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Woman wins appeal after being arrested for “walking while trans”

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An Arizona court has sided with a transgender woman who was convicted of prostitution simply for walking down the street.

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All #BlackLivesMatter: The Death of Lamia Beard

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There are not many details known about Lamia Beard’s death. What is known, is that Beard is the latest transgender woman of color to fall victim to violence.

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President Obama’s State of the Union speech first to say transgender, but so what?

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Last night’s address was the first State of the Union speech to directly reference lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. President Obama has previously referenced transgender individuals in a speeches, making him the first president to do so. While the recognition is important, some trans activists wonder, “Where are the works that are going to dismantle […]

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Laverne Cox named Glamour ‘Woman of the Year’

LaVerne Cox is on a roll this year! She’s already made history by becoming the very first transgender woman to appear on the cover of TIME. Not to mention that time when she became the first transgender woman to be nominated for an Emmy.  Now, the actress and activist has been named one of Glamour’s ‘Women of […]

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Transgender activist CeCe McDonald to speak at the University of Chicago this month

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Transgender activist CeCe McDonald will address racism, transphobia and incarceration faced by transgender women of color during a keynote speech at the University of Chicago on Wednesday Oct. 15. The program is hosted by the Office of LGBTQ Student Life and the Institute of Politics. It is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, […]

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Report: Voter ID laws may negatively impact trangender Americans

Courtrooms around the country are battling over whether or not states can impose voter ID laws, but they have focused primarily on issues of access when opposing the legislation. But a new study shows that voter ID laws can negatively impact a portion of the population that is often overlooked. America’s transgender community. 

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Video: ‘Free Cece’ documentary calls attention to plight of trans, black people

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Orange is the New Black star LaVerne Cox may be famous for her roles on the big screen, but the trans activist is also taking an active role in standing up for the rights of black people. Cox was so moved by the story of Cece McDonald, a transgender woman who was sentenced to time behind […]

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Transgender woman wins right to be herself

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The following feature originally appears on the Windy City Times. It was written by Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer. By: Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer According to the most recent numbers, one in six transgender individuals report having been imprisoned at some point in their lives. The history of horrific abuses they often suffered in jail have been well-documented—trans* women housed […]

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Transgender teen stabbed on D.C. metro train

  A 15-year-old transgender teen was stabbed in the back by an attacker while riding a Green Line Metrorail in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The victim, a D.C. resident, was being treated at a hospital for a non-life threatening puncture wound. 

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Transgender woman identified as sibling of NBA star Reggie Bullock

  A slain transgender woman from Baltimore has been identified as the sibling of Los Angeles Clippers player Reggie Bullock. Mia Henderson, 26, was found dead in Baltimore on the morning of July 16. Bullock confirmed that Henderson was his sibling.

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