Civil rights advocates filed a court-supervised agreement Monday that will make it easier for transgender individuals in Illinois to get accurate birth certificates reflecting their gender. The agreement asks to end the requirement for genital surgery in order to change the gender marker.
The director of “The Matrix” and the highly-anticipated film “Cloud Atlas” has become the first major Hollywood director to publicly come out as transgender.
The Community Healthcare Network’s Bronx Health Center and another location that the nonprofit network operates in Jamaica, Queens, have incorporated a program for transgender patients into their family clinics — an arrangement that the network says is the only one of its kind in the city.
Oxford University has revised its strict academic dress code to cater for transgender students. The university said it had rewritten laws governing academic dress following concerns that they “did not serve the interests” of transgender students.
One of the first people to undergo gender reassignment surgery, April Ashley has worked as an actress, cabaret performer and Vogue model. Now 77, Ashley is seeing her life story optioned as a movie. Lawless Entertainment has just teamed up with Pacific Films and Limey Yank Productions to bring Ashley’s story to to the big screen. In June, she was awarded the MBE for services to transgender equality, an honor she will accept from Queen Elizabeth this fall.
The newly launched Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ) as published by Duke University Press, is slated to publish its first issue in 2014 and is now welcoming submissions with a deadline of Sept 4, 2012. [Translate]
New regulations are set to take effect in Alaska that will allow transgender drivers to change the sex designation on their drivers’ licenses.
Makers of “men’s” suits for women and trans men, Saint Harridon, is looking for people of all genders, shapes, sizes, ages and colors to model and provide input into the development of a new line of business suits. Models will meet in Oakland, CA several times over the course of the design process, starting in […]
TRANSITIONS 2012: Mind, Body, & Spirit is an interactive webinar produced by TransACT that will take place on October 27, from 12 noon to 4pm.
A tireless trans rights campaigner in New Zealand is determined to ensure the issue of citizenship certificates remains on the political radar. Allyson Hamblett says in 2008 Internal Affairs agreed the 1977 Citizenship Act needed to be more accommodating for transsexual people, but a legislative change was needed. “It’s 2012 and the amendment still hasn’t […]