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    Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act Introduced in Maryland Senate by John Riley Metro Weekly
    Message 1 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.





      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.





      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.



    • UMAffirmation
      Oregon, California regulators require transgender health coverage Associated Press SALEM, Ore. -
      Message 2 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.





        Brown University to Cover Sexual Reassignment


        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.





        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.





        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.





        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.




      • Affirmation: United Methodists
        UK: National Transgender Memorial vandalised by Scott Roberts 7
        Message 3 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.




          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.




          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.




          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.



        • Affirmation: United Methodists
          Germany: Birth certificates to gain third gender option by Corinne Pinfold 18
          Message 4 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.




            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.




            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.



          • 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 5 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



              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




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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




              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.




              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."




              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.




              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.




              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.




              Detroit Responds to Killing of Transgender Women

              Friday Nov 20, 2015




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              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.




              State Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills Threaten Transgender Health

              Tuesday Jan 5, 2016


            • 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 6 of 10 , Apr 19, 2016

                Probing The Complexities Of Transgender Mental Health




                Facebook, Apple Not Fans of Transgender Law




                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




                Delaware Prohibits Limits on Transgender Health Coverage




                NYPD: Transgender woman sexually assaulted at Stonewall Inn




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




                Man Who Repeatedly Punched Transgender Woman Pleads Guilty




                Wells Fargo NC Building Lights Up With Colors of Trans Flag




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




                Activists Try to Calm Fears Over Transgender Bathroom Access




                SC Bill Would Bar Requiring Transgender Choice of Bathrooms




                Anti-Trans Restroom Bill Revived by Tennessee House Panel




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




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




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




                UNC President: Transgender Law Could Hurt Schools




                Parent Support May Help Transgender Children's Mental Health




                China Panel Hears First Transgender Discrimination Case




                Mich. Lawmaker Pushes Plan to Restrict Transgender Bathroom Use




                South Carolina Senators to Hold Hearing on Transgender Bill




                Transgender Bathroom Bill Delayed Amid Financial Questions




                Florida Teacher Suspended After Quizzing Students on Gender




                Bathroom Access for Transgender People Debated Across South




                Transgender Advocates Fear Bill's Fallout Even If It Dies




                Transgender Bathroom Bill Fails in Tennessee Legislature


              • 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 7 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




                  Chicago: Students Can Access Bathrooms By 'Gender Identity'

                  Associated Press

                  Tuesday May 3, 2016




                  Boston Traffic Reporter Comes Out as a Woman

                  by Mark Pratt

                  Associated Press

                  Wednesday May 4, 2016




                  Va. School Board Appeals Transgender Restroom Ruling

                  Associated Press

                  Wednesday May 4, 2016




                  Target Faces Backlash on Stance on Transgender Bathrooms

                  by Anne D'Innocenzio

                  Associated Press

                  Wednesday May 4, 2016




                  Tech Company Settles Transgender Discrimination Complaint

                  Associated Press

                  Thursday May 5, 2016




                  Illinois Families Sue Over Transgender Access to Locker Room

                  by Michael Tarm

                  Associated Press

                  Thursday May 5, 2016




                  Alabama City's Leaders Vote to Recall Bathroom Ordinance

                  by Phillip Lucas

                  Associated Press

                  Thursday May 5, 2016




                  Transgender Voices In North Carolina: Devastated By New Law

                  by Jonathan Drew

                  Associated Press

                  Saturday May 7, 2016




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

                  Associated Press

                  Monday May 9, 2016




                  ACLU Sues Mississippi Over 'Religious Rights' Law

                  by Emily Wagster Pettus

                  Associated Press

                  Monday May 9, 2016




                  California Assembly Passes Gender-Neutral Restrooms Bill

                  by Alison Noon

                  Associated Press

                  Tuesday May 10, 2016




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

                  May 10, 2016 10:47 AM




                  Fort Worth school superintendent stands his ground against critics

                  May 10, 2016 5:53 PM




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

                  May 10, 201612:08 PM ET




                  Debate Over Transgender Bathroom Access Spreads Nationwide

                  by David Crary

                  Associated Press

                  Tuesday May 10, 2016




                  Lynch: NC Transgender Law Part of Civil Rights Struggle

                  by Eric Tucker and Jonathan Drew

                  Associated Press

                  Tuesday May 10, 2016




                  Debate Over Transgender Bathroom Access Spreads Nationwide

                  by David Crary

                  Associated Press

                  Tuesday May 10, 2016




                  Lynch: NC Transgender Law Part of Civil Rights Struggle

                  by Eric Tucker and Jonathan Drew

                  Associated Press

                  Tuesday May 10, 2016




                  Philippines Elects First Transgender Politician to Congress

                  Associated Press

                  Wednesday May 11, 2016




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

                  By Stephanie Russell-Kraft May 12, 2016




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

                  Associated Press

                  Thursday May 12, 2016




                  North Carolina's Transgender Law Creates Tangle of Lawsuits

                  by Jonathan Drew

                  Associated Press

                  Thursday May 12, 2016




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

                  May 13, 201610:54 AM ET




                  White House Sends Schools Guidance On Transgender Access To Bathrooms

                  May 13, 20165:02 AM ET




                  California Catholic School Lets Transgender Teacher Keep Job

                  Associated Press

                  Friday May 13, 2016




                  Official: Texas Will Forego Federal Funds Over LGBT Policy

                  by Paul J. Weber

                  Associated Press

                  Friday May 13, 2016




                  National Center for Lesbian Rights Applauds Federal Guidance on Trans Students

                  Friday May 13, 2016




                  Kansas to Toughen Rules on Transgender Birth Certificates

                  by John Hanna

                  Associated Press

                  Friday May 13, 2016




                  ACLU Sues School District Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

                  Associated Press

                  Friday May 13, 2016




                  US Gives Directive to Schools on Transgender Bathroom Access

                  by Eric Tucker

                  Associated Press

                  Friday May 13, 2016




                  Massachusetts Senate Approves Transgender Rights Bill

                  by Steve LeBlanc

                  Associated Press

                  Friday May 13, 2016




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

                  May 13, 2016 12:00 PM




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

                  May 13, 2016 9:49 AM




                  States dig in against directive on transgender bathroom use

                  By JONATHAN DREW and PAUL J. WEBER

                  May 13, 2016 9:19 PM EDT




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

                  May 13




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

                  May 13, 201610:54 AM ET




                  Why Conservative Evangelicals Won’t Let Us Pee in Peace

                  By Daniel Schultz May 13, 2016




                  Schools Offer Lessons on Accommodating Transgender Students

                  by Lisa Leff

                  Associated Press

                  Saturday May 14, 2016




                  Reaction to President Obama's Transgender Directive

                  by Bruce Schreiner and Pat Eaton-Robb

                  Associated Press

                  Saturday May 14, 2016




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

                  May 16, 20166:12 PM ET




                  “Excruciatingly Different” Mississippi Religious Lib Law Specifies Beliefs

                  By Stephanie Russell-Kraft May 16, 2016




                  ACLU: Don't Enforce Transgender Bathroom Bill

                  Associated Press

                  Monday May 16, 2016




                  Mom Sues School District to Stop Transgender Bathroom Use

                  Associated Press

                  Tuesday May 17, 2016




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

                  Tuesday May 17, 2016




                  Canada Introduces Bill to Protect Transgender Canadians

                  by Rob Gillies

                  Associated Press

                  Tuesday May 17, 2016




                  Miss. Governor Applauds Transgender Bathroom Reversal

                  Associated Press

                  Wednesday May 18, 2016




                  Mississippi School Chief Shelves Transgender Bathroom Policy

                  by Jeff Amy

                  Associated Press

                  Wednesday May 18, 2016




                  Transgender 'Milestones' Took Decades; More Lawsuits Likely

                  by Jessica Gresko

                  Associated Press

                  Wednesday May 18, 2016




                  Transgender Bathroom Choice Nothing New for Seattle Schools

                  by Walker Orenstein

                  Associated Press

                  Wednesday May 18, 2016




                  Georgia Governor Blasts Transgender Student Order

                  by Kathleen Foody

                  Associated Press

                  Wednesday May 18, 2016




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

                  By Stephanie Russell-Kraft May 19, 2016




                  Mississippi Superintendent Backtracks on Transgender Policy

                  by Jeff Amy

                  Associated Press

                  Thursday May 19, 2016




                  Do the Arguments Against Bathroom Equality Hold Water?

                  By Patricia Miller May 20, 2016




                  ACLU Seeks Federal Intervention on Tennessee Restroom Rule

                  Associated Press

                  Friday May 20, 2016




                  Yale's Gender Neutral Bathrooms Part of Changing Climate

                  by Pat Eaton-Robb

                  Associated Press

                  Saturday May 21, 2016




                  Superintendent: No Need to Obey Transgender Student Policy

                  by Kathleen Foody

                  Associated Press

                  Saturday May 21, 2016




                  22 Complaints Filed Under Utah's New LGBT Discrimination Law

                  by Michelle L. Price

                  Associated Press

                  Monday May 23, 2016




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

                  May 25, 20163:03 PM ET


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