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  Soon after Hillary Whittington and her husband, Jeff, addressed their daughter Ryland’s deafness with cochlear implants, Ryland began to express clearly, in word and behavior, a male identity, in ways typically seen as markers for young transgender children.

In her book, Raising Ryland: Our Story Of Parenting A Transgender Child With No Strings Attached, Hillary shares her family's story.

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A new regulation protecting transgender New Yorkers from discrimination is taking effect.

Affirming Transgender Rights

Dec 17, 2015

The visibility of issues facing the transgender community is at an all time high. 

In October, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted an executive order to include gender identity under the definition of sex in the 1945 Human Rights Act which will start providing employment and housing protections to transgender individuals. New York will be the 19th state to provide such protections to the Trans Community.

Rob Edelman: Girls Lost

Nov 16, 2015

If you go back through movie history, you’ll note that countless films from certain periods and cultures mirror those periods and cultures in innumerable ways. So it is not surprising that, in 2015, so many films deal with gender issues and sexual identity, not to mention the belief that all men and all women are created equal no matter their sexual orientation.

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The New York Civil Liberties Union says transgender students are often harassed in public schools across the state and education officials have failed to carry out a legislative mandate to protect them.

Sean Philpott-Jones: There's Something About Caitlyn

Jun 4, 2015

Unless you've been living under a rock or on a social media fast these past couple of weeks, you've undoubtedly seen the pictures of Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair.  No surprise that she appears in the June issue, the same month that celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride.

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New York's attorney general has started a program to ensure transgender individuals have equal access to health care.

Eric Schneiderman's office announced the initiative Friday.

Staffers with the attorney general's Civil Rights Bureau will conduct training sessions at hospitals and medical centers around the state to discuss the best ways to ensure the rights of transgender patients are respected.

The reason cited: too many transgender Americans report being harassed or denied care because of their gender identity.

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This week the White House announced opposition to so-called "conversion therapy." The disclosure coincides with the 20th annual Northeast LGBT College Conference set for tonight at the University at Albany.

Sean Philpott-Jones: Protecting Transgendered Youth

Dec 4, 2014

Two nights ago, the Shenendehowa Board of Education voted 4 to 2 in favor of a new policy designed to protect the rights and safety of transgender students. High school students in the district will now be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity. The new policy also allows all students, regardless of sex or gender, to access single-user bathrooms and private changing areas.

Members of the transgender community of the Capital Region, their advocates, and allies will gather in Albany tonight to honor the memory of the many transgender people who have been victims of violence in the past year.

Today is the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a solemn tribute to people who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event also raises awareness of the threat of discrimination and violence faced by the transgender community.  

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