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Hagel's Departure Nears; No Review Ordered of Military's Transgender Ban

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Feb 1
The latest comments from outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the military's ban on transgender service have spurred renewed calls for Hagel to act on a review of the ban before leaving office.

"Glee" Character Comes Out as a Trans Man

TELEVISION | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 23
In the sixth and final season of "Glee," the show once again dealt with transgender issues, as football coach Shannon Beiste, played by out actor Dot-Marie Jones, came out as a transgender man.

Are Transgender Veterans at Greater Risk of Suicide?

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Jan 22
Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who have received a diagnosis consistent with transgender status are more likely to have serious suicidal thoughts and plans to attempt suicide.

Mass. Says No To DOC Reassignment Surgery for Transwoman

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 23
The First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must provide Michelle Kosilek, an incarcerated transgender woman, medically-necessary gender reassignment surgery.

Fort Lauderdale Rolls Out Red Carpet for Transgender Travelers

By Kelsy Chauvin | Dec 19
The first city to make a splash in the transgender tourism market may surprise you-and Fort Lauderdale wouldn't have it any other way.

Air Force Secretary Expects Review of Military's Transgender Ban

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Dec 14
The military's longstanding ban on open transgender service is likely to face review within the next year, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said in an interview with USA Today published Wednesday.

VA School Board Votes Against Trans Student

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Dec 13
The Gloucester County (Va.) School Board voted 6-1 on Tuesday to approve a motion that limits transgender students to using the bathroom assigned to their biological sex, or single-stall restrooms or some other type of "alternative private facility."

Transgender Vacations Launches Group Travel Company

By Jill Gleeson | Dec 12
Stephanie Land, founder of Transgender Vacations, offers group travel specifically geared toward the transgender community.

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.

New Grant Will Help Study HIV in the Trans Community

AIDS | By Christiana Lilly | Dec 6
A San Francisco agency was recently awarded a grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation to study HIV/AIDS in the transgender population.

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