Transgender News Items
D.C. Council Unanimously Passes Birth-Certificate Bill
by John Riley
Saturday Jul 6, 2013
The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill last week that makes it easier for transgender and intersex individuals to obtain new birth certificates reflecting their correct gender and name, while simplifying and streamlining the current process of amending such information.
Breakthrough Settlement in Trans Harassment Case
by John Riley
Saturday Jul 20, 2013
The national LGBT organizations Freedom to Work and Lambda Legal announced Monday they had reached a settlement with a government contractor based in Maryland on behalf of a transgender woman who said she had been harassed on the job.
US: Trans activists hope new campaign group can help end transphobic military ban
Several transgender campaigners have announced they are splitting away from America’s largest LGBT military service member advocacy group and forming a new organisation.
Teen delivers petitions urging Calif. governor to sign transgender school bill
Thursday, August 1, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 16-year-old transgender teen from Manteca, Calif., on Wednesday delivered petitions containing more that 6,000 signatures urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign legislation that would change the way California public schools treat transgender students.
Ashton Lee says the bill, approved by California lawmakers on July 3, would make school a lot better for him and other transgender students.