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.
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 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.
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.
California’s State Assembly passed two bills yesterday that would give transgender Californians rights and protections both in schools and the courthouse.
Philadelphia City Council has passed legislation aimed at ending discriminatory exclusion of health benefits for transgender city employees.
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.
Pakistan’s vibrant but shunned transgender community is striking out into politics with individuals contesting elections for the first time.
A bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against transgender Canadians was approved by the House of Commons on Wednesday.
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.