Education

Trans Grad Student Wins Academic Award

Shayle Matsuda

Transgender graduate student Shayle Matsuda has received an outstanding achievement award from the California State University Board of Trustees. The award is bestowed annually to one student from each of the 23 CSU campuses across the state who has demonstrated exemplary academic performance, personal achievements, community service, and financial need. It is the highest student distinction within the CSU system and includes a $6,000 scholarship.

Smith College To Form Trans Committee Following Advocacy

Smith College To Form Trans Committee Following Advocacy

After receiving more than 4,000 petition signatures calling for Massachusetts’s Smith College to treat trans women applicants equally in the admissions process, Dean of Admissions Debra Shaver announced that a committee will be formed to address issues related to admissions for trans women applicants.

Meet Buenos Aires’ First Transsexual Teacher

Meet Buenos Aires’ First Transsexual Teacher

Her students have always known her as José; now she is Melisa. She is proud of the acceptance she got from her daughters and the rest of her family. But that was only the beginning of the process. What would the parents of her students say?