Last week, Governor Kitzhaber signed House Bill 2093, making Oregon just one of a handful of U.S. states to remove the surgery requirement imposed on transgender people seeking an accurate birth certificate.
The U.S. Social Security Administration has revised its policy around changing one’s gender marker on a Social Security card, removing the requirement for sex reassignment surgery.
The Boston Police Department has issued antidiscrimination guidelines that offer transgender individuals new protections during searches and bookings.
Dave Wilson, Minister for Health and Wellness in Nova Scotia, Canada says that Section 4.8 of the province’s health insurance act — the section that bars trans people from having their surgeries covered — will be repealed “immediately.”
Transgender citizens in Thailand can now wear their choice of clothes when being photographed for their national identification cards in Bangkok district offices.
The Albany County Legislature has unanimously passed an anti-discrimination law that protects transgender people.
The D.C. Council’s Judiciary Committee is preparing to pass legislation that would make it easier for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates reflecting their true gender.
A bill filed in the Senate last week would make it illegal for businesses, employers, landlords, schools and public agencies in Delaware to discriminate based on gender identity.
An all-female motorcycle endurance team from France has selected Erika Jeannot, a trans woman, as their 4th rider for The Le Mans 24 Hours Moto.