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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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Gender-neutral signs are posted outside public restrooms at the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. The Census Bureau says it is not planning to ask about gender identity or sexual orientation in the 2020 Census. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Jamie Shupe, 52, was born male, married a woman and had a child. But Shupe felt neither male nor fully female. Now, an Oregon judge has allowed Shupe to identify as non-binary, believed to be a first in the United States. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB News hide caption

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Neither Male Nor Female: Oregon Resident Legally Recognized As Third Gender

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New Jersey's Anti-Discrimination Law Is 'Just A Tool' To Protect Gender Identity

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Jose Lara, dean of Santee High School in Los Angeles, talks about the transgender issue beside the school's gender-neutral restrooms. Schools have new governmental guidance on the issue provided by the Justice and Education departments. Mark Ralston/Getty Images hide caption

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Sue McConnell is one of more than 130 transgender veterans receiving treatment at the Tucson Veterans Affairs hospital. Jimmy Jenkins/KJZZ hide caption

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New VA Clinic Opens For Transgender Vets

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Instead of just "he" and "she," Harvard and other colleges are introducing gender-neutral pronouns like "ze" into their registrars. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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More Universities Move To Include Gender-Neutral Pronouns

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Nine-year-old Q Daily, center, was born a girl, and just finished his first full school year as a boy. Brad Horrigan for NPR hide caption

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For This Transgender Third-Grader, Life As A Boy Is Liberating

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Justice Department Moves To Further Rein In Racial Profiling

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Something tells us OkCupid won't be including an identifier for people who are attracted to pirates. Oivind Hovland/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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Sapiosexual Seeks Same: A New Lexicon Enters Online Dating Mainstream

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The Colorado Rush, a gay rugby team in Denver, at practice. "I've always thought of myself as ... the rugby player that happens to be gay," says Skyler Meyer. "I never want to be the gay man who happens to play rugby." Luke Runyon/KUNC hide caption

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In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades'

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Mixed martial arts fighter Cornell Ward (from left), chef Daniel Strong, triathlete Dominic Thompson, lifestyle blogger Joshua Katcher and competitive bodybuilder Giacomo Marchese at a vegan barbecue in Brooklyn, N.Y. Courtesy of James Koroni hide caption

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For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

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Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison demonstrates the website's expanded options for gender identification at her company's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. Harrison, who helped engineer the project, plans to switch her identifier to "Trans Woman." Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Germany will allow parents to choose a third indeterminate option for newborn babies, under a new law that takes effect Friday. Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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