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Book About Transgender Girl Breaks Ground — And Stirs Controversy — In Oregon Schools - OPB News

Google Transgender - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 19:22

OPB News

Book About Transgender Girl Breaks Ground — And Stirs Controversy — In Oregon Schools
OPB News
The novel “George” by Alex Gino is the first OBOB selection to feature a transgender protagonist. Gino's fourth-grade heroine thinks of herself as Melissa, and the narrative identifies her with female pronouns throughout, but she's carrying the male ...

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Opposition to 6th grade transgender lesson recalls battle over bathroom bill

Topix TG News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 17:26

It comes in the form of a 6th grade health curriculum guide, Abstinence, Puberty & Personal Health, published by ETR Associates, being used in 26 Fort Worth middle schools. It includes a lesson on gender identity where what it means to be transgender is discussed.

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Opposition to 6th grade transgender lesson recalls battle over bathroom bill - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Google Transgender - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 12:57

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Opposition to 6th grade transgender lesson recalls battle over bathroom bill
Fort Worth Star Telegram
We hope we're wrong, but the flap building over this lesson feels like the transgender-phobic crowd is gearing up for another fight that could help revive a bathroom bill when the legislature convenes again in January. Or it might add fuel to a looming ...

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Teen wins best actor in Cannes section for transgender role

Topix TG News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 12:36

A 16-year-old Belgian actor won best actor in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival Friday for playing an aspiring transgender ballerina who brutalises her body to further her dreams. Belgian actor Victor Polster poses on May 13, 2018 during a photocall for the film 'Girl' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.

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Pakistan passes transgender protections - Georgia Voice

Google Transgender - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 11:49

Georgia Voice

Pakistan passes transgender protections
Georgia Voice
The parliament of Pakistan has passed a rights bill for transgender citizens. The Transgender Persons Act allows individuals to choose their gender, and have said gender recognized on government documents. The bill bans anti-trans discrimination in ...

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What Do Teachers Need to Support Transgender Students?

Topix TG News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 07:58

As the Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students, courts are deciding that civil rights protections do cover transgender youth. This post is aimed to help share lessons learned by teachers who have worked to affirm transgender and nonbinary youth in their own classrooms.

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Denny's Apologizes After Political Candidate Confronts Transgender Woman In Restroom

Topix TG News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 04:02

Denny's is condemning what it calls "disrespectful behavior" by a California Republican congressional candidate after she complained to management that a man was using the women's restroom. Jazmina Saavedra posted a video to her Facebook page Tuesday after complaining to management that a man was in the women's restroom at the Denny's at 635 Vermont Ave. in Koreatown.

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Eye on Boise: Idaho agrees to pay transgender women's attorney fees - Idaho Press-Tribune

Google Transgender - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 01:09

Idaho Press-Tribune

Eye on Boise: Idaho agrees to pay transgender women's attorney fees
Idaho Press-Tribune
Idaho's top state elected officials have approved a $75,000 payout to the attorneys who successfully represented two transgender women born in Idaho who sued to overturn the state's law forbidding any changes to the gender listed on a person's birth ...

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Transgender athletes 'in anguish' at centre of fairness debate - Channel NewsAsia

Google Transgender - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:00

Channel NewsAsia

Transgender athletes 'in anguish' at centre of fairness debate
Channel NewsAsia
LONDON: Transgender athletes face the painful challenge of gaining acceptance and overcoming prejudice as sports federations grapple with the thorny question of how to balance women's rights and fair competition. The issue was brought into sharp focus ...

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Divorced and Transgender, Kai Alexander Fights Mental Pain With Cannabis

Topix TG News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 23:58

Kai Alexander moved to Colorado from North Dakota a little over a decade ago, eventually taking part in two of the state's most notorious resources: craft beer and cannabis. A transgender and recent divorc, Alexander now works for one of Aurora's most popular breweries, using cannabis to help treat his longstanding anxiety and depression.

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Teen wins best actor at Cannes for transgender role - SBS

Google Transgender - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:58

SBS

Teen wins best actor at Cannes for transgender role
SBS
A 16-year-old Belgian actor won best actor in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival Friday for playing an aspiring transgender ballerina who brutalises her body to further her dreams. Victor Polster, a trained dancer, won the award ...

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Belgian transgender ballet film wins Cannes Queer Palme - Reuters

Google Transgender - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:52

Reuters

Belgian transgender ballet film wins Cannes Queer Palme
Reuters
CANNES, France (Reuters) - “Girl”, a film about a transgender teenage girl's quest to become a professional ballerina, won the Queer Palme award on Friday, selected as the best from a bumper field of movies with an LGBT theme playing at the Cannes Film ...
Teen wins best actor at Cannes for transgender roleSBS

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Transgender Man Shot to Death in Atlanta

Topix TG News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:54

Fortson was involved in an argument with two men and two women on the street, The Atlanta Jounral-Constitution reports. A witness said he fired a small gun into the air but then walked away.

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Arrest in Texas transgender woman's strangulation death

Topix TG News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:54

A 24-year-old man has been charged with murder in the strangulation death of a Dallas transgender woman. Jimmy Eugene Johnson II was arrested near Huntsville, Texas.

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Middle School Sex-Ed Lesson About Transgender People Causes Hullabaloo In Texas

Topix TG News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:54

Parents began complaining after their students came home and shared what they'd learned in class. Thirty parents met with educators on April 26 to express their grievances and demand the district make changes to the sex-ed lesson, according to the Star-Telegram .

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Transgender Man Shot to Death in Atlanta - The Advocate - Advocate.com

Google Transgender - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 18:52

Advocate.com

Transgender Man Shot to Death in Atlanta - The Advocate
Advocate.com
Nino Fortson is the 10th trans person and first trans man known to die by homicide this year. Meanwhile, an arrest is made in another killing.
Man arrested in Texas transgender woman strangulation deathDaily Journal

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Federal Prisons Scaling Back Accommodations for Transgender ... - Reason (blog)

Google Transgender - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 18:40

Reason (blog)

Federal Prisons Scaling Back Accommodations for Transgender ...
Reason (blog)
Fernando Gregory / Dreamstime.comUnder Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice continues to pull back from policies the previous ...

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Man arrested in Texas transgender woman's strangulation death - CBS News

Google Transgender - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:49

CBS News

Man arrested in Texas transgender woman's strangulation death
CBS News
CBS DFW reports that police said the motive in the case was robbery and that Pavon was not targeted for her "transgender lifestyle." Deputy Chief Thomas Castro tells The Dallas Morning News that Johnson and Flores-Pavon had been engaging in online ...

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Republican candidate for Congress confronts transgender woman in public restroom

Topix TG News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:36

A Republican candidate for Congress filmed herself confronting a transgender woman who was using the woman's restroom at a Denny's restaurant in Los Angeles. Jazmina Saavedra, who is running for Congress in California's 44th district, posted the encounter on Facebook this week.

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