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First transsexual official democratically elected takes office

First transsexual official democratically elected takes office

Jan 7, 2015

peruthisweek.com - By Hillary Ojeda

The first democratically elected transsexual was sworn into office as a member of the council of the district of La Esperanza of La Libertad yesterday.

Council member Luisa Revilla Urcia broke historical barriers after being elected in the 2014 municipal elections as the first transsexual in the history of Peru to be a state elected official.

 
India's First Openly Transgender Mayor in Her Own Words

India's First Openly Transgender Mayor in Her Own Words

Jan 7, 2015

blogs.wsj.com - By Karan Deep Singh

It's hard to say what's more astounding about Madhu Bai Kinnar: the fact she is India's first openly transgender mayor or that, after 15 years making a living begging on trains, she decided to run for mayoral office with no experience, and won.

 
First transgender mayor in U.S. history leaves office

First transgender mayor in U.S. history leaves office

Jan 7, 2015

statesmanjournal.com - Colton Totland, Silverton Appeal Tribune

"The strife in the council took its toll on the community," Rasmussen said last week in an interview at the Silverton Coffee House. "In all candor, it was a dysfunctional council."

 
Now, a Trans-Gender Mayor. Meet Madhu Kinnar

Now, a Trans-Gender Mayor. Meet Madhu Kinnar

Jan 5, 2015

ndtv.com

Raigarh: A transgender today scripted history by winning the mayor's election in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh Municipal Corporation, defeating his nearest rival from the BJP.

 
Taiwan Rjects Progressive Trans Policy Proposal

Taiwan Rjects Progressive Trans Policy Proposal (Dec 30, 2014)

towleroad.com - By Anthony Costello

Although Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare recommended a new policy to the Ministry of the Interior that transgender individuals wishing to change their genders shouldn't undergo psychiatric evaluations nor be subjected to surgery removing the... [more]

Scholar Won't Stop Fighting Alleged Transphobia, Loss of Housing

Scholar Won't Stop Fighting Alleged Transphobia, Loss of Housing (Dec 28, 2014)

advocate.com - By Mitch Kellaway

When Filipina doctoral student Meredith Talusan came out as trans at Cornell University earlier this year, she knew she might face social pushback. As a transgender woman of color and social justice activist, she was well aware that she could encounter... [more]

Taiwan to allow gender change without surgery in a month

Taiwan to allow gender change without surgery in a month (Dec 25, 2014)

gaystarnews.com - By Derek Yiu

Activists and politicians have given a big Christmas present to the transgender community in Taiwan.

In a month, the Taiwanese authorities will stop requiring trans people to undergo reassignment operation before changing their legal gende... [more]

Transgender Bideford man brings anti-transphobia crusade to North Devon

Transgender Bideford man brings anti-transphobia crusade to North Devon (Dec 20, 2014)

northdevonjournal.co.uk - By NDJJosephW

A transgender man who shot to fame after appearing on national TV is bringing his anti-transphobia crusade to North Devon - where he says he has experienced the worst prejudice.

Campaigner Kay Browning has appeared on The Jeremy K... [more]

NCLR & ACLU Publish New Legal Guide for Transgender Prisoners

NCLR & ACLU Publish New Legal Guide for Transgender Prisoners (Dec 19, 2014)

therainbowtimesmass.com - TRT Editor

Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have released "Know Your Rights: Laws, Court Decisions, and Advocacy Tips to Protect Transgender Prisoners," a new guide that provides vital informat... [more]

US Announces Protections for Transgender Workers

US Announces Protections for Transgender Workers (Dec 18, 2014)

abcnews.go.com

The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder.

Equality Florida Launches TransAction Florida, to Support Transgender Equality

Equality Florida Launches TransAction Florida, to Support Transgender Equality (Dec 15, 2014)

therainbowtimesmass.com - TRT Editor

Tampa, Fl. - Seizing on the growing momentum for transgender equality nationwide and across the state, Equality Florida has launched TransAction Florida, a statewide initiative created to increase awareness and to educate and promote complete equal... [more]

Taiwan rejects progressive trans policy

Taiwan rejects progressive trans policy (Dec 15, 2014)

gaystarnews.com - By Bob Kao

In December of last year, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) in Taiwan recommended that transgender individuals wishing to change their genders should not have to go through psychiatric evaluations nor be subjected to surgery removing their sex organs.

Why Cities Should Be at the Forefront of Transgender Rights

Why Cities Should Be at the Forefront of Transgender Rights (Dec 11, 2014)

citylab.com - Kriston Capps

Before this month, Naz Seenauth might have faced a serious problem the next time he applied for a job. His most important official personal document says that he's the wrong person. As Reuters reported in in November, while his driver's license gets his gen... [more]

Transgender Victoria Wins Human Rights Award

Transgender Victoria Wins Human Rights Award (Dec 11, 2014)

gaynewsnetwork.com.au - By James Findlay

Transgender Victoria has won the 2014 Human Rights Award for best community-based organisation with a track record in promoting and advancing human rights in the Australian community.

Nova Scotia government introduces guidelines for transgender students

Nova Scotia government introduces guidelines for transgender students (Dec 11, 2014)

cbc.ca - The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia is releasing new guidelines to help school boards protect transgender students from discrimination.

The guidelines recommend using a student's preferred name and pronoun, providing gender-neutral washrooms and ensuring access to p... [more]

The UK Has Its First Out Transgender Parliamentary Candidate

The UK Has Its First Out Transgender Parliamentary Candidate (Dec 10, 2014)

buzzfeed.com - Jim Waterson - BuzzFeed News Reporter

Brothers is standing for Labour in the London constituency of Sutton & Cheam. She said she is speaking about her gender transition because voters should know everything about her if she is to win their trust.

Air Force secretary supports lifting transgender ban

Air Force secretary supports lifting transgender ban (Dec 10, 2014)

usatoday.com - Susan Page

Arlington, Va. - Now that the U.S. military has opened more jobs to women and allowed gay men and lesbians to serve openly, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the ban on transgender troops is likely to be reassessed and should be lifted.

7 Things You Need To Know About Transgender Rights (And Changing Your Legal Gender)

7 Things You Need To Know About Transgender Rights (And Changing Your Legal Gender) (Dec 10, 2014)

livewire.amnesty.org - by Ben Beaumont

1. Who is a transgender person?
A transgender person’s sense of gender differs from the sex they were given at birth. They experience and express their gender identity in a variety of ways. ...

I should be seen as the person I am on the inside: John Jeanette's story

I should be seen as the person I am on the inside: John Jeanette's story (Dec 10, 2014)

livewire.amnesty.org - by Ben Beaumont

By Veronica Scognamiglio, Campaign Coordinator of Amnesty’s Fight Discrimination in Europe campaign.

John Jeanette is a transgender woman in Norway who wants to change her legal gender from 'male' to 'female'. But the government ... [more]

NYC Council: No Surgery Required for Gender Tag

NYC Council: No Surgery Required for Gender Tag (Dec 9, 2014)

abcnews.go.com

A person does not need to have sex reassignment surgery to change the gender designation on his or her birth certificate, the City Council has decided.

The council on Monday passed a bill eliminating what it called the "antiquated" requirement, which Cali... [more]

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