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Did Greg Abbott oppose the bathroom bill?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 08:27

Gov. Greg Abbott himself was opposed to the controversial "bathroom bill" that dominated debate at the Texas Capitol for much of 2017, according to a state representative involved in keeping the legislation from passing the Texas House. State Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, the chairman of the House State Affairs committee that blocked the bill from reaching the House floor for a full vote, said Tuesday that Abbott "did not want that bill on his desk."

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Lauren Harries toyboy ex reveals break-up left him ill

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:15

Knobbly-kneed photo that Hitler tried to ban is unearthed in photo album British soldier grabbed as a souvenir from prominent Nazi 73 years ago The widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter turns away in court as she is shown videos of victims hiding in bathroom stalls when her husband opened fire REVEALED: Threesomes, snog an Uber driver and drink a bong, the shocking sexual and drugs tasks that sorority girls were forced to do on 'scavenger hunt' that got it banned from campus 'I just kept saying sorry... why did I have a home birth?' Mother whose newborn daughter died after she chose not to have her delivered in hospital tells of her pain Guess which apple has a THIRD more sugar? It's one of the little known differences between the same types of fruit and veg which make one MUCH healthier than the other Grandmother of two-year-old girl who was paralyzed after being 'internally decapitated' ... (more)

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Queer black Chicagoans talk about isolation, lack of safe spaces where they can explore identity

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:08

Dating can be hard, period. But when dating while black and queer, building a safe, supportive community can be just as hard as finding love.

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Lawsuit: Prison guards ordered transgender visitor to strip

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:52

A transgender woman who tried to visit her incarcerated brother claims Louisiana prison officers ordered her to remove her underwear and told her she would have to reveal her genitalia before she could leave the facility. China Nelson, a 48-year-old New Orleans resident, said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that officers at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola insisted on searching her vehicle after she refused to take off her pants and underwear.

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Kendall Jenner: I don't think I have a bisexual or gay bone in my body

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:08

Kendall Jenner has addressed rumours about her sexuality, confirming that she is straight and attributing the speculation to the fact she is "low-key with guys". The model, who is reportedly in a relationship with basketball player Blake Griffin, said she believes she has a "male energy".

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Brazil Boosts Transgender Legal Recognition

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:43

Brazil 's Supreme Court ruled that the government can no longer require transgender people who want their name and gender marker on identification documents changed to undergo medical procedures or subject their decisions to judicial review. Last week's decision is a major shift that reflects increasing global momentum to recognize transgender people's rights to dignity and recognition before the law.

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First-of-its-kind survey reveals major barriers for transgender...

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 02:21

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: More than 280 Ontario residents took part in an online survey that found some waited a decade for pre-surgical assessments.

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A Portland Transgender Woman Has Sued Tinder For Deleting Her Online Dating Profile

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 21:50

A Portland transgender woman is suing Tinder for deleting her dating app profile after she added details about her legal sex work and transgender identity to her profile's bio. Ariel Hawkins says hours after she added the phrase "camgirl on the side.

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Website leads transgender Floridians through process of changing names and gender markers

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 17:37

A new website leads transgender individuals in Florida through the process of filing court documents to legally change their names and updating government-issued documents to reflect their new names and gender markers. The website is called FloridaNameChange.Org, and it is easy to access on all devices, according to a press release .

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Sixth Circuit: Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Transgender and/or Transitioning Status

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:02

Less than one week after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation , the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its own landmark Title VII decision finding that the antidiscrimination statute prohibits discrimination against transgender or transitioning individuals even where an employer's religious exercise may be substantially burdened. In EEOC v.

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Is Julia Stiles Transgender?

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 08:21

A rather popular rumor that actress Julia Stiles is transgender appeared in March 2018. These rumors are not based on medical records, personal confessions, or any other type of credible information, but instead spring from a series of clickbait advertisements promoting content about transgender celebrities.

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Richard Simmons is not transgender, but must pay a tabloid $130K for saying he is

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 03:57

A judgment has been made in the reclusive fitness fanatic's libel and invasion of privacy lawsuit against American Media, which owns the tabloid National Enquirer and the Radar Online website. The Sweatin' to the Oldies star - who sued over the outlets calling him "transgender" and claiming that he had "undergone shocking sex surgery to change from a man to a woman," which he denied - must pay $128,625, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Keosian stated in his ruling on Friday.

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Report: Texas bathroom bill diverted from school, tax issues

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 23:15

A new report on keeping Texas prosperous says legislators in 2017 unnecessarily diverted attention from topics like education and taxes to concentrate on a failed "bathroom bill." Tuesday's report from the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness was based on public hearings and testimony from more than 40 witnesses in business, law enforcement, education and local communities.

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Concerns rise over transgender violence since the 2016 US presidential election

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:27

IMAGE: Violence and Gender is the only peer-reviewed journal focusing on the understanding, prediction, and prevention of acts of violence. view New Rochelle, NY, March 13, 2018-A national sample of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals reported high levels of concern about violence and discrimination related to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election in a new study.

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Military bases unprepared for childhood sex assault

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:39

In this Feb. 7, 2018, photo, a cross rests on a bench on the front porch of Leandra Mulla's home in Tabor City, N.C. As a high school freshman in 2014, Mulla told Army investigators her ex-boyfriend dragged her to a secluded area of their base in Germany and sexually assaulted her. Four years later, she still wonders what came of her report.

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PIX: Backstage at the world's largest transgender pageant

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:49

While 28 transgender models from across the world participated for the title, it was 27-year-old Nguyen Huong Giang from Vietnam who took the crown. Held annually since 2004 at the Thai Resort City, Pattaya, this pageant is gives transgender women a opportunity to showcase their talents and spread awareness too.

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Transgender model Munroe Bergdorf posts photo of her as a boy to hit back at trolls

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 04:09

Transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf has posted a photograph of herself as an 11-year-old boy in retaliation against trolls who called her 'ugly'. The former L'Oreal model, 31, took to social media in response to the horrific messages she had received, and over a photo of her circulating around the internet.

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Gays For Trump's Peter Boykin Believes Transgender Troops 'Would Be Our Weakest Link'

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 23:15

In remarks to The Daily Beast , Gays for Trump founder Peter Boykin talked about his opposition to transgender people serving openly in the military. Late last month, Boykin, a Republican, announced his campaign to unseat incumbent North Carolina state Representative Amos Quick, an African-American Democrat who was first elected to serve the people of the 58th district in 2015.

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Sixth Circuit Decision: Title VII Protects Transgender Workers

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:26

On March 7, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. holding that discrimination based on transgender status and transitioning identity is sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Rise's Ellie Desautels Talks Playing a Transgender Teen on Network TV

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:40

Ellie Desautels' work on Rise is almost unprecedented. When the show debuts on NBC this week, Desautels, who uses the pronoun they , will become only the second nonbinary actor to appear on a prime-time network series, and their character, Michael, is one of just a handful of transmasculine teens in the history of TV.

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