Canadian Green Party Calls Transgender Candidate a First

Canadian Green Party Calls Transgender Candidate a First For Provincial Election Campaign

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.

Trans Man Wins Mr. Gay Philadelphia

Lou Cutler Wins Mr. Gay Philadelphia 2014

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.

Gender Reassignment To Be Legally Recognized In Ireland For The First Time

Broden Giambrone, Director of Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)

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.

Maryland Senate Passes Transgender Rights Bill

Maryland

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.

Connecticut Requiring Health Insurers To Cover Trans Health Care

Connecticut Requiring Health Insurers To Cover Trans Health Care

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.