- Oregon, California regulators require transgender health coverage Associated Press SALEM, Ore. -Message 1 of 7 , Feb 18, 2013View Source
Oregon, California regulators require transgender health coverage
Brown University to Cover Sexual Reassignment
by Jason St. Amand
Web Producer / Staff Writer
Monday Feb 11, 2013
The Brown Daily Herald, Brown University’s student newspaper, has announced that the college’s new health insurance plan will cover "14 different sexual reassignment surgery procedures starting in August."
Brown University Director of Insurance and Purchasing Services Jeanne Herbert confirmed the health plan change in an email to the newspaper. "We identified this as an important benefit for students to have access to," Hebert wrote.
Terrence Higgins Trust launches extensive online trans health service
UK HIV and sexual health charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), announces its launch of a new health and wellbeing advice service for transgender people.
Mass. Department of Education issues rules in support of transgender pupils
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Education on Friday issued directives for handling transgender students, including allowing them to use the bathrooms or play on the sports teams that correspond to the gender with which they identify.
Trans MP Anna Grodzka says homophobia and transphobia means people are leaving Poland
Anna Grodzka, Europe’s first transgender MP spoke out about poverty and social exclusion in the LGBT community on Sunday at the National Lesbian and Gay Federation Conference in Dublin.
- UK: National Transgender Memorial vandalised by Scott Roberts 7Message 2 of 7 , Aug 18, 2013View Source
UK: National Transgender Memorial vandalised
A memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has been vandalised in Manchester.
Turkish Government urged to protect transgender women from murder
The Greek Transgender Support Association (GTSA) has condemned a series of violent attacks and murders against transgender women in Turkey and has called on the Turkish Government to respond.
California Governor Signs Transgender-Student Bill
by Tom Verdin
Monday Aug 12, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.
Transgender students to be granted more rights in California
Legislation passed in California will grant sweeping new rights to transgender students attending public schools in the state.
- Germany: Birth certificates to gain third gender option by Corinne Pinfold 18Message 3 of 7 , Sep 5, 2013View Source
Germany: Birth certificates to gain third gender option
From November this year, Germany will become the first country in Europe to introduce a third option for assigning gender on birth certificates, giving parents the choice to leave the child’s gender indeterminate.
German Law Change to Brings Recognition to a Third Sex
by Sergio N. Candido
Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
Germany is about to join the small list of countries who legally recognize intersex people.
According to The Local, a ruling from the Federal Constitutional Court will come into effect this November, which will allow intersex people to decide their own sex when they decide to do so.
August 20, 2013 7:00AM
The Religious Right's New Target: Transgender People
Post by Candace Chellew-Hodge
One of the most frustrating, and often infuriating things about religious conservatives is their stubborn penchant for dividing the world into either/or categories. People are either straight or gay, white or black, male or female, religious or atheist. And of course if you're on the right side of the dichotomy, you're on the right side of God. Anyone else is at best inferior and at worst, a sinner damned to hell.