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New Orleans see fifth trans woman of color murdered in U.S. this year

New Orleans trans advocates say they have been left stunned by the death of Penny Proud, one of their city's young, black trans residents, the latest casualty in the ongoing national trend of antitrans violence that has seen five trans women of color killed within the first five weeks of 2015.

Transgender community in San Francisco holds die-in

Hundreds of people came out Tuesday and staged a die-in in front of San Francisco City Hall to honor all those transgender people who have died violent deaths.

Florida's bathrooms are a battleground for transgender residents

LGBT Floridians and their allies rejoiced last month when the state lifted its ban on gay marriage, but are already fighting their next battle, with local conservatives apparently determined to make trans folks' lives as nightmarish as possible.

SoCal to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance

In solidarity with transgender-serving organizations and activists around the globe, events in honor of the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held today across Southern California, including in Hillcrest, Oceanside, Long Beach, Palm Springs, Orange County, and Riverside.

Valley Center selects trans-woman as honorary mayor

An active volunteer in her community, Gina Roberts had been involved in the local chapter of Kiwanis International for more than a decade, formed a Boy Scout troop, and won the annual Irish Stew Cook-Off for three years straight. The problem was, everyone knew her as Rick, not Gina.

Kristin Beck truly is "Lady Valor" and a transgender heroine

A former Navy SEAL who spent many years based in San Diego, and who came out as a transgender woman two years after retiring from the military in 2011, is the subject of a compelling documentary, “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story.”

Helping homeless LGBT youth find the road to home

There are as many as 500,000 unaccompanied homeless youth in our country. Youth homelessness in our nation is an epidemic. And the meager response to it is a national disgrace.