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HHS: Medicare can no longer ban transgender healthcare coverage

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services repealed a moratorium, issued in 1981, that prevented Medicare from even considering covering transgender healthcare.

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May 30, 2014

TIME's Nancy Gibbs and GLAAD's Tiq Milan talk the trans 'tipping point' on MSNBC with Ronan Farrow

Yesterday, on MSNBC with Ronan Farrow, managing editor of TIME, Nancy Gibbs, and transgender advocate and GLAAD senior media strategist, Tiq Milan, discussed the role of the media in transgender issues in light of 'Orange is the New Black' star Laverne Cox's feature on Time Magazine's cover.

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VIDEO: One family's beautiful support of their trans son Ryland

Ryland Whittington is a six-year-old transgender boy who has become a YouTube sensation due to the heartwarming video that his parents uploaded, which tells the story of his life and transition.

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June 3, 2014

'The Transcending Gender Project': celebrating transgender and gender non-conforming individuals

Photographer Rhys Harper has started The Transcending Gender Project, a photo collection that aims to celebrate transgender and gender non-conforming individuals as people, not just by their gender, by bringing visibility to their lives.

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May 29, 2014

Transgress, a project developed through Trans* H4CK, makes online resources for trans people more accessible

Lauren Voswinkel, a transgender software developer in Pittsburgh is building Transgress, a tool that bypasses web filters designed to prevent access to pornography in order to allow people access to valuable sites only about transgender issues.

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Houston makes history approving trans-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Today, Houston's City Council passed a non-discrimination ordinance that will protect city contracting, housing, public accommodations and private employees on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in a vote.

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May 29, 2014

UK trans woman calls for government to no longer retain information about her assigned sex at birth

A trans woman, C, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, in the Greater London area is fighting a case requesting that the Government remove details on her previous life, including her old name. Her case rests on the claim that her gender reassignment surgery is a private matter and "wholly irrelevant" to her ability to find work.

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May 28, 2014

Groundbreaking Transgender Studies Quarterly released

Last year, the University of Arizona announced the Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), the first non-medical academic journal devoted to transgender issues, would be released this year. According to Advocate.com, Duke University Press has just released the inaugural volume, titled "Postposttranssexual: Key Concepts for a 21st Century Transgender Studies."

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May 28, 2014

Transgender woman held in solitary confinement in China

A transgender woman, identified as Guiying Li, was found guilty of theft in Changsha, Hunan Province. Public Security Department officials have announced that she will serve her time in solitary confinement. The Changsha Detention Center has decided to segregate her from other prisoners on the grounds that it would be "inappropriate" to incarcerate her with either men or women.

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