National, International News
fosters.com - By Caitlin Andrews
Rochester - Local resident Elena Long remembers growing up in Cressona, Pennsylvania, a town she said boasted of barely a thousand people. Despite the difference in size, she says the Seacoast is lacking resources for people who are transgender.
Periodically, URNA will post articles that highlight the struggles and successes of women from around the world. These articles will carry the original logo "Sister Peace Love". This logo was co-developed by myself and several on line sisters. The foreground is 7 yellow roses with "sister peace love" in 7 languages in the background. It is our belief that 7 people dedicated to a common cause can make real change.
The catalyst for developing this logo was the plight of women in many countries, a desire to highlight their struggles and our sisterhood with them.
cincinnati.com - Anne Saker
When it's finished, TransFigure8 will be an interactive application. A person can open the app and talk with a transgender person, who is realistically rendered in animation and responds to questions, much like the iPhone's Siri.
maltatoday.com.mt - Teodor Reljic
A new NGO has been set up to reach out, inform and empower gender diverse communities in Malta and to explore and question established categories of gender and sexuality.
mirror.co.uk - By Sam Webb
A transsexual prompted a blazing row involving White Dee and her manager after he refused to let her audition for a new all girl supergroup as she "had a c**k."
Model Tiffany-Rose Davies, who has been living as a woman since the age of 17, sai... [more]
Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof (Feb 21, 2015)
americanprogress.org - By Hannah Hussey
The number of unaccompanied homeless youth in the United States is alarming, with some experts comparing it to an epidemic. Studies indicate that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, youth comprise a disproportionate percentage of t... [more]
wsoctv.com - By Allison Latos
Charlotte, N.C. - A top manager at the Charlotte Fire Department is facing criticism over a post he is accused of making on his personal Facebook page.
In December, Eyewitness News reported the city fired another fire department employee b... [more]
lgbtqnation.com - Staff Reports
Austell, Ga. - Another transgender teen has taken his own life, leaving behind a suicide note describing sexual trauma and alleged bullying by family members.
Zander Mahaffey, 15, of Austell, Ga., died Sunday, leaving behind a suicide not... [more]
Pope Francis compares transgender people to nuclear weapons (Feb 20, 2015)
examiner.com - Bob Knudsen - News Examiner
Pope Francis has gained a lot of attention during his tenure as the top Catholic for his somewhat progressive views on homosexuality and the like. But his latest comments on transgender members of society have some questioning where he truly ... [more]
theguardian.com - Amanda Holpuch
A Native American activist plans to lead a class action lawsuit against Facebook over its "real name" policy, which has drawn the ire of drag queens, domestic abuse survivors and political activists across the globe.
Vigil Held Amid Homicide Investigation Of Transgender Woman (Feb 19, 2015)
miami.cbslocal.com - Travell Eiland
Miami (CBSMiami) - The death of a 46-year-old transgender woman at her home in Southwest Miami-Dade is being investigated as a homicide, according to Miami-Dade Police sources.
windycitymediagroup.com - by Gretchen Rachel Hammond
When the Supreme Court of the United States rules on the issue of same-sex marriage later this year, many of the advocacy organizations and groups nationwide that have fought for a resolution to the issue are hopeful that LGBTQ equa... [more]
thinkprogress.org - By Zack Ford
The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has ruled against Naz Fitness Group in Framingham for firing Jackie Ravesi, a transgender woman, five years ago. The company has been ordered to pay $154,850 in back pay losses in addition to $25,000 ... [more]
Transgender Thai actress called "too pretty" and "wonderful;" maybe world not so bad after all (Feb 14, 2015)
en.rocketnews24.com - Scott Wilson
It's really nice that we live in a world where a transgender woman uploading pictures of herself onto social media results in comments like "oh my god you're so pretty!" and "I love your dress!" instead of slurs and hate.
Army to allow hormone therapy for jailed solider (Feb 13, 2015)
triblive.com - By USA Today
Washington - Chelsea Manning, the convicted national security secrets leaker, has been approved for hormone therapy for transition to a woman at the Army's Fort Leavenworth prison, according to a memo obtained Thursday by USA Today.
theargus.co.uk - by Flora Thompson
A transgender detainee was called "the thing" and "it" by a custody officer while waiting to appear in court.
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons was "disturbed" to learn of the incident, a report published today said.
Transgender Nightclub Divas On The Market (Feb 10, 2015)
hoodline.com - by Steven Bracco
Divas Nightclub and Bar, San Francisco's premier transgender nightclub, is for sale. Located in the Polk Gulch neighborhood, Divas has been entertaining customers at its location at 1081 Post St. since 1998.
Tyler (KYTX) - A Texas College football player is in jail, accused of murdering transgender woman Ty Underwood last month. Investigators say Carlton Champion Jr. and Underwood were dating.
Transgender bemoans club ban (Feb 9, 2015)
A well-known transgender-female model complained to the National Human Rights Commission Monday that she was denied entry to a popular club at Royal City Avenue, one of Bangkok's top night-entertainment. venues, due to her sexual identity.
sdgln.com - SDGLN Staff
San Diego, California -- Applications for the Tracie Jada O'Brien Transgender Scholarship are now open for the 2015 cycle.
Students who identify as trans* or are in the process of transitioning their gender and will be starting or continuing thei... [more]