Transgender

Gov. Andrew Cuomo after voting in the 2014 Democratic primary. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo Unveils Regulations Providing Medicaid Coverage For Gender Reassignment Surgery

Under the proposal, gender reassignment surgery will be available for people who are a minimum age of 18 or 21, depending on circumstances, and will require a referral from a doctor.

12/17/2014

President of Barnard College Debora Spar attends the Athena Film Festival Awards at Barnard College on Feb. 8, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Athena Film Festival)

Barnard College Opens Discussion About Transgender Admissions

Debora Spar, president of the undergraduate college at Columbia University, is posing the question to the Barnard community in a series of town hall meetings and online forums, as the board develops a formal admissions policy.

12/14/2014

Jennifer, who was awarded the Bronze Star, persuaded the Army to change her name on the central identity document in the military with the help of the ACLU-NJ. (Credit: Amanda Brown)

Army Agrees To Recognize New Names Of Transgender Veterans In N.J.

The U.S. Army has agreed to “fully recognize” the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.

12/02/2014

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Housing Unit For Transgender Women Inmates Opens At Rikers

The Transgender Housing Unit has 30 beds. There are typically between 30 and 35 transgender women in DOC custody at any given time, and inmates will be placed in the unit voluntarily.

11/18/2014

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Cuomo Calls To Outlaw Transgender Discrimination

In a letter to the Empire State Pride Agenda dated Tuesday, Cuomo said transgender people face significant discrimination, citing surveys that show three-fourths of transgender New Yorkers experience workplace harassment or mistreatment.

08/21/2014

Rachel left middle school as a boy named Brian, but now wants to be accepted as who she is by her school district. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: New Jersey Teen Left School As A Boy, Plans To Return As A Girl

He left middle school as a boy, but now a 13-year-old says he wants his district to accept him as a girl when he returns in the fall.

08/18/2014

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Nonprofit Holds First Pride Event For Transgender Community

The Community Healthcare network held its first LGBT Pride event for the transgender community Sunday in Astoria, Queens.

06/15/2014

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Report: Middletown, Conn. Officials Mull Firing Transgender Cop

Officials in one Connecticut town will meet next week to consider firing a transgender cop.

06/14/2014

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Transgender Conn. Cop Alleges Hostile Work Environment

A Connecticut police officer says her supervisors created a hostile work environment because she is transgender.

12/05/2013

Spirit Day (credit: GLAAD)

Annual Spirit Day Aimed At Ending Anti-LGBT Bullying

James Clementi, whose younger brother Tyler killed himself after being spied on during a sexual encounter in his Rutgers University dorm room, said Spirit Day is important.

10/17/2013

Islan Nettles (image via CBS 2)

NYPD Investigating Beating Death Of Transgender Woman In Harlem

Police say the victim, 21-year-old Islan Nettles, died Thursday night, five days after she was attacked in Harlem.

08/23/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Candidate Could Become First Transgender NYC Council Member

If he wins the seat he is running for on the City Council, Mel Wymore will become the first openly transgender person to be elected to public office in the city.

06/18/2013

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NYC’s 5 Best LGBT Art Exhibits And Cultural Events

The LGBT community is a growing cultural group in New York City. Events and exhibitions throughout town provide opportunity for supporters to discover more about the community.

06/04/2012

The Assembly Chamber In Albany (credit:  Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York Considering Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill

A year after lawmakers legalized gay marriage, the next civil rights debate taking shape in Albany is discrimination against transgender New Yorkers.

05/07/2012

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NYC’s 5 Best Pride Parties

Pride is an annual gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender festival that celebrates every person just as they are. The annual Pride March is held on Sunday, June 24th, 2012. The after-parties that go on after the march are the most fun events in the city.

06/22/2011

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