In a first for the U.S. Army, a soldier has been approved to receive hormone therapy for gender transition. That soldier is Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking documents to WikiLeaks.
Transgender activist Audrey Mbugua won a seminal case against the Kenya National Examination Council on Tuesday, granting her legal recognition as a woman on her academic certificates.
After Sailor Holobaugh and his attorney filed a discrimination claim against the state of Maryland for denying health insurance coverage of Holobaugh’s transition-related care, the state reversed its policy—and now provides such care for all state employees.
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.
Tasmania took a significant step towards equality last week with the state parliament’s passage of the Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2012, extending legal protections on the grounds of gender identity and intersex status for the first time.
The American Bar Association has released a groundbreaking legal primer for transgender adults before, during, and after their transitions with regards to numerous legal spheres that in many U.S. states remains murky.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has named Kylar W. Broadus as Senior Public Policy Counsel of the Transgender Civil Rights Project.
A 25-year-old Nova Scotia transgender man has escaped a jail sentence because of his unique personal circumstances.
On the eve of Vancouver’s Pride weekend, MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert is calling for the provincial government to amend the Human Rights Code to include protection for transgender people in BC.
Lambda Legal has announced the expansion of its transgender rights advocacy and launching a web and mobile hub called “Know Your Rights: Transgender.”