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Katie Couric On Transgender Issues

By Charlotte Robinson, February 26, 2013
Katie Couric is continuing to address LGBT issues on her talker KATIE Tuesday February 26th by exploring what it’s like to grow up & be true to who you are as transgender. There will be deeply personal stories of three transgender children & their parents as well as their journeys to understand the psychological, physical & social process to become their authentic selves. Tuesday’s show will feature an exclusive interview with Coy Mathis a young transgender girl who at only six-years-old is fighting alongside her parents for the right to be fully recognized as a girl in school. Last week the Massachusetts Department of Education issued a directive for how schools should deal with transgender students, including the rule that students who identify transgender must have access to use the restrooms & locker facilities of their true gender. The directive was issued to help ensure that school districts will uphold the state's Transgender Equal Rights Bill that went into effect last July. Couric will also discuss how medical advances are being used earlier & more safely to change the biological process of puberty. Katie will then introduce a beautiful transgender woman who struggled for her father’s acceptance. Plus, the woman who changed the history of sports trans icon Dr. Renee Richards talks to Katie about her historic push for transgender rights in professional tennis leading to a landmark decision by the New York Supreme Court in favor of transgender rights.
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