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Manning Sues Defense Dept. for Gender Treatment

By David Dishneau | Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning asked a federal court Tuesday to order the Defense Department to provide hormone therapy and other treatment for her gender identity condition while she serves her 35-year sentence in military confinement

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.

New York Sued Over Transgender Medicaid Coverage

By Larry Neumeister | Friday Jun 20, 2014
A lawsuit filed Thursday against New York state seeks Medicaid coverage for transgender people seeking what they consider to be life-saving health treatments, including gender change procedures.

Canadian Trans Boy Given New Birth Certificate

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
After a groundbreaking ruling, a 12-year-old boy from Alberta, Canada, received a new birth certificate Sunday that identifies him as male.

Boston City Council Votes Unanimously in Support of Gender Therapy Access Ordinance for Transgender Municipal Workers

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
The Boston City Council, by a unanimous vote, passed an ordinance Wednesday ensuring that the city does not contract with any health insurance provider that does not provide comprehensive coverage for gender therapy service.

Treatment Center Accepts Jailed Transgender Teen

By Dave Collins | Friday Jun 6, 2014
A 16-year-old transgender girl detained without criminal charges at an adult women’s prison in Connecticut for the past two months has been accepted into a private treatment center for youths in Massachusetts.

WHO, UN Condemn Forced Sterilization of Trans & Intersex People

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jun 2, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) has joined forces with UN and other groups to condemn the forced sterilization of transgender and intersex people in a groundbreaking report.

Medicare Coverage Ban on Sex-Change Surgery Lifted

By Lisa Leff | Friday May 30, 2014
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review board says transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries.

Hearing Continues for Ohio Transgender Inmate Case

Friday May 2, 2014
A hearing is continuing into a second day over a lawsuit by a transgender prison inmate who wants a judge to order Ohio authorities to allow her hormone treatments to continue permanently.

Transgender Inmate Suing Over Hormone Treatments

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Thursday May 1, 2014
A transgender prison inmate in Ohio wants a federal judge to order the state to allow her hormone treatments to continue, saying she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when the treatments stopped.