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The transgender community: Legally invisible no more?

4/17/2014 9:39:17 AM

(CNN) -- Simran Mahant's excitement is palpable ahead of heading to the nearby polling booth in a small village in northern India. This is the first time that the 23-year-old transgender dancer will vote in the country's parliamentary election. With an

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My Transgender Journey: An unexpected public service from brave TV3

4/17/2014 6:52:01 AM



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Editorial: Connecticut wrong to imprison transgender teen

4/17/2014 5:22:56 AM

The ongoing mistreatment of a 16-year-old transgender girl in state custody is raising serious questions about civil rights, human rights and Connecticut's approach to troubled children. “Jane Doe” has spent more than a week at the York Correctional

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How Phoenix Convicted A Transgender Woman For Walking Down The Street

4/16/2014 9:12:43 PM

A transgender woman of color named Monica Jones was convicted last week for walking down the street. The charge? “Manifestation of prostitution.” But Jones isn't a sex worker. She just happens to live in Phoenix, Arizona, where a new tactic to reduce

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Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights

4/16/2014 9:03:11 PM

A groundbreaking survey reports that nearly 2 out of 3 transgender people say they've been victims of physical assault. Most of those crimes are never reported to police. This year, the Justice Department wants to change that by training law

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Couple Plans Own Prom After School Bars Transgender Boyfriend From Attending

4/16/2014 6:47:04 PM

Christian High School Bans Student's Transgender Boyfriend From Senior Prom

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Monica Jones, Transgender Woman, Convicted Of 'Manifesting Prostitution'

4/16/2014 3:17:21 PM



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Landmark Ruling for Transgender Indians

4/16/2014 1:58:56 PM

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday officially recognized a third gender category in a landmark verdict that for the first time affords transgender Indians legal status and protection under the law. Transgender people will now have the option to identify

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India recognizes transgender as third gender

4/16/2014 1:46:38 AM



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In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

4/15/2014 10:31:47 PM

The decision by the two-judge bench applies to what in India are traditionally known by the Hindi word hijras. The term is loosely used to include eunuchs and transvestites. The court stated, "transgender is generally described as an umbrella term for

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