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Transgender Insurance Exclusions Lifted in Maryland

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Nov 28
The majority of Maryland's transgender residents will be able to have medically necessary health care treatments covered by insurance, following a groundbreaking announcement by FreeState Legal.

CA Groups Prepping Trans Education Campaign

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 15
Equality California, the statewide LGBT advocacy group, Executive Director Rick Zbur wrote that Houston's "harmful campaign" did not go unnoticed on the West Coast.

The Perfect "Trans-storm"

NATIONAL | By Stan Kimer | Nov 7
Many positive recent happenings have now all aligned so that there is a tremendous focus on understanding and appreciating this misunderstood and often maligned segment of our population.

In San Francisco, Trans Policy Plays A Role in Sheriff's Election

POLITICS | By Khaled Sayed | Oct 31
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's plans to stop classifying transgender inmates who haven't had surgery according to their birth sex have raised criticism from people in his department and has become an issue as he tries to hold onto his job.

Trans-cendental :: Applying Existing Law to Protect Trans People in the Workplace

NATIONAL | By R. Scott Oswald and David Scher | Oct 11
It is still the early days in the "post-Caitlyn" world, but we have reached a point where the workplace can no longer ignore the concerns unique to transgender people.

Judge: Transgender Woman Can Sue for Sex Discrimination

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Sep 20
In a promising sign of what may end up being progress on transgender rights, a U.S. district court judge rules on Tuesday that a transgender woman could pursue a lawsuit against her former employer for sex discrimination.

NC Sports Venues Clarify Transgender Inclusion for Restrooms

SPORTS | By Matt Comer | Jul 25
North Caroliona's transgender NASCAR, football and baseball fans can now feel a tad bit safer the next time they head out to the old ball game or raceway.

Dept. of Justice Backs Trans Student's Fight

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 4
The Department of Justice has filed a statement of interest in federal court that appears to bolster a Virginia transgender high school student's fight to use the bathroom that comports with his gender identity.

California Bill Incentivizes Companies to Offer Trans Benefits

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 7
Companies that seek state contracts in California would be unable to do so if they do not offer their transgender employees the same benefits other employees receive under legislation pending in the Statehouse.

NYC to Allow Trans Citizens to Change Gender on Birth Certificates Without Surgery

LOCAL | By EDGE | Dec 8
The rights of transgender New Yorkers took a big step forward Monday when the New York City Council passed a bill allowing them to change the gender on their birth certificates without sex change surgery.

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