Determined to combat discrimination and alienation, a transgender community in India is creating its own media to amplify its voice. It’s Thursday morning in Bangalore, a city in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Community reporter Christy Raj, 27, is hurrying to finish work before 12:30 p.m., the hour when “Yaaru Ivaru” begins on Radio […]
NEW YORK, Jun 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) today announced it will offer U.S.-based employees new transgender health benefits that include sex-reassignment surgery and related prescription drug treatment. DTCC will cover transgender health benefits the same as other health care benefits effective June 1, 2012. [Translate]
The study by psychologist George Brown follows up on his 1988 paper, “Transsexuals in the Military: Flight Into Hypermasculinity,” which relied on interviews with 11 service members who identify as male-to-female transgender, meaning that they were born as biological males but identify as female. Many prefer the umbrella term transgender over the more narrow descriptor […]
BreakOUT! has worked very hard to hold their local police department accountable for discriminatory policing and police violence.
The Center for American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant to the LGBT Research and Communications Project. The Special Assistant will support the LGBT team in the production of timely policy research and analysis on a range of issues impacting LGBT Americans, including relationship recognition, workplace discrimination, LGBT health, youth homelessness, and LGBT family issues.
The newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, will replace the diagnostic term “Gender Identity Disorder” with the term “Gender Dysphoria,” according to the Associated Press.
On the warm evening of Tuesday, April 21st at 6pm, over 110 therapists, mental health practitioners, and therapists-in-training across the Bay Area filled Namaste Hall at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) to hear directly from transgender and gender queer clients and consumers of therapy and mental health services. Three professional videographers documented this unique evening. An educational DVD for therapists, students, and […]
People from around the world are coming to Serbia for sex reassignment surgery, which is now subsidized for Serbs by national health insurance.
Nearly 100 foreigners and Serbs have undergone sex reassignment surgery in the past year, and the numbers are growing.
Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project announced Monday it will be awarding its K-STEP Key award to The University of Kansas at an awards banquet on Aug. 24. The award is in appreciation of KU’s support of transgender education.
TranSquat is a gender neutral bathroom finder for iPhone users that locates bathrooms that are gender free relative to the users current location. It uses the phone’s current GPS location to search, add and share nearby safe locations with other users. TranSquat was written by and for the trans community and is powered by data […]