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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Transgender Movement Emerging from Shadows
Bonnie Miller Ruben
Chicago Tribune

When it comes to sexual identity, the 23-year-old Shawn--born Patricia--sees a broad spectrum, a man-to-woman or a woman-to-man continuum with many stops along the way. Think gender without borders. He (the preferred pronoun) looks male but not completely. He is not a lesbian, a cross-dresser or contemplating a sex-change operation any time soon.


Federal Court Rules Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Library of Congress Can Proceed
Tuesday Apr 4, 2006

A federal judge has found that an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a transgender veteran against the Library of Congress can go forward.

"I couldn’t understand how the country that I had risked my life for could believe that it was ok to rescind its job offer to me solely because I’m transgender," said Diane Schroer, a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army. "Today’s decision begins to restore my faith in our government."


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A transgender woman who claims she was harassed at work after starting to dress as a female has sued her employer, alleging the company allowed a hostile work environment.


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