Transgender

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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

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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

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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

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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

Gov. Dan Malloy speaks at the State Capitol - Hartford, CT (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Credits Lawmakers For Helping Economy

Malloy praised Connecticut lawmakers early Thursday for stepping up and working to help him address the state’s budget crisis. He also warned there is more work to be done, calling for a special session.

06/09/2011

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New J.Crew Ad Sparks Debate On Gender Identity Confusion

The notion that blue is for boys and pink for girls has been turned upside down. A new ad for J.Crew shows a 5-year-old boy with his toenails painted hot pink.

04/13/2011

Sam Berkley, Joann Prinzivallia and Patricia Harrington (Photo/Stan Brooks)

City Sued Over Transgender Birth Certificate Rule

Some transgender people say New York City is making it too difficult for them to change their birth certificates to reflect the people they have become.

03/22/2011

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