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I Am Jazz :: New Docu-Series Features Inspiring Trans Teen's Life

TELEVISION | By Christiana Lilly | Aug 2
At 14, Jazz Jennings is not just a transgender girl, but she's also one of the youngest transgender activists you'll find. Now, she and her family are starring in the TLC docu-series, "I Am Jazz."

Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn's Death Stirs Action in the U.S. and Beyond

NATIONAL | By Dan Sewell | Jan 26
Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer rumbling down a highway. In the final message attributed to her, she pleaded: "My death needs to mean something. ... Fix society. Please."

MTV to Air Documentary About Transgender Youths

Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders.

Transgender Teenager in Confinement Case Escapes

A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.

Transgender Girl Crowned Homecoming Princess

A transgender girl was crowned homecoming princess at a Colorado Springs high school.

Trans Teen Commits Suicide, Says He's 'Prisoner Of My Own Body'

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 22
On Monday, August 18, a transgender teen from the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area committed suicide by stepping in front of a fast-moving train.

Officials: Transgender Girl Moved to Male Facility

A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault.

R. Kelly Talks About Transgender Son for First Time

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 25
R&B icon R. Kelly, for the first time, spoke out about his transgender child Monday -- weeks after gossip websites insensitively reported on her coming out.

Canadian Trans Boy Given New Birth Certificate

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 17
After a groundbreaking ruling, a 12-year-old boy from Alberta, Canada, received a new birth certificate Sunday that identifies him as male.

Treatment Center Accepts Jailed Transgender Teen

NATIONAL | By Dave Collins | Jun 6
A 16-year-old transgender girl detained without criminal charges at an adult women’s prison in Connecticut for the past two months has been accepted into a private treatment center for youths in Massachusetts.

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