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Transgender Officer Fired in Connecticut

WORKPLACE | By Dave Collins | Jun 30
A Connecticut city has fired a transgender police officer after its own investigation rejected her discrimination claims.

The Women of GLAAD

By Lindsay King- Miller | Feb 13
With a new woman at the helm and plenty in the ranks, GLAAD shows how they work to improve media representation and increase visibility of LGBT individuals and communities.

BET Busted for Banning B. Scott on Basis of Gender Identity

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 10
BET is putting the brakes on gender non-conforming host B. Scott for "looking like a woman" on air.

Apple Exec Comes Out in Support of ENDA

CORPORATE | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 4
As the Senate is scheduled on Monday to vote on the Employee Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is voicing his opinion and is urging the government pass the bill.

Pentagon Acknowledges GLBs in Uniform for Pride -- But Not Trans Servicemembers

PRIDE | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
A May 31 Pentagon memo acknowledges the contributions of GLBs in uniform, but drops the T; transgender servicemembers are still liable to be dismissed from the military. A new memoir from a trans SEAL might usher in a change, some news sources speculate.

The Push for ENDA Continues

WORKPLACE | By Antoinette Weil | May 23
Though gay activists have seen incredible strides regarding LGBT rights over the past few years, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has yet to be signed into law, despite it being introduced in almost every Congress since 1994.

Transgender Pilot Wins Battle Against FAA

LOCAL | By Catherine Pickavet | Aug 29
In a matter of weeks, Bay Area transgender pilot Tamsyn Waterhouse could once again be fully licensed to fly planes, because she challenged the Federal Aviation Administration and won.

Wal-Mart Extends Anti-Discrimination Policy to Trans Employees

CORPORATE | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 29
Retail giant Wal-Mart has extended its non-discrimination policy to trans employees, drawing praise from GLBT equality advocates. Wal-Mart’s policies already covered gay and lesbian employees.

Fired Trans Teacher Tackles School System, Refuses to Settle

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 12
A Canadian transgender teacher who lost his job at a Catholic school has refused a monetary settlement, vowing to press forward with a human rights case.

Transman Brings Suit Against NJ Employer In Wake of Firing

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 11
The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) has sued a New Jersey-based company, claiming that the employer summarily fired a trans employee in violation of state law.

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