Nicole Maines, center, with her father Wayne Maines, left, and brother Jonas, speaks to reporters outside the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor, Maine, in June.
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January 30, 2014 Nicole Maines, who is biologically male but identifies as female, had sued after officials at her school barred her from using the girls' restroom.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who now asks to be referred to as Chelsea, dressed as a woman in this 2010 photograph.
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August 22, 2013 Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years, has announced that "I am a female." He is expected to serve his time at Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas — a military prison with just 515 beds and not a single female prisoner.
March 14, 2013 In Virginia last month, a transgendered person was made to leave a sex-segregated public bath because of customer complaints. Commentator Barbara J. King sees this discriminatory act as another example of the "born male-born female" dichotomy ingrained in our culture.
May 24, 2012 When a very young child, born as a girl, insists she is a boy, what should a family do? Can the biology of developmental dynamics help us think through this conundrum? Commentator Barbara J. King discusses these issues with a noted gender-studies expert.
June 3, 2011 Janet Mock, an editor at People.com, has gone public about her change. She wants young people who feel like she did to know that "it gets better."
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