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Chile To Cover SRS

Chile To Cover SRS

Chile will soon cover sex reassignment surgeries under its public health plan in order to allow citizens of limited means to “recover their true sexual identity,” Health Minister Jaime Manalich said.

Scotland hands unprecedented power to trans patients

The new NHS Scotland Gender Reassignment Protocol will have a massive impact upon those who seek a medical transition. It dramatically cuts the time required for “real life experience” prior to surgery, confirms the necessity of contested interventions such as hair removal for trans women and chest surgery for trans men, enables teenagers to begin […]

Jail Implements Transgender Policy In Denver, CO

Jail Implements Transgender Policy In Denver, CO

The Denver Sheriff’s Department just implemented a new policy that deals with transgender inmates. Denver is one of only a handful of cities to implement such a policy. “In the State of Colorado, I would say it’s very unique,” Denver Undersheriff Gary Wilson said. “We believe it was important for us to not just protect […]

Number Of Big U.S. Companies Covering Transgender Surgery Rises

Number Of Big U.S. Companies Covering Transgender Surgery Rises

The number of major U.S. companies covering the cost of gender reassignment surgery for transgender workers has more than doubled in the past year, according to a new scorecard compiled by the nation’s largest gay rights group. The Human Rights Campaign said in a report to be published Thursday that 207 of the 636 businesses […]

SEIU Passes Trans Healthcare Resolution & Builds Progressive Partnerships

SEIU Passes Trans Healthcare Resolution & Builds Progressive Partnerships

SEIU represents the service industry. These are the folks that are often overlooked in our society – the janitors, the security guards, and health care professionals, for example. SEIU stands for the 99%. During the recent SEIU 25th annual international convention, delegates passed a resolution that the many SEIU locals bargain for trans-inclusive heath care […]

Cuba now funding SRS

Cuba now funding SRS

At the beginning of Fidel Castro’s revolution, gays and transsexuals were locked up or sent to labor camps. Even a decade ago they were regularly harassed by police. Now however, Cuba has begun to provide sex-change operations.