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Transgender student thanks his teachers for their support after scoring 3 A's and a place at a top university

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A STUDENT has spoken of how much support he was given after revealing he was transgender while studying for his A-levels. Daniel Walker, from Nelson and Colne College, achieved three As in computer science, maths and further maths and will go on to study computer science at the University of York.

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Psychologist Claims Children Know If They Are Transgender By Age Two

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:59

Give me a freaking break. Psychiatrists have already come out and said this whole transgender nonsense amounts to child abuse.

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Out on transgender rights

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 02:38

After a long night performing at one of Pattaya's most famous cabaret shows, Aom only wanted a good rest. The 35-year-old cabaret performer left work at 1am without pausing to remove her make-up.

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Transgender Pakistanis Win Legal Victories, but Violence Goes On

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 00:32

Pakistan's Parliament is poised to pass the nation's first law recognizing transgender people as equal citizens and laying out penalties for discrimination and violence against them, a surprising victory for activists in a country with deeply conservative social views. The Transgender Persons Protection of Rights bill , which community members and activists say has the support of all the major political parties, is expected to pass easily in Parliament in the coming weeks.

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How Dan Patrick's bathroom bill galvanized transgender Texans

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 20:13

He's the lieutenant governor after all, the veteran senator thought, and he cared about this "bathroom bill." Plus, since he'd assumed his role as head of the Senate two years earlier, Patrick had never before personally called to ask her to vote for something.

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DC man sentenced to 30 years for killing transgender woman new

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:44

A D.C. man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a transgender woman in Montgomery County last April. Renier fatally stabbed Keyonna Blakeney.

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Use wrong pronoun for transgender senior? California may punish you

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:23

The California state Senate is considering a bill that would punish health care workers up to a year in jail if they "willfully and repeatedly" decline to address a transgender resident with their "preferred name or pronouns." The bill, SB 219 , proposed by San Francisco's Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener, is aimed at protecting transgender and other LGBT groups in health care sectors such as hospitals, retirement homes and housing institutions.

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Critical questions need to be answered in transgender debate

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 09:09

This photo of transgender activist Ashley Smith with Abbott went viral. Such activists have argued that their gender identification trumps their gender of birth, but some say that should not be so.

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A Texas family supports a transgender daughter

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 04:43

Andrew Morrison, left, Marilyn, 9, Chelsa, and Miles, 10, lounge on the couch in June in their Grapevine, Texas, home. Marilyn, who is transgender, left her school due to a hostile environment.

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Federal civil rights panel condemns Trump's military transgender ban

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:01

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is condemning President Trump's announced ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military, saying it sends a message that "fosters and encourages prejudice." "The president's mere announcement of a ban on transgender military service harms all Americans by sending a message that fosters and encourages prejudice, inconsistent with our core national value," the bipartisan federal agency said in an announcement Friday.

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North Devon's first transgender group launched

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:32

"I DON'T want anyone to feel as low as I did that they want to end their life". This is one of the reasons why a woman has launched North Devon's first transgender support group.

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Texas Woman's Death Marks 17th Transgender Murder In 2017

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:42

A Texas woman's murder on Saturday marks the 17th killing of a transgender person in the United States this year. According to local paper the Daily Light , twenty-six-year-old Gwynevere River Song was involved in an argument that led to her fatal shooting.

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N.J. transgender activists honored in Jersey City

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:57

JERSEY CITY -- Three transgender activists from around New Jersey, including two children whose stories sparked outpourings of love from supporters and vitriol from others, were celebrated today at the annual raising of the rainbow flag at City Hall. Joe Maldonado , who at 8 years old because the first transgender member of the Boy Scouts in February, and Rebekah Bruesehoff , the 10-year-old transgender girl from Sussex County whose appearance at a Jersey City rally garnered national attention the same month, were honored along with Carmen Carrera, a one-time "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant who later came out as trans.

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Transgender student thanks his teachers for their support after...

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:23

A STUDENT has spoken of how much support he was given after revealing he was transgender while studying for his A-levels. Daniel Walker, from Nelson and Colne College, achieved three As in computer science, maths and further maths and will go on to study computer science at the University of York.

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Transgender military left on ledge weeks after Trump tweets

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:51

Three weeks after Donald Trump, their commander in chief, clouded their futures through a string of tweets, saying he won't allow them to serve in the military "in any capacity," thousands of transgender members continue to serve the nation, still anxiously awaiting official policy to determine their fate. Jennifer Peace, an Army captain and intelligence officer with a wife and three children, and more than 12 years' service including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, said the depth of frustration and anxiety is difficult to describe.

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Transgender sign outside Illinois store defended as 'satire'

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:12

A small business owner in Lockport, Illinois, is defending a controversial transgender sign outside his store after facing backlash from the local community. Some Lockport residents blasted the sign on social media, calling it a slur against transgendered people, but the man responsible told WGN-TV it's not meant to be offensive.

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More Than Half Of Parents Say They'd Support A Transgender Kid

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:36

From the rollback of the transgender bathroom bill to Trump's attempt to ban trans people from the military because they're a "distraction," it's been an incredibly discouraging stretch for the trans community. But some positive news has finally emerged: A new study found that over half of American parents would support their teen's request to transition .

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Texas Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill Dies

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:01

The Texas House of Representatives adjourned on Tuesday without voting a bill that would limit transgender people from using bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. Senate Bill 3 would have prohibited schools from allowing trans students from using bathrooms and locker rooms that are consistent with their gender identity.

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Transgender New Yorkers have new health insurance protection

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:41

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says health insurers can't deny coverage based on gender identity. A state Department of Financial Services letter Wednesday tells health insurers to take reasonable steps to determine if the insured is eligible for services before denying a claim.

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Transgender Kindergarten Lesson has Rocklin Parents Split

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:33

How young is too young to introduce a child to the concept of gender identity? That is a question the Rocklin Academy Schools district tried to handle after a young student revealed herself as transgender. Ankur Dhawan's 5-year-old daughter was in the classroom that day.

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