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Colorado trans woman challenges discriminatory health insurance denial
Colorado transgender woman, Ashlyn Trider, is currently working with TLDEF (Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund) to force Aetna Life Insurance Company to cover her sex reassignment surgery.
Virginia teen's lawsuit challenging his school's anti-trans bathroom policy moves forward
On Monday, July 27th 2015, a lawsuit filed to allow a transgender teen to use the boys' restrooms in his school moved forward, as U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar dismissed the Title IX discrimination claims in the suit.
'Melissa Harris-Perry Show' focuses on violence against trans women of color
On Sunday, The Melissa Harris-Perry Show's guest hosts, Janet Mock and Richard Liu, drew focus to the extreme violence facing transgender women of color.
New York State issues guidance to school districts on accommodating transgender students
On Monday, July 20th 2015, the New York State Education Department issued guidance to school districts on properly accommodating transgender and gender non-conforming students.
GLAAD partners with Outfest on two trans panels
At the 2015 Outfest LA film festival, Nick Adams, GLAAD's Director of Programs for Transgender Media, appeared on two panels to discuss the importance of transgender media images.
Ireland passes bill allowing gender marker changes on legal documents
On Wednesday, July 15th, Ireland passed the Gender Recognition Bill, which allows all citizens over the age of 18 to self-declare their gender marker on their legal documents without any medical intervention or other type of verification required. Prior to this, people in Ireland had no way to change their legal gender.