Trans-Inclusive Swim at Vancouver Pool Welcomes Everyone

Trans-Inclusive Swim at Vancouver Pool Welcomes Everyone

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.

Big Win For India’s First Transgender Mayor, Madhu Kinnar

Big Win For India's First Transgender Mayor, Madhu Kinnar

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.

Austin Police Department Welcomes Its First Openly Trans Officer

APD Senior Police Officer Greg Abbink

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.

Trans Grad Student Wins Academic Award

Shayle Matsuda

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.

A Win In Kenya For Transgender People

Audrey Mbugua

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.

Fenway Institute to Study Sexual Health of Trans Men

Fenway Institute

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.