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Trump revokes federal protection for transgender students

Washington - Ignoring alarming rates of bigotry and violence against transgender youth, the Trump administration on Wednesday revoked an Obama era policy protecting the civil right of transgender public school students to use restrooms matching their gender identity.

California funds convicted killer's gender reassignment surgery

San Francisco - A convicted murderer serving a life sentence in a California prison became the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex reassignment surgery (SRS).

Largest U.S. Jewish sect embraces transgender inclusion

Orlando - The Union for Reform Judaism, the largest Jewish denomination in the United States, approved a groundbreaking pro-transgender resolution on Thursday, vaulting the sect into the lead among Abrahamic faiths in embracing transgender people and their rights.

Houston voters reject LGBT equal rights ordinance

Houston - Voters in America's fourth-largest city rejected a ballot measure that would have outlawed discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and others in city contracting, business services, housing and employment.

Female genital mutilation a Western problem too Special

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) might not form part of the cultural spectrum of Europe or North America; it doesn't mean the phenomenon doesn't exist there. Both continents are home to hundreds of thousands of victims and potential victims.

Fox News airs false transphobic report

Fox News has been promoting a false story claiming a transgender student at a Colorado high school has been harassing female students in the girls' restroom, republishing word-for-word a bogus report from an anti-gay Christian 'news' site.

Fox News host: California transgender rights law 'very scary'

Fox News hosts and pundits, including best-selling author Michelle Malkin, expressed their fear and confusion over California's landmark transgender student rights law.

Canada's Parliament approves transgender bill of rights

Ottawa - Canada`s parliament has approved a trans-gender bill of rights with a vote of 149-137, with the support of 18 conservatives, including four cabinet ministers. Prime Minister Harper and most of his backbenchers opposed the bill.

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Union for Reform Judaism  the largest US Jewish sect  has passed a landmark resolution in favor of t...
Union for Reform Judaism, the largest US Jewish sect, has passed a landmark resolution in favor of transgender inclusion and rights.
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The shape of things to come? Gender-neutral restrooms at the University of California  Irvine.
The shape of things to come? Gender-neutral restrooms at the University of California, Irvine.
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