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By Jenny Hottle, staff writer
Originally posted on Diamondbackonline.com on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012
As a transgender student working at a children’s summer camp, Mykell Hatcher-McLarin refused to disclose his identity, fearing he would lose his job if parents perceived him as a risk to their children.
The junior sociology major often worries he could be denied housing or health care one day, just for choosing to express his identity.
But Hatcher-McLarin believes a time when the law offers protection from gender identity discrimination may be on the horizon — as long as state and local advocates can maintain their momentum from upholding same-sex marriage in the state. While the Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act failed to pass in the state General Assembly last year, members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups on the campus said they will turn their attention…
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