A documentary about the transgender people is currently screened across the United States, the occasion to bring the gender out and to fight against the anti-trans* discrimination.
Do you remember the play “How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less”? Well, this case does not unfortunately stop where we had left it.
From now on, thanks to Norrie, a third gender is identified in Australia.
From now on in Taiwan, a transition is not necessary any more to be able to change your gender.
From March 19, lawmakers in Hong Kong will start to discuss a law which would allow a gender recognition without undergoing reassignment surgery and which would also allow marriage for transgender people.
Two bills awarding the LGBTQ community more rights have just been signed by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray.
Google, which have just launched Google+, decided that this one would leave the choice to the users to reveal or not their gender and to choose or not a gender.
There are so many important issues of equality facing the LGBTQ* community. Currently, the focus remains on the fight for marriage equality. Another important battle has been sitting in the background waiting to be pushed to the forefront: employment protections. According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), only 16 states and DC have laws in place protecting workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Another five states have protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation, but not gender identity (“Statewide…”).
Almost every day, I spend at least 30 minutes in research for these articles. Generally a bit more than that, looking through Google news, the trans* tag on tumblr, the Huffington Post. I find so many interesting articles, some great news, some not so great news. But I cannot write about it all, so here is an overview of recent news including a trans*man in New York who was never notified of his cancer diagnosis and then was denied care, UC Berkeley making its new residence hall trans* inclusive, the FAA stopping psychological testing to certify trans* pilots, and the APA issuing a statement in support of trans* rights.
From now on, the school district of Anoka-Hennepin in Minnesota doesn't require teachers to remain neutral concerning the sexual orientation anymore. It should help to stop LGBT bullying.