Chase Culpepper, 17, was told by DMV officials that she was not allowed to wear makeup in her license photo. The transgender teen sued the federal government for sex discrimination and violating her free speech rights. Courtesy of Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund hide caption

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Aydian Dowling is currently leading the annual "Ultimate Guy" contest held by Men's Health magazine. If he wins, he will be the first trans man to appear on the cover. Jason Robert Ballard/FTM Magazine hide caption

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Michaela leans on her mother, Dee, while talking to Dr. Karin Selva about puberty suppression. Kristian Foden-Vencil/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Shane Fairchild (left) tells his friend Sayer Johnson that his late wife, Blue Bauer, was "the only person I ever met that ever treated me like I was me." StoryCorps hide caption

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When Alexis Paige lost her job, she was afraid she would have to discontinue her estrogen treatments. That can't happen now under the Oregon Health Plan. Cree Jude Gordon/Courtesy Alexis Paige hide caption

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