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California Bill Incentivizes Companies to Offer Trans Benefits

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 7
Companies that seek state contracts in California would be unable to do so if they do not offer their transgender employees the same benefits other employees receive under legislation pending in the Statehouse.

Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor's Gay Rights Ordinance

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 30
A group of pastors and congregants seeking a repeal for Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance have taken their case to the highest court in Texas.

Five Things to Know About Transgender People

NATIONAL | By Lisa Leff | Jun 22
President Barack Obama has quietly done more to advance rights for transgender people than any other president, but they remain among the nation’s most misunderstood minorities. Here are five things to know about transgender America.

New York Sued Over Transgender Medicaid Coverage

NATIONAL | By Larry Neumeister | Jun 20
A lawsuit filed Thursday against New York state seeks Medicaid coverage for transgender people seeking what they consider to be life-saving health treatments, including gender change procedures.

Nevada GOP Picks First Trans Republican Candidate in U.S. History

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 13
The Nevada State Republican party has made history by tapping military veteran and transgender woman Lauren Scott to run against a Democract in Nevada Assembly District 30.

MD Gains Trans Protections; Foes Vow Ballot Repeal Attempt

NATIONAL | By John Riley | May 22
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) on Thursday, May 15 signed into law a bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. But opponents are mounting an effort to collect petition signatures in the hope of overturning the law.

Maryland Coalition Launches Trans-Rights ’’Stand for Fairness’’ Campaign

POLITICS | By John Riley | Apr 27
The Maryland Coalition for Transgender Equality (MCTE) has launched a campaign to educate the public about a transgender-rights bill.

San Francisco Set to Name Street After Trans Icon

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 23
San Francisco is set to name a street after a transgender icon, marking the first time the city has awarded such an honor to a member of the transgender community.

Maryland Gender-Identity Bill Enters Round 8

POLITICS | By John Riley | Feb 7
LGBT-rights advocates testified Tuesday before the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in favor of a bill that would prohibit discrimination against people based on their gender identity.

Trans Woman Janet Mock Redefines Realness in New Book

BOOKS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 5
EDGE speaks with trans woman Janet Mock about her new memoir "Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More," with readings and book signings in select markets.

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