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Commission Finds ‘No Compelling Medical Reason’ To Exclude Transgender Americans From Military

An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.

03/13/2014

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NorCal Transgender Athlete Sues CrossFit After Being Blocked From Competing

The lawsuit brought Thursday by Chloie Jonsson, 34, accuses CrossFit Inc. of violating her rights under a California law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity

03/07/2014

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Hercules Transgender Teen Admits Making Up Story Of School Bathroom Assault

A transgender student at Hercules High School who reported being sexually assaulted in a school bathroom has admitted to making the story up, according to police.

03/04/2014

Authorities said a transgender teen was sexually assaulted inside this restroom at Hercules Middle-High School on the morning of March 3, 2014. (CBS)

Suspects In Hercules High Transgender Attack May Not Have Been Students At School

Investigators looking into the sexual assault of a transgender student at a school in Hercules say the suspects may not even have been students at the school.

03/04/2014

Authorities said a transgender teen was sexually assaulted inside this restroom at Hercules Middle-High School on the morning of March 3, 2014. (CBS)

Transgender Hercules High Student Reports Being Sexually Assaulted In Restroom

Authorities in Hercules are investigating the sexual assault of a transgender student in a restroom at Hercules Middle-High School on Monday.

03/03/2014

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Measure To Overturn California Transgender Students’ Rights Won’t Be On Ballot

The secretary of state announced Monday that backers of the proposed measure to put a referendum on November’s ballot to overturn a law allowing transgender students a choice on which restrooms and locker rooms to use, didn’t gain enough signatures.

02/24/2014

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Clinton Calls Lesbian, Gay, Transgender Issues ‘The Last Unfinished Business’

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said Sunday that the gay-rights cause made “incredible progress” on political and legal fronts in 2013, but progress should not be mistaken for success.

02/17/2014

Example of "Custom Gender" that can be entered on Facebook Profiles.  Users can select from dozens of pre-entered descriptions, and also indicate by which type of pronoun they would prefer being referred to by. (Facebook Profile Settings)

Complete List of Facebook Profile Gender Options

After Facebook announced users can use dozens of terms to describe their gender in their profile, our web producers tried every profile gender option to compile a complete list of the options available, including “two spirit,” “pangender,” and “intersex.”

02/13/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Intersex, Gender Fluid, Transsexual All Facebook Profile Alternatives To Male, Female

You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.

02/13/2014

Jewlyes Gutierrez was charged with battery after fighting back against alleged bullies. (CBS)

Hercules Transgender Teen May Get Charges Dropped After Fight

A transgender teen is expected to avoid a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a bullying incident on an East Bay high school campus.

02/08/2014

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