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France Passes Law Against Transgender Discrimination And Harassment

France Passes Law Against Transgender Discrimination And Harassment

The French senate voted unanimously last week to prohibit discrimination against transgender people. A number of impassioned speeches preceded the important vote, including from Sen. Michelle Miller (Socialist Party): “Transgender people have alerted us to high frequency of harassment and assaults they experience, particularly during the transition period that can last several years. It seems […]

Trans activists sworn in as D.C. human rights commissioners

Trans activists sworn in as D.C. human rights commissioners

In what LGBT activists considered an historic development, Mayor Vincent Gray on Wednesday administered the oath of office to transgender advocates Earline Budd and Alexandra Beninda as members of the D.C. Commission on Human Rights. Budd and Beninda, who were nominated for the position by Gray and confirmed last month by the City Council, were […]

Ontario passes law to protect transgender people

Ontario passes law to protect transgender people

Ontario has become the first province in Canada to recognize gender identity in its human rights legislation. An amendment to the Ontario Human Rights Code prohibiting discrimination against transgender people was passed in the legislature on Wednesday. Minutes after the amendment passed, the lobby outside the legislature was filled with transgender people, hugging and shaking […]

New Rule Makes Trans Housing Discrimination Illegal

New Rule Makes Trans Housing Discrimination Illegal

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that they will issue a historic new rule strengthening housing discrimination protections for transgender people. The new rule makes several urgently needed changes to current federal housing and housing-related programs including: prohibiting owners and operators of federally-funded or federally-insured housing, as well as lenders offering federally-insured […]