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Judge: Transgender Woman Can Sue for Sex Discrimination

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Sep 20
In a promising sign of what may end up being progress on transgender rights, a U.S. district court judge rules on Tuesday that a transgender woman could pursue a lawsuit against her former employer for sex discrimination.

NC Sports Venues Clarify Transgender Inclusion for Restrooms

SPORTS | By Matt Comer | Jul 25
North Caroliona's transgender NASCAR, football and baseball fans can now feel a tad bit safer the next time they head out to the old ball game or raceway.

Dept. of Justice Backs Trans Student's Fight

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 4
The Department of Justice has filed a statement of interest in federal court that appears to bolster a Virginia transgender high school student's fight to use the bathroom that comports with his gender identity.

California Bill Incentivizes Companies to Offer Trans Benefits

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 7
Companies that seek state contracts in California would be unable to do so if they do not offer their transgender employees the same benefits other employees receive under legislation pending in the Statehouse.

NYC to Allow Trans Citizens to Change Gender on Birth Certificates Without Surgery

LOCAL | By EDGE | Dec 8
The rights of transgender New Yorkers took a big step forward Monday when the New York City Council passed a bill allowing them to change the gender on their birth certificates without sex change surgery.

Transgender, Gay Inmates Sue Over Jail Rights

NATIONAL | By Gillian Flaccus | Oct 22
Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn't give them equal access to rehabilitation services.

Violence Against Trans Women of Color

NATIONAL | By Denise Royal | Oct 19
This past summer alone, there were at least seven reported killings of transgender women of color in the United States. Transgender people, especially those of color, are more than just statistics. They are people.

HRC Apologizes, Pledges Greater Support for Trans Equality

NATIONAL | By Chuck Colbert | Sep 16
The president of the nation's largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community at the same time he said the group would take a lead in advocating fully comprehensive federal LGBT civil-rights legislation.

Transgender Girl Crowned Homecoming Princess

A transgender girl was crowned homecoming princess at a Colorado Springs high school.

Mills College Becomes First Single-Sex School With Trans-Inclusive Admissions Policy

All female Mills College in Oakland, California made history last week when it became the first single-sex college in the country to adopt a trans-inclusive policy for admitting transgender and gender non-conforming students.

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