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Rochester DJ Mocks City’s Adding Transgender Medical Benefits

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | May 21
Rochester "Breakfast Buzz" morning host Kimberly and her co-host Beck have incited the wrath of the LGBT community by mocking the city’s newly added medical benefits for transgender employees.

Texas Trans Teacher Triumphs, May Teach Teens

WORKPLACE | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 11
After being suspended by Lumberton Intermediary School in Texas, transgender teacher Laura Jane Klug was returned to the roster of substitute teachers

Rhode Island Home to 1st Transgender High School Coach

NATIONAL | By Joe Siegel | Dec 3
Stephen Alexander has been coaching boys’ soccer at Ponaganset High School in Gloucester, R.I., for the past three years. But what separates Alexander from the average high school coach is that he identifies as transgender.

Trans European Parliament Member: ’I Was in the Wrong Body’

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 18
Member of European Parliament Nikki Sinclaire, a member of the European Parliament, has revealed that she had a sex change when she was 23 years old.

Companies Offer Health Benefits to Transgender Workers

WORKPLACE | By Matthew Perrone | Oct 24
When Koset Surakomol decided to have a sex change operation, the company she worked for told her co-workers that the man they’d labored alongside for a dozen years should be addressed as a woman going forward.

Students Rally Around Transgender Azusa Pacific Professor

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 4
Students rallied around a Azusa Pacific Professor who was recently asked to resign for coming out as transgender.

Optimism Grows for National Trans Discrimination Bill

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 20
Transgender workers around the country hope for the passing of the federal bill, ENDA even though supporters say it will not pass this year.

In Landmark Ruling, Feds Add Transgendered to Anti-Discrimination Law

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 25
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently ruled that the federal discrimination law will now protect transgender employees.

When Work Is Home: HRC Honors Nine Companies with Perfect 100 Scores

HOME | Mar 14
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, honored 189 major U.S. employers as its 2012 ’Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

Job Training Efforts Grow for Transgender Workers

NATIONAL | By Eric Tucker | Oct 7
Programs that teach basics like creating a resume as well as more nuanced workplace skills, reflect a growing appreciation for the workplace obstacles confronting transgender people.

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