The Green Party of Saskatchewan is trumpeting the nomination of B Garneau, a candidate running in the constituency of Regina Wascana Plains for the upcoming provincial election, as history in the making. Garneau, the party noted, is the first transgender person to seek election, provincially, in Saskatchewan. Garneau does not identity with a particular gender.
Philly history was made last night when Lou Cutler, 33, was crowned the very first transgender Mr. Gay Philadelphia. He took the crown and sash in the wee hours of the morning at a competition at Field House.
A proposed bill in Ireland would allow transgender people to have legal recognition of their gender in all dealings with the State, public bodies, and civil and commercial society. Applicants aged 18 or over will only need to provide a self-declaration of intent to live permanently as the gender the are applying for recognition of and “Validation” by their primary physician.
Massachusetts has become the third state in the nation to cover transgender medical services, including gender reassignment surgery, as a standard benefit in its government health plan for lower-income and disabled people.
Tona Brown, a transgender violinist and mezzo-soprano, will make history as the first openly transgender woman of color to perform at the iconic Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 7:30PM.
On Tuesday, the Chilean Senate moved to fast track a bill that will allow transgender people to legally change their name and sex designation without gender reassignment surgery.
Starting today, April 1, the provincial government of Nova Scotia will cover eight types of sex reassignment surgeries for Nova Scotians who intend to begin that process.
The Maryland Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would prohibit discrimination against transgender people. The Fairness for All Marylanders Act, which passed the Senate, 32-15, now goes to the House of Delegates.
Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich and NSW Greens spokeswoman Mehreen Faruqi are expected to introduce a private member’s bill to the New South Wales Parliament on Tuesday so that transgender people can have their gender changed on their birth certificates without them having to divorce their spouses.
The Connecticut Insurance Department has issued a bulletin directing all health insurance companies operating in the state to provide coverage of mental health counseling, hormone therapy, surgery and other treatments related to a patient’s gender transition.