The Green Party of Saskatchewan is trumpeting the nomination of B Garneau, a candidate running in the constituency of Regina Wascana Plains for the upcoming provincial election, as history in the making. Garneau, the party noted, is the first transgender person to seek election, provincially, in Saskatchewan. Garneau does not identity with a particular gender.
Philly history was made last night when Lou Cutler, 33, was crowned the very first transgender Mr. Gay Philadelphia. He took the crown and sash in the wee hours of the morning at a competition at Field House.
A proposed bill in Ireland would allow transgender people to have legal recognition of their gender in all dealings with the State, public bodies, and civil and commercial society. Applicants aged 18 or over will only need to provide a self-declaration of intent to live permanently as the gender the are applying for recognition of and “Validation” by their primary physician.
Massachusetts has become the third state in the nation to cover transgender medical services, including gender reassignment surgery, as a standard benefit in its government health plan for lower-income and disabled people.
Tona Brown, a transgender violinist and mezzo-soprano, will make history as the first openly transgender woman of color to perform at the iconic Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 7:30PM.