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Dept. of Health and Human Services could end Medicare's ban on transgender healthcare coverage

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may remove a blanket ban on coverage for transgender healthcare through Medicare, reports BuzzFeed.

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New resource guide, "Trans Bodies, Trans Selves," includes contributions from GLAAD's staff and Board of Directors

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, a 672-page book and resource guide for transgender and gender non-conforming populations, is now available through Oxford University Press.

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U.S. Circuit Court ruling temporarily invalidates marriages of Tennessee same-sex couples

A ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily invalidated the marriages of three same-sex couples who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Tennessee.

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Anti-LGBT website pushing for referendum vote on Maryland's transgender non-discrimination act

The website MDPetitions.com, founded by Maryland Republican delegate Neil Parrott, has a new petition making false claims about the state's recently passed transgender-inclusive non-discrimination act, and calling for a referendum vote.

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SC may stop punishing universities for assigning LGBT reading material

The South Carolina legislature appears to be dropping the proposed budget cuts intended to punish the University of South Carolina Upstate and the College of Charleston for assigning LGBT-themed reading materials.

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UN releases Bollywood video about family acceptance

The United Nations Free & Equal campaign has shared another video promoting equality for LGBT people around the globe. This time, they are targeting India with a Bollywood-style video starring Indian actress Celina Jaitly.

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