Posts by Andy Kang

Obama administration advocates for transgender people

June 24, 2014

Over the weekend, The Associated Press ran a piece celebrating the many transgender-inclusive advances President Barack Obama's administration has made.

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June 24, 2014

200 gather to honor memory of trans woman Yaz'min Shancez

Last Thursday, the body of Yaz'min Shancez, affectionately nicknamed "Miss T," a 31-year-old transgender woman, was found behind a garbage bin at a rental facility in Ft. Myers, Florida, burned.

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June 19, 2014

Boston guarantees access to transgender healthcare for city employees

Last Wednesday, the Boston Globe reported that the Boston City Council unanimously passed an ordinance, proposed by Councilors Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley, to guarantee healthcare, from gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy to mental health services, for transgender municipal employees and their dependents.

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June 19, 2014

Italy reverses decision to force divorce between a trans woman and her partner

When Alessandra Bernaroli, a transgender woman in Italy, officially changed her name and gender on her identity card, the Bologna court forced a divorce with her wife, also named Alessandra. Their appeal for the divorce got turned down, but Italy's high court has now overturned the initial ruling.

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June 17, 2014

Tona Brown to be first trans woman of color performing at Carnegie Hall

Tona Brown has reached her fundraising goal, and she will officially be making history as the first openly transgender woman of color ever to perform at the iconic venue on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 7:30PM.

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June 16, 2014

South Korea celebrates 15th annual Queer Cultural Festival

Last week at South Korea's 15th annual Queer Cultural Festival, the United States, French, and German embassies took part for the first time to show their support for the human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, both in their respective countries and in Korea as well.

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June 12, 2014

Laverne Cox talks 'Orange is the New Black' and anti-trans violence on "TakePart Live"

Yesterday, Laverne Cox chatted about her character, Sophia Burset, on Orange is the New Black and transgender issues with TakePart hosts, Jacob Soboroff and Meghan McCain, who is also a member of GLAAD's National Board of Directors.

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June 9, 2014

Kentucky's Atherton High School implements transgender-inclusive non-discrimination policy

Louisville's Atherton High School Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) council approves a gender non-discrimination policy initiated by a controversy over a transgender student's access to a girls' bathroom.

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