The US Department of Justice trained law enforcement officers in best practices for serving the transgender community, for the first time ever, last week. Similar trainings will take place for local police departments throughout the country.
Representative Kelly Cassidy of Illinois is sponsoring a bill that seeks to ban the practice of so-called "conversion therapy" or "ex-gay therapy" on minors. Last week, the bill—titled the Conversion Therapy Prohibition Act--was approved by the state's House Human Services Committee in a 9-6 vote.
The leaders of the International Transgender Day of Visibility, the newly announced Trans 100 list, and the tech-themed Trans*H4ck will be talking about the last week's events on Google+ at 1:00 PM ET today.
Gender Proud launched on International Transgender Day of Visibility. Gender Proud is an advocacy organization working to create a universal right to change one's gender marker without having to undergo any surgeries that may not be wanted or necessary for an individual's transgender identity.
Bill Schuette, the Republican Attorney General for the state of Michigan, has publicly denounced a group called Traditionalist Youth Network for an amicus brief it filed against marriage equality. But what is really astounding is just how run-of-the-mill this brief really is.