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Alabama Gov. Ivey signs ban on transgender athletes

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Ivey’s office announced in an email that she had signed the bill that says a public K-12 school "may never allow a biological male to participate on a female team." Asked if the governor had a comment on the decision...

Czech President calls transgender people ‘disgusting’

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Prague, Czech Republic Czech President Milos Zeman called transgender people "disgusting" in an interview on CNN affiliate CNN Prima News on Sunday, during a discussion of a controversial new law in Hungary. The Hung...

The killing of a Black transgender woman means this year is tied as the deadliest on record for transgender Americans, rights group says

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The recent killing of Felycya Harris, a Black transgender woman, marks a tragic milestone: It means 2020 is now tied as the deadliest year for transgender and gender-nonconforming people -- and there are still three...

Biden administration says it will enforce federal transgender health care protections, undoing controversial Trump-era reversal

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Washington The Biden administration will work to protect transgender Americans from discrimination in health care, undoing a controversial Trump-era decision to nix federal protections for members of the community, t...

Virginia school board approves controversial transgender policy

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In what was seen as a victory for LGBTQ advocates, the Loudoun County School Board approved the policy by a 7-to-2 vote following hours of debate and after minor amendments were made. "LCPS’ number one priority is to...

These Black transgender women are fighting housing insecurity for LGBTQ people in the South

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Kayla Gore wants transgender people of color in the South to have a fighting chance. In 2016, she and her friend Ellyahnna C. Wattshall were working at a local community center in Memphis, Tennessee, when they noti...

Caitlyn Jenner: ‘It was easier to come out transgender than as a Republican’

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"You know what? It was easier to come out as trans than it is to come out as a Republican," Jenner, who is running to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election, told Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren in a new episode o...

Jazz Jennings, transgender reality star, grapples with weight gain in new season

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A first look at the new season of the TLC reality show "I Am Jazz" includes the transgender activist's struggle with weight gain. In the video featured on TLC's YouTube channel, Jazz Jennings, 21, reveals that her m...

Federal judge tosses lawsuit seeking to ban transgender students from girls sports

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Selina Soule, Chelsea Mitchell, Alanna Smith and Ashley Nicoletti had sued the Connecticut Association of Schools and several local school boards, claiming that transgender students Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller ...

Supreme Court gives victory to transgender student who sued to use bathroom

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The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a decision that allowed a transgender student to use the bathroom that corresponded to his gender identity, a victory for the LGBTQ community that has been fearful the high ...

Sara Blackwood, a transgender woman, was shot and killed while walking home on National Coming Out Day

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Sara Blackwood, a transgender woman, was walking home at night on October 11 when her life was tragically cut short. The 39-year-old was found with a gunshot wound and transported by medics to the hospital, where s...

Cameroon jails two transgender women for ‘attempted homosexuality’

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A court in Cameroon sentenced two transgender women on Tuesday to five years in prison for "attempted homosexuality" and other offenses after they were arrested for the clothes they wore in a restaurant, their lawyer...

LGBTQ groups across the US consider a new flag meant to be more inclusive of the transgender community and people of color

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Fifty-five years ago this month, a group of transgender women in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco fought back against police as they arrested patrons at Compton's Cafeteria, a go-to hangout for temporari...

South Korea’s first transgender soldier found dead

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Seoul, South KoreaSouth Korea's first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year for having gender reassignment surgery, was found dead in her home on Wednesday, authorities said. Byun Hui-su...

Virginia’s Loudoun County parents rally as school board mulls transgender, critical race theory policies

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The policies affect transgender student rights, privacy and restroom accommodations and would require Loudoun County Public Schools employees to use students’ preferred names or pronouns. VIRGINIA COUNTY'S LATEST BLO...

Stu Rasmussen, America’s first openly transgender mayor, has died

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Stewart "Stu" Rasmussen, America's first openly transgender mayor, has died, according to the current mayor of Silverton, Oregon, Kyle Palmer. Rasmussen died Wednesday "after a number of weeks under home hospice car...

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