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NY Gov. Cuomo: Outlaw Gender Identity Discrimination

By David Klepper | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.

Transwoman Cece McDonald Wows at Milk Club Dinner

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sunday Aug 17, 2014
There was nary a dry eye in the house as CeCe McDonald took to the podium to receive the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award.

The Gender Neutral Pronoun Dilemma

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Some transgender folks are forgoing the traditional pronouns of "he" and "she" and instead asking to be referred to as "they" creating a grammatical nightmare for English teachers.

Md. Man Arrested for Stabbing Teen Trans Girl in DC

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A man from Maryland was charged with a hate crime after allegedly stabbing a transgender teen girl on a Metro train in Washington, D.C.

Nigeria Says 'Gay Cross-Dresser' Led Bombing Attack That Kills 80

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 28, 2014
Nigeria's State Security Service arrested a "clearly homosexual cross-dresser" as the suspected mastermind behind the attempted suicide bombing attack on former dictator Major General Muhammadu Buhari.

Maryland Eliminates Trans Healthcare Exclusions

By John Riley | Sunday Jul 27, 2014
FreeState Legal announced Tuesday that the state of Maryland, in response to the threat of a lawsuit, has changed its employee health care policy to provide insurance coverage for medically necessary care for transgender state employees.

Popular Androgynous Model Comes Out as Trans

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jul 25, 2014
Andreja Pejic, an Australian model who first made international headlines as Andrej Pejic in 2010 for an androgynous look, announced Thursday night she is transgender.

Kenya's High Court Allows Trans Rights Group to Register

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
The Kenyan transgender rights group Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a major court battle this month when the country's high court ruled that government's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) board must allow them to register.

Manning to Begin Gender Treatment

Friday Jul 18, 2014
Natl. security leaker Chelsea Manning will not be transferred from a military prison to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identity condition. The military will instead begin the initial treatment for her.

Officials: Transgender Girl Moved to Male Facility

Monday Jul 14, 2014
A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault.