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.
Lauren Voswinkel, a transgender software developer in Pittsburgh is building Transgress, a tool that bypasses web filters designed to prevent access to pornography in order to allow people access to valuable sites only about transgender issues.
Today, Houston's City Council passed a non-discrimination ordinance that will protect city contracting, housing, public accommodations and private employees on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in a vote.
A trans woman, C, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, in the Greater London area is fighting a case requesting that the Government remove details on her previous life, including her old name. Her case rests on the claim that her gender reassignment surgery is a private matter and "wholly irrelevant" to her ability to find work.
Last year, the University of Arizona announced the Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), the first non-medical academic journal devoted to transgender issues, would be released this year. According to Advocate.com, Duke University Press has just released the inaugural volume, titled "Postposttranssexual: Key Concepts for a 21st Century Transgender Studies."