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Georgia accused of sentencing transgender woman to "torture"

Georgia's prison officials will have to explain themselves in court if they continue to refuse hormone therapy to transgender inmates, warns a letter delivered to the state's Department of Corrections on Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an advocacy group based in Alabama.

2014 transgender violence statistics sobering thus far

As the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia approaches on May 17, the Transgender Violence Tracking Portal (TVTP) has released its first report -- in the first four months of 2014, 102 acts of violence against transgender people have been logged.

Donald Sterling, Brendan Eich and how homophobia gets a pass

Condemning a bigot is OK, but not so for homophobes? The double standard is explored in this provocative column by Michelangelo Signorile in HuffPost Gay Voices!

The growing, neglected challenges of LGBT Latino elders

Latino elders who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) face additional challenges as they age, compounded by barriers rooted in their racial and ethnic identities, as well as LGBT stigma and discrimination.