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VIDEO: Elementary school officials rally to defend 9-year-old trans girl
Today, in feel-good news: A young girl in central Ohio named Keat has the love and support of her family, Highland El
Student and politician team up to ban "ex-gay therapy" for kids
Alec Fischer, a 20-year-old student at the University of Minnesota, is leading the movement to have the discredited practice of "ex-gay" (also known as "conversion" or "reparative") therapy for minors banned in his state. With help from Representative Karen Clark and more than 80,000 supporters, Alec's vision is on its way to becoming law.
Anti-trans forces not waiting for ballot initiative to fail, looking for "victims"
Anti-transgender activists are already looking for students who want to trash talk their classmates in their quest to repeal protections for transgender students.
Despite Medicaid ban on transgender healthcare, NY Health Commissioner says he's "working hard" on transgender issues
"New York has been a leader, and continues to be a leader, in promoting transgender issues," said Commissioner Shah in response to a question about whether the New York Department of Health will repeal a discriminatory regulation in the state's Medicaid program that bans transgender people from accessing healthcare they need.
TAKE ACTION: Call for an LGBT-inclusive Lunar New Year parade
Viet Rainbow of Orange County, a community-based organization working to promote positive visibility and equitable treatment of LGBT people, may potentially be blocked a second time from participating in the Tet Parade, Orange County's annual Lunar New Year celebration, scheduled in February.