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Sports blog Grantland.com publishes two responses to last week's disturbing story by Caleb Hannan titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter," including one by trans sports writer, advocate, and GLAAD Board Member, Christina Kahrl.
Last week, the sports blog Grantland.com published a story titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter." What began as a story about the technology behind the "scientifically superior" Yar golf club devolved into an investigation of its inventor, Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V. While fact-checking Dr. V's academic background, the author discovered that Dr. V was a transgender woman. When Dr. V learned that the article would reveal her transgender status, she demanded that the author respect her privacy - describing being outed against her will as a "hate crime." When this request was refused, Dr. V committed suicide in October, 2013.
A cellphone video has surfaced of a transgender high school student being beaten by several other students at a San Francisco area high school.
A new report building on data from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey suggests that undocumented trans immigrants in the United States face high levels of discrimination and violence in employment, housing, healthcare, and within the immigration system.