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quarta-feira, setembro 30, 2015

Quatro corpos e uma ossada são achados em casa de pintor
O corpo de um travesti surdo e mudo de 21 anos, outros três cadáveres e uma ossada foram encontrados enterrados dentro da casa de um pintor de paredes por policiais militares na tarde de anteontem, na favela Alba, no Jabaquara (zona sul).
Polícia encontra ossada em imóvel no Jabaquara
Quatro corpos e uma ossada são achados em casa de pintor

Quero que deixem minha filha ter seu lugar, diz mãe de criança trans
Para crianças transexuais, o sentimento de pertencer ao sexo oposto é presente desde os primeiros momentos e não tem relação com a orientação sexual

Fórum Paulista TT recebe Secretaria de Mulheres e lança nova campanha; saiba
O Fórum Paulista de Travestis e Transexuais recebeu na reunião deste domingo (27) a Secretaria de Políticas para Mulheres, no auditório azul do Edifício Martinelli, em São Paulo. O encontro é um passo importante para o reconhecimento da identidade e estreitar parceria com o poder público para a promoção dos direitos de travestis e mulheres transexuais.

Joint UN statement on Ending violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people
On 29 September 2015, 12 UN entities (ILO, OHCHR, UNAIDS Secretariat, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, UN Women, WFP and WHO) released an unprecedented joint statement calling for an end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

Fire attack woman supports new victims' support group
A woman who suffered horrific burns after she was doused in petrol and set alight has supported the launch of a new service for victims of crime.

Inside the first Miss Transgender UK beauty pageant
The first Miss Transgender UK has divided the trans community
Scot wins UK transgender pageant

Independent on Sunday’s 2015 Rainbow List to include intersex people for the first time
Nominations are now open - past honorees include Tom Daley and Sue Perkins, but who will take this year's top spot from Labour MP Michael Cashman?

Dagenham’s Kirone goes from little girl to big man
A man who was born a woman and was forced to endure years of bullying now hopes to teach schoolchildren about transgender people.

Eight players from Iran’s female team ‘not fully women’
Iran's national women's team has come under fire this week after it emerged that eight players of the group were not females, according to Al Arabiya News Channel’s Arabic language website.

Trans man tricked into going to India and forced into arranged marriage to ‘fix’ him
Shivy thought he was 'going to die' at the hands of his parents

Ottawa mural defaced with hate messages
Artwork honouring trans women of colour will have to be redone

Moviegoers Basically Threw A Brick At ‘Stonewall’ This Weekend
Stonewall, director Roland Emmerich’s earnest and godawful attempt to portray the legendary 1969 Stonewall riots as less of a landmark event for LGBT rights spearheaded by trans women of color and more of a backdrop for the self-realization of an invented, white, male jock from Indiana premiered this weekend.

Study Shows Who Is More Likely to Support Transgender Rights in the United States
People who think they are more informed about transgender people or know someone who is lesbian or gay tend to be more supportive of transgender rights, according to a new study by Andrew R. Flores, public opinion and policy fellow at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.

NYLS Impact Center Salon on Transgender Issues
The New York Law School Impact Center is presenting a Salon on Transgender Issue on Tuesday, September 29. I am participating together with attorneys M. Dru Levasseur of Lambda Legal and Ezra Young. I prepared a case table on transgender law for distribution at the event and am sharing it here:

REI-ality Check: Store Boots Mom for Complaining About Man in Girls’ Bathroom
A Northern California mom became alarmed when her pre-teen daughter said she was uncomfortable with the man who entered a store bathroom while she and another young girl were using it. But the response of store management left the mom stunned and shaken.

After Three Years Jailed With Men, Ashley Diamond Speaks
As her lawsuit against Georgia's state prison system moves forward, Ashley Diamond reflects on being black, trans, and low-income in the Deep South.

Detroit's Most Wanted: Police search for killer of young transgender woman
Twenty-year old Amber Monroe, a young transgender woman struggled with her identity for a long time, and courageously came out two-years ago.

This is the moment a trans teen was told she can finally begin hormone treatment
Proud mother says: 'This was it, this was the most pivotal turning point in her life, and we both knew it.'

GFPS Non-Discrimination Policy Change Draws Criticism
This evening Great Falls Public Schools held a discussion on board policy 3210 regarding non-discrimination to include transgender students.
GFPS transgender policy praised, criticized at meeting

In this school, children will grow up believing bathrooms have no gender
On her first day of Pre-K, my four-year-old daughter used a bathroom that was simply labeled “bathroom.” She will, I hope, grow up in a world where bathrooms—like people—no longer exist along a simple gender binary. If only every school could be this enlightened.

Oregon Appeals Court Affirms Damages Award Against Bar That Ousted LGBT Social Club
The Court of Appeals of Oregon has affirmed an award of $405,000 against a North Portland bar and the bar’s owner, Chris Penner, upon a finding by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (OBLI) that they violated the state’s public accommodations law by denying “equal accommodations” to an informal social club that included gay and transgender people. Blachana, LLC v. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, 273 Ore. App. 806, 2015 Ore. App. LEXIS 1116, 2015 WL 5595483 (Sept. 23, 2015). The court rejected the petitioners’ outlandish argument that they hadn’t discriminated and their conduct was protected by the 1st Amendment freedom of speech.

Over 900 Texas School Districts Quietly Ban Anti-LGBT Bullying
In the Texas Legislature, “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” are almost taboo phrases. A bill with such language is almost certainly doomed.

Federal Court Explains Pretrial Motion Rulings Against Transgender Student in Restroom Lawsuit
U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar issued an opinion on September 17 in G. G. v. Gloucester County School Board, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124905, 2015 WL 5560190 (E.D. Va.), explaining his earlier bench decision in July dismissing the plaintiff’s Title IX count and his September 4 denial of the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction in a dispute over restroom usage at the Gloucester, Virginia, High School. The plaintiff, a transgender boy, is being denied use of the restrooms designated for boys at the school. Judge Doumar found that Title IX does not require public schools to allow transgender students to use the restrooms that conform to their gender identity, so long as they are provided with “comparable” restroom facilities, and that the plaintiff had not presented evidence sufficient to support his request to be allowed to use the boys’ restrooms pending a final ruling on the merits of his constitutional equal protection claim.

terça-feira, setembro 29, 2015

Adolescente trans tem registro de alistamento vazado no Facebook e sofre perseguição
Marianna Lively recebeu dezenas de ligações, mensagens de WhatsApp e teve dados pessoais e fotos suas compartilhadas em redes sociais com mensagens transfóbicas.

Trans beauty pageant dedicates gender surgery prize to dead teen
A trans beauty pageant hosted by Kellie Maloney dedicated a controversial ‘prize’ of gender surgery to a transgender teen who took her own life.

Winner of Miss Transgender Glasgow heat: We need this kind of platform to push transgender equality forward
The UK's first ever Miss Transgender United contest takes place in London today It comes at a time when, following the much-applauded coming-out of reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner and the broadcasting of the first BBC trans comedy, Boy Meets Girl, transgender issues are snowballing in profile. But the pageant, the first national competition of its type, is not without controversy. Some, for instance, have complained that the first prize of full gender reassignment surgery is inappropriate. Others see the contest as objectifying. For Jai Latto, though, finalist and the winner of the Glasgow heat, it is an opportunity to get some political messages across. It is a chance to be a role model, a chance to get transgender issues heard, to campaign for the many charities and causes she supports.

Wasaga Beach photographer captures journey for transgendered
A Wasaga Beach photographer has set out to capture how transgendered individuals make the transition – emotionally and physically - from one gender to the other.

How Do You Define the Genre of Trans Literature?
In the late ‘90s there was an explosion of politicized art – film, video, and performance art – by trans artists. What we're seeing in literature today is a move to a much broader scale.

Transgender experience in the ER: "I was a freak show"
A troubling new report chronicles a transgender patient's humiliating experience in a hospital emergency room and sheds light on the many issues transgender people face when seeking health care. The report, published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing, calls on health care professionals and organizations to improve training and awareness of how to care for transgender patients.
ENA highlights need for transgender patient care awareness

Know Anybody Who Saw Stonewall This Weekend? Not Likely
The film depicting the events that gave birth to the modern gay rights movement bombed in its opening weekend, earning back far less than one percent of what it cost to make.
Stonewall crashes at US box office amid boycott

"Hollywood must do better"
So many of our stories are being told on the big screen now, but we’re still also the butt of jokes. GLAAD has put together a video showing some of the anti-LGBTI moments in film over the last five years, and says Hollywood needs to pick up its game.

Watch This Trans Teenager Find Out She Can Finally Begin Hormone Therapy
Erica Maison, a mother of five from Detroit, surprised her transgender daughter Corey with her first dose of hormones — something the 14-year-old had been waiting over two years to receive. She managed to capture the emotional moment on video:

High school crowns transgender homecoming king
A teenager who was crowned the first transgender homecoming king at his suburban Twin Cities high school said his accomplishment is “a really big step” toward his goal of helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.

Marla Krolikowski, Transgender Teacher Fired for Insubordination, Dies at 62
Marla Krolikowski, who was fired from her job as a teacher at a Roman Catholic high school in Queens for insubordination after acknowledging in 2011 that she was transgender, died on Sept. 20 in Oceanside, N.Y. She was 62.

In New Ad Campaign, Former Baseball Star Spreads Anti-Trans Myths
Lance Berkman, former Houston Astros star and Texas native, has waded into the fight for LGBT protections, sharing his views in a new ad campaign this week. At the center of Berkman’s concern is Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a nondiscrimination law similar to those on the books in cities across the country and the subject of an intense debate leading up to the November 3 vote.

segunda-feira, setembro 28, 2015

No rescaldo de "I am Cait"
Faz hoje uma semana que terminou em Portugal a emissão de "I am Cait". Supostamente esta foi a primeira season, pois parece que ou Caitlyn Jenner pretende continuar com o seu docu-reality show, ou a emissora pretende mais seasons, ou whatever. Vi e acompanhei com muita atenção todos os episódios, e "I am Cait" não me desiludiu, porque não estava iludida, mas ficou aquém das minhas expectativas.

Transex teme preconceito e sonha com mudança de sexo
Mesmo com a agenda cheia no salão de cabeleireiro onde trabalha, a Miss Transexual Uberaba 2015, finalmente, conseguirá fazer a cirurgia de mudança de sexo na Tailândia.

Trans rights are changing in the Catholic world, and Argentina is leading the pack
Argentina's Buenos Aires province passed a groundbreaking new law this week, believed to be the first of its kind worldwide.

Ex-Lookaround newsreader begins life as woman she always wanted to be
For years, she refused to confront the truth. Thousands of Cumbrians knew India Willoughby in her former life as Jonathan, the fun-loving TV journalist who reported on the big news stories in Carlisle and the Border region.

Transgender Sutton Coldfield woman honoured for promoting LGBT acceptance
A transgender woman from Sutton Coldfield who has been instrumental in highlighting issues and promoting acceptance has been honoured for being an exemplary role model.

Before Caitlin, This Athlete Was Fired For Being Transgender
The company thought it would be bad PR to keep her.
Before Janae Marie Kroc came out as a transgender woman, she was known to friends and fans as Matt Kroczaleski, one of the strongest and toughest men in the world.
This Transgender Bodybuilder Is Ready To Tell Her Full Story & Show Her Fans How She Lives

My Husband Is Now My Wife
The spouses of transgender people face their own dramatic transformations—only no one celebrates them.

Caitlyn Jenner Gets Legal Name And Gender Change, But Many Transgender People Struggle To Do The Same
Caitlyn Jenner has successfully changed her gender in the eyes of the law. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg approved Jenner’s petition to legally change her gender and name on Friday.

Health survey gathering info from Arkansas’ transgender community
A survey currently underway in Arkansas is gathering information about the transgender community’s health-care issues on an unprecedented scale.

Transgender Woman Sues Louisville Nursing College For Discrimination
A transgender woman files suit against a Louisville nursing college. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Jefferson Circuit Court, alleges the Galen College of Nursing discriminated against Vanessa Gilliam for being transgender. The complaint also accuses the college of excluding Gilliam from using the women's restroom even though she identifies as a female.

Lance Berkman's comments upset transgender supporters
Former Cardinal Lance Berkman may be a fan favorite, but his comments and appearance in an ad opposing an equal rights ordinance on the ballot in Houston touched a nerve in the St. Louis area, where local anti-discrimination ordinances have for years protected many against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Parents question Great Falls' transgender-friendly schools
The Great Falls public school system is drawing criticism for updating its board policy regarding non-discrimination to include transgender students after parents complained that the policy change could allow students of the opposite sex to enter each other's bathrooms or locker rooms.

Gender identity at Miami
Gender is a spectrum, much like the experience of transgender students on Miami’s campus.

Transgender at school: As more teachers come out, districts struggle to put policy into practice
Leo Soell came back to school with no hair, a new name and an announcement.
The Hall Elementary School fifth grade teacher left to undergo cancer treatment last fall as Brina. A double mastectomy and four rounds of chemotherapy clarified a few things.

domingo, setembro 27, 2015

Boy Meets Girl: a transgender comedy full of sitcom warmth
BBC2’s new sitcom starring Rebecca Root and Harry Hepple doesn’t shy away from issue-based jokes, but it also charms with old-fashioned sentimentality
Rebecca Root: "I'd love to be the first transgender Doctor Who"

Meet The Woman Using Nail Art To Tackle Transphobia
The Debrief: Charlie Craggs hopes her project will teach the world that trans people can be successful and happy too...

Woman’s fiancée accuses Specsavers staff of transphobia: ‘That’s a man’
A woman has accused staff at Specsavers of laughing at her fiancée, and saying “that’s a man” when they thought she was alone.
‘That’s a man’: Woman ‘suffers transphobic abuse’ during Specsavers eye test appointment

Meet the woman competing to be the first Miss Transgender UK: 'This is about celebrating our community'
The competition isn’t about looks, but role models. "We need to see an end to living a life crushed by stealth". "I hate the thought of future generations going through those feelings that I’ve had to endure"

Lydia Foy: ‘My country has finally recognised me for who I really am’
Dr Lydia Foy was presented with the European Citizens’ Prize at a ceremony in Dublin today.
‘My country finally recognised me for who I really am’

VIDEO: Stonewall world premiere sparks angry protest at TIFF
‘I never quite understood this whole word of ‘whitewashing,’’ says film director

Transgender Activist Jen Richards On Her TSA Nightmare: 'It's Mortifying'
The "I Am Cait" cast member says every trans person she knows has been through a similar ordeal.

Comic Sandra Bernhard disses the transition of Caitlyn Jenner
'You have to earn your right to be a woman'

Bethel drafts rule to protect city employees from sexual orientation, gender identity discrimination
Bethel city employees could soon be protected from sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.

Court grants Jenner's request to change name, gender
A judge has approved Caitlyn Jenner’s request to make her name and gender change official.

Complaint filed against nursing school for transgender discrimination
A complaint of discrimination has been filed against a local nursing school after their alleged treatment of a transgender student.

Judge questions sexual harassment claim in Planet Fitness transgender policy case
It's still unknown whether a Midland County judge will dismiss a lawsuit brought against Planet Fitness that focuses on the fitness chain's transgender locker room policy.

ACLU asks for transgender decision to be reversed
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada will be investigating and potentially pressing charges against the Elko County School District regarding the board of trustees’ decision to deny a transgender student the ability to use the bathroom and locker room of choice.

Former Astros star Lance Berkman attacks Houston Equal Rights Ordinance in new ad
Lance Berkman uses the fear of rapists wandering into women's locker rooms as a tool to drive votes against Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance, which protects gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

sábado, setembro 26, 2015

Travesti denuncia pais por homofobia e grava vídeo mostrando lesões
Caso as denúncias se confirmem, pais podem responder por injúria.
Segundo a polícia, as agressões ocorreram na casa dos pais da travesti.

Assassin’s Creed adds first transgender character
The long-running game franchise will introduce a trans character as part of its next release, designers have announced.

College Tutors Trained on Trans* Issues for First Time
The training came as part of Trinity's new Gender Identity and Gender Expression Policy
College Receives Award for Gender Identity and Expression Policy

[New Zealand]
Girl Guides NZ accused of transphobia
The Wellington Young Feminists group is calling for Girl Guides NZ to hand over organisation of the upcoming Take Back the Night event following what they describe as a series of transphobic actions and a general lack of an inclusive policy.

Mural for murdered transgender women of colour vandalized in Ottawa's centretown
An Ottawa mural honouring murdered transgender women of colour was vandalized with threatening graffiti overnight.
The mural was made during Ottawa's Pride week on the corner of Bank and Somerset streets by a group including artist Kalkidan Assefa.
'Hate crime': Mural for slain, trans black women defaced
Police investigate vandalized mural honouring transgender women of colour

Neither male nor female - What it's like to identify as 'non-binary'
'It's kind of exhausting to try to constantly defend and explain and almost justify your existence'

Trans mom invited to speak at Leading Moms panel
‘There are many ways you can be a mom,’ says Morgane Oger

Act change ‘protects’ transgender people
Transgender people in Nova Scotia are now able to have the sex designation they prefer on their birth certificates.

Underwear for trans people: the torture of binding, tucking and packing is over
How new shapewear designs are helping transgender people avoid dangerous and painful tactics to create their desired body shape

Doors often closed to transgender tenants searching for housing
Any protection against discrimination is patchwork at best, underscoring need for federal bill

Pentagon swears in Amanda Simpson
The Pentagon on Sept. 18 officially swore in Amanda Simpson as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for operational energy.

Ashley Diamond, Transgender Inmate, Is Out of Prison but Far From Free
Right before her unexpected release from prison, Ashley Diamond, a nonviolent offender who had sued Georgia corrections officials for failing to provide her medical treatment and safekeeping, was locked down for 30 days in a windowless single cell. It was dimly lit and eerily silent, and reeked of excrement.

Judge issues landmark ruling in favor of trans inmate
An administrative judge has issued a landmark ruling in favor of a transgender woman who claimed guards at a Maryland prison taunted and humiliated her.

Funeral home not entitled to records of fired transgender worker
A Detroit funeral home that was sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for firing a transgender employee is not entitled to the trove of personal and medical information it requested about her sexual history and the status of her transition, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday.

Unique Partnership Offers Support for Legal Name Changes
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending discrimination against transgender people, is set to officially launch its Name Change Project in Michigan. The project will provide legal assistance for trans people who are seeking to change their legal name.

Transgender policy in Great Falls schools questioned
Great Falls Public Schools is drawing criticism for updating its board policy regarding non-discrimination to include transgender students, and a crowd is expected at Monday's school board meeting to debate the issue again.

The Transgender Family: Siblings share their struggles
The Campbell family flips through old photo albums containing all the indicators of a happy family of four.

Legislators Might Introduce Transgender Bathroom Bill Again Next Session
At an unusually packed Elko County School District board of trustees meeting Monday night, the board unanimously voted against allowing a transgender middle school student to use the bathroom of which they identify.

Mazzoni, ACLU back appeal in SEPTA case
Mazzoni Center and the ACLU of Pennsylvania are requesting permission to file a statement in favor of overturning a recent court ruling exempting SEPTA from adherence to the city’s antibias rules.

Houston Equal Rights Ordinance supporters release ad featuring clergy members
A group supporting the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance debuted its first television ad today, featuring prominent Houston pastors and their wives who support HERO.

DGLA responds to Kenney sentence after meeting with DA’s office
After meeting with representatives of Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance, DA Susan Hawk decided to add a transgender person to her office’s LGBT task force.

Rules in place for transgender students
New nondiscrimination guidelines relating to transgender students and those not conforming to gender role stereotypes is in place for the start of the 2015-16 academic year at the Monona Grove School District.

Inside Peru's first transgender wedding
PhD candidate from California, Justin Perez, reports from Tarapoto on the first transgender wedding in Peru.

sexta-feira, setembro 25, 2015

Essa semana o Estamos Ligados vem parabenizar a mulher trans, Leo Bebel, pelo seu exemplo de dignidade e doação ao próximo. Leo Bebel mora na Itália, e a mais ou menos 15 dias, encontrou pelas ruas de Milão, uma outra travesti. Suja e mau trapilha, a travesti que se chama Izabelly, estava morando á mais ou menos 6 anos pelas ruas da cidade européia.

Cifuentes deja fuera a los colectivos trans en la elaboración de la Ley Integral de Transexualidad de Madrid
Las asociaciones trans de Madrid denuncian que el Partido Popular ha elaborado un anteproyecto de ley paralelo al que este colectivo ha estado trabajando conjuntamente con el resto de fuerzas políticas y los colectivos de personas transexuales, sin que haya contado con su opinión y respaldo.
En su presentación, Cifuentes ha vetado a dos colectivos de padres y madres de niñas y niños transexuales de reconocida trayectoria.

Transgender beauty pageant under fire for offering gender surgery as a ‘prize’
A transgender beauty pageant hosted by Kellie Maloney is under fire, after offering the winner all-expenses-paid gender reassignment surgery in India.
Surgeons slam trans beauty pageant for giving gender surgery as top prize

Brighton student named first ever Miss Transgender Brighton
A university student has been crowned the first ever Miss Transgender Brighton.

UP cops harassing us for helping US transgender, allege LGBT activists
On Tuesday, the high court had granted police protection to Shivy, who was born female but identifies as a male.

'Transgender' NRI girl says parents wronged her; cops mull action
Four days after TOI first reported about an NRI father filing an FIR with Agra police about his 19-year-old missing "lesbian" daughter who he alleged had been kidnapped, Agra police said they might take action against the parents who misled them about her kidnapping. On Tuesday, the Delhi high court had granted police protection to the girl who claimed she was a "transgender" studying neurobiology at a prestigious college in California, when she was forcibly sent to India by her parents to study in Radha Soami's Dayalbagh College so that she could be "reformed". When TOI spoke with the girl on Wednesday, she said, "I identify myself as a male. When I revealed this to my parents in California, they tortured me and said I had to dress up and behave like a woman." She said she was happy with the Delhi HC order and would never go back to her parents.

State comes together to express solidarity with transgenders
The fundamental right of an individual is being violated through Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, said CPM leader M A Baby. He was speaking at the convention to express solidarity with transgenders, held here on Wednesday. He attended the meet with wife Betty, newly-married son Ashok Nelson and daughter-in-law Sanidha Antony.

Transsexual shines in China pageant
Transsexuals are recognized in China and Liu Ting, 28, is more than ample living proof of this not-too-frequent, but refreshing tolerance.

[New Zealand]
Ministry of Health Release Information About GRS Funding
The Ministry of Health this morning responded to an Official Information Act request made in August by A.D Tait requesting “any correspondence, briefings, summaries or presentations related to changing the current level of funding for Sexual Reassignment Surgery (SRS)” as well as “any assessments, briefings or correspondence between the Ministry of Health, DHBs and overseas providers of Male-to-Female SRS, in regards to sending patients overseas for treatment,” as discussed in the Ministry’s response to another OIA request in April.

No province-wide transgender policy for schools says Alberta government
The Alberta government won't pursue a province-wide transgender policy for schools, says Education Minister David Eggen.
Education minister meets with Edmonton Catholic trustees over transgender policy
Catholic board looks to public system for transgender policy
Alberta education minister responds to Catholic transgender debate

Why transgender people can't get surgery approval in Thunder Bay
Access to sex reassignment surgery a 'huge problem' in Ontario

Report released on suspect in trans woman's killing
What's likely one of the final notes in a San Francisco transgender woman's February killing came last week as the medical examiner's office released its report on the suicide of the suspect in the case.
Taja Gabrielle de Jesus, 36, died February 1 after being stabbed at her Bayview district home.

Transgender activist shares personal struggle with gender identity
Saint Mary’s department of gender and women’s studies and the psychology department hosted Meghan Buell, a transgender woman who shared her experiences at Dalloway’s Clubhouse on Wednesday.

Judges Rules Against Jail Whose Staff Systematically Sexually Harassed Trans Inmate
Sandy Brown, who is transgender, spent 66 days in administrative segregation (solitary confinement), during which time she was repeatedly harassed by the staff at the Patuxent Institution, a mental health assessment correctional facility in Jessup, Maryland. She filed a complaint, and an administrative law judge has found that her rights were violated under the protections of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
Judge: Maryland Prison Mistreated Transgender Inmate

WMU Begins New Academic Year With Preferred Name Policy
Just in time for the 2015 academic year, Western Michigan University has adopted a preferred name policy that allows students to be identified by a chosen name rather than their legal name in a wide range of campus settings and activities.

First ever transgender lingerie line to open in Kansas City
A Kansas City entrepreneur is opening the first-of-its-kind lingerie line which is specifically for transgender customers.

NMAA to discuss transgender high school athletes
Sports association seeks feedback from other schools, organizations

Trans activists to rally at Stonewall on the eve movie’s release #NotYourProp
The real Stonewall Riots weren’t Roland Emmerich’s and Jon Robin Biatz’s whitewashed and classist fiction, it was a rebellion against transphobia, homophobia and police brutality.

Oregon Court of Appeals upholds civil rights decision, $400,000 judgment against Portland bar that banned transgender customers
In a ruling based on a landmark civil rights law, the Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a $400,000 damages award against a North Portland bar that turned away a group of transgender patrons.
North Portland bar owner loses appeal of $400,000 judgment for banning transgender customers
Banned transgender customers to get $400,000 from Portland bar
Oregon court upholds civil rights of transgender bar customers

Pa. Improving Policies for Housing Trans Prisoners
Transgender inmates in Pennsylvania will no longer be sent to solitary confinement based upon gender identity alone, and will be allowed to shower privately.

For S.C. transgender students, school bathroom issue more than inconvenience
For transgender students in South Carolina, the school bathrooms are a major issue, creating anxiety, even serious illness for some.

Vanderbilt works to better include trans community
Amid controversy about gender neutral pronouns at the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt makes strides to accommodate transgender students

quinta-feira, setembro 24, 2015

The human rights of intersex people in Europe
On 8-9 September 2015, 5 European intersex activists took part in a study visit in Strasbourg, organised by ILGA-Europe.

Trans: A Memoir by Juliet Jacques review – an honest account of gender transition
‘I felt trapped not by my body,’ Jacques writes, ‘but by a society that didn’t want me to modify it.’ But this is no mythical hero’s journey

UK group pushes transgender indoctrination on three-year-olds
British three-year-olds should be taught to accept transgender playmates and explore their own gender using storybooks featuring androgynous penguins, MPs heard last week.
Children as young as three should be taught about transgender issues using story books about PENGUINS, MPs told

Gender recognition law awaits Polish President's signature
ILGA-Europe ask President Duda to sign the Gender Accordance Act into law.

“I’m not giving up”: Poland's first transgender MP Anna Grodzka on her activism
Anna Grodzka discusses the future of the euro, the Polish left, and her autobiography describing her gender transition.

India court gives police protection to US transgender man
An Indian court has given police protection to a transgender man from the US.
Delhi High Court grants police protection to 19-year-old US transgender

WATCH: Growing up as a Pinoy transman
Deiniel, a 22-year-old Filipino transman, shares how self-discovery helps him go through life

The New Normal hopes to change a life
Ottawa radio station will award cash prize to one trans person

Edmonton-area Catholic high school to offer gender-neutral bathrooms
A Catholic high school in Morinville plans to wipe the male and female stick figures from its washroom signs in favour of a picture of a toilet.

How Fox News Turns Transgender People Into Villains
America's transgender community experiences some of the highest rates of discrimination, violence, and poverty in the country. So how has Fox News managed to portray this marginalized and vulnerable community as threatening, greedy, and deserving of mistreatment?

In memo to employees, LA Unified affirms transgender support
In a memo to all district employees yesterday, LA Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines re-emphasized support for transgender youth and employees.

Transgender Students Face Institutional Injustice
When Rayden Marcum returned to Humboldt State this fall, he began to experience the same anxiety he is forced to face every semester: being called by his legal name.

Trans Woman Live-Tweets Her Frightening Experience With Airport Security
“I am being held by the TSA in Orlando because of an ‘anomaly’ (my penis),” was the first of one woman’s many tweets published Monday afternoon. What followed was gruesome detail about how her experience being profiled, humiliated, and forced to miss her flight by airport security, all because she is transgender.
Outrage over trans woman’s ‘atrocious’ treatment by TSA officials at Orlando Airport

Life as a transgender woman of color: Lourdes Ashley Hunter
Lourdes Ashley Hunter, National Director of the Trans Women of Color Collective, spoke in Forum Hall about violence and other obstacles that occur in the everyday life of a transgender woman of color and what she did to overcome obstacles in her life to become a successful woman Tuesday evening.

Discussion: Challenges of transgender kids and families
As parents become more aware of transgender identities, many are permitting their kids to wear different clothing and change their names, even as young children. But, those choices are sometimes met with criticism from family doctors and schoolteachers.

Board denies transgender request
Michelle Gonzalez, the mother of a transgender student, speaks to the Elko County School Board Tuesday.

Threats made against Ohio transgender grade schooler has district talking bathrooms
An Ohio school district is considering making all restrooms at an elementary school unisex after threats were made against a transgender student.

Defiant Archives Exhibit on Trans Histories Transferring to City Hall
The William Way Center‘s Defiant Archives exhibit, which highlighted trans Philadelphia history and activism, is living on. The collection of materials, artwork, documents, and video will be transferring to a huge, new prominent venue: outside the mayor’s office at Philadelphia City Hall.

Pa. prisons overhaul policies for transgender inmates
Over the last few months, unusual missives began arriving in the post office box of the Hearts on a Wire Collective, a grassroots collaboration between transgender people who meet weekly at the William Way LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia and transgender prison inmates around the state.

Transgender students bathroom access discussed in New Kent
Schools creating unisex bathrooms

Buscan a una joven trans desaparecida en Río Gallegos
A Marcela Estefanya Chocobar la vieron por última vez el 6 de septiembre, a la salida del pub Russia, de la capital santacruceña. Desde entonces, su celular permanece apagado. “Nunca pasó que se alejara sin avisarnos”, sostuvo su hermana. La policía provincial investiga a un ex novio de la joven.

Argentina law makers rule that 1% of civil service jobs must go to trans workers
The law further highlights Argentina’s progressive attitude towards LGBTI rights
Buenos Aires Province Establishes Transgender Jobs Quota

Nueve de cada diez transexuales no consigue trabajo formal
La Federación LGBT reveló estadísticas sobre la realidad laboral de la comunidad trans: el 90 por ciento se encuentra marginado del mercado laboral formal, y el 65 por ciento evita develar su sexualidad

quarta-feira, setembro 23, 2015

Travesti é espancado após sair de festa em Canindé
A travesti conhecida como Nicoly Holiver, de 24 anos foi espancada na manhã de domingo, dia 20, após chegar de uma festa no Assentamento Canadá, no município de Canindé, distante 213 km de Aracaju.

Mulher transexual vence burocracia e adota novo gênero e nome no RG
"Agora posso voltar a estudar, sem o risco de sofrer bullying na hora da chamada", diz Cibelly, que retirou o novo documento no Poupatempo Sé

Lib Dems vote to tackle anti-trans and intersex discrimination
The Liberal Democrats have today voted to approve a policy motion supporting a number of measures aimed at tackling discrimination towards transgender and intersex people.

President A. Duda: Sign the Gender Accordance Act into law
On the 18th of September TGEU sent a letter to Polish President, Andrzej Duda, asking him to sign the Gender Accordance Act into law.

Serbian politicians must take the lead in Legal Gender Recognition debate
Transgender Europe (TGEU), present at the conference “Democracy for All: Political Participation of LGBTI Persons in the Western Balkans” [1] in Belgrade this week, took to the occasion to call on the Serbian government to make up for lost time and to imminently begin discussions with relevant stakeholders to introduce a Legal Gender Recognition[2] law based on self-determination of the individual which reflects the needs of the local trans community.

Georgian MP wants ‘sexual orientation’ deleted from anti-discrimination law
A conservative MP from the ruling Georgian Dream coalition wants to make changes to the anti-discrimination law passed by parliament last year which he himself voted for at every hearing.
Soso Jachvliani, an armwrestler, actor and film director, who has been a member of parliament since the 2012 election, submitted a draft bill which will mean removing the following words from the law: “sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.”

Dispatches: Thailand Acts to End LGBT Discrimination
Thailand has taken a big step in protecting transgender people from discrimination.

So fa’fa, so good
In an RSL in south western Sydney, Benedict Brook meets the contestants of a very different kind of beauty pageant and is introduced to a way of life that western culture struggles to define.

Peter Dutton succeeds in bid to strike out US transgender activist's court case
Activist Monica Jones, who had her visa cancelled in Sydney in 2014, accused the immigration department of sharing her case with TV show Border Security

Thunder Bay transgender teen wants others to know they're not alone
A high school student in Thunder Bay, Ont. says he's a lot happier since he came out as transgender

Edmonton Catholic Schools to meet with education minister over transgender student policy
Edmonton Catholic Schools will consult the Alberta education minister about a policy to support transgender students, board chairwoman Debbie Engel said Monday.
Catholic School Board Chair apologizes following emotional meeting over transgender policy
Edmonton Catholic school board defends actions with transgender student
Transgender girl supported despite lack of gender identity policy: Edmonton Catholic School Board
Mother of transgender student speaks about proposed policy with transgender washrooms

Transgender undergrads endure staggering amount of unwanted sexual contact
A quarter of women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according to a report released Monday.

Everyone, Including Caitlyn, Should be Able to Get Name/Gender Change Help!
According to news reports, Caitlyn Jenner filed paperwork last week with the California courts to change her legal name and gender. Once her court order is granted, Caitlyn will be able to update all of her identification documents to reflect her name and gender. Updating identity documents can be an important and affirming step for many transgender individuals, and we congratulate Caitlyn for making the changes that are right for her.

Transgender Woman Says She Was Delayed by TSA for Anatomical 'Anomaly'
A transgender woman says she was delayed at Orlando International Airport by TSA workers who thought her body parts didn't match her gender identity, NBC News reported.

Carmel council delays measure to ban discrimination on sexual orientation, gender identity
Officials in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel have delayed action for at least two weeks on a proposal that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Evangelical transgender conference rejects notion that gender identity can change
The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors is planning what it calls evangelical Christians’ first-ever conference on transgender issues.

'Trans Maine' exhibit opens Thursday
The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will present "Transgender Maine," an exhibit focusing on Maine people who identify as transgender, those who support and advocate for them, and the efforts in Maine to get equal rights and recognition for the needs and health of transgender people.

Name Change Project Launches in Michigan! September 24th Training & Reception
Please join Transgender Legal Defense & Fund and Dykema Gossett PLLC for a training for attorneys seeking to participate in the Name Change Project, which provides pro bono name change representation to low-income transgender community members in Michigan. The training will be followed by a cocktail reception with TLDEF Executive Director Michael Silverman.

Transgender Waitress Tells the Life-Changing Story Behind Her Viral Facebook Post
"This interaction was so out of the ordinary that I felt like I needed to run to the mountain top and shout it to the world."

Duke opens center for transgender adolescents
Facility is first of its kind in North Carolina
It offers team treatment of gender issues in children
One family says experience at Duke “changed our journey”

NSAA drafting policy on participation of transgender students in sports
The Nebraska State Activities Association, which governs high school sports, plans to draft a policy on participation of transgender students following a failed attempt two years ago.

Jersey City to expand health benefits for transgender workers
Jersey City is expanding the health care it offers city workers to include coverage for transgender medical care and related procedures, including gender reassignment surgery.

District to discuss transgender access
The school board will discuss the feasibility of giving a transgender student access to the male locker room and restrooms at Spring Creek Middle School.

Harlem Trans Dad Sues NYPD for Transphobic Mistreatment
Transphobia allegedly persists within the NYPD, as a black trans dad in Harlem sues the department for discrimination.

Ohio University Adopts Pronouns To Help Transgender Students
Ohio University is a mid-sized scenic campus on the edge of Hocking Hills. It prides itself on being progressive.

Ohio school district considers making all restrooms unisex in response to trans student controversy
A new development has been made in the case of an Ohio transgender student's bathroom choice.

ACLU and Mazzoni Center Join City in Filing Brief Against SEPTA
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mazzoni Center joined the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations in filing a brief last Thursday to the State’s Supreme Court, asking to overturn the Commonwealth Court’s August 7 ruling in favor of SEPTA. That ruling indicated that SEPTA was not subject to Philadelphia’s city ordinance which bans discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity.

New Kent school board heeds comments on restroom issue for transgenders
During most New Kent School Board work sessions, only a handful of people are in the audience to hear business conducted. But at Monday night’s meeting, a relocation change to address a growing issue not only drew the board’s largest audience at a work session, but also took into account recent situations regarding restroom options for transgender students.

Transgender person attacked on State Street
Police are treating incident as hate crime, suspect arrested Friday morning

terça-feira, setembro 22, 2015

"Chá da Meia-Noite" de Sibila Lind traz-nos Jo Bernardo
Jo Bernardo é talvez, se não mesmo, a primeira activista T em Portugal. “Chá da Meia-Noite” (2014) de Sibila Lind, jornalista multimédia do jornal Público, tenta (re)descobrir esta figura ímpar do panorama queer português.

Família procura rapaz surdo e mudo que sumiu desde dia 6
Ivan Carlos Rodrigues Costa, que é travesti e surdo e mudo, faz ponto na rua Marcílio Dias

Lib Dems move to tackle transgender discrimination
Male/female tick option to be removed from party documents as part of measures to protect rights of transgender people

MI6 spy found dead in locked bag 'probably worked undercover as woman'
Women’s clothes, shoes and wig found at scene were for work rather than personal use, expert claims

Russia bans five online LGBT youth groups under anti-gay law
Five online LGBT youth groups have been added to a banned list by the Russian watchdog.

[South Africa]
Turn attention to the health care struggles of transgender and intersex South Africans - OUT Well-Being
Johan Meyer from OUT Well-Being talks about the need for greater protection for the LGBTI community in SA. Watch the video above.

Transgenders arrested for cross-dressing in Indonesia
Police arrested the individuals after receiving reports from residents who felt they had tainted Islamic Sharia enforcement

Peter Dutton seeks to end transgender activist's appeal over cancelled visa
US activist Monica Jones, who was stopped on entry to Australia, accused immigration department of sharing information with Border Security TV show

Why Caitlyn Jenner May Be Bad For The Trans Community
It's been almost five months since Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender in her highly-watched interview with Diane Sawyer. It's been about three months since her racy photo spread was released in Vanity Fair announcing her new name to the world. It's been about two months since her reality show, I Am Cait, premiered, and about a week since it concluded its first season. It seems like we can't make it through a full 24 hours without seeing some kind of coverage about Ms. Jenner. If we thought the rampant speculation about her gender identity reached the extremes of media obsession before she came out as transgender, then the coverage on her afterwards sets a new standard for celebrity media saturation — and I'm not sure that's a positive thing for the trans community.
The Impact Of 8 Episodes Of ‘I Am Cait’ On The Trans Community

Emmys: 'Transparent's' Jeffrey Tambor, Jill Soloway Speak Out About Transgender Issues
"We don't have a trans tipping point yet — we have a trans civil rights problem," Soloway said during her acceptance speech at the ceremony on Sunday.
Jill Soloway, Jeffrey Tambor give passionate speeches about transgender community after winning Emmys for 'Transparent'
‘Thank you for your courage’: ‘Transparent’ actor Jeffrey Tambor dedicates award to the transgender community

“We have a trans civil rights problem”: Overwhelming public support following Emmy speech crashes trans rights website
Once again, the “Transparent” duo, creator/director Jill Soloway and actor Jeffrey Tambor, picked up another pair of awards for their involvement in the transgender-themed television series — a directing Emmy for Soloway and best actor Emmy for Tambor for his portrayal of trans character “Maura Pfefferman” in the series.

UAW Includes Language in Newest Contract About Gender Identity
Included in the United Auto Workers latest round of negotiations was language that protected workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from discrimination based on gender identity.

Transgenderism and the Church: Christian Counselors Combat Gender Confusion With Biblical Support
As secular culture continues to promote transgenderism, popularized by the transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn, a group of Christians counselors will be tackling transgender issues and how the church responds next month at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Transgender woman live-tweets her expulsion from Orlando airport
Shadi Petosky, a transgender woman, was detained unexpectedly at the Orlando airport on Monday after the TSA allegedly decided that her genitalia didn't match up to their (mis)perceptions about gender. The TSA had yet to release a statement by the time that comedian Tig Notaro tweeted to her 39,000 followers to watch Petosky's tweets.

Transgender at BU
Students find a welcome, but want a few changes

'Mimi's Family' Exhibit Showcases a Family in Transition
Erica Tobias tells The Advocate, "I have an incredible family who has been totally supportive. Needless to say, when I first came out to them it was a total shock to them. Some of them needed a little bit more time than others. But for the most part, they all expressed their love for me and their joy, and let me know that I would be in their lives and they would be in mine.”

Transgender students underrepresented in Greek life
More than 25 percent of Penn’s undergraduates have gone Greek, but transgender students are few among them.

Alumna documents Peru’s transgender women through photography
In the middle of the night, police broke down the doors of a communal home in Peru. They snatched away the transgender women living inside, along with UT alumna Danielle Villasana, who documented it all.

segunda-feira, setembro 21, 2015

Colectivos de personas transexuales y familias se sienten decepcionados e indignados con el comunicado del Colegio de Psicólogos de Madrid
Las personas son dueñas de sus propias vidas y por lo tanto se debe respetar la Ley de autonomía del paciente, el derecho a ser informadas y a decidir libremente sobre cualquier tratamiento, intervención o itinerario médico-quirúrgico que les afecte.

Is Britain’s generation of trans actors on the verge of a breakthrough?
A run of recent Hollywood hits has inspired an acting course for transgender performers

‘I am who I am, and I am happy with who I am’ – the story of Michelle Sullivan
In this day and age, transgender individuals are willing and able, more than ever before, to speak out about the issues surrounding their day-to-day lives. Michelle Sullivan spoke with The Malta Independent on Sunday about her experiences as a transgender person; the way society has treated her over the years, as well as advice and guidance for any individuals who are experiencing a similar situation. Ms Sullivan is a successful computer security engineer, a photographer, an active blogger who also just tied the knot yesterday evening.

Does Egypt’s Sisi brutal treatment of trans people qualify him for a Nobel Prize?
Amid the arrests of transgender and LGBT people and increased police repression comes news that the president of Egypt el-Sisi, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize!

Some Like It Trans
François Ozon and The New Girlfriend win the trans race

NSAA set to tackle guidelines after transgender students express interest in playing high school sports
The governing body for Nebraska high school sports, after dropping the issue for two years, is moving forward with drafting a policy that governs participation by transgender athletes.

OR schools' transgender policy could become model
With students at the elementary, middle and high school identifying themselves as transgender and no policies to deal with it, Oyster River Cooperative School District Superintendent James Morse thought it was time to make a change.

Transgender vets find doors opening in military community
Two years ago Darla Lannert gave away everything from her previous life.

[Dominican Republic]
The extraordinary case of the Guevedoces
The discovery of a small community in the Dominican Republic, where some males are born looking like girls and only grow penises at puberty, has led to the development of a blockbuster drug that has helped millions of people, writes Michael Mosley.

Argentine province adopts law requiring transgender hires
Pope Francis' native country has passed what is believed to be the world's first law of its kind: a requirement that the local government in the Buenos Aires province set aside at least 1% of its jobs for transgender people.

domingo, setembro 20, 2015

Cantora portuguesa Patrícia Ribeiro, fala sobre transexualidade no lançamento do seu livro em SP
Patrícia apresenta seu livro biográfico ao Brasil e deixa recado de fé, coragem e de respeito ao ser humano
Transex que mora em Portugal diz ser bancada por sertanejo brasileiro

Cinco travestis e foragido da Justiça são presos na Lapa
Uma travesti foi detida por tentativa de roubo; as outras quatro, por furto. Contra homem, havia mandado de prisão por roubo

Delegada transexual participa de ação contra preconceito no trabalho
Laura de Castro fez operação de mudança de sexo em 2013, na Tailândia.
Reservada, ela ficou em dúvida sobre campanha: 'Não quero fama'.

Trans rejeita grupo T e quer ser vista como mais uma mulher. Armário ou conquista da invisibilidade?
Respeito ao nome social, cirurgias, hormonioterapia, referência ao feminino em lugares públicos, redesignações, mudança de documentos... As travestis e transexuais querem cada vez mais ser tratadas como femininas. A peleja pelo processo não é tão simples e algumas, ao alcançarem a chamada “passabilidade” – quando deixam de ser apontadas como trans e passam a ser vistas como mais uma mulher – rejeitam absolutamente o passado, o grupo, ter trans adicionadas no Facebook e os direitos trans. Qualquer semelhança com exemplos de sucesso não é mera coincidência.

Ser transexual es sinónimo de diversidad no de enfermedad, lo dicen los psicólogos de Madrid
El Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid se posiciona públicamente para alejarse definitivamente del tratamiento de la transexualidad que asocie ésta a una enfermedad. El comunicado -que puede encontrarse en su web– enlaza directamente con un documento elaborado por el Grupo de Asesores en Psicología de la Diversidad Sexual y de Género del propio Colegio de Madrid. De esta forma el gremio de psicólogos de Madrid se suma a la corriente por la despatologizadora de la transexualidad que cada año desde 2009, y en el mes de octubre, convoca un Día Internacional de Acción por la Despatologización Trans con manifestaciones simultáneas y otras actividades en diversas ciudades en el mundo.

Lili Elbe: the transgender artist behind The Danish Girl
One of the first in the world to undergo pioneering surgery, Lili was a 20th-century transgender icon

Refusing to be defined by gender is not easy
Meadhbh McGrath examines the challenges facing transgender and gender fluid people in the workplace

[New Zealand]
Intersex Youth Aotearoa website launched
A new website and Facebook page have been launched to connect intersex youth across New Zealand.

Rapper accuses Caitlyn Jenner of ‘marketing evil’
Waka Flocka Flame made a series of transphobic comments on a New York radio station on Friday.
The rapper told ‘The Breakfast Club’ that Caitlyn Jenner’s transition was an: “Affront to God.”
Kim Kardashian ‘knew about Caitlyn’s transition for 13 years’

Transgender? A Doctor Won’t See You Now
Trans patients face do-or-die situations when trying to find transition care. But the medical community is not ready for them.

Disney Store ends gender divide of kids Halloween outfits with ‘I Am Awesome’ collection
After previously promoting outfits as being for boys or girls, it is now simply presenting Halloween outfits ‘for kids’

The Vatican Is Freaking Out Because Pope Francis Might Meet With LGBT People At The White House
The Vatican is pushing back against the list of dignitaries who will receive Pope Francis when he visits the White House next week, taking umbrage with the selection of several progressive religious leaders among the planned welcome party — including a transgender activists and an openly gay Episcopal bishop.

He? She? Ze? Colleges add gender-free pronouns, alter policy
Welcome to Harvard. Feel free to pick a pronoun on this form: __ He. __ She. __ Ze. __ E. __ They.

Amanda Simpson named Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Simpson will retain status as highest ranking transgender appointee within the Obama administration
Amanda Simpson Advances As The Highest Ranking Openly Transgender Official In The U.S., Ever

Resolution Introduced to Prohibit LGBT Employment Discrimination in U.S. House Offices
Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Mike Honda (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan resolution that would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity within the House of Representatives. Currently, no federal law explicitly prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

School district attempts to clarify guidelines on transgender students
At a joint meeting Friday between the Anchorage Assembly, Anchorage School District and school board members, Superintendent Ed Graff admitted there has been some confusion over ASD's transgender and gender identity guidelines, which the district adopted last month.

HRC introduces gender-inclusive bathrooms
In order to make all students feel included on campus, the Health and Recreation Complex has made its restrooms gender inclusive.

Mayor makes human rights ordinance law
Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown has signed an ordinance amending the city’s human rights ordinance to add age, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status as protected classes in the city.

EEOC backs Louisiana transgender man's discrimination lawsuit
Lawsuit says transgender man unlawfully fired

DeLeo: Massachusetts House caucus in works on transgender bill
On the same day that transgender rights advocates rallied in support of a bill that would ban gender-identity discrimination in public places, a legislative commission released a report calling for policies its members say would ease the isolation and prejudice faced by older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults.

Transgender woman faces legal dilemmas
Her friends and family know her as Kendra, but when her name is called during her many appearances in court, she is William Brill and that’s when the humiliation starts.

Federal judge issues opinion in Gloucester transgender lawsuit
In protecting the privacy of all of its students, the Gloucester County School Board is protecting a constitutional right, according to U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar.

Argentina's Biggest Province Says 1 Percent of Civil Servants Must Be Transgender
The suburban province surrounding the capital of Argentina has passed a law requiring that 1 percent of local government employees be transgender, a measure that proponents said would help a traditionally marginalized group have access to steady jobs.