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The LGBT Sports Coalition has called for fitness company CrossFit to reverse its decision to force one of its own athletes, Chloie Jönnson, to compete with the wrong gender in their latest championship event because she happens to be transgender.
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Chloie Jonsson was on ABC News with her lawyer to talk about her exclusion from the CrossFit competition, and the response she has received from supporters around the country.
The New York Times published a piece highlighting trans people making waves in the pop culture world. The piece profiles model Valentijn de Hingh, artists Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker, author and advocate Janet Mock, and Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox.
The Palm Center has released a report, put together by a non-partisan national commission that included former US Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care.
The New York City Department of Education has issued a list of guidelines regarding best practices for meeting the needs of students who are transgender. But there is still more work to be done.