The Canadian province of Nova Scotia announced this morning that it intends to join Ontario, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories as jurisdictions which explicitly include transgender people in human rights legislation.
The Syracuse Common Council this afternoon passed a local law extending civil rights to all people regardless of “gender expression.” The law prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, school, commercial space and public services, and provides victims with legal grounds to sue in civil court.
Adela Hernandez made history this month by becoming the first known transgender person to hold public office in Cuba, winning the election as a delegate to the municipal government of Caibarien in the central province of Villa Clara.
In 2010, Andy Marra was reunited with her family in Korea, and was moved by the acceptance and support of her mother.
Stacie Laughton, a Democrat, won one of three seats in the state House of Representatives in Ward 4, to become the first openly transgender lawmaker in New Hampshire.
President Obama has taken unprecedented steps to expand rights, benefits, and resources for transgender people.
The University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada has an impressive inventory of papers, plaques, photographs, newsletters, certificates, posters and tapes in the Transgender Archives, the gift of Rikki Swin.