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.
Assurances that federal workplace anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people will exempt religious bodies from oversight should mollify conservatives, but they don’t.
The absence of penal laws and widespread violence against homosexuals and transgender persons does not make the Philippines totally “gay friendly” or even “pro-trans.”
inadvertently finds out that my brother is transgendered, the slew of questions
inevitably begins. “Why did he transition? What was he like as a girl? Did you
think there was something wrong with him?”