Last year, Senior Police Officer Greg Abbink came out as trans. He says his experience has been largely positive and that he’s been “blown away by the response and support” he’s received from his colleagues at the Austin Police Department. Abbink hopes to develop a class for the APD that focuses on trans issues.
Transgender graduate student Shayle Matsuda has received an outstanding achievement award from the California State University Board of Trustees. The award is bestowed annually to one student from each of the 23 CSU campuses across the state who has demonstrated exemplary academic performance, personal achievements, community service, and financial need. It is the highest student distinction within the CSU system and includes a $6,000 scholarship.
Transgender activist Audrey Mbugua won a seminal case against the Kenya National Examination Council on Tuesday, granting her legal recognition as a woman on her academic certificates.
The Fenway Institute at Boston’s Fenway Health has been approved for an $813,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender people.
On November 1 Audrey Gauthier was elected president of CUPE 4041, representing Air Transat flight attendants based in Montreal. She becomes the first openly trans person elected president of a local in Canada.
Tasmania took a significant step towards equality last week with the state parliament’s passage of the Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2012, extending legal protections on the grounds of gender identity and intersex status for the first time.
A new drama about a transgender teenager has been green-lit by U.S. broadcaster, The CW. The show will revolve around a female-to-male transgender teen and his family.
A transgender woman has reached a $50,000 settlement with her former employer in a discrimination case in South Dakota, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Monday, the latest in a string of cases that say transgender discrimination is applicable under Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act.
For the first time ever, Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a woman seeking gender reassignment surgery and against a regional government that had denied her treatment for the last six years.
The AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the United States, amended its constitution Monday to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity or gender expression.