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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.

D.C. Trans Needs Assessment Report Reveals 'State of Emergency'

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Nov 21
"There is a state of emergency for trans people in D.C., says Elijah Edelman. "In particular for trans women of color."

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.

'Transparent' Makes a Showing at Southern Comfort

TELEVISION | By Brendon Lies | Oct 25
Speaking at the Southern Comfort Conference after attendees viewed the first two episodes, co-director of Transparent Zackary Drucker shared with conference members just how involved the production team was in being as inclusive as possible.

9th Circuit Case Aids Trans Latinas

INTERNATIONAL | By Heather Cassell | Oct 25
A recent decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has helped one undocumented transgender woman from Mexico stay in the U.S. and attorneys hope the ruling will aid others.

Trans Behind Bars :: 'The Women of San Quentin' Comes Amid Historic Changes

BOOKS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 11
A new book chronicling the lives of nine transgender women across the country who have been incarcerated comes amid historic progress for such prisoners.

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.

Trans Former Employee Accuses Agency of Bias

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 23
Berkeley officials will investigate a city-funded agency that provides services to people with disabilities after a transgender former employee accused it of fostering a "psychologically tortuous" workplace.

The Southern Comfort Conference Celebrates 25th Year in Fort Lauderdale

NATIONAL | By Nicole Wiesenthal | Aug 22
The largest transgender conference in the nation has relocated to Fort Lauderdale to celebrate its 25th year.

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