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Military Leaders Express Concerns Over Lifting Ban On Transgender People Serving In Armed Forces

U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s suggestion that he is open to the idea, officials say.

03/25/2015

“I look at myself in the mirror and I go, ‘I see a female body,’ ” said high school teacher Amanda Swager. (CBS LA)

SoCal Teacher Surprises Students With New Female Identity

Students at Chino High School returned to school this week to find that their chemistry teacher looked very different and had a new name: Amanda Swager.

03/23/2015

Pink Saturday 2014. (Screenshot from video by Billy Green)

2015 Pink Saturday Is Rescued By SF LGBT Center, After Being Threatened With Cancellation

The status of the event during Pride weekend was in question after the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence said they were stepping away.

03/19/2015

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‘You’re not my sister Maya, you’re Myron my brother’ CBS Daytime’s B&B Reveals Transgender Character

For two years on Bold and the Beautiful, character Maya Avant has been carrying a secret. She is transgender.

03/19/2015

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SF’s Largest Evangelical Church No Longer Requires LGBT Members To Practice Celibacy

Lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people who have flocked to City Church of San Francisco are no longer required to practice life-long celibacy in order to become members.

03/18/2015

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Gym Boots Mother For Complaining About Transgender Woman In Locker Room

A national gym chain that prides itself on a “no-judgement” policy revoked a Michigan woman’s membership after she complained about a transgender woman in the gym locker room.

03/10/2015

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New Defense Secretary Wants To Let Transgender Americans Serve In US Military

President Obama is supporting a push by newly appointed Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military.

02/23/2015

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Pope Francis Compares Transgender People To Nuclear Weapons In New Book

Pope Francis is making waves in the LGBT community again with his most recent comments comparing transgender people to nuclear weapons, saying both do not “recognize the order of creation.”

02/20/2015

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Rep. Mike Honda Tweets He’s The ‘Proud Grandpa Of A Transgender Grandchild’

Democratic congressman Mike Honda said on his Twitter account he has a transgender grandchild, an announcement that comes amid a national conversation about people who struggle with gender identity.

02/19/2015

Transgender community die in at a rally at San Francisco City Hall, February 10, 2015. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

Murders Of Transgender Women Prompt Rally, ‘Die-In’ At San Francisco City Hall

Members of San Francisco’s transgender community along with their supporters and advocates staged a symbolic die-in in front of City Hall Tuesday afternoon as part of an event called Trans Liberation Tuesday.

02/10/2015

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