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Equitas Health awarded CDC grant to expand health services for transgender and gender non-conforming youth

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Equitas Health is among seven community-based organizations in the U.S. awarded funding by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to implement comprehensive HIV prevention programs focused on young transgender and gender non-confirming people of color. Equitas Health’s grant award totaled $1.9 million over five years to launch this program. These new HIV […]

Report: Nearly all 50 states are failing transgender, gender-expansive and gender-nonconforming youth

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NEW YORK – A new report published today, Safe Havens:  Closing the Gap Between Recommend Practice and Reality for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth in Out-of-Home Care, offers the first comprehensive analysis of the troubling lack of explicit laws and policies in most states to protect transgender, gender expansive and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth in the child […]

Mark Green uses Bible verse to call transgender people ‘Evil’

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NEW YORK – Tennessee State Sen. and Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green has once said transgender Americans have a “disease.” But now, GLAAD has exposed audio of Mark Green using a Bible verse as a source to call transgender people an “evil” that must be “crushed.” “The Trump Administration must have been desperate to fill […]

Mentoring/role modeling main theme at this year’s San Diego Transgender Empowerment event

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San Diego’s 14th annual Transgender Day of Empowerment ceremony was held Friday April 14 at Hillcrest’s LGBT Center. An estimated 200 + audience heard local professionals, community organizers, and youth leaders bring home again and again the message “We are here to help make it easier for you”. Scholarships were awarded to give transyouth the […]

Transgender Texan students under attack: Texas youth speak out (VIDEO)

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NEW YORK – As anti-LGBTQ politicians in Texas continue to introduce and vote on anti-LGBTQ measures like Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 2899 – which both target and discriminate transgender Texans, Teen Vogue premiered a new video by GLAAD called “Transgender Texans Under Attack: Students Speak Out,” featuring Texas college students who are seeing […]

Case targeting rights of Minnesota transgender teen dropped

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — An organization that filed a federal lawsuit last year to bar transgender students from using locker rooms consistent with their gender identity today announced that they have voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Minnesota had intervened in the case on behalf of a transgender […]

ACLU files suit in Wisconsin over denial of insurance coverage for transgender state employees

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MILWAUKEE — The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Wisconsin, and volunteer attorneys from the law firm Hawks Quindel have sued Wisconsin’s state university system and insurance board over their refusal to provide gender-affirming health insurance coverage to state employees who are transgender. The federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of Alina Boyden, a graduate student […]

ACLU takes legal action to defend rights of transgender students in Pennsylvania

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a legal motion today to defend the Boyertown Area School District’s practice of allowing students to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity. The motion to intervene in the case was submitted in a federal lawsuit that is seeking to […]

Texas Senate advances anti-transgender SB 6

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AUSTIN, Texas — Today, the Texas Senate advanced SB 6 — titled the “Privacy Protection Act” — a bill expressly intended to discriminate against and block facility access for transgender Texans. The full Senate voted to advance the legislation by a vote of 21-10. The bill would overturn non-discrimination ordinances currently providing critical protections in […]

Transgender people get to own the truth of who’s transphobic

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On a certain level I don’t understand hate. I can’t maintain it against individuals as it takes too much energy; I can’t hold it against classes of people because I’m aware, as a member of a minority community, of unintentional (or sometimes willful) ignorance that bigotry arises from. It takes a certain amount of self-awareness […]

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