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Indian transgender couple announce plan to marry, adopt

Mumbai - An Indian couple who fell in love after meeting at a gender-reassignment clinic in Mumbai announced Tuesday they were engaged and planning a traditional wedding.

Transgender 'bathroom bill' collapses in Texas

Chicago - Rights activists celebrated Wednesday the collapse of legislation to restrict transgender people's use of bathrooms in Texas, but proponents on both sides of the bitter divide warned the battle was far from over.

Transgender US military ban not a done deal, Mattis hints

Washington - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis suggested Monday that a ban announced by President Donald Trump on transgender people serving in the US military may not be a done deal.

What next after Trump's military transgender ban?

Washington - President Donald Trump's announcement that transgender troops are no longer welcome in the US military caught the Pentagon off guard, leaving officials scrambling for a coherent response.

Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military

Washington - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, upending a key policy from Barack Obama's administration and drawing swift condemnation.

Trump says transgender people barred from US military

Washington - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, citing the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" their presence would cause.

Trump administration stalls on transgenders in military

Washington - The Trump administration has delayed a plan to accept transgender recruits into the military, putting on hold a divisive integration effort that could reverberate in other aspects of American public life.

Pakistan issues first transgender passport

Peshawar - Pakistan has issued its first third-gender passport to a transgender activist, who hailed the move as a step forward for the marginalised community in the deeply conservative South Asian country.

Malaysian health officials to amend gay 'prevention' contest: activists

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest offering $1,000 cash prizes to explain how to "prevent" homosexuality have agreed to remove offending wording after widespread opposition, a LGBT activist said Friday.

Malaysian health officials to amend gay 'prevention' contest: activists

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest offering $1,000 cash prizes to explain how to "prevent" homosexuality have agreed to remove offending wording after widespread opposition, a LGBT activist said Friday.

Malaysian health officials to amend gay 'prevention' contest: activists

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest offering $1,000 cash prizes to explain how to "prevent" homosexuality have agreed to remove offending wording after widespread opposition, a LGBT activist said Friday.

Viral torture video of murdered transgender woman shocks Brazil

Fortaleza - Smartphone video footage of a transgender woman being brutally assaulted before being carted off in a wheelbarrow and murdered has shocked Brazilians and drawn international attention to the dangers faced by trans people even in more permissive societies.

Conservative Serbia becomes unlikely sex change centre

Belgrade - In a country where Gay Pride parades require massive security and almost half the citizens think homosexuality is a disease, Serbia is drawing patients from around the world seeking sex change operations to become men.

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike, to begin gender surgery

Washington - Imprisoned transgender soldier Chelsea Manning has ended a hunger strike after five days when the US Army agreed to provide surgery to treat her gender dysphoria, her representatives said.

Transgender youth show higher rates of suicide and self-harm

Young people who are defined or self-defined as transgender have greater rates of self-harm and a greater risk of suicide according to a new study.

Trans retired U.S. colonel 'elated' over Pentagon ban lift

Madison - Sheri Swokowski can pinpoint the exact moment when history started to change. It was a 2014 event for transgender rights in Washington. Her date was a colleague from the Pentagon.

U.S. military lifts ban on transgender personnel

Washington - Transgender personnel will no longer be barred from serving openly in the US military, the Pentagon announced Thursday -- a major milestone that immediately drew fire from Republican lawmakers.

U.S. military to lift transgender ban: Media

Washington - The Pentagon is set to lift its ban on transgender troops within the coming weeks, US media reported Friday.

The new PayPal: No longer going it alone Special

Brooklyn - PayPal is well-known for processing payments — $600 million daily — but it has much loftier goals, according to its president and CEO Dan Schulman: it intends to become a multi-service, global financial behemoth.

Personal suffering fuels Malaysia trans advocate's fight

Kuala Lumpur - Nisha Ayub has endured virtually everything thrown at Muslim-majority Malaysia's repressed transgender community: contempt, violence, arrest and sexual assault in a prison where she was sent to become a "real man".

Review: ‘The Danish Girl’ is a striking biopic about the relevant past Special

‘The Danish Girl’ features yet another outstanding turn by Eddie Redmayne as he portrays a transgender pioneer of the 19th century with the support of the equally wonderful Alicia Vikander.

Transgender Miss Spain hopeful aims for beauty pageant history

A transgender entrant in the Miss World Spain contest is hoping to change beauty pageant history should she take home the top prize on Sunday.

Transcending boundaries of sex and (maybe) mortality Special

Washington - Martine Rothblatt is the best-paid female CEO in the United States, unless you take into account that she was born a he. Rothblatt isn't only transgender, she's also a transhumanist who believes that immortality is possible — at least in digital form.

U.S. elementary school does away with gendered bathrooms

Los Angeles - A California elementary school has become one of the first in the country to phase out gendered bathrooms, a move in line with a national trend to recognize the needs of transgender people.

Op-Ed: Metal Gear Solid and the progression of LGBT in pop-culture

When it comes to the depiction of LGBT in video games, Metal Gear Solid has been the leader. The series has featured a variety of characters that have broken the stereotype to drive one of gaming's most memorable stories.

Review: ‘Tangerine’ is about more than a commonplace camera Special

Sundance hit ‘Tangerine’ earns praise not only for being shot on an iPhone, but also its unabashed portrayal of transgender sex workers in Los Angeles.

Report: U.S. could lift ban on transgender soldiers in military

Washington - There could be as many as 15,000 transgender men and women in the U.S. military, although the exact number is understandably not known.

Rio to allow transgender inmates to choose male or female prison

Rio De Janeiro - Transgender inmates jailed in Rio de Janeiro's penitentiaries will be able to choose incarceration in prisons for men or women, a first for Brazil.The new rules were approved Friday by the state of Rio de Janeiro's department of prisons.

Norway to ease rules on gender change recognition

Oslo - Norway will introduce a new law governing sex changes, the government said Friday after an expert group recommended an end to what critics call "medieval" treatment of transgender people.

Anti-gay law prompts Angie's List to halt $40 million expansion

Indianapolis - Citing a controversial law recently signed into legislation, Angie's List announced on Saturday that it has suspended the planned expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters.
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Donnie Collins, who was born a female, prepares to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
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Ángela Ponce is hoping to become the first transgender Miss World Spain on Sunday in Malaga.
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Map of the progress of gay marriage in the United States
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OCCUPY: Demonstrators rally in support of jailed transgender whistleblower PFC Bradley Manning in Berkeley in 2012.
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