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Jacksonville Area School Board Sued for Discriminating Against Transgender Student

Drew Adams (r) Photo/Jacksonville.com
National
Drew is 16-year-old boy who is transgender and he will begin his junior year at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, FL when he returns to school in August. He’s an honor student who wants to attend medical school to become a psychiatrist. ...
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Ads Featuring Asian Parents of LGBT Children Appear for the First Time on YouTube

National International
Asian and South Asian LGBT youth face unique obstacles to coming out, including the fear of shaming and dishonoring their parents and ancestors. These cultural obstacles often lead to self-loathing, depression and suicide. ...
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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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Equal Rights Washington Files Complaint: I-1552 Anti-LGBTQ Backers Violating Election Laws

Meghan Maya/Washington Won't Discriminate
Health
Just Want Privacy, the political group behind so-called “safety” initiative 1552, is violating Washington state’s election laws by failing to report numerous contributions from anti-LGBTQ groups like the Family Policy Institute of Washington, Alliance Defending Freedom, State Rep. Graham Hunt, and others. ...
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Victory Fund Endorses Nine LGBTQ Candidates, Including Seattle Mayoral Candidate Jenny Durkan

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Politics
If elected, Jenny Durkan would become the first lesbian mayor of Seattle and just the second woman. Spotlight Endorsements are given to candidates especially well-positioned to breakdown barriers and drive equality forward. ...
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Seattle Community Celebrates Recent Release of Chelsea Manning

The Seattle chapter 92 of Veterans for Peace organization held a party in honor of Chelsea Manning's release from prison on May 17, honoring the courage she had to inform society about what goes on in our military. Photo: Newroz Saribas
Local
Veterans for Peace Seattle chapter 92 held a celebratory event on May 17 in honor of Chelsea Manning’s release. Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, in 2013 was sentenced to 35 years in prison for handing over classified and sensitive military material to Wikileaks. ...
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AG Ferguson in Gavin Grimm Case: Uphold Transgender Rights

Gavin Grimm
National
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is leading a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in urging the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to uphold the right of a transgender student in Virginia to use the school bathroom corresponding to his gender identity. ...
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Eastside Women’s Health Changes Name to Stand with Transgender Clients

To include their transgender clients and lactation services, co-founders Jennifer Jimenez (left) and Kristina Chamberlain (right) changed the name of their clinic from Eastside Women’s Health Center to Eastside Total Health and Lactation. Photo by Taylor McAvoy
Health Local
Eastside Women’s Health Center has provided the LGBTQ and transgender communities with support for more than a year. But something was missing in their name, said their two co-founders. ...
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Proposed Obamacare Repeal Deal Could Drastically Cut Access to Transgender Health Care

Health
In many rural areas across the nation, Planned Parenthood is the only option for transgender people to find safe and inclusive care – services that are vital for their health and well-being. ...
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Melissa Etheridge to Rock Seattle May 7, Says She’s the Happiest She’s Ever Been

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Entertainment Local
Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge has been celebrated three decades over for her paramount career in the recording industry, and now she’s upping the ante. You can do that when you’re the sitting atop the happiest point in your life. ...
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