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Why we love 7-year-old transgender activist, Avery Jackson, and her incredible family

The way Hawaiian culture embraces a particular kind of transgender identity

In traditional, Western culture, gender identity is often considered a binary concept: You are either male or you are female.

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What to do if you meet a transgender person for the first time and thereafter

Of course it would be easiest and more polite to meet a person and not pass judgments made by your own prejudices. But human nature can sometimes play cruel tricks on your finest sensibilities, causing you to react in ways that might surprise you. Given the recent attention to our transgender community, here is some advice to follow if you find yourself at odds with your best judgement.

First things first: The term is trangender, not transgender-ed. More about that later.

North County Trans* Day of Empowerment to be held Saturday

OCEANSIDE, California -- The Gender Advocacy Project of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center will host a Trans* Day of Empowerment celebration on Saturday, April 25 at 3 pm.

The event will include trans* history displays, empowering art, performances, a clothing swap, celebration of victories, community, and name and gender change clinic. The highlight of the afternoon will be the annual awards ceremony.

Trans* Day of Empowerment at SDSU is this week

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Pride Center at San Diego State University (SDSU) will host a series of events this week to celebrate Trans* Day of Empowerment.

Most events are open to the general public, however the "Trans* Closed Space" is only open to those who identify as transgender or non-binary.

See the graphic below for the full schedule of events, taking place Wednesday, April 22 through Friday, April 24.

What does it mean to be intersex?

Many people don't know what the "I" in "LGBTQIA" means. Check out this BuzzFeed video featuring four individuals who explain "What It's Like To Be Intersex."

TONIGHT: Transgender Day of Empowerment at The Center

SAN DIEGO, California -- The 12th annual Transgender Day of Empowerment will be held tonight at the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

The event is designed to celebrate the diversity and strength of San Diego's Trans* community and includes speakers, entertainments, awards, and refreshments.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event which begins at 6 pm. Also, the Hillcrest Pride Flag will fly the transgender flag all day long.

For more information click HERE.

Court orders California prison to provide treatment for transgender prisoner

Transgender Law Center, along with pro-bono co-counsel from the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, on Thursday won a historic preliminary injunction ordering the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to provide adequate medical care, including gender-affirming surgery, to Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, a transgender woman being held in a men’s prison.

Transgender Day of Visibility celebrates the trans community

Today, March 31st, is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). Started by Rachel Crandall in 2010, the day aims to celebrate those in the trans community, as well as raise awareness of the pervasive discrimination that many transgender people face.

Feds sue SOSU, allege discrimination against transgender professor

OKLAHOMA CITY — The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school in Durant discriminated against a transgender professor and then fired her after she complained.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Oklahoma City, the department alleges the university denied assistant professor Rachel Tudor a promotion despite a recommendation from her department chair and other tenured faculty from her department.