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After landmark judgement, this transgender gets an ID

In what could be the country's first, a transgender in Bangalore has got a driving license. After the landmark judgment by the Supreme Court in April this year, that transgender be identified...
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A New Legal Challenge Renews Debate: Should Medicaid Cover Transgender ... - TakePart

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Milan-Cruz is a transgender woman; she began thinking of herself as a girl when she was 10.
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Labor Dep't updating protection for transgender workers - New York Daily News

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“(D)iscrimination on the basis of transgender status is discrimination based on sex,” Perez wrote, explaining that current laws necessitated the changes.
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Stories of transgender employees highlight need for workplace anti-discrimination protections

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The Marketplace Morning Report spoke with transgender people about their experiences in the workplace, particularly around discrimination based on gender identity.
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Monica Jones, AZ Transgender woman convicted of the crime "Walking While Trans" ~ Planetransgender

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Monica Jones, AZ Transgender woman convicted of the crime "Walking While Trans" http://t.co/GYccy1PkTQ
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AGender: A Conference about Female and Transgender Masculinities

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Gender:A Conference about Female and Transgender Masculinities16 and 17 June 2014 - Leeds Art GalleryThis conference is inspired by the artwork (and lives) of the artists Marlow Moss and Claude Cahun which will be ...
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Oklahoma Trans Woman Paula Sophia to Run for Statehouse Seat

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Oklahoma City's first openly transgender police officer aims to become the state's first transgender state representative in the legislature.
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First-ever survey of transgender and intersex advocacy organizations reveals glaring need for support, partners

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NEW YORK, NY –Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) and American Jewish World Service (AJWS) released today the results of the first-ever survey of transgender and intersex groups around the world in a new report, The State of Trans* and...
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Meet the Transgender Pop-Punk Musician Who Opened for Iggy Pop and U2 | VICE Australia / NZ

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When we think about the glory days of rock ’n’ roll, we think of a boys club that only let in guys who abused groupies and hung out with dudes.
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Top Ten Tips for Transgender Health - EDGEOnTheNet

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Moreover, thanks to expanding transgender education, more supportive parents, and societal acceptance, these children will be able to come to terms with their gender dysphoria so much more quickly.
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Crystel Hamilton's curator insight, January 15, 2014 3:09 PM

Children are now being able to identify that they are transgender at younger ages than previous generations. Therefore there needs to be protocols to address the needs of the child before they hit puberty. This way the child will not have to go through puberty twice, and they can experience puberty congruent to their desired gender. 

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Philadelphia police revamp transgender procedures - The Trentonian

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NBC 10 Philadelphia Philadelphia police revamp transgender procedures The Trentonian PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have issued new guidelines on how officers should treat transgender people, a policy that department officials say is to...
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Laverne Cox flawlessly shuts down Katie Couric’s invasive questions about transgender people

Laverne Cox flawlessly shuts down Katie Couric’s invasive questions about transgender people | Transgender News | Scoop.it

"The preoccupation with transition and surgery objectifies trans people," the actress explained to Couric


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Crystel Hamilton's curator insight, January 15, 2014 3:17 PM

When Katie Couric questions Laverne Cox about her transition, Laverne positively redirects the question to something more important to her; educating the world about transgender issues.  The homicide rate is highest for trans women. If we always address the  transition, we don't focus on the other important issues. 

 

Very amazing women! 

TLD-Gender Dysphoria's curator insight, September 8, 2015 2:49 PM

That is such a brilliant point Laverne and i think very true. By reducing people parts of themselves we are dismissing the complexity and totality of the person. When "news" organizations and other media do this they are contributing to the discrimination and violence that people are experiencing.

 

It is not just media that does this of course and people should take responsibility for themselves however, a society where all people are more than just a sound bite or a surgery is the world we should be promoting in mass media.

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Transgender 'bathroom law' gets 5000 more signatures - Washington Times (blog)

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Transgender 'bathroom law' gets 5000 more signatures Washington Times (blog) Supporters of Privacy for All Students have collected some 620,000 signatures — more than the 504,760 needed — to reverse AB 1266, which permits transgender students to...
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TLD-Gender Dysphoria's curator insight, September 8, 2015 3:05 PM

Adults, who should be the models for acceptance and compassion, are setting a very poor example with all this political bickering and underhanded finagling.

Supporting children who are susceptible to Gender Dysphoria should be a priority. It is not too much to ask for students to be able to choose where they feel most comfortable. Children this age are so vulnerable. Why can't adults agree that these questions  should be addressed in private by school administrators and that administrators should make an effort to make sure all students have the privacy and safety they need to be able to participate in any and all school activities that they choose.

The communities should be willing to provide funding for improved levels of privacy and additional bathrooms as needed. The children, their mental health, their safety, and their futures as kind understanding adults is too valuable to risk on the short sighted grand-standing that is taking place.

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Transgender actress, activist and producer Laverne Cox

Unexpected Orange is the New Black breakout starm Laverne Cox has hardly been basking in her new-found fame - she has been tirelessly advocating for transgender rights and equality, especially...
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Obama To Extend Workplace Protections To Transgender Federal Employees

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President Obama will use an executive order to add "gender identity" to the nondiscrimination protections available to all federal employees.
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TLD-Gender Dysphoria's curator insight, September 7, 2015 8:00 PM

This is such a great move on the part of the executive branch. Now if we can only get private industries to follow suit. The last thing any person should be worried about is how their gender identity will hinder their efforts to make a living and contribute to society with their labor and skills. This should have been done years ago. Even though the Gay, Lesbian, and Bi-sexual people are protected in the federal work place because of Pres. Clinton's executive order-being trans-gernder does not mean that a person is homosexual and may people are still vulnerable to discrimination.

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Obama orders 'safeguards' for transgender workers - WND.com

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(AP) The White House is preparing an executive order offering transgender federal workers formal protection from discrimination at work, President Barack Obama announced Monday.
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Changing Birth Certificates Now Easier for Transgender People - KCET

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San Diego Gay & Lesbian News Changing Birth Certificates Now Easier for Transgender People KCET Transgender Californians seeking changes to their name and gender identities on birth certificates will no longer need to go through a lengthy and...
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US: NYC school blocks girl from taking transgender boyfriend to prom

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A New York school has blocked a girl from taking her transgender boyfriend to prom.
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Victory in Texas! Lumberton School reinstates transgender teacher ...

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Last night in the Lumberton ISD in a surprise move reinstated transgender teacher Laura Jane Klug. Although it was expected that Ms, Klug would keep her job the quick response by the board was unexpected.
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TLD-Gender Dysphoria's curator insight, September 8, 2015 3:23 PM

Many great things are happening for communities who discover that people are more valuable than their parts. What an unfortunate ordeal for Ms.Klug. However, I hope that  this is a victory she can use to express to her students the value of being who you are, being courageous, and working hard for what you believe in. Her students have been given a great gift to have her as an example of how to fight for what you love, in her case teaching. Dedicated teachers are so valuable.

 

In addition, she was able to face her community, all of whom may not have been accepting and kind. The path that she has paved for transgendered youth is an important one. For transgender youth knowing that they can do what they love and be who they are is crucial for avoiding Gender Dysphoria. Gender Dysphoria can be very isolating and painful. It is a struggle to get the message to youth that they are valued and important to the future, Ms. Klug's actions have gone a long way to sending that message to all youth. 

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Uncertainty Surrounds Medical Treatments For Transgender Youth - WBUR

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Dr. Ralph Vetters, who treats transgender teens at the Sidney Borum Jr.
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TLD-Gender Dysphoria's curator insight, September 8, 2015 2:21 PM

I am so happy these conversations are happening between parents and children.  It is so important for young people to be able to talk to their parents about how they are feeling, particularly, about these difficult topics. I think its great that parents are thinking through transitions carefully and are trying to make the best choices for their children and not shutting down the conversation but keeping it going by weighing out the consequences/benefits and thinking about them long term.

 

A critical component of Gender Dysphoria that was not included in the article is that the child cannot function in school and/or social because of the distress experiences as a result of conflict between expressed gender and internal gender. “The condition is associated with clinically significant distress or impairment in social, school, or other important areas of functioning” (Association, 2013). Having these conversations out in the open and between family members and members of the community will go along way in supporting youth to express themselves. It is vital for communities to support the youth in expressing feelings so that the distress associated with Gender Dysphoria can be avoided.

 

 

Association, A. P. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, (DSM-5®): American Psychiatric Pub.

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Bradford transgender couple getting hitched

Bradford transgender couple getting hitched | Transgender News | Scoop.it
A whirlwind romance that started at a New Year’s Eve party means Bradford is about to get its first ‘ladyboy wedding’.
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New Law Allows Transgender Students To Choose Bathrooms And Sports Teams - NPR

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A new California law allows transgender students to choose restrooms and sport teams based on the gender they identify with.
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Not Pono: Hawai'i Republicans Bash Transgender Teacher - Huffington Post (blog)

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Not Pono: Hawai'i Republicans Bash Transgender Teacher Huffington Post (blog) One of their first targets was Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, a well-known and highly respected Native Hawaiian teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader, who also...
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Transgender man files first NDO complaint, lawyer says - KENS 5 TV

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A transgender man claims he feared for his life and left his job after coworkers threatened him.
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Israeli Police Officers Arrested Following Attack on Transgender Woman - Advocate.com

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An Israeli transgender woman was assaulted by a group of masked men in their 20 Saturday morning, reports Israeli news source Haaretz.
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