anti-transgender discrimination

Stories of transgender employees highlight need for workplace anti-discrimination protections

The Marketplace Morning Report spoke with transgender people about their experiences in the workplace, particularly around discrimination based on gender identity.

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July 1, 2014

Federal employees will be protected from workplace discrimination on basis of gender identity

Last night, President Obama spoke at the White House's Pride Month Celebration about LGBT-inclusive policy shifts and announced that he will sign executive orders to ban federal workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

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July 1, 2014

During World Cup, GLAAD calls for news coverage of anti-trans violence in Brazil

With the media flocking to cover news aside from the World Cup in Brazil, news outlets and publications would do well to keep in mind the brutal situation for transgender individuals in the Roman Catholic nation.

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Dallas Salvation Army shelter denies housing to trans woman

Jodielynn Wiley, a transgender woman living in Texas, has filed a complaint with Dallas's Fair Housing Office after she was allegedly denied access to a shelter run by the Salvation Army because of who she is.

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Trans woman inmate suing Ohio for refusing to provide hormone treatments

Whitney Lee, a transgender woman incarcerated in Ohio, is asking a federal judge to order that the state continue providing her with hormone treatments, which were abruptly halted in February 2012.

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Despite Medicaid ban on transgender healthcare, NY Health Commissioner says he's "working hard" on transgender issues

"New York has been a leader, and continues to be a leader, in promoting transgender issues," said Commissioner Shah in response to a question about whether the New York Department of Health will repeal a discriminatory regulation in the state's Medicaid program that bans transgender people from accessing healthcare they need.

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SRLP takes action at NY Health Summit, calling for end to healthcare discrimination for transgender people

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project voiced concerns at New York's Population Health Summit, an educational public health event held by Health Commissioner Nirav. R. Shah, calling for the repeal of a discriminatory regulation in the state's Medicaid program that bans transgender and gender non-conforming people from accessing healthcare they need.

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October 22, 2013

Transgender Russian woman, who took her own life after being fired, is honored in Red Square

LGBT advocates held a "Day of Remembrance" in Moscow's Red Square in honor of Dasha, who died by suicide due to Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

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Report shows undocumented trans immigrants face discrimination and violence

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.

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