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    1. Fifty clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwa, or religious decree, saying that transgender people can marry under Islamic law — but only if they do not have “visible signs of both genders.” The clerics, affiliated with the Tanzeem Ittehad-i-Ummat religious law organization based in Lahore, said that...

      LGBT law left largely intact - The Youngstown Vindicator

    2. In a historic move, the Pentagon on Thursday lifted its ban on allowing transgender men and women to serve openly in the military. The announcement at the Pentagon by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter follows extensive study by the U.S. military to remove one of the last discriminatory hurdles for...

    3. When she was 15, a girl deposited her sperm at an Auckland fertility clinic. It was somewhat impersonal and medical, but the staff were kind and she didn't feel judged. The sample was taken away and frozen, in case she needs it again.

    4. During the 10-day Hindu festival Mayana Kollai, the troubles of transgender women are distant as they transform into the deities they worship and are revered by villagers.

    5. Transgender student sues Wisconsin school district

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 20 06:06 PM

      MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A transgender student has filed a lawsuit alleging a Wisconsin school district won't let him use the boys' restrooms and repeatedly uses his female birth name, violating federal anti-discrimination laws and the U.S. Constitution.

    6. Transgender Iowa prison nurse files complaint over restrooms

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 21 02:30 PM

      DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A transgender prison worker filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission on Thursday saying state Department of Corrections officials violated his constitutional rights by refusing to allow him to use the men's bathroom and showers at work.

    7. Service branches have until Sept. 1 to issue guidebooks on new transgender policy Defense secretary wants to see open recruitment of transgenders by July 2017 Advocates, experts foresee steep learning curve … Click to Continue »

    8. Speech therapist Wendy Chase helps transgender people make their voices sound like their gender identity. She says how people communicate affects how they are perceived.

    9. Yet another transgender student is suing for the right to use the restroom of their choice at school, but this time, according to a lawsuit filed this week, a Wisconsin school is going so far as to propose transgender students wear green wristbands to better restrict bathroom use.  Ash Whitaker, a 16-year-old transgender boy in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is suing school officials at Kenosha Unified ...

    10. By Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender people in India have traditionally been an invisible minority in India, seen only at traffic lights begging for alms or blessing newlyweds and newborn babies. A song by 6 Pack Band, comprising six transgender women, features in the Salman Khan-starrer "Sultan" released last week. "Transgender people are worse off than other ...

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