Julian Harris (left) tells Tor Des Roches what he can expect as he begins medically transitioning from female to male. Courtesy of Julian Harris; Andrew Jones/Courtesy of Tor Des Roches hide caption

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Is This Going To Make Me A Different Person? Gender Transition Questions Answered

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Harrison Browne, hockey player for the Buffalo Beauts and the first openly transgender athlete, announces his retirement. Michael Hertzel/National Women's Hockey League hide caption

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First Openly Transgender Professional Team Athlete Retires

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Chris López told her son Gabe, who's transgender, that she will always have his back. StoryCorps hide caption

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Transgender Boy Finds His 'Bros,' And Himself, At Camp

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Gavin Grimm is the plaintiff in a case scheduled to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in March. Grimm sued the school board in Gloucester, Va., after it passed a rule barring transgender students from using school restrooms that match their gender identity. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Arkansas state Sen. Bart Hester, defends his bill preventing local governments from passing their own anti-discrimination laws. On Thursday, a Fayetteville law was struck down by the state Supreme Court. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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Boy Scouts Will Admit Transgender Boys

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Dylan and Hayden (front, left to right) are adopted 10-year-old twins. Born a boy, Dylan has identified as a girl since age 4. Her mothers Jennifer and Marla (top, left to right, with daughter Michaela in the middle) had planned to change the gender listed on Dylan's official documents when she got a driver's license. They sped up that process after Donald Trump's election. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Transgender Americans Race To Finish Paperwork Before Trump Administration

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As head of the LGBT Liaison Unit, Sgt. Jessica Hawkins trains officers how to respond to crimes involving LGBT people and does community outreach. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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For D.C.'s LGBT Community, A Police Liaison Who Can Relate

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Wendy Chase directs the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic. It provides help for transgender people working to change how they speak. Bret Eckhardt /Courtesy of Wendy Chase hide caption

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Helping Transgender People Find Their Voice

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, during a news conference at the Pentagon on Thursday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Pentagon Says Transgender Troops Can Now Serve Openly

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Ethan, Adam, Jen and Allie Slipakoff live in Kennesaw, Ga. Allie is transgender and the family has learned that she is often the best teacher on transgender issues. Courtesy of the Slipakoff family hide caption

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When The Kid Becomes The Teacher: On What It Means To Be Transgender

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Jake Ralston with his father, Jon Ralston. This week, Jake successfully petitioned to change the name and gender on his birth certificate to reflect that he is male. Courtesy of Jon Ralston hide caption

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When Maddy Became Jake: A Father And Son's Enduring Love

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The Triborough Bridge is seen under construction in New York City on July 10, 1935. The bridge, now known as the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, connects Long Island with Manhattan. The Dutch Prime Minister is a fan of the biographer of Robert Moses, who was involved in building the bridge. Associated Press hide caption

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Supporters of House Bill 2 gather for a rally at the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., on April 11. A recent poll found that nearly 49 percent of North Carolinians support at least some part of the controversial law. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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North Carolinians Who Support 'Bathroom Law' Say They're Being Drowned Out

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A bathroom sign welcomes both genders at the Cacao Cinnamon coffee shop in Durham, N.C., on May 3. Jonathan Drake/Reuters hide caption

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When A Transgender Person Uses A Public Bathroom, Who Is At Risk?

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Unisex signs hang outside bathrooms at Toast Paninoteca in Durham, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Transgender Rights, The New Front In The Culture Wars

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