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Trans teen attacked at school, charged with battery -- sign petition for charges to be dropped

A transgender 16-year-old girl, Jewlyes, was attacked at her school in California in November. Now, the District Attorney is charging the young trans student with battery.

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Laverne Cox reflects on her recent appearance on "The Katie Show"

In a post on her Tumblr account, transgender advocate and actress Laverne Cox wrote about her recent appearance with Carmen Carrera on "The Katie Show," hosted by Katie Couric.

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January 8, 2014

Protections for transgender students in peril. Repeal efforts advance to full validation count

Even though California's transgender non-discrimination law, the School Success and Opportunity Act or AB1266, was signed into law last August, it still faces potential repeal. A coalition of anti-LGBT activist organizations collected hundreds of thousands of signatures to put the law up for a public vote in November.

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January 7, 2014

Upsurge in LGBT Russians seeking U.S. asylum

Al Jazeera recently visited with Russian asylum seekers at the RUSA LGBT annual New Year's party.

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