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News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories

Transgender Economic Equality: The New Frontier

he transgender community is recognizing that without the ability to achieve economic parity in the marketplace, social marginalization -- often accompanied by unemployment/underemployment, poverty, substance abuse, prostitution, depression and even suicide attempts -- will remain the status quo.

Huffington Post
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September 19, 2013
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Israel Recognizes Transgender Man As Biological Father

Israel’s Interior Ministry has for the first time recognized two biological fathers of the same baby.

The baby was born to Yuval Topper-Erez, the first Israeli transgender man to get pregnant, and Matan Topper-Erez. Yuval Topper-Erez in December 2011. After Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar and the chairman of the Knesset Interior Committee, Miri Regev, intervened on behalf of the couple, the ministry recognized both men as the child’s biological parents.

The Jewish Week
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September 16, 2013
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Video: Victory for transgender former teacher called "worse than gay"

NEW YORK (WABC) -- 60-year-old Marla Krolikowskii, formerly known as Mark, was fired after 32 years in October, 2012 as a teacher at St. Francis Catholic high school in Queens. She claims it was because she declared she is transgender, that the then vice principal called her worse than gay.

"It's terrible. They robbed me of dignity and livelihood I loved," said Krolikowski.

School officials refused to speak to Eyewitness News on Monday.

"She was fired for appropriate non-discriminatory reasons. She was insubordinate," said St. Francis Prep Attorney Phil Semprevivo.

ABC News
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September 11, 2013
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