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UF’s Trans Resource Network Assists Students Through Institutional Collaboration

By on August 10th, 2015 | Last updated: August 10, 2015 at 3:29 pm

The Trans Resource Network is a cooperative mechanism for educating staff to work together in assisting transgender students at the University of Florida.

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Local Transgender People Struggle for Acceptance

By on August 4th, 2015 | Last updated: August 4, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Tara Lee is a 67-year-old Gainesville resident and a transgender woman who transitioned from male to female 14 years ago. Lee is just one of the many individuals in the local transgender community struggling to find acceptance.

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Bookstore Co-Owner Creates Inclusive Space Downtown

By on July 12th, 2015 | Last updated: July 12, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Erica Rodriguez Merrell is a co-owner of Wild Iris, the last feminist bookstore in Florida. She has shaped Wild Iris over the last few years into a radically inclusive community, providing everything from safe spaces to emotional support.

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GALLERY: Finding Justine

By on February 24th, 2014 | Last updated: February 26, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Justine Andersen’s name was once Dennis. Her journey has changed her body and her outlook on life.

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“We’re always performing gender, but we don’t think about it all the time”

By on April 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 9:50 am

Starting in middle school, Nic Bravo noticed something different about her relationships with girls she dated. She wasn’t attracted to them in the same way other boys were. It was more like she wanted to be around them, wanted to be them.

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Gender identity issues at the forefront of recent political discussion

By on May 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

As President Obama announced his unequivocal support for same-sex marriage last week, many now believe the issue will be a polarizing part of the upcoming presidential election. But experts are saying that his support won’t affect any laws or policies, […]

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