The death of a transgender teen in Ohio — and the suicide note she left behind — has sparked a groundswell of support for LGBT youth who struggle with identity and acceptance. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality and Leo Sheng, a transgender man, about rising awareness and support for the transgender community. Continue reading
Claims of workplace discrimination against transgender people will now be covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Attorney General Eric Holder announced in a memo released Thursday.
This fall, Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts became the second all-women’s college in the U.S. to begin accepting applications from transgender students. Continue reading
Hagel did not indicate whether he believes the policy should be overturned. However, he said “every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity if they fit the qualifications and can do it.” Continue reading
Bradley Manning’s request to be able live as a woman raises questions about transgender issues in the military. The U.S. soldier is sentenced to 35 years in prison. Will he be able to receive hormone therapy treatments behind bars? Ray Suarez speaks with Allyson Robinson, a private U.S. military consultant and LGBT advocate. Continue reading