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Although the work of caring for transgender patients may not be particularly specialized, many transgender people in the U.S. have difficulty finding doctors, e...specially in rural areas. Jaemon McLeod grew up an hour-and-a-half south of Atlanta in Barnesville, Georgia. He has been seeing a doctor one county over since he first decided to medically transition in 2006.

Since transitioning, he says he has been turned away from emergency rooms and has been refused prescription testosterone refills at pharmacies. Once, while having lunch in a university cafeteria in Macon, he overheard a group of pre-med students joke about the prospect of “accidentally” administering a fatal overdose of anesthetic during surgery on a transgender patient.

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The medical knowledge needed to treat transgender people is not particularly complex, but patients still often struggle to find doctors who are prepared to treat them.

Rest in power Chay Reed

Reed, who grew up in Carol City and graduated from American Senior High School, was just 28 years old. She is the sixth trans woman of color under the age of thirty murdered this year, and the eigh…

San Diego Transform California leader Tracie Jada O'Brien is now accepting applications for student scholarships! APPLY below #transgender #gendernonconforming #nonbinary #education #scholarship #fund #TGNC

This scholarship is open to students from or residing in San Diego County that identify as transgender, are living outside of the gender binary and/or are in the process of transitioning their gender. This scholarship fund will grant monetary scholarships every year, as funds permit, to students tha...

Are you in the San Francisco area? Join the ACLU of Northern California for a Know Your Rights training!

Now more than ever we need to build a network of immigrants' rights advocates who are ready to speak with community members about their rights with law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. ACLU staff, Raquel Ortega and Jessica Cabrera Carmona, will lead train...
Univision is facing backlash over an upcoming TV special featuring a reenactment of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, which left 49 people dead last June. Its weekly investigative news pr…
A study based on state and federal data estimates that nearly 150,000 American teenagers from 13 to 17 would say they were transgender if asked.
The decision voided anti-discrimination protections passed in 2015.
The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it is dropping federal protections for transgender students , causing concern among LGBT advocates and students throughout the country.

The Trump Administration has rescinded President Obama's guidelines protecting #transgender kids.

In response to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Education that it is rescinding Obama-era guidelines protecting the right of transgender students nationwide to use restrooms and other facilities corresponding to their gender identity, Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur issue...

The Trump administration has rescinded a guidance on transgender students. GSA Network and Transgender Law Center are bringing together trans youth leaders, community leaders, legal experts and allies from across the country to discuss what this means and what's next for trans youth advocacy. Join us!

Register for our virtual town hall here:

Thu 2:00 PM PST
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TOMORROW at San Francisco City Hall !

Thu 5:00 PM PSTSan Francisco City HallSan Francisco, CA
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Thank you to Asm. Rob Bonta for supporting Transform California!

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Rob Bonta

I am proud to be a part of the Transform California campaign to support transgender Californians like Nikki Calma and to promote safety, respect, love and understanding for all. Please join me and share this message. #OurCAValues #LGBT

Secaucus transgender boy returns to Scouting

Joe Maldonado put on a Cub Scout uniform on Tuesday night as he became a member of Pack 20 in Essex County.
“Society finally has a chance to see and learn about who we are."