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Transwoman Nicole Bray's Documentary Will Follow Her Transition: Part II

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 29, 2014
In Part II of this two-part series, transwoman Nicole Bray shares the story of her gender transition, and the documentary film she is creating to help other transgender individuals have hope.

The Gender Neutral Pronoun Dilemma

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Some transgender folks are forgoing the traditional pronouns of "he" and "she" and instead asking to be referred to as "they" creating a grammatical nightmare for English teachers.

Md. Man Arrested for Stabbing Teen Trans Girl in DC

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A man from Maryland was charged with a hate crime after allegedly stabbing a transgender teen girl on a Metro train in Washington, D.C.

Educating Simon

By Christopher Verleger | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
A brilliant London teen unwillingly relocates to Boston and makes lemonade out of life's lemons in Robin Reardon's exciting new novel.

Maryland Eliminates Trans Healthcare Exclusions

By John Riley | Sunday Jul 27, 2014
FreeState Legal announced Tuesday that the state of Maryland, in response to the threat of a lawsuit, has changed its employee health care policy to provide insurance coverage for medically necessary care for transgender state employees.

Kenya's High Court Allows Trans Rights Group to Register

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
The Kenyan transgender rights group Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a major court battle this month when the country's high court ruled that government's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) board must allow them to register.

Manning to Begin Gender Treatment

Friday Jul 18, 2014
Natl. security leaker Chelsea Manning will not be transferred from a military prison to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identity condition. The military will instead begin the initial treatment for her.

Officials: Transgender Girl Moved to Male Facility

Monday Jul 14, 2014
A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault.

Trans Lobby Day to Bring Awareness to Capitol Hill

By Denise Royal | Friday Jul 11, 2014
Transgender Lobby Day is July 14-15. It's an opportunity for transgender people and advocates from across the country to educate their members of Congress and lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Obama to Expand Safeguards for Transgender Workers

By Josh Lederman and Stacy A. Anderson | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
The White House is preparing an executive order offering transgender federal workers formal protection from discrimination at work, President Barack Obama announced Monday.