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NYC High School Allegedly Blocks Student’s Trans Boyfriend From Prom

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
A teen couple claims that officials from a New York high school refuse to let them attend theprom together because one of them is transgender.

Police Investigate Assault of Transgender Teen

Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Police are investigating a report of a brutal assault of a transgender teen as he was using a high school bathroom in Northern California.

Trans Rights Repeal Misses California Ballot

By Lisa Leff | Monday Feb 24, 2014
A referendum to overturn a California law that gives transgender students protections including the right to use the public school restrooms of their choice will not appear on the November ballot after its backers failed to gather enough voter signatures

Va. Transgender Sports Policy Called Too Narrow

Friday Feb 21, 2014
Critics say a new Virginia policy on transgender high school athletes is too restrictive because it applies only to students who have undergone formal sex-reassignment surgery.

Bullied Trans Teen Enters Plea Bargain to Drop Assault Charges

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 10, 2014
Jewlyes Gutierrez, a Contra Costa transgender teen who faced assault charges after defending herself against schoolyard bullying, has entered an agreement that could allow charges to be dropped.

UPDATE: Trans Teen Case Advances, May Move Out of Courts

By David Perry | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
The case of Jewlyes Gutierrez, the 16-year-old Bay Area trans woman whose charge of aggravated battery after defending herself from a bully last November, continues to move through the court system and toward a pre-trial conference scheduled for Feb. 5.

Court: Transgender Student’s Rights Were Violated

By David Sharp | Thursday Jan 30, 2014
A transgender fifth-grader should have been allowed to use the bathroom of her choice, Maine’s highest court ruled Thursday, concluding that school officials violated state anti-discrimination law.

Transgender Rights Referendum Reaches Next Step

By Lisa Leff | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Opponents of a new California law that spells out the rights of transgender students in public schools have cleared the next hurdle in their effort to repeal the law at the ballot box, state elections officials said Wednesday.

Calif. Schools Prepare for Transgender Rights Law

By Julie Watson and Lisa Leff | Friday Dec 27, 2013
With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for coaches and much more.

New Pre-Surgery Protocols for Transgender Teens

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Dec 21, 2013
The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery’s founder Dr. Sherman Leis says that as people come to terms with gender dysphoria earlier, new surgery protocols are needed for trans teens.