National, International News
lgbtweekly.com - By Autumn Sandeen
Transgender Law Center (TLC) Legal Director Ilona Turner confirmed today that TLC has agreed to represent transgender graduate student A.T. Furuya over the Jan. 14 incident at the San Diego State University (SDSU) Aztec Recreation Center (ARC). Furuya used the men's locker room at the ARC gym at SDSU on that date, and was allegedly told by ARC staff that "she" needed to leave the men's locker room.
A hermaphrodite cat, which has both male and female genitalia, is to undergo $1,600 gender reassignment surgery to become male.
buzzfeed.com - Dominic Holden - BuzzFeed News Reporter
An Arizona superior court judge handed LGBT advocates a victory today by overturning the conviction of Monica Jones, a transgender woman found guilty in 2014 of "intent" to commit prostitution under a broadly written ordinance in Phoenix.
wiscnews.com - By Megan Sheridan - Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
Students transitioning genders will now have clear guidelines for co-curricular participation in the Columbus School District. The board approved a policy at Monday night's school board meeting.
The policy was approved unanimously with some discussion from the board.
cbs19.tv - By Risa Morris
Tyler (KYTX) - Tyler Police detectives are searching for clues after a transgender woman was shot to death early Monday morning. Police identified the victim as 24-year-old Tyrone Lee Underwood, but on social media and to her friends, she was known as Ty.
Transsexual asylum seeker's body found (Jan 27, 2015)
The naked and bound body of a Turkish citizen found on Sunday afternoon after police broke down the door to her apartment has been reported as being a 35-year-old transsexual asylum seeker.
Humanity on trial: The case of the third gender (Jan 26, 2015)
freemalaysiatoday.com - By Fa Abdul
In this life, we make lots of choices - what to wear, what to eat, where to work, where to holiday, who to marry, how many children to have. Some are very important choices. Some are not. The choices we make determine our happiness or our unhappines... [more]
New policy for transgender inmates in Ontario (Jan 26, 2015)
bramptonguardian.com - By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press
Toronto - Transgender inmates in Ontario will now be dealt with based on their own gender identity, not their physical sexual traits, a policy Ontario's corrections minister is calling the most progressive of its kind in North America.
cleveland.com - By Patrick Cooley, Northeast Ohio Media Group
Lakewood, Ohio - It's become the most unoriginal and offensive way to get under Robin Adelmann's skin. Whenever someone in a public setting wants to humiliate her, they play the Aerosmith song "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)."
Transgender teens struggle for understanding (Jan 8, 2015)
squamishchief.com - Ben Lypka - Squamish Chief
Skylar Bakes wants to ensure the death of Leelah Alcorn is not forgotten in Squamish.
Bakes, a Grade 12 Sea to Sky Alternative School student, stood outside Extra Foods with a sign for two days to help spread awareness and ... [more]
30 pc more sex changes in Flanders (Jan 8, 2015)
Ghent's transgender team helped nearly 150 people to change sex last year. The team attached to Ghent University Hospital says that the number of up 30 percent on the year and that the number has trebled in only five years.
sfexaminer.com - By Rob Nagle
The man arrested in connection with the stabbing of a transgender woman after an argument on a Muni bus on Saturday was charged Tuesday with attempted murder among other charges, including hate crime enhancement allegations, according to the District Atto... [more]
Justice for Leelah Alcorn: Pass Leelah's Law (Jan 7, 2015)
huffingtonpost.com - A.J. Walkley - Author of Vuto, Queer Greer & Choice
While stories of self-harm among the LGBTQ+ community are all too common on too frequent a basis, the news of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn's suicide on December 27, 2014, has left us reeling, especially those within... [more]
Saks Fifth Avenue Shockingly Claims It Has A Right To Discriminate Against Transgender Eemployees (Jan 7, 2015)
towleroad.com - By John Wright
Saks Fifth Avenue received a score of 90 on the Human Rights Campaign's most recent Corporate Equality Index.
But attorneys for a former employee who's suing the department store chain say it isn't living up to that score.
sfgate.com - By Evan Sernoffsky
Samantha Hulsey was stabbed after an incident on a Muni bus in San Francisco on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.
An assailant armed with a steak knife attacked two transgender women in San Francisco, stabbing a 24-year-old victim two times in the ... [more]
lgbtweekly.com - Posted by Associate Editor
Denee Mallon, 74-year-old transgender woman, has become the first person to receive gender reassignment surgery on a government Medicare plan.
From her hospital bed in Chicago Mallon said, "Here I am, finally, after all these years. It happened."
time.com - Myndi Milliken
Teachers, students and members of Kings Mills, Ohio's community gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen who committed suicide Dec. 28 after posting an online letter blaming her parents for refusing to allow her to transi... [more]
netnebraska.org - PBS Newshour
Earlier today, Twitter user Red Durkin started the hashtag #RealLiveTransAdult - a conversation that encouraged transgender men and women to share their stories with transgender teenagers.
10 Transgender Trends for 2015 (Dec 29, 2014)
(Bala Cynwyd, PA) Dr. Sherman Leis, founder of The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery, has identified 10 important trends that will affect America and its transgender community in 2015.
Arrest Made In East Hollywood Transgender Killing (Dec 29, 2014)
Los Angeles - Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the killing of a transgender woman in East Hollywood.
The Los Angeles Police Department said Monday that detectives with the Rampart Division have arrested one person and seeking tw... [more]