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The Palm Center has released a report, put together by a non-partisan national commission concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care. 

The Palm Center has released a report, put together by a non-partisan national commission concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care. 

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The Palm Center has released a report, put together by a non-partisan national commission concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care. 

The Palm Center has released a report, put together by a non-partisan national commission concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care. 

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2013 seemed like the Year of Laverne Cox and, so far, 2014 appears to be heading in the same awesome direction. The actress, producer, reality star, and writer has been on the scene for a number of years, but skyrocketed to new heights of fame last summer when the world fell in love with Orange is the New Black and her trans character on the series, Sophia. Just as her role broadened dialogue about trans women of color’s experiences, Laverne is dedicated to rendering cultural change by uniquely uniting her mainstream visibility with hard-hitting social insights. Among the many contributions to trans equality she’s made, the most recent include standing closely by CeCe McDonald. Laverne brought attention to CeCe’s story, joined her this week for an hour-long conversation with Democracy Now, and is co-producing the documentary “FREE CECE.” Laverne is as emotionally stirring and thought provoking on screen as she is in her advocacy.

2013 seemed like the Year of Laverne Cox and, so far, 2014 appears to be heading in the same awesome direction. The actress, producer, reality star, and writer has been on the scene for a number of years, but skyrocketed to new heights of fame last summer when the world fell in love with Orange is the New Black and her trans character on the series, Sophia. Just as her role broadened dialogue about trans women of color’s experiences, Laverne is dedicated to rendering cultural change by uniquely uniting her mainstream visibility with hard-hitting social insights. Among the many contributions to trans equality she’s made, the most recent include standing closely by CeCe McDonald. Laverne brought attention to CeCe’s story, joined her this week for an hour-long conversation with Democracy Now, and is co-producing the documentary “FREE CECE.” Laverne is as emotionally stirring and thought provoking on screen as she is in her advocacy.

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In summer 2011, CeCe McDonald’s life changed forever when she was brutally assaulted in a racist and transphobic attack. As a result of defending herself against her attacker, she was arrested and sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison facility. All over, people rallied in support of CeCe, launching the “Free CeCe” campaign to advocate for an end to discrimination against her as a trans woman and for her to be released. After serving 19 months of her sentence, CeCe was released from prison. Since then, on Twitter, #BecauseofCeCe became a way for users to express the ways they’ve been inspired to continuously work towards justice for the trans community, for women of color, and for prisoners. Currently, advocate Laverne Cox is co-producing the documentary “FREE CeCe” to further explore CeCe’s journey and further the dialogue about trans women of color.

In summer 2011, CeCe McDonald’s life changed forever when she was brutally assaulted in a racist and transphobic attack. As a result of defending herself against her attacker, she was arrested and sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison facility. All over, people rallied in support of CeCe, launching the “Free CeCe” campaign to advocate for an end to discrimination against her as a trans woman and for her to be released. After serving 19 months of her sentence, CeCe was released from prison. Since then, on Twitter, #BecauseofCeCe became a way for users to express the ways they’ve been inspired to continuously work towards justice for the trans community, for women of color, and for prisoners. Currently, advocate Laverne Cox is co-producing the documentary “FREE CeCe” to further explore CeCe’s journey and further the dialogue about trans women of color.

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GLAAD hosted 20 transgender advocates from varied backgrounds who can speak to how the needs of the transgender community intersect with various systemic issues and the best practices to handle a media landscape that is new to talking to and about transgender people. 

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Founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC), Kylar Broadus became the first transgender person ever to testify before the US Senate when he spoke in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in June 2012. Kylar has a background in finance but was forced out of his field when he transitioned. A former attorney and current law professor at Lincoln University of Missouri, Kylar now works with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force on matters of public policy and transgender civil rights. 

Founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC), Kylar Broadus became the first transgender person ever to testify before the US Senate when he spoke in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in June 2012. Kylar has a background in finance but was forced out of his field when he transitioned. A former attorney and current law professor at Lincoln University of Missouri, Kylar now works with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force on matters of public policy and transgender civil rights. 

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#trans  #LGBTQ  #Kylar Broadus  #GLAAD  #task force