Austin Police Department Welcomes Its First Openly Trans Officer

APD Senior Police Officer Greg Abbink

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.

Trans Grad Student Wins Academic Award

Shayle Matsuda

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.

A Win In Kenya For Transgender People

Audrey Mbugua

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.

Fenway Institute to Study Sexual Health of Trans Men

Fenway Institute

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.

South Dakota Woman Settles In Trans Employment Discrimination Suit

South Dakota Woman Settles In Trans Employment Discrimination Suit

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.