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Film exploring transgender women's voices makes debut in Halifax

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Sarah Hennies premiered her film Contralto in Brooklyn, N.Y., in November. The film will be screened in Halifax on Friday.

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Transgender person lives her truth after breast surgery

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:24

Jennifer Bobbi, once known as Long Island's Tupperware queen, steps back into the spotlight after surgery at North Shore University Hospital. Jennifer Bobbi, a transgender woman who underwent breast augmentation surgery at North Shore University Hospital in February, discusses the medical necessity of the procedure on May 24, 2018.

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Research on transgender brains may not be as helpful as you think

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:51

A pair of new studies suggests that the brains of transgender people are more like those of people from the gender group they identify with than people belonging to the gender group they were assigned at birth. The findings - which held true even for children who have not yet begun puberty - further validate the legitimacy of transgender identities according to some, although many trans people and their allies expressed concern that such studies can do more harm than good.

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Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 14:04

Must prisons take reasonable steps to accommodate transgender prisoners? The Equality Court will have to decide. The Equality Court in Cape Town will soon hear a groundbreaking case on the rights of transgender prisoners.

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Arcadia mulls policy on bathroom use by transgenders

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 09:24

The Arcadia school board and parents on Wednesday struggled with legal and privacy concerns about a proposed policy that would allow transgender students to use the school restroom of their choosing.

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Trans Woman Killed in Portland; Suspect Arrested and Charged

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 04:41

A transgender woman was shot and killed in Portland, Ore., Monday night, and a suspect has been charged with her murder. The victim, 28-year-old Gigi Pierce, was killed in the city's downtown area late Monday, but not identified as transgender until the following day, The Portland Mercury reports.

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Federal court rules in favor of transgender Missouri inmate

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 00:00

A federal district court in St. Louis has ruled that the Missouri prison system must provide hormone therapy for a transgender inmate serving a murder sentence. The ruling Tuesday was in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Potosi Correctional Center inmate Jessica Hicklin.

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Transgender health clinics coming to Gander

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:11

Dr. Mari-Lynne Sinnott says trans and gender diverse people face a variety of medical barriers, including a lack of family doctors who understand their health care needs. A St. John's doctor will begin offering regular clinic hours in Gander in order to meet demand for services for transgender and gender diverse patients in central Newfoundland.

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A Transgender Woman Was Shot and Killed in Downtown Portland Last Night

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:28

Police identified the victim as a 28-year-old transgender woman named Gigi from Boise, Idaho, who had previously been known as David Eugene Pierce. The suspected gunman, Sophia G. Adler, 33, stayed at the scene, where police arrested her.

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Judge sides with transgender teen, declines to dismiss suit

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:30

A federal judge on Tuesday sided with a transgender teen in Virginia who claims a school board violated his rights when it banned him from using boys' bathrooms. U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen declined the Gloucester County School Board's request to dismiss the case filed by former student Gavin Grimm, writing that the board's policies "singled out and stigmatized Mr. Grimm."

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State investigation reveals discrimination at Oregon school

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:47

A school district in Oregon accused by two LGBTQ students of harassment praised a settlement of the case, but the allegations and a state investigation have revealed pervasive discrimination that a new group will be tasked with combating. Under its terms, Bill Lucero, the principal at North Bend High School, must be gone by the start of the 2018-19 academic year begins.

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Transgender convict gets 10 years for 2 sex assaults, declared dangerous offender

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:02

A Toronto convicted sex offender who identifies as a woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for two sexual assaults and declared a dangerous offender. Patrick 'Tara' Pearsall, 53, of Toronto, was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison for two sexual assaults and declared a dangerous offender.

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LGBTQ representation in film fell in 2017, according to GLAAD study

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:12

GLAAD said in its sixth annual report that of the 109 major releases surveyed from 2017, 12.8 percent included LGBTQ characters, down from 18.4 percent the previous year. LGBTQ representation in film fell in 2017, according to GLAAD study GLAAD said in its sixth annual report that of the 109 major releases surveyed from 2017, 12.8 percent included LGBTQ characters, down from 18.4 percent the previous year.

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Supergirl set to introduce first ever transgender character

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:13

A casting call, obtained by , describes Nia Nal as "a confident, wunderkind of a fashionista" and a "young Cat Grant type". "With her she brings sparlking wit and biting humor but under that banter-y, chic facade, lays a soulful young woman who has much to offer the world."

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Mercer County school district under fire for transgender restroom policy

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:19

They signed a petition that said they're opposed to a recent policy that would allow students to use restrooms based on their gender identity, rather than their sex. "If you have ten kids that all want to use a different bathroom, eight of them may have good intentions, but it's going to be the two that don't have good intentions that come out of a stall, possibly show themselves to my daughter and cause a bigger problem," said parent John Fusco.

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Transgender activists with service dog say they were denied service at Nashville IHOP

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 04:40

Attendees from Transgender Law Center's Southerners on New Ground conference in Nashville this weekend pose for a photo. Seven of the attendees were reportedly refused service at a Nashville IHOP.

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MCRC: Discrimination against gay, transgender people is prohibited under Elliott-Larson

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 02:22

For the first time in Michigan, people can file a complaint if they are discriminated against for being gay or transgender. The state's Elliott-Larson Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, among other categories.

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Downriver church creates transgender support group after conversion therapy scandal

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:43

A Downriver church is holding support sessions for transgender youth after another church in the area made national headlines for planning a controversial workshop some likened to conversion therapy . The Stand With Trans Downriver Support Group held its first session last night at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

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LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark Source: AP

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:58

Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gay people feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church. Juan Carlos Cruz, the main whistleblower in Chile's clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal, said Monday he spoke to Francis about his homosexuality during their recent meetings at the Vatican.

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Calgary bike shop aims to make cycling more inclusive for all gender identities

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:58

Mike Hooves was turning a wrench on a bike when a man came over, said "let me help you" and grabbed the tool. Hooves, who identifies as a non-binary femme, knew the man meant well, but it didn't feel good to be treated that way.

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