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2 hrs ago | Advocate

N.Y. Radio Hosts Fired for Transphobic Rant Are Back on the Air

Less than four months after being fired from Rochester, N.Y.'s Breakfast Buzz radio show on 98.8 "The Buzz" for a transphobic tirade, radio personalities Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck are back on the air, reports The Post-Standard . "It was nice to have the summer off," Ray told Rochester's Democrat & Chronicle .

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Related Topix: Rochester, NY

6 hrs ago | Advocate

Duke University Makes Applications More Welcoming for LGBT Hopefuls

"Real people are reading your application, and we want to do our best to understand and appreciate the real people applying to Duke," reads a new voluntary question added to the prestigious university's admissions application, reports GLAAD . The question asks aspiring attendees to share, if they wish, "a perspective you bring or experiences you've had to help us understand you better -- perhaps related to a community you belong to, your sexual orientation or gender identity, or your family or cultural background."

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Related Topix: Duke University, Elmhurst College, University of Iowa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Opinion

11 hrs ago | Advocate

STUDY: Blocking Puberty Is Beneficial for Transgender Youth

According to a new study, transgender youth undergoing treatment to delay puberty show improved psychological well-being over time, reports HealthDay . The Dutch study, which was published online in the journal Pediatrics , involved 22 trans girls and 33 trans boys who had been diagnosed with "gender dysphoria."

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Related Topix: Opinion

15 hrs ago | MyFoxPhilly

Transgender Student Elected Homecoming Queen

"Even if I don't win, I've already helped a lot of people show that they can be themselves and I've already inspired a lot of people. But when I won I realized that I've done doesn't have to end just yet and I still have the chance to inspire more people," she said.

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19 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

Quota will help fulfill dreams: Bihar's transgenders

Suman Kumari, Gautam and Anu Priya are upbeat like never before. They hope their dreams will finally be fulfilled and they will get government jobs as Bihar has declared them a 'third gender' and made them eligible for reservation.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Detroit News

Women's colleges address transgender applicants

Transgender student Calliope Wong, left, studies before class on Sept. 9 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.

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Related Topix: University of Connecticut, Mills College, Hadley, MA, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

SFGate

Transgender girl crowned homecoming princess

The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported Saturday that Scarlett Lenh received the majority of the votes from her junior class at Sand Creek High School , besting three biological girls for the honor. Lenh, biologically a boy, was born Andy Lenh.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Education Etc.

GigaOM

Facebook is under fire from gay and transgender users who are being forced to use real names

There have been multiple reports that Facebook is forcing gay and transgender users to use their legal names instead of their online personas or chosen names, as part of a crackdown on pseudonyms, despite the danger this poses to some users Not that long ago, it looked as though Facebook might be softening its previous stance on real names, with comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that suggested he saw the value of anonymity in some cases - and at the same time, the social network has expanded the number of gender-related selections users have to choose from. Despite those moves, however, some gay and transgender users say the site is forcing them to use their birth names or have their pages blocked.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Mark Zuckerberg

Denver Post

Transgender junior Now a Princess

Scarlett Lenh was to be crowned the 2014 Homecoming Princess for Sand Creek High School during Friday night's football game. Scarlett is biologically a guy.

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Related Topix: Sand Creek, MI

Advocate

Meet Trailblazing Two-Spirit Performer ICEIS Rain

ICEIS Rain is opening doors for indigenous gender-nonconforming artists, reports Canada's CBC News . This week, the entertainer -- who identifies as both female and male -- became the first two-spirit person to perform at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards .

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Mirror.co.uk

Transgender British Airways pilot flying high with positive reaction...

Captain Cat Burton, 62, who has 40 years' flying experience, announced her gender transition to colleagues on an online forum A British Airways pilot has spoken of her delight at colleagues' "overwhelming" support after announcing her change from man to woman. Captain Cat Burton, 62, who has 40 years' flying experience, announced her gender transition to colleagues on an online forum.

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Press-Telegram

a Transvisible: Bamby Salcedoa s Storya explores life of transgender Latina activist

She has been homeless, a crystal meth addict and a prostitute, but since getting clean and sober 13 years ago, Salcedo has turned into a renowned powerhouse transgender Latina activist, who runs the transgender youth program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She also is a tireless advocate for the LGBT immigrant community and people who are living with HIV and/or AIDS.

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Related Topix: Activism, Los Angeles, CA, HIV/AIDS, Health, World News, Mexico, Glendale, CA

Denver Post

Transgender junior Now a Princess

Scarlett Lenh was to be crowned the 2014 Homecoming Princess for Sand Creek High School during Friday night's football game. Scarlett is biologically a guy.

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Related Topix: Sand Creek, MI

GigaOM

Facebook is under fire from gay and transgender users who are being forced to use real names

There have been multiple reports that Facebook is forcing gay and transgender users to use their legal names instead of their online personas or chosen names, as part of a crackdown on pseudonyms, despite the danger this poses to some users Not that long ago, it looked as though Facebook might be softening its previous stance on real names, with comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that suggested he saw the value of anonymity in some cases - and at the same time, the social network has expanded the number of gender-related selections users have to choose from. Despite those moves, however, some gay and transgender users say the site is forcing them to use their birth names or have their pages blocked.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Mark Zuckerberg

Fri Sep 12, 2014

GlobalNews

Teachers group complains to TDSB about Sotiropoulos transgender tweet

Meantime, the Elementary Teachers of Toronto sent a letter of complaint to the school board, calling for an investigation into the trustee's tweet on transgender people and comments he later made in a Global News interview. "At best they were insulting at worst discriminatory," ETT President John Smith said of the trustee's words.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Twitter

News Max

Election Monitor: Photo ID Laws Won't Oppress Transgender Voters

A voter integrity watchdog says a study arguing transgender voters could be disenfranchised by strict voter ID laws is overblown. The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law released a report this week saying about 24,000 transgender voters in 10 states with government-issued photo ID requirements for voting could be prevented from casting ballots in November because they don't have an updated ID that reflects their current gender.

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Tring Today

'Trust in us!' Police promise to domestic abuse victims as social media campaign is launched

Herts Police's 'Trust in Us' campaign encourages people to share photos holding hands to raise awareness of domestic abuse The county constabulary is working with partner agencies including victim support charities to raise awareness of the crime through sharing information on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #trustinus. This morning's launch encouraged social media users to send photos of themselves holding hands or being supported by others to show their trust in police and the support of victims of domestic abuse.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

WSRZ

Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

A few years ago, when I was rushing my daughter to pre-school one morning, a similarly tardy and exasperated-looking mom passed us on the stairs. My daughter took this as an opportunity to announce, "I have two moms."

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

The Age

End to gay ban reignites furore over St Patrick's Day parade

Cardinal Timothy Dolan greets National Guardsmen at the St Patrick's Day parade in New York. Parade organisers have announced they will allow the first gay group to march under its own banner.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Life, Holidays, St. Patrick's Day, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Switched

From diagnoses to dignity - barriers to healthcare for transgender people

Dorian Wilde, 26, an activist from Malaysia, was thrilled to be invited to the 2014 World Professional Association of Transgender Health symposium in Bangkok, but his journey to Thailand was fraught. His experience is not unique - to him, to Malaysia, or to air travel.

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Related Topix: Activism

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