Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Transgender related news and stories from around the web

White House appoints first openly transgender official

Former National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) staff member Raffi Freedman-Gurspan became the first openly transgender official to work in the White House on Tuesday.

"A State of Emergency": At Least 17 Transgender Women Have Been Murdered This Year

The murder of Tamara Dominguez on Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri, marked at least the 17th murder of a transgender woman so far this year. 

Being Transgender Has Nothing to Do with Hormonal Imbalance

Caitlyn Jenner's very public transition from man to woman has raised awareness about the concept of hormone therapy for transgender individuals. Long-term hormone therapy is needed to create, and then maintain, the desired physical gender attributes — for Jenner, fuller breasts, curvier hips, thinner body hair and a higher-pitched voice.

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