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Breaking: Transgender woman wins federal lawsuit against Georgia General Assembly

A federal judge ruled late Friday that the Georgia General Assembly illegally discriminated against Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman, by firing her from her job as a legislative editor when she announced her plan to transition from male to female.

Beth Littrell of Atlanta, staff attorney for Lambda Legal which is representing Glenn in the lawsuit, said she was "thrilled and relieved but not surprised" with the judge's ruling because it was clear those working for the General Assembly who fired Glenn broke federal law.

It's also important to keep in mind the defendants may still appeal the decision, Littrell said, and this ruling is not a substitution for a statewide law needed to ensure people in Georgia cannot be fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Chaz Bono set to attend annual transgender conference in Atlanta

Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono will be attending the 20th annual Southern Comfort Conference this year, according to organizers of the event. SCC is a conference that serves the transgender community with seminars, workshops, as well as vendors and special theme nights and parties. The conference this year is set for Sept. 6-12.

In a letter to members of the SCC Facebook group, Alexis Dee, a member of the event’s board of directors, said she spoke to Bono and he would be coming to the conference to conduct a seminar with his friend, Nick Adams. What the topic is and when the seminar will be held is not yet listed on the SCC website’s schedule. Bono is listed as a presenter on the website.

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International Mr. Leather 2010 makes history

Mr. Leather 2010 contest

While Atlanta’s own Mr. Atlanta Eagle Chandler Bearden did not win International Mr. Leather 2010 despite his sexy, racy and just plain sweet style, another sexy winner took home the leather sash. And with his win, Tyler McCormick of New Mexico broke all kinds of barriers.

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There are crimes, and then there are hate crimes

Colle Carpenter, a transgender student from California, was attacked in the men's restroom on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, and had the word "it" carved into his chest.

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Brothers and Sisters

"Prodigal Sons” is the story of three siblings, once brothers but now two brothers and a sister, who return to their Helena, Mont., home for the 20-year high school reunion of two of them. Kimberly Reed, born Paul McKerrow, brings along her lesbian partner, Claire Jones, and a camera crew.

Now in her early forties, Reed has transitioned from man to woman, high school quarterback to filmmaker, Montanan to San Franciscan (where she spent 10 years, arriving as Paul and leaving as Kim) to New Yorker, straight man to lesbian.