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‘Pose’ star Indya Moore just launched ‘TransSanta’ to send gifts to transgender youth

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Indya Moore wants to help ensure that every kid gets a gift this year. The 25-year-old "Pose" actor launched TransSanta, an initiative that lets users anonymously gift presents to trans kids and young adults in nee...

2 transgender women killed in shootings at separate Charlotte hotels

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Authorities have arrested two suspects in connection with the killings of two transgender women in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dontarius Long, 21, and Joel Brewer, 33, were charged in the deaths of Jaida Peterson, 29...

A bust of Marsha P. Johnson went up near the Stonewall Inn as a tribute to the transgender activist

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Visitors to New York's Christopher Park this week were greeted by the bust of Marsha P. Johnson, stoic yet softly smiling. She's wearing a tiara on her head, designed to loop live flowers through. It evokes a famous...

A record number of transgender and gender nonconforming people in the US have been killed in 2020

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More transgender and gender nonconforming people have been killed in the US in 2020 than any year since the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) first began tracking these numbers in 2013. As of Friday, a least 37 trans and ...

A Tennessee law requiring some businesses to post transgender bathroom notices has been blocked by a federal judge

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A federal judge has blocked a law in Tennessee that would require some businesses to post signs outside their doors if they allow transgender or nonbinary customers to use the bathroom that corresponds with their ge...

A transgender woman placed in a men’s prison after alleging abuse has been moved to a women’s facility

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A transgender woman placed in a men's prison after filing a lawsuit alleging abuse at New Jersey's Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women has been moved to an out-of-state women's facility, according to her lawy...

A transgender woman sued for safe placement in a women’s facility, but was transferred to a men’s prison instead

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A transgender woman in New Jersey was moved to a men's prison after filing a lawsuit alleging abuse at her facility, and seeking transfer to another facility that houses women, according to her lawyer. Rae Rollins, ...

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...

Almost 1 in 10 transgender Americans use nonprescribed hormones because they’re uninsured or insurance won’t cover the cost

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For the transgender people who seek it, gender-affirming hormone therapy can be lifesaving. But if they're uninsured or their insurance won't cover it, some bypass the health care system entirely to get the care the...

American Conservative Union accuses NCAA of ‘choosing the cheap route’ in transgender sports policy

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The NCAA recently reiterated its support for transgender athletes to participate in college sports of their choosing as more than two dozen states considered bills that would bar transgender youth of competing on tea...

Arkansas governor vetoes bill banning gender hormones, surgeries for transgender youth

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The Republican governor rejected legislation that would have prohibited doctors from providing gender confirming hormone treatment, puberty blockers or surgery to anyone under 18 years old, or from referring them to ...

Belgium’s new Deputy Prime Minister is Europe’s most senior transgender politician

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After nearly two years without a fully formed government, Belgium has a new governing coalition -- and its new Deputy Prime Minister is now Europe's most senior transgender politician. Petra De Sutter of the Flemish...

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...

Biden announces Rachel Levine as pick for assistant secretary at HHS, would be first transgender Senate-confirmed federal official

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant health secretary, and she would make history as the first out, transgender federal official to be confirmed by the United States Senate...

Biden set to meet with first Black defense secretary as administration is poised to lift transgender military ban

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President Joe Biden is set to meet Monday morning with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, as the President is poised to repeal a Trump-era ban on most transgender Americans joining the military as early as Monday. Pr...

Brett Favre: ‘Unfair’ Laurel Hubbard, other transgender female athletes competing as women

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"It's a man competing as a woman," Favre said in a recent episode of his podcast. "That's unfair. It's not fair for a man, even if this person wants to be a woman or feels compelled — if you want to become the opposi...

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