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Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Must Cover Transgender Transition-Related Costs

Expanded Health Benefits For Trans Gov't Employees

Starting in 2016, insurance companies that participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program must include transition-related coverage for transgender government workers.

Nevada: State Health Insurers Cannot Discriminate Against Trans People

Nevada: State Health Insurers Cannot Discriminate Against Trans People

The Silver State becomes the 10th nationwide to knock down certain barriers to transition-related coverage, though not all trans citizens can rejoice just yet.

Trans Teen Nicole Maines's Acting Debut in Royal Pains Has an Important Message

Trans Teen's Acting Debut in Royal Pains Has an Important Message

The Maine teen, famed for winning a landmark decision allowing her to use the girl's bathroom at school, plays a trans dancer struggling with transition-related healthcare.

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