The Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, has the bill which could ban job discrimination for transgenders.
The committee of the senate met yesterday in Maryland about the gender identity anti-discrimination act.
A report on discrimination against gay people and the transgenders in Utah was distributed by Equality Utah, in front of 104 legislators yesterday.
Every once in a while, I like to compile a list of news and articles I have come across in my research which may not have made it to become the basis for an Exploring Gender of the week. These articles can range through many sources, all revolving around some aspect of the trans* community but may also intersect with some other part of the LGBTQ* community as well. So here are the articles which have stood out over the past few weeks about a new trans* awareness campaign in DC, voter ID laws, a report on LGBTQ* characters on TV, and a follow up on health insurance for the trans* community:
During my research for this week, I found many articles relating back to recent posts, so this will be an update on many things: the trans* facilities policy at University of Pittsburgh, ENDA, how other colleges and universities are handling gender issues, trans* rights in Baltimore County, and the I AM: Trans People Speak Project.
In France, it is a step ahead, a step behind.
One could wonder where will go UK financial aids? Certainly not in the pockets of the Zimbabwe's president.
A minister in Malaysia repeats once again that homosexuality is illegal and has no intention to change this.
Perhaps, in Denmark, you will be able to you marry in Lutheran churches.
Lastly, Google goes towards always more equality.
Australia has introduced a new gender category on their passports: X or indeterminate for transgender or intersex individuals (Bielski). Britain is also considering this proposal (Baghdjian).According to both representatives in Britain and Australia, the change is to prevent discrimination against individuals who do not fit within traditional gender boundaries.
Being trans* and trying to pursue any career in sports is incredibly hard. Most associations consider hormones to be performance enhancers, so when you try to transition and be an athlete, the road can be rough or even impossible. One woman at Mission College in Santa Clara is breaking those barriers.
There are so many facets to being trans*. Between community, relationships, and transition, it can be difficult to find a place to feel comfortable. But how do you find comfort when your body does not align with your image of yourself? How do you handle dysphoria?
Throughout our lives, we are burdened with labels, whether they are self-made or the creations of others. Within the LGBT community, they are especially prominent. There are bears, lipstick lesbians, bois, butch, femmes, baby dykes, studs. Even lesbian, gay, and bisexual are labels. I have been thinking a lot about labels lately as I try to identify myself. I have come to a few conclusions.