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Many Texas political watchers would agree that the 2019 legislative session was surprisingly tame. Legislation about divisive social issues – especially about bathroom access for transgender people, which dominated the session in 2017 – seemed to be a thing of the past. But recently, a custody case in Texas involving a 7-year-old child whose mother identifies the child as transgender has divided some along political lines.

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MONDAY at noon on "The Source" —  On June 1, Chynal Lindsey’s body was found in White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. Lindsey, a transgender woman of color, is yet another fatality in a disturbing trend of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

  

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The policy bans transgender recruits and prevents current troops from transitioning to another sex unless they were diagnosed with gender dysphoria before April 12.

The Defense Department has implemented a Trump administration policy that bars transgender recruits from joining the military. The policy took effect April 12, though several lawsuits challenging it are pending in federal courts.

President Trump's restrictions on transgender troops moved a step closer to taking effect, even as several lawsuits challenging the policy remain unresolved.

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Transgender rights in the United States are reportedly under review by the federal government. How do individuals who idenitfy as trans handle issues of safety, visibility and identity? Members of the transgender community and representatives from Equality Texas, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the San Antonio Gender Association speak on "The Source." 


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A memo that has reportedly been circulating at the Department of Health and Human Services aims to narrow the federal government's definition of "sex" under Title IX — a change that could leave transgender people without a number of the legal protections that have become standard in recent years.

The memo reported on by The New York Times has not been released publicly. NPR has not seen it, and HHS says it does not comment on "alleged leaked documents."

President Trump's directive prohibits transgender people from joining the military and bans the military from paying for gender reassignment surgery. But it doesn't address what will happen to transgender people currently serving.

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The Legislature’s so-called transgender bathroom bill is on life-support according to a prominent Texas House committee chair.  Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports without another hearing, the bill could be dead.

The Texas Privacy Act also known as transgender bathroom bill is stuck.  The bill sailed through the Texas Senate but now sits before the House Committee on State Affairs and the Committee’s chairman, Corsicana Republican Bryon Cook says he will not give the bill another hearing.

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President Donald Trump announced on social media Wednesday that he will ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. That decision is already affecting the LGBT population in San Antonio. 

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