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NYC High School Allegedly Blocks Student’s Trans Boyfriend From Prom

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
A teen couple claims that officials from a New York high school refuse to let them attend theprom together because one of them is transgender.

Va. Transgender Sports Policy Called Too Narrow

Friday Feb 21, 2014
Critics say a new Virginia policy on transgender high school athletes is too restrictive because it applies only to students who have undergone formal sex-reassignment surgery.

Student Crowned NC’s 1st Trans Homecoming King

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
A 17-year-old Charlotte high school student became North Carolina’s first transgender homecoming king Friday.

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.

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.

Maine Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Pupil

By David Sharp | Friday Jan 31, 2014
School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls’ bathroom, according to a ruling by the highest court in Maine that’s believed to be the first of its kind.

Bullied Calif. Trans Student Charged With Battery

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jan 9, 2014
A transgender high school student from Hercules, Calif., which is about 10 miles north of Berkeley, was recently charged with battery for a November fight despite claims that incident a provoked as a result of bullying against the trans student.

Transgender Rights Referendum Reaches Next Step

By Lisa Leff | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Opponents of a new California law that spells out the rights of transgender students in public schools have cleared the next hurdle in their effort to repeal the law at the ballot box, state elections officials said Wednesday.

Suit Filed Over Trans Student Law

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Friday Dec 27, 2013
Anti-gay activists are suing state officials over a new state law designed to protect transgender students.

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.