Monthly Archives: June 2012

SEIU Passes Trans Healthcare Resolution & Builds Progressive Partnerships

SEIU Passes Trans Healthcare Resolution & Builds Progressive Partnerships

SEIU represents the service industry. These are the folks that are often overlooked in our society – the janitors, the security guards, and health care professionals, for example. SEIU stands for the 99%. During the recent SEIU 25th annual international convention, delegates passed a resolution that the many SEIU locals bargain for trans-inclusive heath care […]

Meet India’s first transgender pastor

Meet India’s first transgender pastor

Shunned and traumatized as a youngster, 25-year-old Bharathi now preaches to a congregation of 45 respectful parishioners, including 14 families, as India’s first transgender pastor. Bharathi, who completed her bachelor’s degree in theology last April, has been a pastor at the Evangelical Church of India (ECI) branch in Chengalpattu, on the outskirts of Chennai, for […]

Thai transgender politician vows to fight for rights of all

Thai transgender politician vows to fight for rights of all

Thai political history turned a new page on Sunday when a transgender candidate won a provincial election. The result became a media phenomenon that drew attention across the country, and spread across the world. News outlets from Japan, Germany, Mexico, USA and the UK all published reports about the landmark result. “Nan people voted for […]

Arkansas-Fort Smith transgender student wins access to women’s restrooms

Arkansas-Fort Smith transgender student wins access to women’s restrooms

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is changing its policy regarding restroom use by transgender people after a student complained to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jennifer Braly, a 38-year-old UAFS junior who is a transgender woman, was upset after being instructed to use only gender-neutral restrooms on campus. Braly had used women’s restrooms […]