This new year began with a huge victory for the transgender community. For the first time, trans people can openly serve in the US military. But President Trump could now attack transgender prisoners.
Michelle Suarez became the first transgender senator in Uruguay. She replaces Senator Marcos Carambula since October 10, 2017.
In Uruguay, a new bill could pay compensation to transgender citizens for past persecution.
Michaela Mendelsohn, CEO of one of the largest El Pollo Loco franchises in the country and the founder of the California Transgender Work Project (CTWP) - a program formed with the mission of promoting a trans positive work climate throughout the state of California, is speaking up about President Trump’s decision to ban transgender individuals from the military.
A few days ago, the Senate approved the anti-trans bill in Texas. As you know, a similar bill existed in North Carolina, but the battle continues. A lawsuit is under way. A few days ago, two other complainants, ACLU and Lambda Legal, joined. They rightly assert that the law that replaced HB 2 is still discriminating against LGBT people.
The bad news has just come through, US President Donald Trump has forbidden transgender people to serve openly in the military.
We were very scared a few days ago, especially for the trans community of the United States. The anti-trans military amendment was introduced to the Congress by Republican Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. The Congress rejected it by only five votes (214-209).
Trump administration has appointed anti-trans activist Bethany Kozma to the Office of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in the US Agency for International Development.
Governor of Oregon Kate Brown has signed a bill into law that will allow transgender people to easily update their birth certificates.
Winnipeg, Canada hosted its very first transgender march.