It comes as no surprise to us when we hear that many trans people suffer from depression even after full medical transition. But for some cisgender people, such as Richard A. Friedman writing for the New York Times, this fact can only be resolved by calling into question our very right to self-determine our genders.
The National Women’s Law Center’s new video could have been a fantastic opportunity to highlight inequality; instead, it demonstrated a lack of clear understanding about the transgender wage gap.
For transgender people in New York City, changing the gender on a city birth certificate could become much easier under a set of proposals that would move the definition of gender transition away from sexual anatomy and toward gender identity.
While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.
Twenty states now have laws prohibiting gender discrimination against LGBT people. However, that still means that 30 states do not.
Oklahoma and Texas want to restrict use of medical abortion despite recommendations from medical groups; Florida votes on pile of anti-abortion bills today; MariaTalks.com controversy continues in Massachusetts; and Texas tries to repeal transgender marriage.
Same-sex marriages won’t be allowed in California during Prop 8 appeal, international transgender news, trade schools cannot discriminate against applicants with HIV or AIDS, and Virginia pro-choice groups ask for new regulations to be applied to all outpatient surgery centers, not just abortion clinics.
The State Department has relaxed its passport rules, a change which will now make it easier for transgendered people to obtain passports that accurately reflect their gender identity.
Listen to your own feelings and sense of self. You’re the expert when it comes to your own identity. The only ultimate authority on our gender is us.
President Obama has named Amanda Simpson, a transgendered woman, to be the senior technical adviser to the Commerce Department. Simpson would be the first known transgendered presidential appointment.