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'Strands For Trans' Supports Transgender Community - MediaPost Communications

Google Transgender - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:12

MediaPost Communications

'Strands For Trans' Supports Transgender Community
MediaPost Communications
A campaign that aims to stop transgender discrimination in hair salons and barber shops is gaining momentum, including support from a major fashion brand. Transgender discrimination is a daily occurrence, especially when it comes to gender-specific ...
This Campaign Is Encouraging Barbershops to Welcome Transgender PeopleCreativity

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Joe Biden to LGBT gala: 'Hold President Trump accountable'

Topix TG News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:04

Former Vice President Joe Biden, warning of transgender Americans "under attack" in Republican-led states, on Wednesday challenged the nation's LGBT community to push back against President Donald Trump's administration. "Hold President Trump accountable for his pledge to be your friend," Biden declared at a private LGBT gala hosted by the Democratic National Committee in New York.

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Joe Biden to LGBT gala: 'Hold President Trump accountable'

Topix TG News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:04

In this June 7, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a conference in Athens. Biden, who addressed gay rights Wednesday, June 21, at a private LGBT gala hosted by the Democratic National Committee in New York, said, "Hold President Trump accountable for his pledge to be your friend."

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Mothers of transgender kids to fight against bathroom bill

Topix TG News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:06

Earlier this month Gov. Greg Abbott called a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 18. Among the 19 agenda items is the state's proposed "bathroom bill." On Wednesday, several moms of transgender children in North Texas took a stand against the controversial bill ahead of the special session at a panel discussion hosted by Equality Texas and the Human Rights Campaign.

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EXCLUSIVE: Transgender woman threatened by bat-wielding man says 'it made me fear for my life' - New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Google Transgender - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:43

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

EXCLUSIVE: Transgender woman threatened by bat-wielding man says 'it made me fear for my life'
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
THE BRONX — A transgender woman is speaking out to PIX11 News about the horror that unfolded last Sunday as she was walking with her girlfriend and friend near her Bronx home. Danielle Rye was walking hand in hand with her girlfriend to find food ...
Bat-wielding man hurls threats, hate at transgender Bronx coupleNew York Daily News

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Transgender North Carolina Musical, the Body Politic, Announces Full Cast for Nymf Premiere

Topix TG News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:49

The Body Politic, a new musical about transgender and Muslim discrimination in North Carolina, announces its full cast ahead of its New York premiere July 18-21 at Playwrights Horizons, as part of the 2017 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The Body Politic made worldwide headlines last year when, after its acclaimed run at the Boston Center for the Arts, the creators presented the piece at the North Carolina General Assembly in response to the state's discriminatory "bathroom bill," House Bill 2. "When Governor McCrory signed that bill, Leo and I knew we had to bring The Body Politic back to my home state," said librettist Charles Osborne.

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Mothers of transgender kids to fight against bathroom bill - WFAA

Google Transgender - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:06

WFAA

Mothers of transgender kids to fight against bathroom bill
WFAA
Our legislatures attempting to pass discriminatory legislation, which will only increase the number of victims in the trans community is unacceptable,” said Rachel Gonzales, a mother of two including her 7-year-old transgender daughter, Libby. “It's ...

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NYPD set to make transition easier for transgender cops | New York ... - New York Post

Google Transgender - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:50

NYPD set to make transition easier for transgender cops | New York ...
New York Post
Change is coming to the NYPD. The Big Apple's police department plans to unveil a new policy Wednesday designed to help transgender cops as they...

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Montana initiative would limit transgender use of bathrooms

Topix TG News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:40

A conservative group wants to let Montana voters decide whether transgender people must use public restrooms and locker rooms designated for their gender at birth - a move that could thrust the state into the national debate over transgender rights. The Montana Family Foundation launched its campaign to place the matter on next year's fall ballot after lawmakers declined to do so.

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Montana Initiative Would Limit Transgender Use of Bathrooms - U.S. News & World Report

Google Transgender - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:33

U.S. News & World Report

Montana Initiative Would Limit Transgender Use of Bathrooms
U.S. News & World Report
(AP) — A conservative group wants to let Montana voters decide whether transgender people must use public restrooms and locker rooms designated for their gender at birth — a move that could thrust the state into the national debate over transgender ...

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At DOJ Pride Event, LGBT Employees Plan To Honor Lawyers, Student Behind Pro-Transgender Lawsuits - BuzzFeed News

Google Transgender - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:16

BuzzFeed News

At DOJ Pride Event, LGBT Employees Plan To Honor Lawyers, Student Behind Pro-Transgender Lawsuits
BuzzFeed News
DOJ Pride — the Justice Department's group for LGBT employees and allies — plans to give its community service award to Gavin Grimm, the transgender student challenging his high school's bathroom policy, and its award for contributions to the ...

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How doctors in Texas are trying to protect transgender patients from a persistent threat: HIV

Topix TG News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:15

The Kind Clinic in Austin, Texas, began offering free and low-cost hormone therapy for transgender people in March. That connection enables doctors to offer them HIV care too.

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Former Glee star comes out as transgender - LGBTQ Nation

Google Transgender - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:55

LGBTQ Nation

Former Glee star comes out as transgender
LGBTQ Nation
Remember Sunshine Corazon, the Filipino exchange student with a golden voice who made Rachel Berry incredibly jealous? The actor formerly known as Charice Pempengco announced on Twitter that his new name is Jake Zyrus and he identifies as a man ...
Charice Pempengco Changes Name, Comes Out as TransgenderThe Hollywood Gossip
Teen superstar Charice re-introduces himself as a transgender male named Jake9Honey

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Mark 'X' for Transgender: Licenses Become 'Inclusive' in Washington, DC - CBN News

Google Transgender - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:36

CBN News

Mark 'X' for Transgender: Licenses Become 'Inclusive' in Washington, DC
CBN News
Instead of only offering an 'M' for male and 'F' for female on licenses, there will be an 'X' option for those who identify as transgender. "The 'X' gender marker allows for individuals to have more privacy around their gender," explained Arli ...

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How doctors in Texas are trying to protect transgender patients from a persistent threat: HIV - Los Angeles Times

Google Transgender - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:07

Los Angeles Times

How doctors in Texas are trying to protect transgender patients from a persistent threat: HIV
Los Angeles Times
When the Kind Clinic began offering free or low-cost hormone therapy for transgender people in March, word spread quickly here. Within days, the service was booked up until the end of June. Now the next available appointment is in December.

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Students say this teacher of the year 'spreads light' for the LGBTQ community - The Boston Globe

Google Transgender - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:06

The Boston Globe

Students say this teacher of the year 'spreads light' for the LGBTQ community
The Boston Globe
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — This state's teacher of the year wanted to show his students they should be comfortable with who they are, even if they are meeting a US president who has rolled back protections for transgender students. So as Nikos Giannopoulos, ...

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A Transgender Groom Sees Beyond What He Ever Imagined

Topix TG News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:50

When I said it out loud for the first time to my brother, Mikey - "I think I'm transgender" - I was weeping. "I'm afraid no one will ever love me again."

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A Transgender Groom Sees Beyond What He Ever Imagined - New York Times

Google Transgender - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:00

New York Times

A Transgender Groom Sees Beyond What He Ever Imagined
New York Times
When I said it out loud for the first time to my brother, Mikey — “I think I'm transgender” — I was weeping. “I'm afraid no one will ever love me again.” It was February 2006, and I was 25 years old. I was living in Bangkok on a research grant from ...

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Say a noa to anti-transgender bathroom initiative, City Council asks Bellingham voters

Topix TG News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:46

And if supporters do gather enough signatures to go before voters statewide, the council also is asking residents to vote it down. "We need to send a clear message and that message is, 'We have your back,'" council member Pinky Vargas said.

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Collecting LGBT Census Data Is 'Essential' To Federal Agency, Document Shows

Topix TG News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 03:51

The U.S. Census Bureau has never asked Americans about sexual orientation and gender identity. Last year, though, requests for that data came from more than 75 members of Congress and multiple federal agencies.

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