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Senate Defeats LGBT Student Nondiscrimination Amendment

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 19
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening defeated an amendment to an education bill that would have provided nondiscrimination and anti-bullying protections for LGBT children in schools.

ACLU Files Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit in Gloucester County, VA

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jun 15
"I just want to use the restroom in peace. Since the school board passed this policy I feel singled out and humiliated every time I need to use the restroom."

AP Sources: Concerns Over Easing Transgender Ban in Military

NATIONAL | By Lolita C Baldor | Mar 25
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has gotten pushback from senior military leaders on whether the Pentagon should lift its ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, according to U.S. officials familiar with the discussions.

Outserve-SLDN's Leadership Conference Features Big Goals, Top Speakers

CULTURE | By Chris Carpenter | Mar 22
The Fourth Annual OutServe SLDN Leadership Conference takes place from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29 at the W Hotel in San Diego. this year features top speakers and authors from the forefront of the equality battleground.

Hagel's Departure Nears; No Review Ordered of Military's Transgender Ban

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Feb 1
The latest comments from outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the military's ban on transgender service have spurred renewed calls for Hagel to act on a review of the ban before leaving office.

10 Transgender Trends for 2015

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Dec 29
A leader in the area of transgender surgery has identified 10 important trends that will affect American and its transgender community in 2015.

Sexologist's Revelation Spurs Discussion in China

INTERNATIONAL | By Didi Tang | Dec 20
A leading Chinese sexologist's revelation that she's been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China's largely invisible and marginalized transgender community.

Hate Group Condemns Justice Dept. For Protecting Trans Workers

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Dec 19
The move this week by the Justice Department to extend workplace protections to transgender employees has the SPLC designated hate group Family Research Council in an uproar.

On World Human Rights Day, Report Highlights Trans Health and Rights

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 10
A new report by amfAR and GATE highlights the ongoing struggle of transgender individuals across the globe in their fight for access to appropriate and effective HIV care and treatment.

November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 20
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observation on November 20 that honors the memories of those people whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence. Go out and march against this violence.

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