The series Small Town Security had its debut on the AMC cable channel Sunday (15 July) evening and featured Lt. Dennis Croft, currently the only transgender man on a reality program currently on the air in the US.
The governing bodies of the U.S. Episcopal Church have approved a rite for the blessing of same sex marriages and extended the church’s nondiscrimination policy to include transgender people, making it the first major U.S. religion to do so.
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 […]
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 […]
The Denver Sheriff’s Department just implemented a new policy that deals with transgender inmates. Denver is one of only a handful of cities to implement such a policy. “In the State of Colorado, I would say it’s very unique,” Denver Undersheriff Gary Wilson said. “We believe it was important for us to not just protect […]
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 […]
The ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC stating that Title VII of the federal sex discrimination law protects trans people goes into effect May 21, 2012. The decision is massive and wonderful.
This spring, Les and Scott GrantSmith will mark their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple raised two daughters along the way. But 15 years ago, they hit a crisis that nearly shattered their family. Les was keeping a secret, and that became a problem. But they solved it as a family, in a way that kept […]
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 […]
The number of major U.S. companies covering the cost of gender reassignment surgery for transgender workers has more than doubled in the past year, according to a new scorecard compiled by the nation’s largest gay rights group. The Human Rights Campaign said in a report to be published Thursday that 207 of the 636 businesses […]