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14 min ago | Daily Kos

Transgender student named Homecoming Princess in Colorado Springs

Last Friday evening Scarlett Lenh made her first public appearance as the Sand Creek High School junior class homecoming princess . I was like even if I don't win I've already helped a lot of people show them that they can be themselves.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, United States Air Force Academy, Air Force Academy, CO, US News, Liberal Political News

4 hrs ago | DurhamRegion.com

Transgender hockey teen nets rights goal

Minor hockey players in Ontario are now able to choose a dressing room based on whether they see themselves as male or female following settlement of a human rights complaint against Hockey Canada. Jesse Thompson, 17, of Oshawa, Ont., who filed the complaint in August last year, said he was pleased with the result.

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Related Topix: Canada,

8 hrs ago | Psychology Today

Demystifying The Transgender Movement

For most people the concept of gender is a very simple thing. When you are born a midwife, doula, doctor or nurse looks at a babies genitals and decides whether the baby is female or male.

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12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

The Switchboard: Facebooka s real name policy cause clashes with some gay and transgender users

Facebook is under fire from gay and transgender users who are being forced to use real names. " 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," writes Mathew Ingram at Gigaom.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Mark Zuckerberg, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

16 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

CO transgender student named homecoming princess

"I wasn't expecting to win at all," she said. Scarlett wasn't expecting to make history as the first transgender homecoming princess possibly in Colorado history, but her class thought otherwise.

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20 hrs ago | Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

New nonprofit teaches understanding about LGBTs

A new Fort Wayne nonprofit, QCE, aims to teach other nonprofits and businesses how to communicate better with LGBT clients or customers. The mission of QCE, or Q Consulting and Education, is to provide its services to businesses and nonprofits that support and include LGBT people.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Gay/Lesbian

Sun Sep 14, 2014

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

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

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

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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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

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