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Transgender Teacher Who Fought School Boards Dies

NATIONAL | By Wayne Parry | Sep 30
The teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement has died. Lily McBeth was 80.

Laverne Cox Hopes to Inspire With Life Story

NATIONAL | By Mesfin Fekadu | Aug 22
Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.

Kim Watson wins Christine Jorgensen Trailblazer Award

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 14
The Bronx LGBTQ Center has announced that they will present their Christine Jorgensen Trailblazer Award to transgender activist and mother Kim Watson.

Police Investigate Mysterious Death of Calif. Trans Activist

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 17
Authorities are investigating the death of a transgender activist, whose body was found behind a Dairy Queen on June 12 in Anaheim, Calif.

Trans Reservist Becomes Public Advocate

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 15
Sage Fox’s military career began in 1993. For most of her military career Fox had served as a man. Yet during her deployment in the Middle East, Fox decided to transition to a woman.

Trans Men Contemplate Manhood in New Book

BOOKS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 14
The question of what does it mean to be a man is at the heart of a new book featuring essays from a diverse group of men who have transitioned from female to male.

GLSEN Honors Trans Advocate Janet Mock

SPECIAL EVENTS | By Winnie McCroy | May 20
On May 19 at New York City’s Gotham Hall, GLSEN, honored New York Times bestselling author Janet Mock, AT&T and the 2014 Educator of the Year and Gay-Straight Alliance of the Year.

Transgender Women Reflect on A Lifetime of Change

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 27
In June longtime transgender activist Felicia Elizondo will celebrate turning 68. Yet she still finds it hard to believe she has reached her senior years.

Jared Leto: ’My Oscar is a Filthy Mess’

NATIONAL | By Ryan Pearson | Apr 25
Jared Leto says that while his Oscar has led to new opportunities in Hollywood, he isn’t overly concerned with the trophy itself.

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