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46 min ago | The Washington Post

a Inside the fight for marriage equalitya

" Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality " by Jo Becker is a riveting account of how California's Proposition 8 , which outlawed same-sex marriage there, went from voter passage in 2008 to Supreme Court invalidation in 2013.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Sports

4 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Talks Begin Privately To Move Transgender Youth Out Of Prison

Attempt To Broker Age-Appropriate Solution; Katz Responds With criticism mounting each day a transgender girl stays in adult prison with no criminal charges, advocates and officials with the Department of Children and Families are starting to talk privately about getting the 16-year-old out of prison and crafting a suitable treatment program.

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8 hrs ago | The Badger Herald Online

Transgender activist highlights importance of self-acceptance, identity

As an activist, a leader and an advocate, Janet Mock took her audience through her journey of self-acceptance in a talk on campus Wednesday, telling students to stay true to their identity.

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13 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

The Best Use of Drag in Movies

RuPaul's Drag Race has brought the drag subculture into the national spotlight. It has not only educated America on gay issues and the important distinction between drag queens, transvestites, and transgendered women, it also has provided the gay community with their own Super Bowl.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

TMZ.com

Transgender B. Scott Loses Discrimination Battle with BET

TMZ broke the story, Scott sued the network , claiming it humiliated him during the BET Awards last year by forcing him to change from women's clothes into men's clothes ... and then yanking him off the show entirely.

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Queerty

Hero Transgender Teen Fights Back After School Bans Him From Prom

How is it 2014 and some schools have still not received the memo that they can't make up arbitrary gender rules about proms? This was a settled legal matter years ago, and many schools have gotten really good at including LGBT kids in prom planning and yet somehow some principals are still messing it up.

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Real Bollywood

KASHISH 2014 to screen foreign films on transgender issues

Mumbai, April 17: Films from Bangladesh, Britain, Spain and India, highlighting transgender issues, will be screened at the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, which will be held May 21-25.

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Star of Mysore

Ashodaya Samithi welcomes SC verdict on transgender

Mysore, Apr. 17- Ashodaya Samithi, an organisation comprising female, male and transgender sex workers in city, has welcomed the Supreme Court ruling on transgenders.

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Examiner.com

SoCal sheriffs dept. focuses on transgender rights

For nearly a year, local gay, lesbian and transgender activists have been working with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department in Southern California to come up with a policy on how to treat transgender suspects when they're arrested and incarcerated.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Riverside County, CA, Prison

CNN

Countries introduce gender-neutral policies for transgender community

An Indian transgender resident dances with others at an event to celebrate the Supreme Court judgement in Mumbai recognizing the "third-gender".

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Related Topix: World News, India, Travel, India Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Activism

Wed Apr 16, 2014

ThinkProgress

How Phoenix Convicted A Transgender Woman For Walking Down The Street

A transgender woman of color named Monica Jones was convicted last week for walking down the street.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, US News, Liberal Political News

WNED

Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights

Diego Sanchez, the first openly transgender person to work as a legislative staffer on Capitol Hill, helped to develop a new Justice Department program that trains law enforcement to be more sensitive to the needs of transgender people.

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EDGE

URI Breaks Ground on Gay and Lesbian Center

The University of Rhode Island has broken ground on a new center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, University of Rhode Island, US Governors, Lincoln Chafee

New Haven Independent

Transgender Teen Decries Solitary Confinement

Jane is not incarcerated for a crime serious enough for her to be charged as an adult.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons, York Correctional Institution, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

GPB.org

In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

An Indian eunuch in the eastern city of Bhubaneswar dances Tuesday to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling recognizing a third gender category.

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South End Standard

Transsexual crippled with pain from botched sex change operation made false police report

A TRANSSEXUAL who complained to police she was being abused by yobs after having a sex change operation has pleaded guilty to wasting police time.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

WDBZ-AM Cincinnati

Transgender Student Wants To Move Into Male Dorms After Sextual Transition

A transgender student at George Fox University , in Newburg, Ore., is requesting permission from the institution to move into the male dormitories after completing his sexual transition to become a man.

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Toledo Blade

Ohio debates sex-orientation rule

A proposal to protect school teachers from being fired or otherwise treated differently on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Gay/Lesbian, US Governors, John Kasich

EDGE

Executive Director of ACLU-Idaho Takes Post in WDC

The executive director of the ACLU of Idaho has been hired for the same post at the ACLU in Washington, D.C. Monica Hopkins has led the Idaho ACLU affiliate since 2008.

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EDGE

NYC High School Allegedly Blocks Student's Trans Boyfriend From Prom

A teen couple claims that officials from a New York high school refuse to let them attend the prom together because one of them is transgender, New York City's CW affiliate station WPIX reports.

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