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Groups Rally Against D.C.’s ’Prostitution-Free Zones’

By John Riley | Saturday Apr 19, 2014
Activists and advocates rallied to call for the repeal of ’’prostitution-free zones’’ (PFZs), which opponents say has led to profiling and harassment of transgender people.

Geena Rocero Launches Global Organization for Gender Rights

By EDGE | Monday Mar 31, 2014
To coincide with the celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility, activist and model Geena Rocero today launched her new a global awareness campaign, Gender Proud.

Turkey Man Kills Trans GF, Family Disavows Her Gender

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
A Turkish man admitted to killing his trans girlfriend and burying her in a vineyard. But the woman’s family disavowed her gender identity and buried her as a man.

Maine Supreme Court: Transgender Student Cannot Be Denied Bathroom Access

By Justin Snow | Saturday Feb 8, 2014
Maine’s highest court sided with a transgender girl Thursday in a ruling that stated her school violated state law when it denied her access to the girls’ restroom.

Maryland Gender-Identity Bill Enters Round 8

By John Riley | Friday Feb 7, 2014
LGBT-rights advocates testified Tuesday before the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in favor of a bill that would prohibit discrimination against people based on their gender identity.

UPDATE: Trans Teen Case Advances, May Move Out of Courts

By David Perry | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
The case of Jewlyes Gutierrez, the 16-year-old Bay Area trans woman whose charge of aggravated battery after defending herself from a bully last November, continues to move through the court system and toward a pre-trial conference scheduled for Feb. 5.

Advocates Enraged at Christie’s Trans Rights Veto

By Justin Snow | Sunday Jan 19, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation Monday that would have lessened the requirements for transgender individuals seeking to obtain an amended birth certificate in what one advocate calls a "vindictive move to punish the LGBT community."

New Guidelines Issued to Philadelphia Police Regarding Transgender Persons

Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Philadelphia police have issued new guidelines on how officers should treat transgender people, a policy that department officials say is to ensure everyone is treated with respect.

Right Wing Coalition Targeting Trans Youth Protections

By Justin Snow | Sunday Dec 15, 2013
Transgender students in California are facing what could be their final obstacle before being granted basic protections in the state’s public schools.

Many Hurdles Ahead For The Transgender Movement

Saturday Dec 14, 2013
As gays and lesbians rack up victories in their quest for marriage equality and other rights, transgender Americans are following in their path - hopefully, but less smoothly.