The first openly transgender member of the Polish parliament may soon occupy one of the governing body’s top positions.
The Canadian province of Nova Scotia announced this morning that it intends to join Ontario, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories as jurisdictions which explicitly include transgender people in human rights legislation.
The Syracuse Common Council this afternoon passed a local law extending civil rights to all people regardless of “gender expression.” The law prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, school, commercial space and public services, and provides victims with legal grounds to sue in civil court.
Adela Hernandez made history this month by becoming the first known transgender person to hold public office in Cuba, winning the election as a delegate to the municipal government of Caibarien in the central province of Villa Clara.
Stacie Laughton, a Democrat, won one of three seats in the state House of Representatives in Ward 4, to become the first openly transgender lawmaker in New Hampshire.
President Obama has taken unprecedented steps to expand rights, benefits, and resources for transgender people.
The new head of the country’s leading LGBT military organization is Allyson Robinson, a former commissioned officer in the Army who most recently worked at the Human Rights Campaign on workplace issues.
Today the European Parliament adopted a directive which establishes a set of measures to strengthen victims’ rights in the European Union.
This morning at the opening ceremony of the 4th European Transgender Council, Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD committed to further dialogue on Ireland’s upcoming gender recognition legislation.
Jersey City native, Barbra Casbar Siperstein, is the first elected transgender member of the Democratic National Committee, and she plans to urge equal rights for transgendered men and women at the upcoming Democratic National Convention.