Posts by Andy Kang

New York State updates birth certificate policy, but obstacles remain for those born in NYC

June 5, 2014

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), in conjunction with a coalition that includes the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Empire State Pride Agenda among others, has announced that the State of New York now requires only an affidavit from a licensed healthcare provider that indicates a transgender individual has received clinical treatment in order to correct birth certificates. The City of New York has yet to follow suit.

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June 5, 2014

'I Am Loveworthy,' Andy Marra's trans-affirming love story

Andy Marra, a Korean adoptee and staunch LGBTQ advocate, shares her story about finding love as a transgender woman.

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June 4, 2014

India's census counts transgender population for first time

According to the Times of India, India's most recent census yielded the first official count of transgender people, at more than 490,000.

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June 4, 2014

Bryan Ellicott, a transgender man, sues NYC for discrimination at public pool locker room

Bryan John Ellicott, a city employee for the Office of Emergency Management and a 24-year-old transgender man, is suing New York City after three Parks Department employees allegedly discriminated against him because of his gender identity on July 21 last year.

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June 3, 2014

'The Transcending Gender Project': celebrating transgender and gender non-conforming individuals

Photographer Rhys Harper has started The Transcending Gender Project, a photo collection that aims to celebrate transgender and gender non-conforming individuals as people, not just by their gender, by bringing visibility to their lives.

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June 2, 2014

Maryland's anti-trans activists fail to repeal non-discrimination law

Conservative activists, led by Delegate Neil C. Parrott, collected more than 17,500 valid signatures from Marylanders to repeal a new Maryland law giving legal protection to transgender individuals, falling 1,000 short of their first deadline.

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June 2, 2014

UPDATE: Suspects arrested in Atlanta MARTA attack on transgender women of color

In the investigation that followed the Atlanta MARTA attack of two transgender women of color on May 20, two men, Luther L. Thomas and Frederick Missick, have been arrested on disorderly conduct.

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May 30, 2014

TIME's Nancy Gibbs and GLAAD's Tiq Milan talk the trans 'tipping point' on MSNBC with Ronan Farrow

Yesterday, on MSNBC with Ronan Farrow, managing editor of TIME, Nancy Gibbs, and transgender advocate and GLAAD senior media strategist, Tiq Milan, discussed the role of the media in transgender issues in light of 'Orange is the New Black' star Laverne Cox's feature on Time Magazine's cover.

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