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Rise in trans children puts British schools to the test
Uniforms, toilets and attitudes being changed as heads work to support pupils who identify as a different sex

Camps for transgender teenagers: 'It was almost magical'
Huge demand for summer trips in Essex that give young people the chance to have fun and build support networks

Rise in trans referrals prompts new concern for young people
The number of people expressing confusion over their ‘gender identity’ in the UK is rising, according to new data.

Exeter's transgender clinic sees 20 times increase in referrals
Exeter's transgender clinic The Laurels has seen a huge rise in patient numbers within the last 10 years.

Govt: ‘Biological sex no longer important on passports’
Anyone who wants to change the sex recorded on their passport will soon be able to do so as easily as if they were changing their name, following a Government announcement.

Hate crime in the south: Transgender 12-year-old pelted with rock
A 12-year-old had a rock thrown at his head after being taunted about being transgender.

London mayor Sadiq Khan will bring in gender-neutral toilets for trans safety
London's first Muslim mayor campaigned on LGBTI equality

Transgender people win major victory in France
Trans people given wave of new rights after National Assembly vote

Transgender inmates sue Home Affairs minister, prisons director
Seven inmates are taking the Home Affairs Minister and the director of prisons to court after being denied the right to live as females and being confined to the male section of the correctional facility.

Singaporean man with breast implants removes them
He was so desperate to remove his C-cup breast implants that he worked two jobs and slept just three hours a night to raise the $7,000 needed for the procedure.

Transgender man helps Shibuya make a difference
Fumino Sugiyama, a transgender man, had always felt trapped in a girl’s body while growing up.

[New Zealand]
Behind the scenes of changemaking
As the only openly transgender student at all-girls school Malborough College, 16-year-old Stefani Muollo-Gray was recently denied the right to use the female bathrooms. After fighting for her rights she had the decision reversed. Transgender advocate, Lexie Matheson was called in to support Stefani and sheds light on the process to make change.

Marla Newhook: Transgender teen finds acceptance from family, and Quebec
Adolescence is an emotional and physical minefield at the best of times. Your hormones are running rampant, your body is developing and changing and your life can be an emotional roller coaster. Imagine going through all that, all the while questioning your sexuality or gender identity.

Vancouver embraces new inclusive transgender policy
Vancouver has adopted a new policy to support transgender residents that includes the introduction of gender-neutral bathrooms, sensitivity training for staff and a new team in charge of overseeing the changes.
Vancouver city council approves trans-inclusion plan

Ask Lambda Legal: How Can I Avoid a Name Change Nightmare?
By Beth Littrell, Senior Attorney and Racial Justice and Low-Income Advocacy Program Strategist

GOP approves pro-Bible, anti-transgender stances in party platform
In the first real test of party unity ahead of their national convention next week, Republican delegates broke with their presumptive nominee Donald Trump on transgender rights but gave preliminary approval to his desire to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
Republican Platform Takes Stands Against Restroom Access, for 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
GOP to face showdown over transgender bathroom policy at Convention
GOP, Dems Clash Over Anti-LGBT 'Religious Freedom' Bill

The Attempt to Keep Transgender People Out of Bathrooms Is Working
More than half of trans people surveyed have avoided public restrooms over the past year.

Transgender-rights ad to run on Fox News final night of GOP convention
A coalition called Fairness USA has debuted a commercial seeking protections for transgender people
The coalition plans to run the ad July 21 on Fox News, the final night of the upcoming GOP convention
As part of a national campaign, the ad will run again a week later the last night of the Democratic convention

Board of Education to address transgender policy
This fall, the Kenai Peninsula School District’s Board of Education will address whether or not to add the terms “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to its policy on nondiscrimination of students.

Attorneys finally able to confirm Chelsea Manning attempted suicide
Attorneys for the transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks said Monday her hospitalization last week was due to an attempted suicide.

From the courtroom to the boardroom: trans attorney leads rights group
“The handwriting is on the wall,” says attorney Jillian Weiss, newly named executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. The tenured academic, trial attorney and scholar was named Tuesday to lead the trans rights group at what she tells LGBTQ Nation is a critical turning point in the movement.
TLDEF Names Jillian T. Weiss Executive Director

West Palm Beach Offers Health Benefits to Transgender Employees, Wilton Manors Won't
Four months after North Carolina lawmakers required transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender listed on their birth certificates, the City of West Palm Beach has announced that it will now make life a little easier for its transgender employees and their families. Now the city's health insurance policy will cover gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy, and other medical benefits. It is the first public employer in Palm Beach County and one of the first cities in Florida (after Miami Beach and St. Petersburg) to do so.

Transgender woman arrested for voyeurism at Target
A transgender Idaho Falls woman was arrested Tuesday on one count of felony voyeurism for a report that she took pictures of another woman changing clothes in a dressing room at Target in Ammon.

Derby School District responds to concerns about transgender bathroom policy
More than 1,000 people in Derby signed a petition that was presented to the Derby School Board at its Monday night meeting. The petition asks the board to reconsider the district's transgender bathroom policy, which currently, follows a federal directive and allows transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.

Albert Lea Schools Seeking Transgender Input
It's the kind of reputation any school district would love to have ... to be safe, welcoming and inclusive for all students. And that's what's driving a series of meetings in Albert Lea.

MS Trans Man Kris Maroney takes sex crime plea deal
Lucedale transgender man Kris Maroney, 24, plead guilty Monday to charges that he had sex with a Minor transgender male. According to reports the two were in an emotional relationship during 2012 when the assaults occurred.

Update: Gang member pleads guilty, gets life in murder of transgender teen
Transgender teen was stabbed, beaten to death with a hammer
Vallum being held for possible federal action
Federal probe into killing as possible hate crime is continuing

RTI to tackle premise of HB2: Are women, children really threatened?
Another leader in North Carolina's technology community is joining the debate over HB2, but not over the politics of the controversial legislation.
Tech leaders want NBA All-Star Game moved from NC citing HB2
Will NBA commissioner address 2017 All-Star Game in Tuesday news conference?
CNBC: NC ranks No. 5 as state for business but HB2 hurts
NBA 'not prepared' to make decision on All-Star Game
Feds Seek Dismissal of NC Gov's Lawsuit Defending Anti-LGBT Law

Cobre policy addresses transgendered students
While transgender accommodations for school bathrooms and locker rooms have been an issue all around the country, the Cobre Consolidated Schools don’t find it to be an issue as it is written in their current policy.

Pine-Richland rejects temporary measures regarding transgender restroom use
The Pine-Richland School Board failed Monday to approve two resolutions that would have temporarily set rules regarding the use of restroom and locker room facilities by transgender students until it can develop a comprehensive policy.

Defeat of HERO could hurt Houston's All-Star chances
Houston's 2015 defeat of Proposition 1, an anti-discrimination ordinance known as the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), could jeopardize future efforts to land NBA All Star events if the league views the Houston laws as similar to the North Carolina law that has the league considering withdrawing the 2017 All Star week from Charlotte.

Appeals court refuses to delay injunction in Gloucester transgender case
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Gloucester schools' request to place a preliminary injunction on hold that requires the school division to allow transgender student Gavin Grimm to use the boys' restroom.

Transgender bathroom float draws ire, sparks conversation
The float was one of many on the parade route in Cody, a weathered outhouse attached to a flatbed truck and surrounded by stuffed wildlife and shrubs. A large sign pointing toward the outhouse read “transgender bathroom.”

Cuba coherente pero sin liderazgo diplomático contra homofobia y transfobia
La diplomacia cubana mantuvo la coherencia con la política interna al apoyar esta última semana en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos (CDH) en Ginebra una resolución sobre la protección contra la violencia y la discriminación por orientación sexual e identidad de género en el mundo, aunque sin mostrar el liderazgo internacional que activistas por los derechos sexuales en la isla desearíamos.

Curas de la Iglesia Católica ‘casan’ a parejas gays y trans
Si bien no está autorizado por el derecho canónico, ya son varios los sacerdotes que bendicen estas uniones. Polémica con los más tradicionales.