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Transgender issues: 7 things to know about LGBT movement's next frontier

Transgender issues: 7 things to know about LGBT movement's next frontier

Transgender issues are the next frontier of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement. A string of high-profile cases, such as a Kansas judge's decision to allow Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to change her name to Chelsea and Olympian Bruce Jenner's televised coming out as a transgender woman, coupled with a series of gay rights victories, have opened discussions of transgender rights. Here are seven things to know about the trans community. The basics Gender identity and sexual orientation are not the same; transgender people, estimated to number 700,000 nationwide, can be straight, gay, lesbian or bisexual. Unemployment and employment discrimination ...

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