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Transgender teenager named Prom Queen
Jan. 16, 2015
Reyna Ortiz always knew she was a girl. She lived as a girl in the late 1990s in high school, while earning the respect of her classmates and teachers.
Justice Dept to protect transgender workers
Dec. 18, 2014
The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people.
Billboards demand respect for transgender women
Jul. 21, 2014
The campaign on the South and West Sides of Chicago emphasizes not all transgender women are sex workers.
Transgender community struggles to find its place in modern India
Jul. 18, 2014
The Mahabharatha, one of India’s most ancient texts, tells tales of gods and demons, of kings and queens, and of common men and women. The epic story takes place over hundreds of years and serves as the foundation for Hinduism.
Trans man learns to accept love
Jun. 27, 2014
An incident in grammar school could have scarred Nick Heap for life. Instead, he grew to love himself.
Life in Northwest Indiana's steel closet
Jun. 2, 2014
Writer looks at LGBT steelworkers in macho environment of steel mills.
New discoveries about ancient mummies in Chicago
Apr. 1, 2014
We hear how researchers are discovering new things about the long dead. Plus, we hear about the Department of Justice's new initiative to help the transgender population, and the music of Rachel Ries.
The unique challenges facing the transgender community
Jan. 9, 2014
The transgender community faces many challenges - including ignorance from the general population. We talk with some leaders in the trans community in Chicago about how everyone can be more educated.
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