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  • Charity Organization Defends Transgender Girl Guides Against Internet

    The U.K.’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) canceled a live event after users from popular parenting website Mumsnet flooded them with questions about their support of transgender children joining Girl Guides.

    Many were concerned about girls who were born male sharing the same changing rooms, showers, and dorms with girls that were born female. The website has been known to fixate on trans issues, with some users coming across as transphobic. Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts said discussions about trans rights have tested the site to “the absolute limit,” making it harder to have “civilized discussion,” Telegraph reported. 

    The NSPCC pointed out in a statement to Mumsnet that they “don’t consider there to be specific child protection concerns in relation to trans-inclusive policies,” and reminded them that “Trans young people are at particular risk.” 

    The Girl Guides’ 2017 policy said that members are free to use the facilities of their self-identified gender. 

  • Chelsea Manning 'Glad to Be Alive' Following Suicide Attempt

    (AP) Chelsea Manning has tweeted that she's OK following her hospitalization for a suicide attempt last week.

  • Chicago-Area Transgender Student Case Could Reach Settlement

    A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a settlement in the case of a transgender student seeking unrestricted use of the girls' locker room.

  • Chinese Man Loses in Country's 1st Transgender Labor Dispute

    (AP) A Chinese transgender man said he was disappointed but will continue to fight for equality after a labor arbitration panel on Tuesday rejected his complaint that he was fired unfairly, in China's first transgender job discrimination case.

  • Chinese Travelers Mean Business

    Chinese people travel with much more than intended pleasure in mind. This custom was made clear during a presentation at the 16th Annual Community Marketing & Insights Conference on LGBT tourism and hospitality held last week at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

  • Christie Vetoes Trans Bill

    Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill this week that would have eased the process by which transgender individuals can change the gender markers on their birth certificates.

  • Christine Hallquist Makes History As First Openly Trans Governor Nominee

    (CNN) Christine Hallquist's bid to become the country's first transgender governor will clear an historic hurdle on Tuesday.

  • Christine Hallquist, Vermont’s Transgender Candidate Is Getting Death Threats

     (AP) Vermont’s transgender gubernatorial candidate said Tuesday she’s been getting a steady stream of death threats and other personal attacks since her candidacy began to draw attention from across the country and the world.

  • Cincinnati Transgender Clinic Receives $2 Million Donation

    A couple in the Cincinnati area made a multi-million dollar donation to a local youth transgender health clinic.

  • City of Orlando To Issue Transgender Day of Visibility Proclamation

    Orlando – For the first time ever, the city of Orlando is issuing a proclamation in recognition of the International Transgender Day of Visibility – a day to celebrate and raise awareness about the transgender community.

  • City of Philadelphia Defends Treatment Of Trans Worker

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    City attorneys last week filed a lengthy brief denying any wrongdoing in the case of Bobbie E. Burnett, a transgender city employee who alleges pervasive workplace bias.

  • CNN Correspondent Shares Coming Out Story

    On Day Two of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s International Business and Leadership Conference, CNN correspondent Richard Quest shared his coming out story.

  • Coast Guard Will Not Ban Transgender Troops without Direct Law for Them

    The U.S. Coast Guard made clear that they would not ban transgender service people unless there was a rule upheld against their service.

  • Column: America, Move Forward On Transgender Rights

    (CNN) -- This past June, our family received a letter from the local public elementary school where our son was a fourth grader. The letter was addressed to the entire school community and it was about an elementary student who was transitioning over the summer and returning to school in the fall -- as a boy.

  • Column: America, Move Forward On Transgender Rights

    (CNN) -- This past June, our family received a letter from the local public elementary school where our son was a fourth grader. The letter was addressed to the entire school community and it was about an elementary student who was transitioning over the summer and returning to school in the fall -- as a boy.

  • Column: Being Trans and Bi

    Coming out is different for everyone.

  • Column: Don't Let Hate Crimes Persist in America

    (CNN) -- Hate is alive and well in America. There are 784 hate groups nationwide, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, and they are active in every state. When these groups commit hate crimes, they don't just terrorize individuals, they terrorize entire communities and can spark national outrage and unrest.

  • Column: Florida Man #1 - George Zimmerman

    Florida Man is an Internet meme that links news stories about unusual or strange stories out of Florida, particularly those where the subject is referred to as “Florida Man.” Featured on Twitter (@_FloridaMan), Reddit (reddit.com/r/FloridaMan) and Tumblr (floridamanandwoman.tumblr.com), Florida Man showcases the crimes, follies and misfortunes of the Sunshine State’s most unique characters.

  • Column: How Becoming a Man Made Me a Feminist

    To all the women out there, I have bad news for you.

  • Column: Invisibility - I’ll never hide who or what I am

    Recently, the trans community celebrated one of our very few annual holidays, the International Transgender Day of Visibility. It’s a day to recognize and celebrate trans people and raise awareness of anti-trans discrimination. It’s important to understand, however, that visibility can be a double-edged sword for trans people.