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News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
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On Sunday morning, Orange Is the New Black cast members Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, and Kate Mulgrew appeared on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry along with Piper Kerman (on whose memoir the show was based) to discuss the show and its portrayal of the prison system.
Transgender high school student Ashton Lee of Manteca, California, delivered nearly 6,000 petition signatrues to Gov. Jerry Brown's Sacramento office, in support of a pending bill which would provide protection for transgender students in the state.
This week, the $30,000 fundraising goal for activists Dream Hampton and Natasha Miller's documentary film TransParent was reached on Kickstarter.com.
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.