Politics, Activism, Rights
uatrav.com - Evan Moss March 11, 2015
While lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, as well as LGBT advocacy groups, have become common on college campuses across the country, the needs of transgender individuals are still largely unmet at the UofA, a transgender student said.
“We’re kind of ignored,” said Olivia DeMille, a transgender student who is working on a doctorate in mathematics.
DeMille, who is also an instructor in the mathematics department, began a gender transition from male to female while teaching and noticed many... [more]
i24news.tv - I24NEWS
The new US Defense Secretary, Ashton Carter, appears set to change Pentagon policy regarding the service of transgenders in the military.
"I don't think anything but their suitability for service should preclude them," Carter said Sunday during a question-and-answer session with troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to a transcript posted on the Pentagon's Web site.
The government said Friday it will be a little easier for transgender Albertans - including those who have not had gender re-assignment surgery - to change their personal documents thanks to recent regulatory changes.
smh.com.au - Sarah Thomas - Entertainment writer
"Prostitutes, punchlines or psychos" - those are the "three Ps" of how transgender people are defined by the media, says activist Calpernia Addams.
She's talking about the treatment of former-Olympian-turned-Kardashian-cohort Bruce Jenner, the target of much media sport of late amid rumours he-s transitioning to a woman.
Homeless shelters facing new transgender rules (Feb 20, 2015)
thehill.com - By Lydia Wheeler
The Department of Housing and Urban Development says a transgender person's self-identified gender should be the determining factor for placement in a single-sex homeless or domestic violence shelter in a new guidance issued Friday.
Panel Backs Bill to Ease Gender Switch on Birth Certificates (Feb 19, 2015)
abcnews.go.com - By Cathy Bussewitz - Associated Press
Honolulu - Mika Inoue was in college when she faced some of the scariest threats against her life as a transgender woman.
One roommate in her dormitory at the University of Hawaii at Hilo put poisonous spiders in he... [more]
Transgender Law Center to open southern office (Feb 13, 2015)
dallasvoice.com - James Russell
The Transgender Law Center announced a new partnership with Southerners on New Ground (SONG) on TLC@SONG focusing on issues facing the transgender and gender non-confirming communities.
Transgender Former SEAL Plans Primary Challenge to Md. Rep (Feb 13, 2015)
Annapolis, Md. - Kristin Beck, a transgender former Navy SEAL, is challenging Maryland's longest-serving U.S. representative, Democrat Steny Hoyer, in the 2016 primary.
Beck filed the paperwork Monday with the state Board of Elections, listing a ... [more]
Botswana transgender activist wins Writivism Mentee (Feb 13, 2015)
mmegi.bw - By Staff Writer
The Kampala, Uganda based initiative aims to promote literature from the African continent and has hosted a number of notable Batswana writers in the past.
Fresh from a solo performance showcase in Johannesburg, at POPArt Theatre, Kol-Kes said... [more]
Transgender Polish parliamentarian eyes the presidency (Feb 13, 2015)
Poland's first transgender parliamentarian, who was elected against the odds in the staunchly Catholic country in 2011, announced her candidacy for the presidency on Friday.
Activists must secure transgender rights (Feb 10, 2015)
nyunews.com - Tommy Collison, Deputy Opinion Editor
Alabama became the 37th state where same-sex couples can legally marry on Sunday, so it is understandable that so many activists feel a sense of accomplishment. And while this is a victory for
LGBTQ rights, progress must go be... [more]
thedailybeast.com - Jay Michaelson
Thailand's new constitution may protect transgender people from discrimination - but not in the way that you think.
Thailand made headlines last month for proposing that its new constitution should prohibit discrimination on the basis ... [more]
buzzfeed.com - Dominic Holden - BuzzFeed News Reporter
A bill introduced Wednesday in the Florida Legislature by Representative Frank Artiles of Miami would make it a crime for transgender people to use single-sex public facilities - including restrooms in businesses that are open to ... [more]
maltatoday.com.mt - Tim Diacono
A law aimed at protecting the rights of trans, gender queer and intersex people to their self-determined identity will help "break down the walls of discrimination and inequality", Civil Liberties Helena Dalli said.
Poland: Transgender politician to run for President (Feb 1, 2015)
pinknews.co.uk - Nick Duffy
Poland's first openly transgender lawmaker reportedly plans to run for President.
Anna Grodzka was elected as a Member of Parliament in Poland in 2011, in what is usually a notoriously conservative country.
Navy grants transgender veteran first official name-change approval in military record (Jan 29, 2015)
dailykos.com - Kerry Eleveld
Last Friday, Paula Neira received an unexpected but welcome surprise in the mail. The Navy had officially approved her request, filed in March of 2014, for a name change on what’s known as a DD-214 - the military form that veterans present as proof of se... [more]
aclu.org - By Chase Strangio, Staff Attorney, ACLU
It seems basic enough to ask that one be treated like a human being - that a person's dignity be honored in life and death.
But tragically for too many transgender people that is still a far off dream.
At its annual winter meeting this past weekend, the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition elected its board of directors for 2015.
Appeal application over cross-dressing ruling tomorrow (Jan 26, 2015)
nst.com.my - Bernama
Kuala Lumpur: Will the Negri Sembilan government and four others be given the green light to appeal against the Court of Appeal's landmark ruling over cross-dressing for Muslim transgender?
time.com - David Stout
The long-awaited move follows a Supreme Court ruling in 2007 recognizing a third gender
Nepal announced plans this week to issue passports that will allow citizens of the Himalayan nation to identify as a member of a third gender on their travel documents if they wish.