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Right-Wing Sen. Jim Inhofe Wonders Which Bathroom Trans Troops Will Use

GOP Sen. Wonders: Which Bathroom for Trans Troops?

Conservative Republican Senator Jim Inhofe expressed confusion about which bathroom transgender troops would use once the ban is lifted against transgender Americans serving openly in the military.

'Mom, I'm Trans': How Our Coming-Out Experiences Compare to Caitlyn Jenner's

Coming Out Trans, Unlike 'I Am Cait'

When Caitlyn Jenner came face-to-face with her mother for the first time, it brought back memories for many transgender people about their coming-out experiences.

WATCH: Fresno, California Murder Marks 11th Killing of a Trans Woman in U.S. This Year

Trans Murder Victim Number 11: Woman In Fresno

Local trans activists held a vigil Thursday night for K.c. Haggard, who was stabbed to death on the street in an altercation caught on a security camera.

Charlotte, North Carolina Sports Venues Clarify Transgender Policy for Public Bathrooms

Charlotte Clarifies Transgender Policy for Public Bathrooms

With just a few emails, a local trans activist in this North Carolina city was able to get clarity — and equality — from major sports venues.

WATCH: Secret Lives of Americans Profiles Trans Man

WATCH: Secret Lives of Americans Profiles Trans Man 

The Pivot series joins a young African-American trans man as he comes out to his colleagues and employers, after years of hiding who he really is.

WATCH: Caitlyn Jenner: Sneak Peak Shows Her Without Makeup, Struggling With Responsibility

Caitlyn Jenner Revealed: No Makeup, Many Worries

Spoiler Alert: it's Caitlyn Jenner as we've never seen her before: au natural, bed hair, and sharing her burdens in a video diary.

Op-ed: Trans Men Experience Far More Violence Than Most People Assume

Op-ed: Yes, Trans Men Experience Real Violence

Boys Do Cry: When we expand violence data beyond hate crimes, it's clear that trans men are targeted at comparable rates to trans women.

Freed From Iowa Jail, Black Trans Woman Meagan Taylor Speaks

Free at Last: Meagan Taylor Speaks

The black trans woman tells The Advocate about facing transphobia daily, her battle ahead, and the unusual part a county jail played in working toward justice.

Black Trans Woman Meagan Taylor Released from Iowa Jail
July 23 2015 1:03 PM ET

Meagan Taylor Has Been Freed

After spending two weeks in a segregated medical cell in Iowa, the Illinois trans woman was released from Polk County Jail today.

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