Both the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Pride Parades will be dedicated to the transgender community this year.
A new Canadian study—the first and largest of its kind in Canada—shows that while Canada’s transgender youth face significant physical and mental health issues, strong family, school and community connections are helping many of them navigate these challenges.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has removed the requirement for proof of sex reassignment surgery (SRS) to support an applicant’s request to change the sex designation on a citizenship certificate, such as a passport.
Actor Scott Turner Schofield is officially joining the cast of the CBS daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful on May 8, marking the first time a transgender actor will play major, recurring role on a daytime soap in the U.S.
The P.E.I. provincial government in Canada will now fund three procedures for gender reassignment surgery for P.E.I. residents. The surgeries—Top surgery, hysterectomy and orchiectomy—will be performed on P.E.I.
In a first for the U.S. Army, a soldier has been approved to receive hormone therapy for gender transition. That soldier is Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking documents to WikiLeaks.
Children’s Medical Center in Dallas has unveiled the first and only pediatric transgender program in the Southwest.
Syndicated television show “Inside Edition” has revealed in a press release their hiring of Zoey Tur as a special correspondent. Tur is a trans woman who is best known as the Los Angeles helicopter pilot who covered the pursuit of O.J. Simpson’s white Ford Bronco in 1994.
The Calgary Board of Education will be building gender-neutral washrooms into the design of its new school buildings in a move spurred by conversations with Calgary students from Gay Straight Alliance clubs, and concerns from transgender students.
The Radikal news website has reported that Turkey’s first shelter for transgender people has opened in Instanbul.