Transgender

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Secretary of Defense says policy on transgender military service "continually should be reviewed"

ABC News' Martha Raddatz spoke with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on This Week, asking him about his views regarding the ongoing ban on transgender military service, despite the repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that banned open service of gay and lesbian members.

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May 9, 2014

Colin Higgins Foundation awards outstanding LGBTQ youth with Youth Courage Award

The Colin Higgins Foundation has announced the award winners of the Youth Courage awards, who will go on to receive a $10,000 grant and a trip to LA Pride.

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All new 'Drop Dead Diva' Sunday features Jane defending a trans student

Drop Dead Diva, the three-time GLAAD Media Award-nominated legal comedy, will air its penultimate episode on Sunday. Jane Bingum, portrayed by Brooke Elliott, will defend a transgender elementary school student in the episode "Identity Crisis."

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May 8, 2014

Jewlyes Gutierrez freed of battery charges

Jewlyes Gutierrez will no longer face battery charges placed after she defended herself against bullies.
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WATCH: MSNBC's Ronan Farrow confronts anti-trans tactics against Maryland's non-discrimination law

On Friday, MSNBC's Ronan Farrow spoke with activist and community leader Mel Wymore, who is transgender, about the attempt of a conservative group to repeal Maryland's trans-inclusive non-discrimination act. Media Matters wrote about the segment and Farrow's discussion of the "myth" that trans-inclusive bathrooms pose a threat to society.

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