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Pentagon weighs possible delay in new transgender recruits - Reuters

Google Transgender - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:52

Reuters

Pentagon weighs possible delay in new transgender recruits
Reuters
The Pentagon ended its ban on openly transgender people serving in the U.S. military in 2016 under the Obama administration. It was expected to also start allowing transgender individuals to begin enlisting this year, provided they had been "stable" in ...

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Alberta transgender teacher fired in 2008 loses case in appeal court - CBC.ca

Google Transgender - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:52

CBC.ca

Alberta transgender teacher fired in 2008 loses case in appeal court
CBC.ca
When a transgender teacher reached a deal in 2010 with the Greater St. Albert Catholic School District, he gave up his right to have his complaint heard by the provincial human rights commission, the Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled. Jan Buterman said ...
Fired transgender teacher loses appeal to have human rights complaint heardEdmonton Journal

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Orange County's first transgender deputy: 'I'm becoming who I want to be' - Orlando Sentinel

Google Transgender - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:40

Orlando Sentinel

Orange County's first transgender deputy: 'I'm becoming who I want to be'
Orlando Sentinel
She was met with acceptance and said she “was able to show them and change their perception of what transgender is.” “We, in a way, show the humanistic side of police officers and provide a certain level of empathy with the public we serve,” Garcia said.

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Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Topix TG News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:32

After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected broader concerns that a longer delay would trigger criticism on Capitol Hill, officials familiar with the talks told The Associated Press. The new request for a delay will go to Defence Secretary Jim Mattis for a final decision, said the officials, who weren't authorized to discuss the internal deliberations publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Military chiefs want 6-month delay before allowing transgender people to enlist

Topix TG News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:32

Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services. Officials familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press the service leaders hammered out an agreement rejecting an Army and Air Force request for a two-year wait - reflecting broader concern that the longer delay would trigger criticism on Capitol Hill.

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Activist vying for non-binary birth certificate taking N.L. to court

Topix TG News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:32

Gemma Hickey stands on the steps of the Supreme Court in St. John's NL on Friday on June 23 2017. Hickey a transgender activist vying for a non-binary birth certificate is taking legal action against the Newfoundland and Labrador government as part of a crusade to have genders other than male and female formally recognized.

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Pakistan just issued its first passport with a transgender category - Vox

Google Transgender - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:50

Vox

Pakistan just issued its first passport with a transgender category
Vox
That makes its decision to start issuing passports with a separate gender category, X, for transgender citizens all the more surprising. Pakistani citizens will now be able to self-identify with the third option, instead of just identifying with male ...

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Governor vetoes law that prevents transgender health discrimination - The Record-Courier

Google Transgender - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:48

Governor vetoes law that prevents transgender health discrimination
The Record-Courier
Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a bill mandating that health insurers in Nevada cover all medically necessary transgender health care needs. Assembly Bill 408 also makes plain that no health care provider shall discriminate against intersex, transgender or ...

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In a First, Gondolier in Venice Comes Out as Transgender - NBCNews.com

Google Transgender - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:11

NBCNews.com

In a First, Gondolier in Venice Comes Out as Transgender
NBCNews.com
A gondolier who made headlines a decade ago for entering the male-dominated cadre of Venice's canal rowers "while in the body of a woman," recently announced he is transgender. Alex Hai made the revelation Wednesday on Facebook and in an interview ...

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Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments - Fox News

Google Transgender - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:01

U.S. News & World Report

Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments
Fox News
Transgender servicemembers have been able to serve openly in the military since last year, when former Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended the ban, declaring it the right thing to do. Since Oct. 1, transgender troops have been able to receive medical ...
AP Sources: Military to Seek Delay on Transgender EnlisteesU.S. News & World Report
US military chiefs ask for transgender policy delayCNN
Decision to start or delay transgender troop policy rests with Defense chief Jim MattisUSA TODAY
PerezHilton.com -Mic
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St. Pete Pride to focus on transgender inclusion with first-ever TransPride March - Tampabay.com

Google Transgender - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:42

Tampabay.com

St. Pete Pride to focus on transgender inclusion with first-ever TransPride March
Tampabay.com
He is the only transgender member of the board and led the effort to organize the event, the first trans-focused event in the 15-year history of St. Pete Pride. He said St. Pete Pride's decision to hold the march an hour before the main parade starts ...

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Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

Topix TG News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:15

Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants - and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people. The protests disrupted other pride events earlier this month.

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Puberty Suppression and FGMby Mona Charen Michigan is set to become...

Topix TG News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:45

FGM, which is common in some parts of Africa and the Middle East, involves using a razor to remove all or part of a girl's clitoris and parts of the vulva. By western standards, this amounts to child abuse and criminal assault.

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Venice Gets Its First Ever Transgender Gondolier - Heat Street

Google Transgender - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:07

Heat Street

Venice Gets Its First Ever Transgender Gondolier
Heat Street
A feminist who battled to become the first ever woman gondolier in Venice, Italy, is undergoing sex-change surgery to become a man. Alexandra Hai, 50, (pictured) fought for a decade to break into the male-dominated guild of gondoliers, which had not ...

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Amnesty want better police training to deal with - under-reported' hate crimes

Topix TG News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:51

Amnesty International is calling for a review of hate crime laws and improvements in training for police on how to deal with the offences. In a briefing published a year on from the EU referendum, the organisation raises the alarm about incidents in which victims were targeted based on disability, race, religion, sexual orientation and transgender identity.

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The Vicious Anti-Trans Bill That Might Become Law in Washington, a True Blue State - Daily Beast

Google Transgender - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:15

Daily Beast

The Vicious Anti-Trans Bill That Might Become Law in Washington, a True Blue State
Daily Beast
That's when LGBT advocates will know whether or not the anti-transgender campaign Just Want Privacy has gathered enough signatures for their initiative, I-1552, to make it on the Washington State ballot this fall. According to the Just Want Privacy ...

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'He Would've Murdered Us,' Transgender Woman Says of Bat-Wielding Bully

Topix TG News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:50

A transgender couple was trailed for two blocks by a hate-spewing bigot wielding an aluminum baseball bat near their Morris Heights apartment in what police are investigating as a hate crime, the victims said. Andi Dier, 24, and her girlfriend, Danielle Rye were returning home from a McDonald's on University Avenue near West 176th Street around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when they first encountered the suspect and two of his pals, Dier recounted.

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Transgender: Pregnant Mom Insists She Is a Man - Breitbart News

Google Transgender - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 02:16

Breitbart News

Transgender: Pregnant Mom Insists She Is a Man
Breitbart News
A woman is insisting she is still a “transgender man,” even though she is visibly pregnant and has also stopped taking male hormones. Kaci Sullivan, 29, of Wisconsin, became pregnant with her second child just six months after she stopped taking male ...

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