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Trans teen activist, former Homecoming king, dies in Charlotte, N.C.

Blake Brockington, a young trans activist celebrated nationwide as the first out trans homecoming king in a North Carolina high school, is being mourned after committing suicide Monday night, reports North Carolina LGBT newspaper QNotes. Brockington, an 18-year-old student at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, became homecoming king of East Mecklenburg High School a year ago […]

‘Wrong beyond repair.’ ‘The worst in us.’ N.C. papers blast transgender bathroom law.

— The Washington Post | Brady Dennis The past couple of days have brought a wave of backlash against a new North Carolina law that bars local governments from extending civil rights protections to gay and transgender people and prohibits transgender people from using public bathrooms according to their gender identity. The issue ignited a […]

State: End transgender health insurance discrimination

— The News Journal | Jen Rini Delaware bans insurance companies from excluding coverage for transgender residents Delaware has become the 15th state to ban insurance companies from limiting or excluding health care coverage for transgender people.department’s website. Companies also cannot impose different health insurance premiums or rates based on a person’s gender identity. Private […]

Groundbreaking report reveals high rate of employment discrimination against transgender job applicants

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 WASHINGTON – The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) today released a report showing employers appeared to prefer less-qualified applicants over more-qualified transgender applicants in 48 percent of tests that received a response from the employer. The high rate of employment discrimination was calculated after 200 cover letters and resumes […]