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.
Pennsylvania Governor-Elect Tom Wolf has named four more members of his cabinet, including Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, who will serve as physician general.
Vancouver’s Templeton Pool is hosting their first trans-inclusive public swim this weekend with the goal of providing a safe environment for people to access the pool, change rooms, washrooms, and showers without fear of discrimination based on their gender identity.
Independent candidate Madhu Kinnar has beaten the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Mahaveer Guruji by 4357 votes on 4 January to become mayor of Raigarh, which lies west of the India-Bangladesh border. The win also makes Kinnar India’s first transgender mayor.
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.