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  • Carson compares being transgender to changing ethnicities

    (CNN) Donald Trump supporter Ben Carson compared a transgender person to someone who wakes up one morning and decides he or she is Afghan after watching a movie or reading books about Afghanistan.

  • Catholic Bishops Encourage Parents to Reject Their Transgender Children

    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released an open letter demonizing transgender children and rejecting their identities as a “false idea.”

  • Catholic School Lets Transgender Students Choose Their Uniforms

    An Australian Catholic school allowed two transgender students to choose their own school uniforms to match their gender identity.

  • CDC: US Sexually Transmitted Disease Epidemic Worsening

    CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. sexually transmitted diseases epidemic is increasing and the most common infection, chlamydia, has risen to record levels, government officials say.

  • Chamber Chat: Support Our Members Always

    S.O.M.A. means “Support Our Members Always.” As a community chamber (versus a civic chamber), we encourage both our gay and gay-friendly family to support those who support us. One of the benefits of membership in the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) is the knowledge that an $8 billion local LGBT market searches our roster of members first when making purchase decisions about goods and services. With a list of over 700 companies comprising our membership, more likely than not you will find what you are looking for.

  • 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.

  • Cis Grandmother Can Sue After Being Labeled Trans, Jailed with Men

    (EDGE) The lawsuit filed by a cisgender grandmother can now proceed thanks to a federal appeals court's ruling that recognizes that a doctor and nurse who erroneously concluded that she was transgender — despite a previous examination - placed her in potential harm's way.

  • 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.

  • Colorado Elects First Transgender State Representative

    Democrat Brianna Titone made history Nov. 10, by becoming the first transgender state representative, according to the Colorado Sun.