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Rori Scheffler, owner of Transformations; Olivia Connors; Soto Petropoulos at the Arlington Heights store. (Credit: Steve Miller(

Members Of Chicago Area Transgender Community Happy For Caitlyn Jenner, But Say Others Deserve Award For Courage

Caitlyn Jenner is getting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs tomorrow night.

07/14/2015

Jonas Valentine, 18, a transgender student at Round Lake High School, stands next to one of four gender neutral restrooms the school installed after he petitioned the school for better facilities for trans students. (Credit: Jonas Valentine)

Transgender Teen Gets School To Install Gender Neutral Bathrooms

When 18-year old Jonas Valentine came out as transgender, he felt isolated at school at first. “They then isolated me into the teachers’ locker room. They said students felt ‘uncomfortable’ with me in the normal locker room and bathroom. At first I felt like it was fair to the students, but now I’m realizing how unfair it is to myself.”

05/01/2015

Bruce Jenner, Transgender,

Bruce Jenner Will Open Doors For Transgender People, Advocates Say

CBS 2’s Mike Parker spoke with those seeing new doors opening.

04/27/2015

Bruce Jenner, Transgender,

Bruce Jenner Comes Out As Transgender, Says ‘I Am A Woman’

In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs.

04/25/2015

Sample of a gender-neutral restroom sign. (Credit: Addictinginfo.org)

Northwestern Getting Two New Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Transgender students at Northwestern University will be getting their own separate bathrooms in the a heavily used student center on the school’s Evanston campus.

07/17/2014

Mari Medellin. (Credit: CBS)

UIC Alum Celebrates Decision To Insure Sex Change Surgery

Students at UIC covered by the school’s health insurance will have an added benefit come the fall: sex change surgery.

05/29/2013

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East Aurora School Board Rescinds Transgender-Support Policy

School Board President Annette Johnson has said her panel was erroneously advised by an assistant superintendent that the transgender policy was necessary to meet changes in the Illinois school code.

10/19/2012

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State Ends Requirement Of Proof Of Genital Surgery For Birth Certificate Gender Changes

The State of Illinois is ending the requirement that people who change their gender on their birth certificates submit proof of genital surgery.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Paige Clay

Community Rallies After Transgender Woman’s Murder

Community groups are rallying for answers after a transgender woman was found shot and killed on the city’s West Side earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

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Alderman Seeks To Create Police Commission On Transgender Issues

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) plans to introduce an ordinance that would establish a commission on transgender issues in the Chicago Police Department.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

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Chicago Doctor Wants To Develop Clinic For Transgender Children

A doctor at Children’s Memorial Hospital he would like to help develop a clinic for transgender children.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Maribel Torres

Committee To Decide Where To Assign Transgender Inmate

A special committee meets Thursday to decide where to put a transgender inmate.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

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Transgender Illinoisans Win Changes On Birth Certificates

Three Illinois residents who have changed their gender are going to get new birth certificates that reflect the change.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

Cook County Jail

Cook County Has New Policy For Transgender Inmates

Transgender inmates at Cook County Jail can now be housed, dressed and searched according to their gender identity rather than their sex at birth, under a new policy.

04/10/2011

Transgender Pride Flag

Vigil Held To Remember Transgender Violence Victims

A vigil was held at the Thompson Center Plaza over the weekend to mourn and remember transgender people across the world who have been the victims of murders driven by prejudice.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010