National, International News
miamiherald.com - By David Ovalle
Nearly a decade ago, Harold Seymore was charged with sexually assaulting a female tourist on South Beach. Last week, Seymore was finally convicted of the crime - but as a woman.
sfgate.com - By Kale Williams
As police investigated a fatal stabbing in the Bayview, the victim's family recalled her Friday as a strong-willed and giving woman who grew up in San Jose but was drawn to San Francisco in part because of its acceptance of the transgender community.
Taja DeJesus, a 36-year-old transgender woman, was found with stab wounds on the 1400 block of McKinnon Avenue about 9 a.m. Sunday.
people.com - By Patrick Gomez
With Bruce Jenner planning to speak out about his transition from male to female, transgender stars such as Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox finding success and hit shows like Transparent and Glee featuring characters publicly transitioning, the transgender community is becoming increasingly visible in American culture.
Santa Ana (CBSLA.com) - Authorities say they have arrested a man in the silicone injection death of a 40-year-old transgender woman.
On Thursday, Santa Ana Police Department homicide detectives arrested Liborio de la Luiz Ramos, 44, in connection with the death of Katya de la Riva on Jan. 21.
gaystarnews.com - By Sylvia Tan
A bathhouse owner has been fined 3,000 Turkish Liras (US$1,212) for refusing a transgender woman entry to the facility.
Ebru Kiranci, a transgender woman, and her female friend were turned away when she tried to enter the 500-year-old tra... [more]
pinknews.co.uk - Nick Duffy
A 17-year-old trans boy has become the first in Australia to be allowed access to gender treatment without permission from his parents.
In Australia, trans people under the age of 18 must have parental consent for some gender-related care, me... [more]
Transgender Teen Reveals Reason for Disappearance (Feb 6, 2015)
abc6onyourside.com - Csaba Sukosd
Columbus (Lu Ann Stoia) - A transgender teen said he is looking forward to getting back to St. Marys High School after an ordeal that had his parents frantic this week.
takepart.com - By Samantha Cowan
While most Americans were caught up in Super Bowl festivities this past Sunday, a group of Southern California LGBT supporters spent the evening mourning a recent loss in their community. Bearing flowers, candles, and posters demanding action, dozens s... [more]
hrc.org - by Hayley Miller, Digital Media Associate
A transgender woman in Egypt was sentenced to six years in prison. According to Buzzfeed, 25-year-old Malooka Aldlouah was charged under a law that criminalizes "debauchery" after police found and targeted Aldlouah through social media.
Transgender woman sees attackers in court (Feb 5, 2015)
khq.com - by Cynthia Johnson, KHQ Local News Reporter
Spokane, Wash. - Jacina Scamahorn says justice is one step closer to being served after she watched two men charged in her attack appear in court.
43 year old Marc Fessler and 45 year old Adam Flippen are charged wit... [more]
Meet Israel's First Out Transgender Military Officer (Feb 4, 2015)
buzzfeed.com - Sheera Frenkel - BuzzFeed News Foreign Correspondent
For army officer Shachar, serving in the IDF was the first time he felt like a real man.
The 21-year-old is the Israeli army's first out transgender officer, after completing a training course last year... [more]
Family, Friends Search For Missing Transgender Teenager (Feb 3, 2015)
abc6onyourside.com - Katelyn Murphy
Columbus (Mike McCarthy) --Family and friends of a missing transgender teenager turned to the internet Tuesday as they continued their search effort.
Columbus police also released new images of Ashley Lane, 15, at her last known location over the weekend.
Inside Edition Hires TV's First Transgender Reporter (Feb 3, 2015)
breitbart.com - by Warner Todd Huston
Former TV news helicopter pilot Bob "Chopper Bob" Tur has finished the transition to become a female and after being hired by Inside Edition has become TV's first transgender reporter.
news.vice.com - By Xanthe Ackerman
Hidden along a gritty street in downtown Istanbul, the first Turkish shelter for transgender women is virtually indistinguishable from its neighbors, except for the conspicuous cobalt paint and trail of cigarette butts that signal its entrance in the... [more]
advocate.com - By Mitch Kellaway
The prime suspect in the Los Angeles murder of a 33-year-old transgender woman turned himself in to police Sunday, reports local TV station KTLA.
Ezekiel Dear, 25, had been identified by police as the prime suspect in the Saturday murder... [more]
California: Transgender woman dies after silicone injection (Jan 31, 2015)
sdgln.com - CBS Los Angeles and OC Weekly
Santa Ana, California - Santa Ana police are investigating the death of a 40-year-old transgender woman who attended a silicone injection party in December.
A Transgender Superhero For Every Gender Non-Conforming Child: Thoughts On Acceptance And Support... (Jan 29, 2015)
comicsalliance.com - by J. Skyler
In the wake of Leelah Alcorn's suicide in December 2014, people have been formulating ideas for how to fulfill her final wishes to "fix society"; to have her death "mean something" and to have it "counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide".
Brazilian city to pay transgender youth to finish school (Jan 29, 2015)
nzherald.co.nz - AP
Sao Paulo (AP) Brazil's largest city hopes to encourage transvestites and transsexual youth to return to school and finish their educations by offering them monthly payments.
bworldonline.com - Vince Alvic Alexis F. Nonato
The Department of Justice (DoJ) affirmed on Tuesday the filing of murder charges against Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, who appealed to the agency for a reinvestigation of the case of transgendered woman, Jeffrey "Jennifer" ... [more]
Report Sheds Light on Transgender Sex Workers in China (Jan 28, 2015)
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com - By Jess Macy Yu
When Piao Piao, 26, who was born a boy in Shandong Province, arrived in Beijing in 2008 to live a life as the woman she felt she truly was, she faced innumerable problems. After she began dressing as a woman, while still using official do... [more]