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Ask the Doc: Transgender Health, Hormones and HIV

By Anita Radix | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
On this issue of Ask the Doc, Dr. Anita Radix addresses issues about transgender health, hormones and HIV medications. Do you need to stop taking hormones to start taking HIV meds? Find the answers here at Ask the Doc.

Jailed Transgender Teen Moved to Psych Center

By Dave Collins | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
A troubled transgender girl detained in the Connecticut adult women’s prison for two months without criminal charges was moved Tuesday to a psychiatric center for children following an outcry by her supporters.

Fla. Trans Woman Found Burned to Death Behind Garbage Bin

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 23, 2014
A transgender woman was found burned to death behind a garbage container in Fort Myers, Fla., on June 19.

Gender 101

By Pat Magee, MSW | Sunday Jun 22, 2014
Trying to explain anything as complex as gender in a short article is a daunting task. It is so much more complex than we as Americans ever acknowledge.

Without Fanfare, Obama Advances Transgender Rights

By Lisa Leff | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
President Barack Obama has steadily extended his administration’s advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans.

New York Sued Over Transgender Medicaid Coverage

By Larry Neumeister | Friday Jun 20, 2014
A lawsuit filed Thursday against New York state seeks Medicaid coverage for transgender people seeking what they consider to be life-saving health treatments, including gender change procedures.

Canadian Trans Boy Given New Birth Certificate

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
After a groundbreaking ruling, a 12-year-old boy from Alberta, Canada, received a new birth certificate Sunday that identifies him as male.

Police Investigate Mysterious Death of Calif. Trans Activist

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
Authorities are investigating the death of a transgender activist, whose body was found behind a Dairy Queen on June 12 in Anaheim, Calif.

Trans Reservist Becomes Public Advocate

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Jun 15, 2014
Sage Fox’s military career began in 1993. For most of her military career Fox had served as a man. Yet during her deployment in the Middle East, Fox decided to transition to a woman.

Trans Men Contemplate Manhood in New Book

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Jun 14, 2014
The question of what does it mean to be a man is at the heart of a new book featuring essays from a diverse group of men who have transitioned from female to male.