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Lambda Legal to State Dept: Issue Accurate Passport to Non-Binary Intersex Citizen

Dana Zzyym
National
Lambda Legal returned to federal district court this week to argue on behalf of U.S. citizen and Navy veteran Dana Zzyym, an intersex person whose gender identity is neither male nor female, to whom the U.S. State Department refuses to issue an accurate passport. ...
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Harvard Professor Introduces Classic Trans Young Adult Novel

Stephanie Burt
Editorial
This spring’s anniversary edition of the transgender young adult classic Being Emily features an all-new introduction by Harvard professor Stephanie Burt. In addition to being an internationally-recognized poet and one of the most influential poetry critics of her generation, Stephanie publicly came out and transitioned at Harvard in 2017. ...
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Groundbreaking Opinion: Trans Puerto Ricans Have Right to Correct Their Birth Certificates

National
The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico issued its opinion, as promised in the order earlier in April, that denying accurate birth certificates to transgender people is a violation of their privacy. ...
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Court Orders Idaho to Issue Accurate Birth Certificates to Transgender People

National
A U.S. District Court judge late Monday ordered Idaho state officials to allow transgender people born in Idaho to apply to correct the gender markers on their State of Idaho birth certificates by April 6, 2018. ...
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Cuomo: Health Insurers Not Allowed to Discriminate Based on Gender Identity

New York Gov. Cuomo during Pride/PatriotNewswire Photo
Health National
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced health insurers cannot discriminate or deny coverage based on gender identity. This action will ensure that transgender or gender nonconforming individuals receive coverage regardless of whether they present as the gender to whom the service is typically or exclusively provided. ...
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U.S. Report: Harmful Surgery on Intersex Children

Health
Despite decades of controversy over the procedures, doctors operate on children’s gonads, internal sex organs, and genitals when they are too young to participate in the decision, even though the surgeries could be safely deferred. ...
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Court to Strike Down Puerto Rico’s Policy Denying Transgender People Accurate Birth Certificates

Photo: Daniela Arroyo-González
National
Lambda Legal filed papers Monday urging a federal court to strike down Puerto Rico’s policy denying transgender people accurate birth certificates in its case on behalf of three transgender people born in Puerto Rico and the advocacy group Puerto Rico Para Tod@s. ...
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LGBT Older Adults Face Unique Challenges to Successful Aging, New Report Finds

Health
The report outlines how challenges, including a lifetime of discrimination in employment, accessing comprehensive health care, and housing-as well as lack of legal and social relationship recognition-can lead to poverty, social isolation, and poorer mental and physical health. ...
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Eight-Year-Old Kicked Out of NJ Cub Scouts for Being Transgender

Boy Scouts/Getty
National
An eight-year-old transgender boy has been barred from participating in the Secaucus, New Jersey Cub Scout Pack where he had been a member for one month. ...
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NOM Outlines Plan to Strip Rights from LGBT Americans Under Trump Presidency

Politics
In a post entitled "The Plan," anti-LGBT organization National Organization for Marriage outlined the ways in which they anticipate using a Trump presidency to further their hateful rhetoric in America - and around the world. ...
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