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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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. 

  • Column: Lost In Time

    It’s always been encouraging to me that young trans and gender variant people continue to push the boundaries of gender identification and presentation in ways that those of us who are well into our middle-agedness could never have imagined when we were that young. 

  • Column: Raise That Flag Wilton Manors

    Like many gay men, I was unaware of the incredible injustice inflicted on transgender individuals and wasn't always an ally of the transgender community.  In 2005, I first engaged in HIV/AIDS activism and befriended several transgender individuals who helped educate me on the complexity of their hardship and struggle, and the intersectionality of our struggles.

  • Column: Separate But Equal - Florida’s “Bathroom Bill” Is Transphobia At Its Worst

    HB583. Heard of it recently? If not it’s known as Florida's “Bathroom Bill” — a full-fledged assault on the transgender community. According to the law, it would make it a crime if a person is "intentionally and voluntarily entering a single-sex facility for a different designated sex."

  • Column: Taking the T out of LGBT

    It has taken time, but now the public has more appreciation for what the T in LGBT stands for. They may still have some way to go in understanding what it actually means to be transgender, however considerable progress has been made.

  • Column: The Dog Who Saved My Life

    As of March 24, I’ve been on testosterone therapy for three years.

  • Column: The Nightmare is Real

    Admit it. Like me, you never really believed it was possible, America would come to its senses sooner or later and do the right thing once it was actually time to vote.

  • Column: The Real Role of Allies

    If you've spent much time online, you've likely encountered the Activists Who Complain A Lot crowd. Generally well-intentioned, they not only critique a system of oppression, they also spend a large amount of time criticizing the people who are trying to tear that system down. You can find members of the AWCAL in any social justice movement, but LGBT people have turned the technique into an art form.