The Connecticut Insurance Department has issued a bulletin directing all health insurance companies operating in the state to provide coverage of mental health counseling, hormone therapy, surgery and other treatments related to a patient’s gender transition.
Transgender people in the Netherlands will no longer be required to be sterilized or undergo surgery in order to change their gender identity on official documents.
The Colorado Association of Health Plans has become the first trade group of its kind in the nation to promise equal coverage for transgender patients.
The New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Thursday passed a bill, by a vote of 6-2, that will make it easier for transgender people to amend their state-issued birth certificates to reflect their accurate gender, regardless of whether they’ve had any kind of gender-confirming surgery.
Japan’s Supreme Court has upheld the petition of a transgender man to be recorded on the official family registry as the father of a boy born to his wife after the use of semen from a donor.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare has decided to allow people to change their legal gender without seeking any medical interventions, including psychiatric evaluation.
Studio Fawn, a small Los Angeles company developing its first game, is working to level up diversity in video games by including a prominent transgender character in Bloom: Memories.