Topics :: transgender issues

India’s Top Court Recognizes Third Gender

By Nirmala George | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
India’s top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

Campaign Launched for D.C. Gender-Neutral Single-Occupant Restrooms

By John Riley | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
The D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) launched a new public-awareness campaign to ensure that all single-stall restroom facilities in the District are gender-neutral.

Trans ’Drag Race’ Contestants Speak Out on Show’s Alleged Transphobia

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz, two prominent transgender contestants of "RuPaul’s Drag Race," respond to allegations that the show uses anti-trans language.

Judge OKs Transgender Inmate’s Hormone Treatments

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
State prison officials must immediately resume hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who argued that she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when her treatments stopped, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

S Korea Sex Change Doc: I Correct ’God’s Mistakes’

By Hyung-Jim Kim and Jung-Yoon Choi | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country.

What’s Between Your Legs?: Thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 31, 2014
Special guest writer Cathy Renna shares her thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility.

Tig Notaro Present Live Comedy Benefit for Trans Youth Speak

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 31, 2014
On April 1, at the historic Wiltern Theater, an amazing lineup of comedy icons will come together for Krullapalooza, a live event to support Survivors’ Truths and the efforts of TransYouth Speak.

DOJ Trains Cops to Help Transgender Crime Victims

By Eric Tucker | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
The Justice Department has launched a program to train local police to better respond to transgender crime victims.

Connecticut City: No Bias Against Transgender Cop

By John Christoffersen | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
An investigation by a Connecticut city has found no evidence that a transgender police officer was subject to discrimination or a hostile work environment.

Pvt. Manning Seeks Formal Name Change to Chelsea

By David Dishneau | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.