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(CBS SF)

Transgender People Facing Hurdles When ID’s Don’t Match Identities

Inaccurate or mismatched ID’s are “an enormous issue for transgender people,” according to Sasha Buchert of the Transgender Law Center.

15 hours ago

Drag queens Sister Roma (left) and Heklina (2nd from left) listen as San Francisco Supervisor David Campos (R) speaks during a press conference at City Hall, September 17, 2014. (CBS)

Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens For ‘Real Name’ Policy

Facebook is apparently changing its tune on a policy requiring users to register by their “real name,” and could apologize to members drag queens and others offended by the new regulations as early as Wednesday.

17 hours ago

(L-R) Gaby Hoffmann as Ali Pfefferman & Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman in  "Transparent" (credit: Amazon Studios)

‘Transparent': A New Dramedy Where Dad Becomes Mom

“I’m overwhelmed,” says Tambor, “but I’m having the time of my life. I find Maura oddly accessible.”

19 hours ago

Amber Tamblyn as Jenny and Aly Michalka as Brooke in "Two and Half Men" (credit: Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment/CBS)

LGBT Depictions Increase On Television

With the edge going to cable & Internet, TV has increased its depiction of LGBT characters…

22 hours ago

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University Of California Adding Gender-Neutral Restrooms To Become More LGBT-Inclusive

Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, UC President Janet Napolitano directed the system’s 10 campuses to create more gender-neutral restrooms.

09/30/2014

(CBS)

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Allowing Transgender Status On Death Certificates

Transgender people have the right to have their gender identity properly recognized on death certificates under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

09/26/2014

Facebook

Facebook Cracking Down On Fake Names On User Profiles

Facebook is cracking down on people using fake names in their profiles, and that’s not sitting well with some of San Francisco’s drag queens and transgender performers.

09/11/2014

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All-Female Mills College In Oakland Adopts New Policy To Admit Transgender Students

Transgender students that identify as female can now be considered for enrollment at Mills College, an all-female school in Oakland.

08/21/2014

(CBS SF)

Calif. Congresswoman Jackie Speier Blasts Science Magazine For ‘Lurid, Sexualized’ Cover Of Transgender Women

Science Magazine is at the helm of a social and political firestorm this month following a cover image used for the July 11 issue which depicts two transgender sex workers with their heads cropped out.

07/28/2014

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Gay, Transgender Workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”

07/21/2014

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