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    Trans woman accuses Post Office of discrimination for refusing to open a savings account by Joseph Patrick McCormick
    Message 1 of 10 , Jan 16, 2013

      Trans woman accuses Post Office of discrimination for refusing to open a savings account

      by Joseph Patrick McCormick
      12 January 2013, 10:33pm

       

      Fiona said she was unable to open an account, and feared that some of her initial deposit would be lost

      A trans woman from Lancaster has accused the Post Office of discrimination, after she was denied a savings account because her drivers license still contained her former name.

       

      http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/01/12/trans-woman-accuses-post-office-of-discrimination-for-refusing-to-open-a-savings-account/

       

       

      Oregon & California health insurance companies told to cover transgender patients

      by Scott Roberts
      15 January 2013, 1:31pm

       

      Regulators in Oregon and California have directed several health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity.

       

      http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/01/15/oregon-california-health-insurance-companies-told-to-cover-transgender-patients/

       

       

      Ore., Calif., Require Transgender Health Coverage

      by Jonathan J. Cooper

      Associated Press

      Tuesday Jan 15, 2013

       

      Regulators in Oregon and California have quietly directed some health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity.

       

      The states aren’t requiring coverage of specific medical treatments. But they told some private insurance companies they must pay for a transgender person’s hormone therapy, breast reduction, cancer screening or any other procedure deemed medically necessary if they cover it for patients who aren’t transgender.

       

      http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?140645

       

    • UMAffirmation
      Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act Introduced in Maryland Senate by John Riley Metro Weekly
      Message 2 of 10 , Feb 9, 2013

        Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act Introduced in Maryland Senate

        by John Riley

        Metro Weekly

        Thursday Jan 31, 2013

         

        LGBT allies in the Maryland General Assembly introduced a bill Tuesday that would extend nondiscrimination protections to transgender individuals in the Free State, prohibiting the denial of employment, housing or credit based solely on a person’s gender identity or expression.

         

        http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?141230

         

         

        UK: Housing association refuse to relocate trans woman away from phobic neighbours and say it is ‘lifestyle choice’

        by Corinne Pinfold
        1 February 2013, 10:13am

         

        A trans woman in Middlesbrough who tried to change her housing after being harassed by neighbours was refused help by staff, who told her it was her “choice” to be transgender.

         

        http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/02/01/uk-housing-association-refuse-to-relocate-trans-woman-away-from-phobic-neighbours-and-say-it-is-lifestyle-choice/

         

         

        Polish Transgender Lawmaker Loses Shot at Top Post

        by Vanessa Gera

        Associated Press

        Friday Feb 8, 2013

         

        As a man, she once wore a thick beard. Now, Poland’s first transsexual lawmaker favors big dangly earrings, her hair in a bob.

         

        http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?141463

      • UMAffirmation
        Oregon, California regulators require transgender health coverage Associated Press SALEM, Ore. -
        Message 3 of 10 , Feb 18, 2013

          Oregon, California regulators require transgender health coverage

          Associated Press

           

          SALEM, Ore. — Regulators in Oregon and California have quietly directed some health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity.

           

          http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/01/oregon-california-regulators-require-transgender-health-coverage/

           

           

          Brown University to Cover Sexual Reassignment

          Surgery

          by Jason St. Amand

          Web Producer / Staff Writer

          Monday Feb 11, 2013

           

          The Brown Daily Herald, Brown University’s student newspaper, has announced that the college’s new health insurance plan will cover "14 different sexual reassignment surgery procedures starting in August."

           

          Brown University Director of Insurance and Purchasing Services Jeanne Herbert confirmed the health plan change in an email to the newspaper. "We identified this as an important benefit for students to have access to," Hebert wrote.

           

          http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?141479

           

           

          Terrence Higgins Trust launches extensive online trans health service

          by Amy Ashenden
          12 February 2013, 5:09pm

           

          UK HIV and sexual health charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), announces its launch of a new health and wellbeing advice service for transgender people.

           

          http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/02/12/terrence-higgins-trust-launches-extensive-online-trans-health-service/

           

           

          Mass. Department of Education issues rules in support of transgender pupils

          By JAY LINDSAY
          Associated Press

           

          BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Education on Friday issued directives for handling transgender students, including allowing them to use the bathrooms or play on the sports teams that correspond to the gender with which they identify.

           

          http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/02/mass-department-of-education-issues-rules-on-transgender-pupils/

           

           

          Trans MP Anna Grodzka says homophobia and transphobia means people are leaving Poland

          by Dom Sansalone
          18 February 2013, 12:48pm

           

          Anna Grodzka, Europe’s first transgender MP spoke out about poverty and social exclusion in the LGBT community on Sunday at the National Lesbian and Gay Federation Conference in Dublin.

           

          http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/02/18/trans-mp-anna-grodzka-says-homophobia-and-transphobia-means-people-are-leaving-poland/

           

        • Affirmation: United Methodists
          UK: National Transgender Memorial vandalised by Scott Roberts 7
          Message 4 of 10 , Aug 18, 2013

            UK: National Transgender Memorial vandalised

            by Scott Roberts
            7 August 2013, 2:14pm

             

            A memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has been vandalised in Manchester.

            http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/08/07/uk-national-transgender-memorial-vandalised/

             

             

            Turkish Government urged to protect transgender women from murder

            by Scott Roberts
            6 August 2013, 7:07pm

             

            The Greek Transgender Support Association (GTSA) has condemned a series of violent attacks and murders against transgender women in Turkey and has called on the Turkish Government to respond.

            http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/08/06/turkish-government-urged-to-protect-transgender-women-from-murder/

             

             

            California Governor Signs Transgender-Student Bill

            by Tom Verdin

            Associated Press

            Monday Aug 12, 2013

             

            SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.

            http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?148083

             

             

            Transgender students to be granted more rights in California

            by Daniel Carter
            13 August 2013, 1:41pm

             

            Legislation passed in California will grant sweeping new rights to transgender students attending public schools in the state.

            http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/08/13/transgender-students-to-be-granted-more-rights-in-california/

             

          • Affirmation: United Methodists
            Germany: Birth certificates to gain third gender option by Corinne Pinfold 18
            Message 5 of 10 , Sep 5, 2013

              Germany: Birth certificates to gain third gender option

              by Corinne Pinfold
              18 August 2013, 11:34am

              From November this year, Germany will become the first country in Europe to introduce a third option for assigning gender on birth certificates, giving parents the choice to leave the child’s gender indeterminate.

              http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/08/18/germany-birth-certificates-to-gain-third-gender-option/

               

               

              German Law Change to Brings Recognition to a Third Sex

              by Sergio N. Candido

              South Florida Gay News

              Wednesday Aug 21, 2013

               

              Germany is about to join the small list of countries who legally recognize intersex people.

              According to The Local, a ruling from the Federal Constitutional Court will come into effect this November, which will allow intersex people to decide their own sex when they decide to do so.

              http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?148424

               

               

              August 20, 2013 7:00AM

              The Religious Right's New Target: Transgender People

              Post by Candace Chellew-Hodge

               

              One of the most frustrating, and often infuriating things about religious conservatives is their stubborn penchant for dividing the world into either/or categories. People are either straight or gay, white or black, male or female, religious or atheist. And of course if you're on the right side of the dichotomy, you're on the right side of God. Anyone else is at best inferior and at worst, a sinner damned to hell.

              http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/candacechellew-hodge/7258/the_religious_right_s_new_target__transgender_people

               

            • Affirmation: United Methodists
              Well, we have no explanation for it. Life got complicated, and we ve let some of the news pile up for a bit. Inspirational mother explains challenges of
              Message 6 of 10 , Jan 9, 2016

                Well, we have no explanation for it.  Life got complicated, and we’ve let some of the news pile up for a bit.

                 

                 

                Inspirational mother explains challenges of raising a trans child

                http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/10/18/inspirational-mother-explains-challenges-of-raising-a-trans-child-video/

                 

                Nancy Pelosi warns about ‘heartbreaking’ spike in transgender murders

                http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/10/23/nancy-pelosi-warns-about-heartbreaking-spike-in-transgender-murders/

                 

                 

                Attorneys for Transgender Student Ask for New Judge

                by Larry O'Dell

                Associated Press

                Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

                http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?187358

                 

                 

                Stonewall sets up trans advisory board to guide transgender campaign work

                http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/10/27/stonewall-sets-up-trans-advisory-board-to-guide-transgender-campaign-work/

                 

                 

                Beautiful children’s book about a trans teddy takes world by storm

                The new children’s book which explores issues faced by transgender people has garnered international praise. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/10/28/beautiful-childrens-book-about-a-trans-teddy-takes-world-by-storm/

                 

                 

                Obama administration backs transgender boy’s right to use men’s bathroom

                The Obama administration has spoken out in favour of a trans boy in Virginia – after he was banned from using male toilets. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/10/30/obama-administration-backs-transgender-boys-right-to-use-mens-bathroom/

                 

                 

                US: School district violated transgender student's rights

                By HERBERT G. McCANN

                Nov. 2, 2015 10:45 PM EST

                CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education said Monday that a suburban Chicago school district is violating the rights of a transgender student by refusing to allow her the unrestricted use of a girls' locker room.

                http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:f923552091d24ca4a2a6f59ff61c47cb

                 

                 

                For transgender community, Argentine girl sign of hope

                By PETER PRENGAMAN

                Nov. 4, 2015 1:50 PM EST

                MERLO, Argentina (AP) — Luana grabs her sparkly blue dress with one hand and spins, using her other hand as a guide while a strand of tulle floats around her body.

                http://bigstory.ap.org/article/552f4517397f491aba297f17cd27b921/transgender-cross-dressing-argentine-girl-sign-hope

                 

                 

                Reform Jews Approve Far-Reaching Transgender Resolution

                The largest movement of Judaism in the U.S. passed the most far-reaching resolution in support of transgender rights of any major religious organization, saying Thursday that it's a continuation of a tradition of inclusion in the Reform Jewish movement. http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?188408

                 

                 

                US: School District Violated Transgender Student's Rights

                The U.S. Department of Education said Monday that a suburban Chicago school district is violating the rights of a transgender student by refusing to allow her the unrestricted use of a girls' locker room.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?188217

                 

                 

                Transgender woman in Zambia convicted of sodomy

                A report indicates that a transgender woman in Zambia faces 15 years in prison after a judge found her guilty of sodomy.

                http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/11/05/transgender-woman-in-zambia-convicted-of-sodomy/

                 

                 

                The Perfect "Trans-storm"

                Many people are familiar with the term, "the perfect storm" that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will impact a situation drastically. I truly believe we are now in "a perfect storm" for the fight for equality including workplace and health benefits for transgender people. Many positive recent happenings have now all aligned so that there is a tremendous focus on understanding and appreciating this misunderstood and often maligned segment of our population.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?188533

                 

                 

                Comments on Lily Allen’s post about Trans Awareness Week show exactly why we need it

                To mark Transgender Awareness Week, Lily Allen posted a meme to her Facebook page.

                The post reads “gender is up here”, pointing to a brain, “not down there”, pointing to some underpants.

                However the post attracted a number a transphobic comments.

                http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/11/16/comments-on-lily-allens-post-about-trans-awareness-week-show-exactly-why-we-need-it/

                 

                 

                First clinic for transgender veterans opens

                The Department for Veterans Affairs has opened a clinic for transgender veterans, a first for the US. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/11/13/first-clinic-for-transgender-veterans-opens/

                 

                 

                Transgender Driver Lawsuit to Move Forward in Michigan

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?189495

                 

                 

                NCTE Lauds HUD's Proposed Rule to Protect Transgender People in Shelters

                The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed an important rule requiring shelters to treat transgender people according to their gender identity in emergency shelters.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?189432

                 

                 

                Ind. College to Rebrand 14 Campus Restrooms as 'All Gender'

                Associated Press

                Thursday Nov 19, 2015

                Officials at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have announced a plan to re-label 14 restrooms across campus as "All Gender."

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?189355

                 

                 

                House Equality Caucus Holds Landmark Congressional Forum on Trans Violence

                Wednesday Nov 18, 2015

                The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus hosted a landmark forum addressing issues of violence against the transgender community. The forum was held on November 17 at 2 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building. Members of Congress heard testimony from survivors of violence, community organizers, advocates and policy experts.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?189283

                 

                 

                Homicides of Transgender Women in US Reach Alarming High

                by David Crary

                Associated Press

                Sunday Nov 22, 2015

                For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?189520

                 

                 

                Transgender Driver Lawsuit to Move Forward in Michigan

                Associated Press

                Saturday Nov 21, 2015

                A judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of transgender people against Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?189495

                 

                 

                Detroit Responds to Killing of Transgender Women

                Friday Nov 20, 2015

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?189429

                 

                 

                Transgender Insurance Exclusions Lifted in Maryland

                by John Riley

                Metro Weekly

                Saturday Nov 28, 2015

                The majority of Maryland's transgender residents will be able to have medically necessary health care treatments covered by insurance, following a groundbreaking announcement by FreeState Legal.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?189898

                 

                 

                Trans Victims Recalled at Day of Remembrance

                by Cynthia Laird

                Bay Area Reporter

                Saturday Nov 28, 2015

                A somber remembrance of transgender people who have been killed in the last year included some closure for one three-year old Oakland case as police announced that it had been solved.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?189893

                 

                 

                Trans Employees Open Up About Workplace Issues

                by Sari Staver

                Bay Area Reporter

                Saturday Nov 28, 2015

                Accomplished opera singer Breanna Sinclaire, recently honored by Out magazine as one of the top 100 LGBT advocates of the year, still worries when she applies for a job or meets new co-workers.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?189890

                 

                 

                Wisc. School Bullied By Hate Group Into Cancelling Reading of Book About Trans Kid

                Associated Press

                Sunday Nov 29, 2015

                MOUNT HOREB, Wis. -- A southern Wisconsin elementary school cancelled a planned reading of a children's book about a transgender girl after a group threatened to sue.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?189910

                 

                 

                Asia’s first trans health and support centre opens in Bangkok

                The centre will be dedicated to providing help, support and health treatment for the city’s trans community.

                http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/11/30/asias-first-trans-health-and-support-centre-opens-in-bangkok/

                 

                 

                Religious Colleges Seek Waivers on Transgender Students

                by Lisa Leff

                Associated Press

                Friday Dec 18, 2015

                SAN FRANCISCO -- Nearly three dozen religious colleges and universities in 20 U.S. states have received federal waivers allowing them not to accommodate transgender students in admissions, housing and other areas of campus life, according to a report by the nation's largest LGBT rights group and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?190869

                 

                 

                Transgender Rights Group Sues State Over Care Limitation

                by Kyle Potter and Brian Bakst

                Associated Press

                Friday Dec 18, 2015

                A Minnesota gay rights advocacy group and a transgender man are seeking to overturn the state's bar on public health programs covering gender reassignment procedures in a lawsuit filed Thursday, arguing that ban treats transgender men and women as inferior.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?190820

                 

                 

                Fraught Trans Process Exposed

                by Jason Hanasik

                Bay Area Reporter

                Sunday Dec 20, 2015

                Sweat is pooling beneath Eliot Daughtry's freshly-pressed white shirt, cerulean tie and khaki vest as he walks up and down Franklin Street in Oakland. It's 86 degrees and his jeans are beginning to stick. As the shutter from a camera releases, his furrowed brow softens and he grins. Click.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?190790

                 

                 

                New York city government issues strong warning against transphobia

                Transgender people have had some legal protection in New York since 2002 but the guidelines further clarify what qualifies as discrimination under ‘The New York City Human Rights Law’ and contains examples of transphobic discrimination that violates the law.

                http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/12/22/new-york-city-government-issues-strong-warning-against-transphobia/

                 

                 

                Transgender Man in Ecuador Makes History With Pregnancy

                by Jacobo Garcia

                Associated Press

                Thursday Dec 24, 2015

                A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?191095

                 

                 

                Eddie Redmayne: Reading 'Danish Girl' Script Was Like Getting 'Sucker-Punched'

                Updated December 28, 20151:51 PM ET Published December 24, 20154:16 PM ET

                Actor Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar last year for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Now he's been nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in another biopic, The Danish Girl. The film tells the story of transgender woman Lili Elbe, one of the first people known to have had gender reassignment surgery.

                http://www.npr.org/2015/12/24/460938049/eddie-redmayne-reading-danish-girl-script-was-like-getting-sucker-punched

                 

                 

                New VA Clinic Opens For Transgender Vets

                Updated December 29, 20158:17 PM ET Published December 29, 20154:07 PM ET

                A Veterans Affairs hospital in Tucson, Ariz., is expanding treatment to a previously underserved faction of the armed services: transgender veterans.

                http://www.npr.org/2015/12/29/460955296/new-va-clinic-opens-for-transgender-vets?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

                 

                 

                The Year in Transgender Health

                by Winnie McCroy

                EDGE Editor

                Wednesday Dec 30, 2015

                From the high-profile but ultimately disappointing transition of Caitlyn Jenner to the excellent media representations of the transgender community by Laverne Cox, Janet Mock and their peers, to the everyday struggle of transgender folks in our own communities, it's been a very visible year for the transgender struggle.

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?191022

                 

                 

                State Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills Threaten Transgender Health

                Tuesday Jan 5, 2016

                http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?191426

              • Affirmation: United Methodists
                Probing The Complexities Of Transgender Mental Health http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/23/471265599/probing-the-co
                Message 7 of 10 , Apr 19, 2016

                  Probing The Complexities Of Transgender Mental Health

                  http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/23/471265599/probing-the-complexities-of-transgender-mental-health?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

                   

                   

                  Facebook, Apple Not Fans of Transgender Law

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?195436

                   

                   

                  The Transgender Day of Remembrance each November recognizes the known killings of transgender people in the last year.  Keep an eye open for an event near you.

                  Trans Woman Shot Dead on LA's Skid Row

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?195426

                   

                   

                  Delaware Prohibits Limits on Transgender Health Coverage

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?195433

                   

                   

                  NYPD: Transgender woman sexually assaulted at Stonewall Inn

                  http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:7c3e3299522c41ce994dcd0b8aa1a0cb

                   

                   

                  North Carolina's attorney general says he won't defend transgender law in court

                  http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-north-carolina-attorney-general-transgender-law-20160329-story.html

                   

                   

                  Man Who Repeatedly Punched Transgender Woman Pleads Guilty

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?195912

                   

                   

                  Wells Fargo NC Building Lights Up With Colors of Trans Flag

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?195902

                   

                   

                  Anti-Gay Hate Group Bullies NJ School District Over Trans Policy

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?195889

                   

                   

                  Activists Try to Calm Fears Over Transgender Bathroom Access

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?195859

                   

                   

                  SC Bill Would Bar Requiring Transgender Choice of Bathrooms

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?196035

                   

                   

                  Anti-Trans Restroom Bill Revived by Tennessee House Panel

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?196030

                   

                   

                  After Being Assaulted, Calif. Trans Teen Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?195988

                   

                   

                  NYC Trans Man: Whole Foods Coworkers Called Me 'She, Her or It'

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?195977

                   

                   

                  Why is America so angry about transgender people going to the toilet?

                  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/04/07/why-is-america-so-angry-with-transgender-people-going-to-the-toilet/

                   

                   

                  UNC President: Transgender Law Could Hurt Schools

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?196153

                   

                   

                  Parent Support May Help Transgender Children's Mental Health

                  http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/11/473292576/parent-support-may-help-transgender-childrens-mental-health?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

                   

                   

                  China Panel Hears First Transgender Discrimination Case

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?196188

                   

                   

                  Mich. Lawmaker Pushes Plan to Restrict Transgender Bathroom Use

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?196176

                   

                   

                  South Carolina Senators to Hold Hearing on Transgender Bill

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?196330

                   

                   

                  Transgender Bathroom Bill Delayed Amid Financial Questions

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?196293

                   

                   

                  Florida Teacher Suspended After Quizzing Students on Gender

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?196270

                   

                   

                  Bathroom Access for Transgender People Debated Across South

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?196393

                   

                   

                  Transgender Advocates Fear Bill's Fallout Even If It Dies

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?196441

                   

                   

                  Transgender Bathroom Bill Fails in Tennessee Legislature

                  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?196583

                • Affirmation: United Methodists
                  Because we re way behind, we re going to send out May articles, then work in June. After this we promise to try go get things out weekly. General Conference
                  Message 8 of 10 , Jul 1 5:20 PM

                    Because we’re way behind, we’re going to send out May articles, then work in June.  After this we promise to try go get things out weekly.  General Conference took its toll.  Sigh…

                     

                     

                    Education Secretary Calls for Repeal of 2 Transgender Laws

                    by Jennifer C. Kerr and Christine Armario

                    Associated Press

                    Tuesday May 3, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197238

                     

                     

                    Chicago: Students Can Access Bathrooms By 'Gender Identity'

                    Associated Press

                    Tuesday May 3, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197274

                     

                     

                    Boston Traffic Reporter Comes Out as a Woman

                    by Mark Pratt

                    Associated Press

                    Wednesday May 4, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197356

                     

                     

                    Va. School Board Appeals Transgender Restroom Ruling

                    Associated Press

                    Wednesday May 4, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197300

                     

                     

                    Target Faces Backlash on Stance on Transgender Bathrooms

                    by Anne D'Innocenzio

                    Associated Press

                    Wednesday May 4, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197301

                     

                     

                    Tech Company Settles Transgender Discrimination Complaint

                    Associated Press

                    Thursday May 5, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197411

                     

                     

                    Illinois Families Sue Over Transgender Access to Locker Room

                    by Michael Tarm

                    Associated Press

                    Thursday May 5, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197364

                     

                     

                    Alabama City's Leaders Vote to Recall Bathroom Ordinance

                    by Phillip Lucas

                    Associated Press

                    Thursday May 5, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197362

                     

                     

                    Transgender Voices In North Carolina: Devastated By New Law

                    by Jonathan Drew

                    Associated Press

                    Saturday May 7, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197515

                     

                     

                    AG: NC Anti-LGBT Law is State-Sanctioned Discrimination

                    Associated Press

                    Monday May 9, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197599

                     

                     

                    ACLU Sues Mississippi Over 'Religious Rights' Law

                    by Emily Wagster Pettus

                    Associated Press

                    Monday May 9, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197563

                     

                     

                    California Assembly Passes Gender-Neutral Restrooms Bill

                    by Alison Noon

                    Associated Press

                    Tuesday May 10, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197607

                     

                     

                    Fort Worth superintendent says he won’t resign; stands by ‘bathroom policy’

                    May 10, 2016 10:47 AM

                    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article76721492.html

                     

                     

                    Fort Worth school superintendent stands his ground against critics

                    May 10, 2016 5:53 PM

                    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article76836732.html

                     

                     

                    Texas Lt. Gov. Targets Fort Worth Schools Chief Over Transgender Guidelines

                    May 10, 201612:08 PM ET

                    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/10/477481119/texas-lt-gov-targets-fort-worth-schools-chief-over-transgender-guidelines?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

                     

                     

                    Debate Over Transgender Bathroom Access Spreads Nationwide

                    by David Crary

                    Associated Press

                    Tuesday May 10, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197646

                     

                     

                    Lynch: NC Transgender Law Part of Civil Rights Struggle

                    by Eric Tucker and Jonathan Drew

                    Associated Press

                    Tuesday May 10, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197600

                     

                     

                    Debate Over Transgender Bathroom Access Spreads Nationwide

                    by David Crary

                    Associated Press

                    Tuesday May 10, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197646

                     

                     

                    Lynch: NC Transgender Law Part of Civil Rights Struggle

                    by Eric Tucker and Jonathan Drew

                    Associated Press

                    Tuesday May 10, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197600

                     

                     

                    Philippines Elects First Transgender Politician to Congress

                    Associated Press

                    Wednesday May 11, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197673

                     

                     

                    What’s Behind the “Common Sense” Rhetoric of Bathroom Bill?

                    By Stephanie Russell-Kraft May 12, 2016

                    http://religiondispatches.org/whats-behind-the-common-sense-rhetoric-of-bathroom-bill/?utm_source=Religion+Dispatches+Newsletter&utm_campaign=18c82db61e-RD_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_742d86f519-18c82db61e-42408065

                     

                     

                    Mayor: North Carolina City Won't Back Down On LGBT Equality

                    Associated Press

                    Thursday May 12, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197762

                     

                     

                    North Carolina's Transgender Law Creates Tangle of Lawsuits

                    by Jonathan Drew

                    Associated Press

                    Thursday May 12, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197740

                     

                     

                    Here's Exactly What The Administration Is Saying About Transgender Students

                    May 13, 201610:54 AM ET

                    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/13/477649209/heres-exactly-what-the-administration-is-saying-about-transgender-students?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

                     

                     

                    White House Sends Schools Guidance On Transgender Access To Bathrooms

                    May 13, 20165:02 AM ET

                    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/13/477896804/obama-administration-to-offer-schools-guidance-on-transgender-bathrooms?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

                     

                     

                    California Catholic School Lets Transgender Teacher Keep Job

                    Associated Press

                    Friday May 13, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197837

                     

                     

                    Official: Texas Will Forego Federal Funds Over LGBT Policy

                    by Paul J. Weber

                    Associated Press

                    Friday May 13, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197817

                     

                     

                    National Center for Lesbian Rights Applauds Federal Guidance on Trans Students

                    Friday May 13, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197813

                     

                     

                    Kansas to Toughen Rules on Transgender Birth Certificates

                    by John Hanna

                    Associated Press

                    Friday May 13, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197802

                     

                     

                    ACLU Sues School District Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

                    Associated Press

                    Friday May 13, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197800

                     

                     

                    US Gives Directive to Schools on Transgender Bathroom Access

                    by Eric Tucker

                    Associated Press

                    Friday May 13, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197792

                     

                     

                    Massachusetts Senate Approves Transgender Rights Bill

                    by Steve LeBlanc

                    Associated Press

                    Friday May 13, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197797

                     

                     

                    Protecting kids from bullies is reason given for Fort Worth transgender rules

                    May 13, 2016 12:00 PM

                    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article77435727.html

                     

                     

                    We’ve fought about who should be allowed in public restrooms before — by race

                    May 13, 2016 9:49 AM

                    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article77407522.html

                     

                     

                    States dig in against directive on transgender bathroom use

                    By JONATHAN DREW and PAUL J. WEBER

                    May 13, 2016 9:19 PM EDT

                    http://bigstory.ap.org/eed54339c5904dbf803c9a4f2524bf84

                     

                     

                    ‘Straight into the paper shredder:’ Texans the first to decry Obama’s schools directive about transgender bathrooms

                    May 13

                    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/05/13/straight-into-the-paper-shredder-texans-the-first-to-decry-obamas-school-directive-about-transgender-bathrooms/

                     

                     

                    Here's Exactly What The Administration Is Saying About Transgender Students

                    May 13, 201610:54 AM ET

                    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/13/477649209/heres-exactly-what-the-administration-is-saying-about-transgender-students?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

                     

                     

                    Why Conservative Evangelicals Won’t Let Us Pee in Peace

                    By Daniel Schultz May 13, 2016

                    http://religiondispatches.org/why-conservative-evangelicals-wont-let-us-pee-in-peace/?utm_source=Religion+Dispatches+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d0932ed60d-RD_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_742d86f519-d0932ed60d-42408065

                     

                     

                    Schools Offer Lessons on Accommodating Transgender Students

                    by Lisa Leff

                    Associated Press

                    Saturday May 14, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197874

                     

                     

                    Reaction to President Obama's Transgender Directive

                    by Bruce Schreiner and Pat Eaton-Robb

                    Associated Press

                    Saturday May 14, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197867

                     

                     

                    New Jersey's Anti-Discrimination Law Is 'Just A Tool' To Protect Gender Identity

                    May 16, 20166:12 PM ET

                    http://www.npr.org/2016/05/16/478248915/new-jerseys-anti-discrimination-law-is-just-a-tool-to-protect-gender-identity?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

                     

                     

                    “Excruciatingly Different” Mississippi Religious Lib Law Specifies Beliefs

                    By Stephanie Russell-Kraft May 16, 2016

                    http://religiondispatches.org/excruciatingly-different-mississippi-religious-lib-law-specifies-beliefs/?utm_source=Religion+Dispatches+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a6ecf2721f-RD_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_742d86f519-a6ecf2721f-42408065

                     

                     

                    ACLU: Don't Enforce Transgender Bathroom Bill

                    Associated Press

                    Monday May 16, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197924

                     

                     

                    Mom Sues School District to Stop Transgender Bathroom Use

                    Associated Press

                    Tuesday May 17, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?198026

                     

                     

                    Group Says Walmart's Silence on Trans Bathrooms Gives Bigotry a Free Pass

                    Tuesday May 17, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197999

                     

                     

                    Canada Introduces Bill to Protect Transgender Canadians

                    by Rob Gillies

                    Associated Press

                    Tuesday May 17, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?197993

                     

                     

                    Miss. Governor Applauds Transgender Bathroom Reversal

                    Associated Press

                    Wednesday May 18, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?198102

                     

                     

                    Mississippi School Chief Shelves Transgender Bathroom Policy

                    by Jeff Amy

                    Associated Press

                    Wednesday May 18, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?198057

                     

                     

                    Transgender 'Milestones' Took Decades; More Lawsuits Likely

                    by Jessica Gresko

                    Associated Press

                    Wednesday May 18, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?198039

                     

                     

                    Transgender Bathroom Choice Nothing New for Seattle Schools

                    by Walker Orenstein

                    Associated Press

                    Wednesday May 18, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?198038

                     

                     

                    Georgia Governor Blasts Transgender Student Order

                    by Kathleen Foody

                    Associated Press

                    Wednesday May 18, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?198037

                     

                     

                    Will “Do No Harm Act” Do Any Good in Religious Lib Battle?

                    By Stephanie Russell-Kraft May 19, 2016

                    http://religiondispatches.org/will-do-no-harm-act-do-any-good-in-religious-lib-battle/?utm_source=Religion+Dispatches+Newsletter&utm_campaign=98333c2048-RD_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_742d86f519-98333c2048-42408065

                     

                     

                    Mississippi Superintendent Backtracks on Transgender Policy

                    by Jeff Amy

                    Associated Press

                    Thursday May 19, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?198108

                     

                     

                    Do the Arguments Against Bathroom Equality Hold Water?

                    By Patricia Miller May 20, 2016

                    http://religiondispatches.org/do-the-arguments-against-bathroom-equality-hold-water/?utm_source=Religion+Dispatches+Newsletter&utm_campaign=066a05f40b-RD_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_742d86f519-066a05f40b-42408065

                     

                     

                    ACLU Seeks Federal Intervention on Tennessee Restroom Rule

                    Associated Press

                    Friday May 20, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?198166

                     

                     

                    Yale's Gender Neutral Bathrooms Part of Changing Climate

                    by Pat Eaton-Robb

                    Associated Press

                    Saturday May 21, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?198235

                     

                     

                    Superintendent: No Need to Obey Transgender Student Policy

                    by Kathleen Foody

                    Associated Press

                    Saturday May 21, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?198224

                     

                     

                    22 Complaints Filed Under Utah's New LGBT Discrimination Law

                    by Michelle L. Price

                    Associated Press

                    Monday May 23, 2016

                    http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/?198266

                     

                     

                    Nearly A Dozen States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

                    May 25, 20163:03 PM ET

                    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/25/479484932/11-states-sue-u-s-government-over-transgender-policies?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

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