Topics :: transgender equality

India’s Top Court Recognizes Third Gender

By Nirmala George | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
India’s top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

Campaign Launched for D.C. Gender-Neutral Single-Occupant Restrooms

By John Riley | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
The D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) launched a new public-awareness campaign to ensure that all single-stall restroom facilities in the District are gender-neutral.

Judge OKs Transgender Inmate’s Hormone Treatments

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
State prison officials must immediately resume hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who argued that she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when her treatments stopped, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

Trans ’Drag Race’ Contestants Speak Out on Show’s Alleged Transphobia

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz, two prominent transgender contestants of "RuPaul’s Drag Race," respond to allegations that the show uses anti-trans language.

What’s Between Your Legs?: Thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 31, 2014
Special guest writer Cathy Renna shares her thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility.

Tig Notaro Present Live Comedy Benefit for Trans Youth Speak

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 31, 2014
On April 1, at the historic Wiltern Theater, an amazing lineup of comedy icons will come together for Krullapalooza, a live event to support Survivors’ Truths and the efforts of TransYouth Speak.

DOJ Trains Cops to Help Transgender Crime Victims

By Eric Tucker | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
The Justice Department has launched a program to train local police to better respond to transgender crime victims.

Transgender Troop Ban Faces Scrutiny

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving.

Va. Transgender Sports Policy Called Too Narrow

Friday Feb 21, 2014
Critics say a new Virginia policy on transgender high school athletes is too restrictive because it applies only to students who have undergone formal sex-reassignment surgery.

New Gender Options for Facebook Users

By Martha Mendoza | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.