Olivia Kalili Nomura

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Hagel open to review of US military ban on transgender individuals

The defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, on Sunday opened the door to a review of the US military’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the armed forces, saying that “this is an area we have not defined enough”.<p>The US military has come under mounting criticism in recent months for its ongoing …

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The National Center for Transgender Equality just won April Fools' Day

The National Center for Transgender Equality on Wednesday posted an April Fools' Day joke mocking the absurdity of bathroom bills seeking to stop trans people from using the restroom that matches their gender identity.<p>NCTE wrote:<p>The National Center for Transgender Equality is proud to announce that …

Bathrooms have become a battleground for transgender kids

As the US begins to recognize the transgender community, and as some transgender youth feel more comfortable coming out at younger ages, the battleground for rights is shifting—from adult venues, like workplaces, to schools. One of the most basic places the conflict often unfolds on school grounds: …

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Michigan Music Festival That Excluded Transgender People To Shut Down

View this post on Facebook<p>The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, which was founded nearly four decades ago and faced a boycott in recent years from LGBT organizations that said the event excluded transgender women, will hold its final event this August, a producer of the event announced Tuesday.<p>"We …

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Bruce Jenner on Being Transgender: ‘Life Is Much More Difficult Than Running a Decathlon’

In a previously unseen exchange between ABC News’ Diane Sawyer and Bruce Jenner during an interview about his revelation that he considers himself a …

Leelah's Legacy Needs Help: A Trans Woman's Call to Arms for the Absolute Right to Exist in Serenity and Safety

<i>This is not a culture war. It's a physical and social war for survival, and we need reinforcements.</i><p>We may be reaching the transgender tipping point; however, following a tipping over comes the spill. The mix of silence and literally homicidal aggression that we're seeing all over the country shows …

Chelsea Manning Shares Her Transition to Living as a Woman — Behind Bars

For the first time, Chelsea Manning shares the details of her story as an army private who leaked classified documents, went to military prison, and sued for the right to transition into living as a woman in jail.<p>Growing up in rural Crescent, Oklahoma, Chelsea Manning found an oasis in a favorite …