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Oregon hospital removes gender identification from bracelets

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A hospital in central Oregon has made a small change that represented a huge difference for its transgender patients: It removed the gender designation from patient identification bracelets. The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reports the St. Charles Health System adopted the change last month.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil held in Carbondale

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:31

The Saluki Rainbow Network, a student organization focused on building an LGBTQ friendly community on campus at SIU, held a Vigil in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance which happens on November 20. During the vigil they read off 320 names of transgendered individuals who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence this year alone. Codi Cornett who identifies as transfeminine is the Treasurer of the Saluki Rainbow Network says that the acts of violence could not only stem from transphobia but also from acts of racism and misogyny, as many on the list are transgendered women of color.

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Vancouver's transgender community celebrates week of awareness and advocacy

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 03:19

November is Transgender Awareness Month and Monday marks the beginning of the week of awareness leading up to the Trans Day of Remembrance on the 20th. This week, the transgender community in Vancouver will be celebrating and memorializing victims of transphobic violence during the international week of awareness leading up to the Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 20. B.C. is ahead of the curve when it comes to transgender rights, and education on inclusion in schools is improving levels of acceptance, said Morgane Oger, the chair of the Trans Alliance Society.

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Feds want to write transgender students out of Title IX, but colleges should tread carefully

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:53

In October, a leaked memo revealed the Trump administration is crafting a narrow definition of gender under Title IX that would be determined by sex at birth and verified through a birth certificate or genetic testing - a move that would leave the some 1.4 million Americans who are transgender without key federal civil rights protections. Title IX, the federal anti-sex discrimination law colleges must follow if they receive federal funds, does not currently define sex.

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CCJ rules in favour of Guyanese transgender women - -says...

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:53

The Caribbean Court of Justice this morning allowed an appeal by a group of Guyanese transgender women contending that the law prohibiting cross-dressing is among other things unconstitutionally vague and contravenes their right to freedom of expression. To this end, the court has ruled that Section 153 of the Summary Jurisdiction Act complained of by the appellants be struck from the laws of Guyana.

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Brianna Titone Just Made Transgender History in Colorado

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:37

Brianna Titone is set to become the first openly transgender member of the Colorado State House-and one of only a handful of transgender state legislators nationwide. Brianna Titone was expecting her Colorado State House election to be close-but not this close.

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Victoria's Secret exec apologizes for anti-transgender model comments

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:21

L Brands, Victoria's Secret's parent company, Chief Marketing Officer Ed Razek issued an apology after saying he didn't think the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show should cast transgender models. In an interview with Vogue , Razek refers to transgender people as "transsexuals" and says transgender models shouldn't be cast because "the show is a fantasy."

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In Mexico caravan, LGBTQ migrants stick together for safety Source: AP

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:09

Dozens of transgender women and gay men in the caravan moving through Mexico with hopes of seeking asylum in the United States have banded together for protection - not from the uncertainty of a journey fraught with danger from the gangs who prey on migrants but from their fellow travelers. Fleeing violence and discrimination back home because of their gender identity or sexual orientation, these LGBTQ migrants have found the journey north to be just as threatening amid catcalls and even physical abuse.

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In Mexico caravan, LGBTQ migrants stick together for safety

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:54

In this Nov. 2, 2018 photo, Honduran transgender Alexa Amaya, who part of a group of 50 or so LGBTQ migrants traveling with the migrant caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, uses a compact to apply makeup while riding in the back of a flatbed truck to Sayula, Mexico. "I know it will be difficult to win asylum," said Alexa, a 24-year-old from Copan Honduras, "but we have to make the attempt."

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Police raid same-sex wedding in Tanzania, 10 arrests

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 03:54

Ten men remain in custody after being arrested during a raid on a same-sex marriage on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania. Police say they raided the gay wedding at Pongwe Beach on Zanzibar, after receiving a "tip-off" from members of the public.

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Professor sues university for being 'punished' after calling female transgender student 'sir'

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 23:45

A professor at a small public university in Ohio is suing officials at the school after he received a written rebuke for not addressing a transgender student using the preferred gender pronouns. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this month against university officials.

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No quick resolution expected in transgender shelter case

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:46

Lawyers for a faith-based Anchorage women's shelter are not expecting a quick resolution to their lawsuit against the city over a requirement that it accept transgender women.

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Mon, 11/12/2018 - 17:40

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8 Transgender-Friendly Lingerie Brands to Support Instead of Victoria's Secret

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:30

On Friday, Victoria's secret was out: the international retailer doesn't support trans or plus size people . Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Public Relations Ed Razek admitted to Vogue that they intentionally don't have trans or plus side models on the runway at their event.

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12 simple ways to make your workplace more inclusive of transgender people

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:26

Dozens of companies, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, PepsiCo and Uber, took a recent stand in solidarity with people who identify as transgender, gender non-binary or intersex. Their statement , issued weeks after the New York Times reported the Trump administration was weighing a rollback of protections for transgender people , rebuked "any administrative and legislative efforts to erase transgender protections through reinterpretation of existing laws and regulations."

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Sidebar: Can a Fired Transgender Worker Sue for Job Discrimination?

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:17

In 2013, a funeral director who had been known as Anthony Stephens wrote to colleagues at a Michigan funeral home, asking for patience and support. "What I must tell you is very difficult for me and is taking all the courage I can muster," the letter said.

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Primary care clinicians' willingness to care for transgender patients

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 09:10

A new survey finds that most family medicine and general internal medicine clinicians are willing to provide routine care for transgender patients. In a survey of primary care clinicians in an integrated Midwest health system, 86 percent of respondents were willing to provide routine care to transgender patients and 79 percent were willing to provide Pap tests to transgender men.

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Trump errs in threat to withhold federal funding from California over fires

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 05:01

President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal funds from California unless the state changes its policy on forest management. There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor.

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Catholic bishops set to confront sex-abuse crisis

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:48

As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly this week, the clergy sex-abuse crisis dominates their agenda after calls from critics that church leaders finally make meaningful changes to root out misbehaving priests. The three-day assembly that starts Monday in Baltimore comes after a series of abuse scandals this year that have been stunning in their magnitude and number.

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Fringe party targets Labor, backs Coalition, over Safe Schools

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 20:46

A glossy brochure claiming that Labor is enforcing a school anti-bullying program that encourages young children to change their biological sex is being distributed to hundreds of thousands of Victorian homes. Right-wing minor party Rise Up Australia has teamed up with a new anti-Safe Schools group called the Coalition Against Unsafe Sexual Education to urge a vote for the Liberal-Nationals Coalition, which has vowed to cancel Safe Schools.

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