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Trans People Face High Costs to Transition

NATIONAL | By Sasha Lekach | Apr 19
Trans men and women struggle with the medical and other costs of their transition so they can physically present themselves, not as the gender they were born into, but as the gender with which they identify.

On Trans Visibility Day, Jim Colllins Announces Grant Recipients

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 31
On Transgender Day of Visibility, The Jim Collins Foundation (JCF) funds gender-affirming surgeries with 2015 grants.

Leaders Gather in Chicago to Address Violence Against Transgender Community

CRIME | By EDGE | Mar 27
On March 27-28, transgender and gender nonconforming leaders from across the country will gather in Chicago to connect across regions, share solutions, and build upon national strategies that address the physical and structural violence transgenders face

NY Transgender Civil Rights Bill Gets Renewed Push in Albany

NATIONAL | Mar 12
Legislation that would protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in housing, employment and education is getting a renewed push.

Transgender Law Center Gains Partner, Heads South

NATIONAL | By Yael Chanoff | Mar 1
The organization Southerners on New Ground, known as SONG, has been fighting for the rights of LGBT people in the U.S. South for 20 years. And now, it has gained a new partner - the Bay Area-based Transgender Law Center.

Trans Stabbing Victim Mourned at Rally

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 14
Dozens took part in a "die-in" outside San Francisco City Hall Tuesday at a rally attended by more than 200 people as police continue their investigation into the stabbing death of a Latina transgender woman in San Francisco.

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.

"Glee" Character Comes Out as a Trans Man

TELEVISION | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 23
In the sixth and final season of "Glee," the show once again dealt with transgender issues, as football coach Shannon Beiste, played by out actor Dot-Marie Jones, came out as a transgender man.

Are Transgender Veterans at Greater Risk of Suicide?

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Jan 22
Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who have received a diagnosis consistent with transgender status are more likely to have serious suicidal thoughts and plans to attempt suicide.

Fort Lauderdale Rolls Out Red Carpet for Transgender Travelers

By Kelsy Chauvin | Dec 19
The first city to make a splash in the transgender tourism market may surprise you-and Fort Lauderdale wouldn't have it any other way.

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