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January 17, 2014

Support continues for California transgender teen after attack

After being constantly bullied, transgender 16-year-old student, Jewlyes Gutierrez, defended herself when she got into a fight with three of her peers. Following the incident, the District Attorney charged the teen with battery.

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Chris Christie to trans people: No birth certificates without surgery

In addition to the recent "Bridgegate," he vetoed a bill today that would have allowed transgender residents of New Jersey to receive updated birth certificates accurately reflecting their gender identity, rather than their assigned gender.

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BREAKING: Nigerian president signs draconian anti-LGBT law

Nigeria's president has signed the "Same Sex Prohibition Bill," providing sentences of 14 years in prison for same-sex couples and 10-year sentence for anyone that participates in a marriage ceremony for a same-sex couple or offers public support for LGBT people.

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January 13, 2014

Transgender equality & 'ex-gay' therapy ban priority for Maryland legislators

Banning discrimination based on gender identity and expression and so-called “ex-gay” conversion therapy to minors are the top priorities for Maryland LGBT advocates during the 2014 legislative session.

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