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Airplane Bathroom Sign (file / credit: clipart.com)

New Yorkers React To Legislation To Make Bathrooms Gender Neutral

The proposed law would require businesses to place signs on single occupancy bathrooms identifying them as gender neutral.

06/27/2015

Toilet Bowl (CBSNY.com)

Legislation Introduced To Make Single-Person Bathrooms Gender Neutral In NYC

Aiming to curb gender bias and harassment in New York City, officials are readying a plan that would require businesses to convert one-person restrooms into gender-neutral facilities.

06/26/2015

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NYCLU: Transgender Students Often Harassed In NY Schools

Transgender students are often harassed in public schools across the state and education officials have failed to carry out a legislative mandate to protect them, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.

06/24/2015

Barnard College campus (Credit: Beyond My Ken/Wikimedia Commons)

Barnard College Votes To Admit Transgender Women

Barnard College has decided to admit transgender women, becoming the latest women’s college to issue a new policy acknowledging the fluidity and complexity of gender.

06/04/2015

FILE -- Bruce Jenner attends a charity event in New York in September 2013. (credit: Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

People In Jenner’s Home Town Of Tarrytown Support Former Olympic Star’s Transformation

On Monday, the buzz about Jenner from Tarrytown resident and visitor alike was because of his decision to live his life as a woman.

04/27/2015

FILE -- Bruce Jenner attends a charity event in New York in September 2013. (credit: Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Bruce Jenner Opens Up About Gender Identity In National TV Interview

Jenner let his hair down — literally loosening a ponytail and letting his hair flow past his shoulders — in a symbolic moment at the start of his two-hour interview.

04/25/2015

Gay Pride Flag (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Study Details Lives Of LGBT Youths In NYC Engaged In ‘Survival Sex’

A unique federally funded study offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call “survival sex.”

02/25/2015

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

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

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

Gay Pride Flag (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

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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