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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

By: Lolita C. Baldor WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced Thursday, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans…

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The Challenges of Being a Porn Star

By: Rachel Bell Madison Montag is a trans porn pioneer. In 2012, her first year in the industry, she was in the running for Adult Video Network’s (AVN) Transsexual Performer of the Year. At 19, she became the youngest porn star to be nominated for the award, which she counts as “a big accomplishment.” “Within…

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‘Men call me a freak’: Transgender beauty queen, 22, who made it to finals without judges realising she was born a boy reveals her struggle to find love

By: SADIE WHITELOCKS A transgender woman who got to the finals of a local beauty pageant says she fears she may never find love after constantly being brandished a ‘freak’. Pammy Rose, 22, from Seaham, County Durham, reveals she often has admirers coming up to her in bars but they quickly turn nasty when they discover…