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State Legislature approves bill to repeal 'Walking While Trans Ban'

State lawmakers in New York voted to repeal a part of state law Tuesday that’s become known as the ‘Walking While Trans Ban,’ a part of the penal code...
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Tue, 02/02/2021 - 12:47pm
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Biden reverses ban on transgender military personnel. Is it enough?

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Monday reversing a ban that prohibited transgender people from serving in the military. Former...
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Tue, 01/26/2021 - 8:51am
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Connections: Discussing the state of transgender rights in 2020

Today marks the 2020 Transgender Day of Remembrance, and we're joined by transgender lawmakers and activists to discuss the state of trans rights. The...
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 9:44am
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LGBTQ people are going undocumented in New York state’s COVID-19 health data

When the coronavirus pandemic first spread to Rochester, Penny Sterling wanted to know how she would be counted if she contracted the virus. The data...
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Tue, 10/20/2020 - 5:41am
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Lawyer for transgender woman hopeful settlement will affect jail policies

An attorney for a transgender woman who sued Steuben County hopes the settlement reached in the case last week will change jail policies in the future....
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Fri, 08/14/2020 - 10:10am
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Cuomo directs hate crime task force to help investigate assault against transgender man in Rochester

Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the New York state police hate crimes task force on Wednesday to investigate an assault against a transgender man in...
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Thu, 08/06/2020 - 1:47am
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Gender X policy in NYS to change health data reporting

When the first COVID-19 cases were reported in Monroe County in March, Penny Sterling was struck by a detail. The reports were broken down by a gender...
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Mon, 08/03/2020 - 6:20am
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Group celebrates Trans Visibility Day while social distancing

Tuesday marked Trans Visibility Day, and amid coronavirus precautions and social distancing, a group of transgender men of color still found a way to...
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 2:00pm
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Forum aims to educate about what life is like for transgender, binary, intersex people

Juli Grey-Owens is a transgender woman. She says people may be confused about that, and that's OK. "Within the four walls of the forum, you can ask us...
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Thu, 10/03/2019 - 1:42am
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Connections: Conversations with the women behind "Transformation Thursday"

We celebrate Rochester Pride Week with a conversation about "Transformation Thursday." It's a new podcast hosted and produced by Amy Stephens and Penny...
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Tue, 07/16/2019 - 1:14pm
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