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News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
On July 30, 2013, it was announced that the Palm Center, best known for its extensive research that revealed the discriminatory and baseless nature of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy, will receive $1.35 million in grants from the Tawani Foundation to conduct studies on transgender service in the U.S. military.
Mel Wymore, 51, may become New York City's first openly transgender city council member if he wins his bid for office this coming election.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday launched Free & Equal, an unprecedented global public education campaign for LGBT equality.
The Arcadia Unified School District in California and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement to end the case concerning discrimination against a transgender student. The outcome is a victory for transgender students, and the district will immediately take steps to treat the transgender male student named in the case with the same respect as his peers.
The Jewish Daily Forward published a piece today describing the difficulties faced by transgender campers, with a focus on those attending Jewish summer camps.
Last night, family and friends gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park to hold a vigil in honor of Diamond Williams, a trans woman of color who was brutally murdered and dismembered last week in an act of transphobic violence.
More Light Presbyterians as announced its decision to appoint Alex McNeil, an openly transgender man has their new executive director.
According to a study done by the Mexican National Institute of Public Health, 36% of transgender people who stopped at a migrant shelter in Mexico experienced violence while at the shelter.