transsexuals and others who are confused about their sex.

Study: Depression, anxiety low for transgender children with family support
Transgender children whose families support their social transition have low levels depression and only slightly elevated anxiety, according to a new study.
Transgender children supported in their identities show positive mental health
Study: Transgender children fare well when allowed to live openly

The Republican Party’s Double Secret Probation Plan For Transgender Students
The Republican National Committee (RNC) recently took a brash position opposing transgender equality — and didn’t tell anyone about it. Weeks after its passage at the RNC’s winter meeting last month, Time Magazine’s Zeke Miller found the resolution urging lawmakers to discriminate against transgender people.
Transgender students’ access to bathrooms is at front of LGBT rights battle

Debunking the 'bathroom bill' myth: GLAAD releases new resource for journalists
Today, GLAAD released a media guide for journalists covering stories related to LGBT nondiscrimination, in collaboration with a coalition of state and national LGBT advocacy organizations. Debunking the "Bathroom Bill" Myth – Accurate Reporting on LGBT Nondiscrimination: A Guide for Journalists comes after the defeat of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) in late 2015, as well as bills in both Georgia and South Dakota which threaten to harm transgender people. The guide will be useful for media outlets following the 85 nondiscrimination and anti-LGBT bills that are on the horizon across the country.

GLAAD Urges Journalists To Debunk Anti-LGBT "Bathroom Predator" Myth
In response to the growing prominence of myths surrounding bathroom access in coverage of LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances, GLAAD has released a media guide to aid journalists in accurately reporting on transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination laws.

Battle brewing over transgender bathroom laws in state capitals
A fierce debate is playing out in state capitals throughout the country over which bathrooms and locker rooms transgender students in public schools should have access.

‘Trans United for Hillary’ launches
A new nationwide effort has launched to encourage support among transgender people and their allies for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.

Spirit Awards: 'Tangerine' Star Mya Taylor Makes History as First Transgender Winner
"There's very beautiful transgender talent. So, you better get it out there and put it in your next movie," Taylor joked at the podium.

Training needed to increase physician comfort level with transgender patients
George Washington University (GW) Researcher Michael S. Irwig, M.D. published a first-of-its-kind survey assessing the attitudes and practice patterns of transgender care by endocrinologists, who often treat transgender patients with hormone therapy.

Army soldiers can ‘self-identify,’ not face discrimination
May include transgender persons

JSD to consider policies regarding transgender students
A South Dakota bill requiring transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding to their assigned sex at birth has been tabled, but in Juneau the conversation is just starting.

Transgender Former Inmate Settles With CA
A transgender woman who convinced a federal judge to force California to pay for sex-reassignment surgery while in prison has settled her case with the state.

West Covina man sentenced for 2013 murder of transgender woman in Baldwin Park
A judge sentenced a West Covina man to more than a quarter-century in prison Thursday for the 2013 murder a transgender woman at a Baldwin Park motel, officials said.
Man sentenced to 26 years for transgender woman’s killing
Family Speaks at Sentencing of Transgender Woman's Accused Killer

Florida school board unanimously rejects homosexual, transgender concessions
The Brevard County School Board unanimously rejected a proposed pro-homosexual and pro-transgender addition to their non-discrimination policy Tuesday night.

Transgender community say sheriff outed four women
A recent Polk County Sheriff’s Office raid raised concerns among many in the transgendered community, who allege the department engaged in public shaming.

Evansville officials vote to bolster LGBT protections
An Evansville commission will have the authority to investigate claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and enforce a city anti-bias ordinance under a step approved by the City Council.

MassResistance pro-family activists converge on Mass. State House to counter transgender “bathroom” bill
Also: Calls and emails to Reps from across America!
Support for outrageous bill seems to be weakening as the truth gets out. But pressure still needed!
Yes, the “bathroom bill” danger to women and girls is REAL. Here are some chilling examples of what’s already happened.

The First Openly Transgender Elected Official in Massachusetts Calls for Full Protections
In the spring of 2012, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issued guidance to schools in Massachusetts on how to implement policies and procedures that ensure robust protections for transgender students at school. In the small community of Sturbridge, MA, the school board publicly discussed the guidance, with one member in particular loudly opposing the protections.

Franklin Graham blasts Charlotte's transgender bathroom ordinance
Franklin Graham is criticizing Charlotte officials for passing an ordinance that would allow people to use the bathroom of their choice, not based on their biological sex.
NC General Assembly weighs action after Charlotte’s transgender decision
North Carolina Debates Transgender Rights
Franklin Graham: NC transgender bill 'wicked, filthy'

School districts' transgender restroom policies raise privacy concerns
While leaders in the LGBT community are supporting three Seacoast school districts for allowing transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with the identities they assert at school, some see significant privacy issues.

The first day of her real life
Local transgender woman talks about making the transition

Queens man who fractured transgender girlfriend's skull in savage beating arrested on lam in Tennessee
Cops have arrested a brute who left his 35-year-old Queens transgender girlfriend in a coma with a fractured skull, officials said Friday.
Arrest made in Jackson Heights transgender beating

APS planning changes to gender-identity policies
The Albuquerque Public School District is planning to update its policies on gender identity to better accommodate students who are gender non-conforming and transgender.

Birth Certificates To Determine Student-Athletes' Gender
Texas superintendents have overwhelmingly approved a rule making birth certificates the official determinant of a student-athlete's gender for playing high school sports, a policy transgender advocates have decried as exclusionary and outdated.
Texas to Use Birth Certificate to Determine Athlete's Gender
Texas schools to use birth certificate to determine athlete’s gender
Transgender Athletes in Texas High Schools Could Be Permanently Benched

Hate crimes bill passes critical vote in the Senate
A bill that adds race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes under Utah's hate crimes law passed a critical vote in the Senate.

Richmond Woman fired hours after hiring by KFC for being transgender
Richmond Trans woman Georgia Carter, 27, was ecstatic after being hired, answering only four questions by the manager, none of which asked if she was trans. But after the interview, within minutes, the manager called her and said she was fired because of her trans status.
Local KFC under fire for allegedly firing a transgender woman

Va. Senate approves religious freedom bill
The Virginia Senate on Thursday approved a religious freedom bill that critics contend would allow anti-LGBT discrimination in the state.

No, men can’t enter women’s locker rooms, state agency behind transgender rule says
Man recently undressed in Seattle women’s locker room, citing new transgender access rule
Human Rights Commission says actions were attempt “to make some misguided point”
Agency says business owners can still question people, ask them to leave locker rooms

Washington State Anti-LGBT Group Launches Campaign To Repeal Non-Discrimination Protections
The Family Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW) is the group behind the latest effort to limit protections for the LGBT community in Washington state. The group has a long history of spouting anti-LGBT rhetoric, including claiming that the "transgender revolution" is a product of "hurt feelings."

Tamaulipas reconoce identidad de hombre trans
Hace alrededor de 4 años que Julián Alejandro Montiel Ramos se reconoció públicamente como un hombre trans, y hoy, gracias a un juicio promovido contra el gobierno de Tamaulipas, el joven estudiante de Psicología, podrá hacer el cambio de documentación en congruencia con su identidad sexo genérica.

Two More Trans Women Murdered
A trans woman of about 30 years old was found dead at the intersection of streets Sete Lagoas and Egeu in the Cohab II neighbourhood in the Carapicuiba region. reports “The victim, although male, wore women’s clothing – short jeans, black wig, pink bra, earrings and bracelets – and had no papers and has not yet been identified.” (Note they call her a transvestite carefully misgendering her by saying “although male”)

Primera transexual en Juegos Olímpicos podría ser colombiana
El sueño que siempre alimentó de participar en una Olimpiada podría convertirse en un hecho histórico para el deporte mundial. Si la colombiana Yanelle Zape Mendoza logra una marca de 11,30 en los 100 metros, clasificará a Río de Janeiro-2016 y, de paso, se convertiría en la primera mujer transexual en lograrlo. Esa ilusión la teje desde septiembre del año pasado, cuando decidió volver al deporte.

Tamara Adrián desmiente que TSJ reconozca su derecho a cambiar de género
Desde el 2004, la parlamentaria introdujo una petición sobre el reconocimiento de su identidad en el alto juzgado. A la fecha, el documento no ha sido admitido
Tamara Adrián: Es hora de convocar una marcha Lgbti al TSJ

Valeria Suárez: “la población trans somos plenamente el grupo más vulnerable, casi marginales”
En entrevista con El Telescopio, la abogada y activista social, Valeria Suárez, compartió su historia de vida que no solo está marcada por el cambio de identidad de género sino porque también fue la primer mujer trans en egresar de la Universidad de la República, hecho que describe como “un triste honor”. Además, ejerce como abogada y fue la responsable de redactar el proyecto de ley de Matrimonio Igualitario, “fue la manera de depositar un montón de emociones que me dominaban y no me permitían ver con claridad, entonces el proyecto lo sentí muy cercano a mí, como el hijo de mi dolor”.