Politics

New Jersey Progressing On Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

New Jersey Progressing On Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

The New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Thursday passed a bill, by a vote of 6-2, that will make it easier for transgender people to amend their state-issued birth certificates to reflect their accurate gender, regardless of whether they’ve had any kind of gender-confirming surgery.

P.E.I. Adding Gender Rights To Legislation

P.E.I. Adding Gender Rights To Legislation

The P.E.I. government has introduced legislation which would prohibit discrimination based on gender expression and gender identity, adding to a list that already prohibits discrimination based on age, race, religion, sexual orientation and a number of other factors.

GLAAD Appoints First Transgender Cochair

Jennifer Finney Boylan

GLAAD has chosen trans activist Jennifer Finley Boylan as co-chair of its National Board of Directors. This is the first time the prominent LGBT organization has appointed a transgender person to helm its National Board of Directors.

Trans Woman From Minnesota Makes Push to Run For Congress

Paula Overby

The 2014 race for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District is on. Paula Overby, a 59-year-old from Eagan, says she has nearly enough signatures on a petition to get on next year’s Democratic primary ballot to compete for the congressional seat.

Transgender Rights: The Next Big Political Movement

While the push toward marriage equality in the U.S. sits in the spotlight, there’s another movement underway, one that’s gaining momentum and promises to grow into a leading political contender: The transgender movement.

Transgender Woman Runs For Office In Ecuador For First Time

Transgender Woman Runs For Office In Ecuador For First Time

A 30-year-old rights activist is vying to become Ecuador’s first transsexual lawmaker. Diane Rodriguez is seeking to fill a vacant congressional seat as a candidate of the leftist Rupture 25 party in the South American country’s February 17 presidential and parliamentary elections.