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Over 1,200 Attendees Expected for Gender Odyssey Seattle Aug. 23-27

Local
Gender Odyssey Seattle is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-diverse people, their loved ones, and professionals who serve them. ...
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U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Sued for Withdrawal of Guidance on Transgender Students

National
In addition to requiring schools to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, the guidance provided clarification on name and pronoun use, privacy, dress codes and protection of students from bullying and harassment. ...
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Trans Cyclist Wraps Up 25-Country European Adventure

Bart takes a selfie while cycles through Europe. Photo: TransBike Europe
Sports Travel
Trans Man Bart Bloem Cycled Through Europe on Six-Month Journey A trans man and his bike has nearly completed his six-month cycling journey across Europe. Bart Bloem, a ...
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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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Married Couple in Kentucky File Lawsuit Against Amazon for Discrimination

Allegra Schawe-Lane and her husband Dane Lane
National
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of a married couple who faced cruel and persistent discrimination at an Amazon shipping facility in Hebron, Kentucky. ...
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Pride of the Ocean’s 2018 ‘Saving History’ Cruise to Benefit Four LGBT Archival Institutions

Pride of the Ocean
Travel
Pride of the Ocean Film Festival's 11th "Saving History" cruise will take place on February 25-March 4, 2018. The cruise will depart Fort Lauderdale with ports of call including Mexico, Jamaica, and Haiti. ...
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Pine-Richland Student Wins Fight to Use the Right Bathroom Matching Her Gender

National
Lambda Legal has reached a settlement with the Pine-Richland School District, forcing the district to end a discriminatory, anti-transgender policy that prevented transgender students from using the bathroom that matches who they are. ...
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Trump’s Manic Tweet To Bar Transgender Servicepeople From The US Military Backfires

Joint Base Lewis-McChord/Sarah Toce
Top News National
Thirty-three psychiatrists wrote a letter to the “New York Times” on February 13 stating that Trump’s “grave emotional instability” showed he couldn’t safely govern the country. ...
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House Votes to Block Pentagon from Banning Funding for Gender Transition

Politics
Transgender troops currently in the military have been able to serve openly since last year. The policy also allows them to receive any treatment deemed medically necessary, including surgery and hormone therapy. ...
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Anti-Trans ‘Bathroom Bill’ I-1552 Fails to Qualify for the November Ballot

Local
For the second year in a row, a campaign to rollback non-discrimination protections for transgender people failed to turn in enough signatures to qualify for the ballot in Washington state. ...
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