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Federal Judge: Wisconsin Trans Student Should Be Allowed to Use Boys' Restroom

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Sep 24
A federal judge has ruled that a Wisconsin public school district must stop discriminating against a transgender student by requiring him to use a separate restroom.

Trans Nurse Denied Shower After Being Pepper Sprayed

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 30
A transgender nurse working at a prison hospital was denied the right to use the male bathroom after being doused in pepper spray.

Transwoman Speaks About Supermarket Restroom Trauma

NATIONAL | By Fallon Forbush | May 29
A transwoman with Parkinson's disease who says she was assaulted by a supermarket patron in the women's room speaks out about the experience.

Senate Defeats LGBT Student Nondiscrimination Amendment

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 19
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening defeated an amendment to an education bill that would have provided nondiscrimination and anti-bullying protections for LGBT children in schools.

ACLU Files Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit in Gloucester County, VA

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jun 15
"I just want to use the restroom in peace. Since the school board passed this policy I feel singled out and humiliated every time I need to use the restroom."

AP Sources: Concerns Over Easing Transgender Ban in Military

NATIONAL | By Lolita C Baldor | Mar 25
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has gotten pushback from senior military leaders on whether the Pentagon should lift its ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, according to U.S. officials familiar with the discussions.

Outserve-SLDN's Leadership Conference Features Big Goals, Top Speakers

CULTURE | By Chris Carpenter | Mar 22
The Fourth Annual OutServe SLDN Leadership Conference takes place from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29 at the W Hotel in San Diego. this year features top speakers and authors from the forefront of the equality battleground.

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.

10 Transgender Trends for 2015

A leader in the area of transgender surgery has identified 10 important trends that will affect American and its transgender community in 2015.

Sexologist's Revelation Spurs Discussion in China

INTERNATIONAL | By Didi Tang | Dec 20
A leading Chinese sexologist's revelation that she's been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China's largely invisible and marginalized transgender community.

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