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This week in LGBTQ history: Celebrating and honoring Christine Jorgensen

American transwoman was a pioneer in gender reassignment surgery and a fierce advocate for trans people's rights.

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Activists begin hunger strike, call for halt to detention of transgender immigrants

A group of activists is on hunger strike, calling for an end to all ICE detention on behalf of transgender undocumented immigrants.

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Trans equality at a turning point: Obama Administration takes on North Carolina

The transgender movement enters a new phase with the announcement of a federal civil rights lawsuit against North Carolina over HB2 - the "bathroom bill."

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Anti-transgender violence crisis: Murders on the rise

Although this year has garnered an increase in transgender visibility, murders and violence against transgender people are on the rise.

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Report: Transgendered blacks highly victimized

Because of the effects of racism, being black in America has never been easy. And if you're transgendered, you are also likely to have been discriminated against. But if you're black and transgendered, the chances increase exponentially, a new survey found.

Female student wins right to wear tuxedo to prom

18-year-old Belinda Sanchez was shocked when her principal told her she couldn't wear a tuxedo to prom.

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Amanda Simpson: trailblazer for equality

Many believe that Amanda Simpson, 48, one of the first openly transgender appointees to the federal government is simply a sign of the times.