Transgender

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 26: San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed speaks to union members during a rally outside of San Francisco City Hall on February 26, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of union members held a rally
London Breed (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Jenna Lane
October 27, 2018 - 6:30 am
San Francisco has expanded its recognition of gender identities at a time when the Trump Administraiton reportedly plans to narrow the federal definitions.
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In this combination photo, Hilary Swank accepts the Oscar for best actress for her role in "Boys Don't Cry" during the 72nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 26, 2000, left, and Jared Leto poses with his Oscar for best supporting actor for "Dallas Buyer Club" at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif., on March 2, 2014. Swank and Leto portrayed transgender characters. (AP Photo)
August 07, 2018 - 7:10 am
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 non-trans stars win accolades —...
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In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Scarlett Johansson arrives at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Johansson’s plans to portray a transgender man has sparked a backlash from many who object to cisgender actors playing trans ro
(Photo credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 13, 2018 - 12:07 pm
Johansson says she's withdrawing from the project "in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting."
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Angela Ponce, who won Spain's Miss Universe competition in June, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Madrid, Spain. The first transgender woman to compete in the global Miss Universe pagea
(Photo credit: AP Photo/Paul White)
July 11, 2018 - 11:35 am
The 26-year-old Angela Ponce beat 20 other contestants in the Miss Universe Spain gala, qualifying for the global round of the pageant, which has allowed transgender participation since 2012...
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In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Scarlett Johansson arrives at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Johansson’s plans to portray a transgender man has sparked a backlash from many who object to cisgender actors playing trans ro
(Photo credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 05, 2018 - 9:48 am
Johansson was announced to star in the film "Rub & Tug," about prostitution ringleader Dante "Tex" Gill," who has born Lois Jean Gill but who identified as a man. Since then, many transgender actors and advocates have criticized the production for Johansson's casting...
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In this April 12, 2018 file photo, Jazz Jennings arrives at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 17-year-old “I Am Jazz” star said in an Instagram post on Thursday, June 28, 2018, that she’s doing great following gender confirma
(Photo credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 29, 2018 - 10:51 am
Transgender rights activist and television star Jazz Jennings says she is doing great following gender confirmation surgery...
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Oct 25, 2016; Sonora, Mexcio; A Honduran migrant jumps aboard a moving freight train in Mexico headed toward the U.S. border south of Caborca, Sonora. There are many cases of migrants who have lost legs after falling off the freight trains, known as La Be
La Bestia aka "The Beast" (Photo credit: Nick Oza/The Republic via USA Today Network)
Matt Bigler
May 15, 2018 - 9:35 pm
PART III: Imagine riding BART to work, not inside the cars but on top of them. That's just one of the risks members of the migrant caravan had to take to arrive at the U.S./Mexico border.
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Apr 27, 2018; Tijuana, MEXICO; Central American transgender group that traveled in a caravan through Mexico have arrived in Tijuana, on April 28, 2018. Migrants met with few American lawyers who were providing pro bono legal consultations in a room upstai
(Photo credit: Nick Oza/The Republic via USA Today Network)
Matt Bigler
May 15, 2018 - 9:09 pm
PART II: In second part of our series 'Caravan Of Dreams', KCBS Radio reporter Matt Bigler has more on the transgender members of the group and the potentially deadly discrimination they're hoping to leave behind.
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