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2 hrs ago | CBC News

Birth certificate law discriminates against transgender Albertans, judge rules

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6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Holder plans to remain in attorney general through the mid-term elections

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. speaks at the Justice Department's Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Justice Department building.

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, Gay/Lesbian, Federal Prisons, US Politics, Representative Blake Farenthold, Republican, US House of Representatives

10 hrs ago | MLive.com

Transgender prof at Saginaw Valley State, Delta College says...

Before brushing her teeth or washing her face, she looks for a man she's known all her life, a man she's run from for quite some time.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Bay County, MI

14 hrs ago | EDGE

Mozilla Sponsors Bay Area LGBT Youth Summit

The Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the tech company behind the Firefox browser, looks to move beyond its CEO controversy and is the lead sponsor for the upcoming Bay Area Youth Summit The lead sponsor for a Bay Area LGBT youth summit taking place in San Francisco's gay Castro district next weekend will be the Mozilla Foundation, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Mozilla Foundation, Software, Non-Profit, Gay/Lesbian, Castro (San Francisco, CA)

16 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus

Laverne Cox plays Sophia on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black, one of several current shows exploring the lives of transgender characters.

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21 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Massachusetts governor to sign anti-bullying bill

Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to sign a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Gay/Lesbian

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Canada.com

Judge rules transgender woman's charter rights breached by Alberta law

In a landmark decision released Tuesday, an Alberta judge has struck down sections of a provincial law requiring proof of surgery before a transgender person's birth certificate can be changed to accurately reflect their sex.

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KSFY

Proposed policy for transgender students

The South Dakota High School Activities Association had its first reading Wednesday for a policy on transgender students.

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Related Topix: South Dakota, South Dakota Government

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South Dakota high school group considers transgender policy

The policy would allow students to participate in activities according to their identified gender, not necessarily the gender listed on their records.

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The News Tribune

Photos explore dynamics of youths' sexual identity

In this photo taken on Monday, April 21, 2014, Foster Noone, 17, of Pelham, Ala., looks at a personal photo in a new exhibit featuring images of young people with varied sexual identities and preferences during the installation of the work in Birmingham, Ala.

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Related Topix: Pelham, AL, Birmingham, AL, Photography, Arts, Gay/Lesbian

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Military, Fort Leavenworth, US Army, Leavenworth County, KS

EDGE

San Francisco Set to Name Street After Trans Icon

San Francisco is set to name a street after a transgender icon, marking the first time the city has awarded such an honor to a member of the transgender community.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Gay/Lesbian

The University Star

Transgender protection policy proves university's inclusiveness

Administrators took a positive step forward by revising a university policy to now protect transgender faculty, staff and students against gender expression and identity discrimination.

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JD Supra

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

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