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Office for Civil Rights: Tufts University Violated Title IX

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The office concluded Tufts failed to provide prompt and equitable responses to student complaints of sexual assault and harassment, as required by Title IX. ...
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New York Court Approves Name Change, Adds Gender Clause

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The brief accompanying the motion points out that name change orders and gender change orders are legally different and should not be conflated. ...
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Turkey to Build ‘Pink Ward’ for Transgender Prisoners

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Turkey plans to build a separate prison for LGBT offenders to “protect convicts” with different “sexual orientations.” ...
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University of California Tentative Agreement Reached for Gender-Neutral Spaces

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Proponents of gender-neutral restrooms say that the male-female paradigm that still dominates American society is outmoded, discriminatory and dangerous. ...
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Social Security Administration Updates Procedures for Transgender Spouses

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The Social Security Administration updated its policies and procedures regarding transgender individuals to receive benefits through their spouses. ...
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The Trans 100 and International Transgender Visibility Day

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The 2014 list features 100 trans and gender non-conforming people accomplishing positive work nationwide. The 2nd Annual event was held March 30 in Chicago. ...
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First Transgender TED Speaker Geena Rocero Launches Gender Proud

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Gender Proud will work alongside the LGBT justice organization AllOut to target countries where gender marker legislation is at a “tipping point.” ...
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‘What’s Between Your Legs?’ Is the New ‘So What Do You Do in Bed?’

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It is exactly the situation I see time and time again with journalists. They are not homophobic, they are homo-ignorant. ...
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92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Fights for Social Security

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On April 24, 2013, the SSA notified Robina that her survivor benefits under Norwood's Social Security record were denied because "her marriage does not meet the requirements under Federal law for payment of Social Security widow’s benefits," stating that her marriage was not valid because she was "legally male" at the time of their wedding. ...
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Health Care Advocates Rally for Trans Rights

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Like New York State Medicaid, many health insurance policies and programs specifically exclude transgender people from accessing care. However, in some cities and private health insurance plans with inclusive coverage, transgender people have access to health care, without increased premiums or surcharges. ...
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