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Trans woman, 24, stabbed to death in Turkey

A 24-year-old trans woman was stabbed to death in her own home in Turkey last night (9 July). Dora Oezer, she was found dead by her housemate in the western seaside province of Kusadasi.

Gay Star News
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July 11, 2013
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Identity Crisis: Changing Legal Documents No Easy Task for Transgender Individuals

Cecilia Gentili couldn’t stand the looks on their faces. The looks waiting room patients would give her when a nurse called a man’s name and she stood up instead. The looks nurses would give her when they said they were looking for someone else. The looks she’d get at the bank when she tried to open an account.

TIME Magazine Online
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July 10, 2013

I Tried It: Founding The Seattle Lesbian

As Americans, we want to be successful. We strive to make an impact. We aim for excellence. But no one really talks about what we may ultimately have to give up for the price of passion.

Curve Magazine
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July 10, 2013
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Employers face changes after same-sex-marriage ruling

There are an estimated 225,000 Americans in legally recognized same-sex marriages. The Supreme Court's recent ruling striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Actmeans they are now eligible for the same federal benefits as straight couples.

NPR
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July 10, 2013
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Another study confirms same-sex couples make great parents

A new study has once again confirmed that same-sex couples are just as effective at raising children as opposite-sex couples. Focusing specifically on children adopted at an early age, the study compared gay and lesbian couples to straight couples who were all becoming parents for the first time. Though there were differences in the children’s psychological adjustment, they were not affected by their family type.

ThinkProgress
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July 10, 2013
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