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Transgender California Inmate In Limbo Over Surgery

An unusual confluence of events means it could be months before a transgender California inmate knows if she will have the sex reassignment surgery that she says is critical to her mental health.

05/22/2015

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Sacramento LGBT Center Decries Delay In Transgender Inmate’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

Michelle-Lael Norsworthy was scheduled for the sex-change procedure in July after an order from a lower-court judge, but after she was found eligible for parole, the state decided there is no evidence the treatment is immediately necessary.

05/21/2015

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Bruce Jenner Comes Out As Transgender, Says ‘I Am A Woman’

In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs.

04/25/2015

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Transgender Inmate’s Attorneys Oppose Delay In State-Funded Sex-Change Surgery

Attorneys representing a transgender prison inmate want a judge to stand by his order that California officials must immediately provide the inmate with sex reassignment surgery that they say is urgent and critical to her health.

04/23/2015

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California Congressman Tweets He’s ‘The Proud Grandpa Of A Transgender Grandchild’

Democratic congressman Mike Honda says on his Twitter account he has a transgender grandchild, an announcement that comes amid a national conversation about people who struggle with gender identity.

02/19/2015

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Sacramento Transgender Advocates Call For Sensitivity To Bruce Jenner’s Transition

He’s a gold-medal Olympian known for his stamina and his famous family. Now according to numerous reports, Jenner has a different challenge ahead of him.

02/13/2015

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UC Davis Policy Will Allow Transgender Students To Change ID Card Name

A new policy at UC Davis will allow transgender and international college students to put the name they traditionally go by on their school ID.

03/25/2014

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Proposed Utah Bill Would Bar Transgender Students From Restroom Choice

The state is joining a debate playing out in a handful of other states sparked by a California law that broke new ground on transgender rights

02/04/2014

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UPDATED: Transgender Rights Referendum Reaches Next Step

California election officials say a spot check has prompted further review of signatures for a proposed ballot referendum aimed at repealing the state’s new transgender student law.

01/08/2014

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Judge Rules California Must Count Rejected Transgender Ballot Petitions

He says that because Nov. 10 was a Sunday and the next day Veteran’s Day, the law’s opponents actually had until Tuesday, Nov. 12 to get their paperwork in.

01/02/2014

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Calif. Schools Prepare For Transgender Rights Law

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, assessing who will sleep where during overnight field trips and reconsidering senior portrait dress codes.

12/26/2013

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UPDATED: Group Sues California Over New Transgender Law

Groups trying to overturn a new California law allowing transgender students to choose public school restrooms and sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders have filed a lawsuit claiming state officials are unfairly refusing to count signatures seeking a referendum.

12/20/2013

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