The Calgary Board of Education will be building gender-neutral washrooms into the design of its new school buildings in a move spurred by conversations with Calgary students from Gay Straight Alliance clubs, and concerns from transgender students.
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.
Princeton University’s employee health plan will now include coverage for gender reassignment surgery, effective July 1. Discussions about a similar change to the student health plan are still ongoing.
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.
The Toronto District School Board has introduced a new set of guidelines [PDF] that spell out what kind of accommodation the board must offer to “transgender and gender non-conforming students and staff.”
A transgender third grader in Nashua, New Hampshire reportedly will be allowed to dress like a girl, be addressed as a girl, and use the female restroom under an agreement between the school and the child’s parents.
The National Center for Transgender Equality has launched a first-of-its-kind resource for students to share college and university policies important to transgender people, and organize for policy change on campus.
The Rutgers University Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is offering a new course this fall that aims to give students an in depth look at what it means to be transgender.
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?
The Beca Trans scholarship program will help 45 transgender women study a technical career or matriculate in universities throughout five Peruvian cities.