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2 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Federal judge strikes down FL gay marriage ban

A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

6 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

TLC's Michelle Duggar fights ordinance protecting transgender rights

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar visit their daughter Josie in the hospital n 2010. Michelle Duggar recently campaigned against an ordinance promoting transgender rights.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, 19 Kids and Counting, Television, Family, Kids, Fayetteville, AR

10 hrs ago | CBS Local

All-Female Mills College In Oakland Adopts New Policy To Admit Transgender Students

Transgender students that identify as female can now be considered for enrollment at Mills College, an all-female school in Oakland.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Edmonton Journal

I'm a straight woman married to a woman. It hasn't been easy

Left, Leslie Hilburn and David Fabian on their wedding day in 1991. Right, Leslie Hilburn Fabian and her spouse Deborah Fabian vacationing in Paris in 2012.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Wedding

JD Supra

Labor Department Adds Gender Identity and Transgender Status to Prohibition on Sex Discrimination

On August 19, 2014, the Department of Labor issued a guidance advising that it will consider cases of discrimination based upon gender identity and transgender status to be violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Executive Order 11246 .

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The Independent

Kellie Maloney on her children coming to terms with her transgender...

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Deseret News

NY Gov. Cuomo: Outlaw gender identity discrimination

In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to the media.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Albany, NY, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Philly.com

Apparent Bucks suicide points up transgender stresses

Jessica Moscatel came out as transgender in 11th-grade English class this spring.

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Related Topix: New York University

Lamar Daily News

Laverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story

Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Ferguson, MO

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a - Mental Disorder' - "...

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a "mental disorder" that merits treatment, that sex change is "biologically impossible," and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University

News Shopper

PJ Harvey and Peter Tatchell to be honoured by Goldsmiths

Multi-award winning singer PJ Harvey will join a gay rights campaigner, architect, cartoonist and poet as the latest honorary degree holders at Goldsmiths.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, PJ Harvey, Gay/Lesbian, Arts, Poetry

Advocate

Top Filipino Singer-Actor Comes Out as a Transgender Man

Last week, one of the most popular singer-actors in the Philippines, Aiza Seguerra, opened up about being transgender on the talk show Aquino & Abunda Tonight .

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The Times of India

HC directs transgender's name change in certificates

Coming to the aid of a 24-year-old transgender, the Madras high court bench in Madurai has directed the authorities to change her name in her school final marksheet to her present identity.

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Mirror.co.uk

Transgender man born a woman admits underage sex with 15-year-old girl

She was just 14 when the pair began chatting but when she turned 15, the couple went on to have sex, Bristol Crown Court heard.

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KFVS12

Jackie Chan's son detained in Beijing drug bust

Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including... Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Celebrities, Jackie Chan, Jaycee Chan, Gay/Lesbian

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Transgender student may go to other schoolsTransgender student may go ...

Transgender student may go to other schools Transgender student has been fighting Middletown school officials to find a safe school; Thorne maintains she is welcome there.

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Related Topix: Middletown, NJ, Asbury Park, NJ, Gay/Lesbian

ThinkProgress

Department Of Labor Extends Employment Protections To Transgender Workers

The Department of Labor issued guidance Tuesday stating that transgender federal employees and employees of federal contractors are covered under nondiscrimination protections that apply to sex.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News, ATF, Liberal Political News

ThinkProgress

Michelle Duggar Warns Arkansas Community That Transgender People Are Child Predators

Wednesday night, the City Council of Fayetteville, Arkansas will consider a new law that will protect citizens against discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic background, marital status, or veteran status.

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Related Topix: Fayetteville, AR, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

KFVS12

Israeli leader recalls team from cease-fire talks

Authorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as a wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite National Park in Central California.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Gay/Lesbian

PennLive.com

Should this transgender student, 13, be allowed to attend school as girl? District says no

Rachel Pepe transitioned over the summer from her male identity as Brian to become a 13-year-old girl.

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