Pennsylvania Governor-Elect Tom Wolf has named four more members of his cabinet, including Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, who will serve as physician general.
Vancouver’s Templeton Pool is hosting their first trans-inclusive public swim this weekend with the goal of providing a safe environment for people to access the pool, change rooms, washrooms, and showers without fear of discrimination based on their gender identity.
Independent candidate Madhu Kinnar has beaten the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Mahaveer Guruji by 4357 votes on 4 January to become mayor of Raigarh, which lies west of the India-Bangladesh border. The win also makes Kinnar India’s first transgender mayor.
Last year, Senior Police Officer Greg Abbink came out as trans. He says his experience has been largely positive and that he’s been “blown away by the response and support” he’s received from his colleagues at the Austin Police Department. Abbink hopes to develop a class for the APD that focuses on trans issues.
Transgender graduate student Shayle Matsuda has received an outstanding achievement award from the California State University Board of Trustees. The award is bestowed annually to one student from each of the 23 CSU campuses across the state who has demonstrated exemplary academic performance, personal achievements, community service, and financial need. It is the highest student distinction within the CSU system and includes a $6,000 scholarship.
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.
The Fenway Institute at Boston’s Fenway Health has been approved for an $813,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender people.
Padmini Prakash has become India’s first transgender to anchor a daily television news show. Beginning August 15th, Padmini has appeared every evening to present a news show on the Tamil-language Lotus TV based in the city of Coimbatore.
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.
Professor Petra De Sutter has become Belgium’s first openly transgender Member of Parliament, following the country’s recent elections.