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Then search "transgender."
Here's an introductory link: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/breaking-common-misconceptions-gender/
These links on PBS provide an interesting window into the current state of editorial focus.
"Trans" these days seems to be a trendy editorial focus. Let me suggest that this is in part to the liberation movements of the 60's and later -- Civil rights, feminists, gay/queer . . . The essentialist stereotypes are being displaced by a more inclusive diversity of personal identities.
In all fairness a lot of these stories hinge around the issue of gender and restroom access -- in the South characteristically. Trans issues are not about using the restroom. Nonetheless, some would create an issue, and PBS covers the litigation.
Of particular interest I think is the coverage of trans in the US military, and comparisons to policy in the military of other countries. When I was in the military (1966/70) finding women's effects in your personal clothing was viewed as proof of homosexuality -- and grounds for a Dishonorable Discharge. Thankfully, things have changed.
I'm linking PBS in my blog because their handling of trans issues bears sharing.
Allison Wunderland's Transcend Dance
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