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In this April 2, 2016, file photo, Scott Turner Schofield arrives at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Schofield, a veteran trans performer, stars in the upcoming European film "The Conductor."
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August 07, 2018 - 10:51 am
By Jocelyn Noveck, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised. After years of watching...
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Dreamstime
August 04, 2018 - 3:09 pm
By Mark Gillispie, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for the mothers of three transgender teens in Ohio said in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that a county judge has shown a disturbing pattern and practice of not allowing transgender children to legally change their names, refusals...
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A federal judge will hear arguments Monday, June 25, 2018, from lawyers representing Republican legislative leaders who say the case should be dismissed because the plaintiffs can't prove the new law is harming them.
AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File
June 25, 2018 - 7:12 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than a year after North Carolina undid its "bathroom bill," a legal battle is simmering over a law that replaced it. A federal judge on Monday will hear arguments from transgender advocates who claim in a lawsuit that the replacement law still discriminates against the...
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Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
June 20, 2018 - 6:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The transgender woman arrested for burning a flag during the Philadelphia Pride Parade last week spoke out Wednesday at a protest outside City Hall. She claims her treatment by police and prison officials was inhumane. Activists say they do not want any police at the...
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Dreamstime
Cherri Gregg
May 28, 2018 - 2:17 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey could soon enact some of the most progressive transgender laws in the country. The bills, which impact how gender identity appears on certain records, are expected to be signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. The first bill establishes a transgender task force in New...
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Kristen Johanson-KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
May 24, 2018 - 4:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Federal appeals court has upheld the Boyertown School District policy that allows transgender students to use the locker rooms or restrooms facilities that correspond to their gender identity. It took only about 15 minutes for the three-judge panel to rule after...
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City Hall
Cherri Gregg
March 30, 2018 - 11:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- The City of Philadelphia has declared March 31 “Transgender Visibility Day.” The city raised a flag Thursday to celebrate one of the world’s most vulnerable communities. “It’s about being seen, being out, celebrating,” said Evan Thornburg, deputy director of the...
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