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Montana Governor Issues Trans-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Order

POLITICS | By John Riley | Jan 24
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) on Monday issued an executive order extending nondiscrimination protections to state employees and state contractors based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

New SF Sheriff Shares Plans for Trans Inmates

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jan 17
During her first full day on the job, newly sworn-in San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy met with advocates to work on updating her department's policies on transgender inmates.

All-Gender Restrooms Proposed in San Francisco

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jan 16
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos this week introduced legislation that would require local businesses and city-owned properties to make all one-person bathrooms gender neutral.

Violence and Visibility

NATIONAL | By Steve Weinstein | Dec 28
2015 saw a surge in anti-trans murders. Top elected officials and transgender men and women themselves have been sounding the alarm.

Fraught Trans Process Exposed

NATIONAL | By Jason Hanasik | Dec 20
In 2014, the Williams Institute reported on the link between health disparities and trans suicide attempts. Things are slowly starting to change.

Misgendering in SF Trans Case Criticized

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Dec 6
Advocates for the transgender community are criticizing a San Francisco attorney's misgendering of a trans woman who was allegedly assaulted in a recent hate crime.

Trans Vacationer Files Complaint Against Royal Caribbean

NATIONAL | By Heather Cassell | Dec 5
It was the most recent homophobic incident aboard Royal Caribbean. It follows on the heels of a gay man going overboard during one of the company's cruises allegedly after his husband and he were the recipients of anti-gay epithets.

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.

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