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HRC Apologizes, Pledges Greater Support for Trans Equality

By Chuck Colbert | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
The president of the nation's largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community at the same time he said the group would take a lead in advocating fully comprehensive federal LGBT civil-rights legislation.

Transgender Girl Crowned Homecoming Princess

Sunday Sep 14, 2014
A transgender girl was crowned homecoming princess at a Colorado Springs high school.

Mills College Becomes First Single-Sex School With Trans-Inclusive Admissions Policy

By EDGE | Thursday Aug 28, 2014
All female Mills College in Oakland, California made history last week when it became the first single-sex college in the country to adopt a trans-inclusive policy for admitting transgender and gender non-conforming students.

Laverne Cox Hopes to Inspire With Life Story

By Mesfin Fekadu | Friday Aug 22, 2014
Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.

NY Gov. Cuomo: Outlaw Gender Identity Discrimination

By David Klepper | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.

Transwoman Cece McDonald Wows at Milk Club Dinner

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sunday Aug 17, 2014
There was nary a dry eye in the house as CeCe McDonald took to the podium to receive the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award.

Illinois Warns Insurers of Discrimination Ban

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.

Officials: Transgender Girl Moved to Male Facility

Monday Jul 14, 2014
A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault.

Austin Lingerie Store Asks for Transwoman’s ID Before Service

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Jul 5, 2014
An Austin, Texas lingerie store is coming under fire today after being accused of humiliating and discriminating against a transgender customer.

Obama to Expand Safeguards for Transgender Workers

By Josh Lederman and Stacy A. Anderson | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
The White House is preparing an executive order offering transgender federal workers formal protection from discrimination at work, President Barack Obama announced Monday.