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Maryland Legislature Approves Ban on Discrimination against Transgender Employees

Maryland is poised to become the 18th state, along with the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, to protect employees from unlawful discrimination based on gender identity.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Maryland Government, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

For LGBT community, dealing with dementia is a challenge

Many have spent much of their lives in the closet and fear discrimination by medical or social service providers or even the people they might live with in nursing homes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dementia, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Alzheimer's, Entertainment

Newsday

Indian elections: Hope and anger in transgender community

For the first time, India's transgender people will be able to choose their gender as "other" on ballot forms following on from an Election Commission order of November 2009.

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EDGE

Boston Celebrates 25 Years Preventing LGBT Partner Abuse

On April 24, 2014 The Network/La Red will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a rockin' gala fundraiser at The Center for the Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA.

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Related Topix: Somerville, MA, Gay/Lesbian

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

The South is new battleground for gay marriageThe South is new...

The suit, by three gay couples and a woman who was unable to get recognized on the state death certificate when her longtime, same-sex spouse died, makes Georgia the last Southern state, and one of the last in the nation, to face a challenge to its ban on gay marriage.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court

EDGE

Indian Supreme Court Will Reconsider Colonial-Era Sodomy Law

India's Supreme Court has announced that it will hear arguments on whether to reconsider December's decision to uphold that country's colonial-era sodomy law, Section 377.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, BuzzFeed, World News, India

EDGE

NYC Pride Announces 2014 Grand Marshals

Heritage of Pride, organizers of NYC Pride and the annual New York City Pride March, today announced the Grand Marshals for 2014.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Activism

Newsday

Indonesia's transgender Islamic school

An Islamic transgender boarding school has been reopened in the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java, it's reported.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding

Lucianne.com

Smith College Students Continue Fight Over"Discriminatory" Policy On Transgender Applicants

Dozens of students plan to protest at Smith College on Thursday due to what they say is the women's school's refusal to make its admissions process more inclusive for transgender women after students' negotiations with administrators failed.

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Related Topix: Smith College, Northampton, MA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

MLive.com

Saginaw Council 'indefinitely' postpones vote on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender discrimination ban

Inside the chambers, men and women stood shoulder-to-shoulder along the walls and jockeyed for spots.

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CBC News

Transgender students included in Vancouver school policy review

A local trans-rights advocate is applauding the efforts of the Vancouver School Board to update its school policy and student conduct guidelines to better support transgender students.a The school board has spent the past few months listening to concerns in order to revise a 10-year-old plan created to help foster a safe learning environment.

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KIDK CBS 3

Neil Patrick Harris, as Hedwig, curses at fan

Neil Patrick Harris isn't a foul-mouthed rocker -- he just plays one on Broadway -- but he's had some people fooled.

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The Indian Express

Consider transgender verdict while deciding curative plea: Gay rights activists to SC

Gay rights activists appealed to the SC to take into account its re cent verdict on granting separate recognition to transgenders while considering their curative petition.

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Hispanic Business

Chocolate fundraiser to benefit Pride Festival, fire museum

Hoping dozens of victims succumb to "Death by Chocolate," two local restaurateurs and community activists hope to bring new life to charitable events next week.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

I love India for its progressive attitude to gender: Xxxora

British artist Xxxora breaks barriers and boundaries with her edgy artworks themed on transgenderism as she urges people to look beyond gender stereotypes I was born in London and have lived here all my life.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Queerty

Puerto Rican Trans Doc "Mala Mala" Premieres to Standing Ovation at Tribeca Film Fest

Mala Mala , a bold new documentary about Puerto Rico's diverse trans scene, received a standing ovation after its world premiere last night at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, where it's one of just 12 films competing in this year's World Documentary Competition.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

Now, transgenders will vote with their heads held high

It has taken them over 60 years and more than a dozen general elections to be recognised for who they are.

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Related Topix: India, World News,

EDGE

UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate

Many countries at this week's U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

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Towleroad

Transgender Police Officer Running for Oklahoma House Seat: VIDEO

Paula Sophia is running for house district 88 after spending twenty-two years on the Oklahoma city police force.

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Suria

Indian transgender stands for office...

With a tight budget and a humble autorickshaw, a pioneering Indian transgender is campaigning in her southern hometown for a seat in parliament, just days after the country's highest court recognised "third gender" people.

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