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Sarah McBride wins Democratic primary in Delaware on path to become first-ever transgender state senator

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Washington Transgender activist Sarah McBride on Tuesday won her party's nomination in Delaware for a state Senate seat, CNN projects, putting her on the path to become the person in the US who publicly identifies as...

Elliot Page, ‘Juno’ star, shares transgender identity

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Meet Elliot Page. On Tuesday, the Oscar-nominated star of movies like "Juno" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" shared with fans that they are transgender and identify as non-binary, a term used to describe a person ...

U.S. Marine deported from Philippines after presidential pardon for killing of transgender woman

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A United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman has been released from prison and deported from the Philippines on Sunday, after President Rodrigo Duterte granted him an "absolute pardon" earlier thi...

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...

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...

Transgender runner CeCe Telfer is ruled ineligible to compete in US Olympic trials

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CeCe Telfer, an NCAA Division II track and field champion in 2019, is not allowed to compete in the women's 400-meter hurdles US Olympic Trials because of her eligibility regarding testosterone levels, USA Track and...

Texas sues Biden admin to block transgender mandate on pronouns, dress codes, bathrooms

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"States should be able to choose protection of privacy for their employers over subjective views of gender, and this illegal guidance puts many women and children at risk," Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a state...

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, ...

Transgender surgery for children constitutes child abuse, Texas commissioner rules

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"Genital mutilation of a child through reassignment surgery is child abuse, subject to all rules and procedures pertaining to child abuse," DFPS Commissioner Jaime Masters wrote in a letter to Governor Greg Abbott on...

Caitlyn Jenner rejected by transgender community: ‘The figurehead we don’t want’

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"She’s completely detached," said Bamby Salcedo, president of the TransLatin@ Coalition, an advocacy group. "All this truly is about her. It’s not about the issues, not about the people." Christine Hallquist, the fir...

‘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...

JK Rowling’s new book sparks fresh transgender rights row

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London JK Rowling has once again come under fire from transgender rights activists, this time for her new crime novel, which features a cross-dressing serial killer. Published Tuesday, "Troubled Blood" by Robert Galb...

US Marine pardoned by Philippines for killing of transgender woman

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A United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines in 2014 has been granted an "absolute pardon" by President Rodrigo Duterte in a case that sparked outrage over alleged preferential ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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