The Social Security Administration has been working towards incorporating marriage equality into Social Security benefits. States that do not recognize same-sex marriage will continue to bar access to many Social Security benefits in some cases.
A report entitled Teaching about Sexual Diversity and Challenging Homophobia-Transphobia in the South African School System was released this month at South Africa's University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) with funding provided by the United States Diplomatic Mission to South Africa.
Earlier this week, a report from the ABC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, reported a story in which a woman with HIV was arrested after a complaint from a former partner. Ohio is a state that criminalizes HIV, but the way in which the story was told added additional stigma to those who live with HIV.
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.