By a vote of 55 in favor, none against and one abstention, the Argentine Senate passed on Wednesday May 9, a gender identity law that will transgender people to have legal recognition of their gender identity in birth certificates, national identity cards, and other government records.
LGBT seniors, like seniors in general, worry about safe housing, good health care and having enough money in retirement.
But according to those attending the first White House conference devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender aging, held at the University of Miami on Monday, they also face unique obstacles because of discrimination, health-care inequities and fear of retaliation.
Reports out of Minneapolis have it that CeCe McDonald has accepted a plea deal for second degree manslaughter in the death of Dean Schmitz. McDonald is a black transgender woman who says she was attached by Schmitz with racist and homophobic slurs. Her supporters have rallied at the court house all week, saying that her case is a stunning example of institutional biases against black and transgender communities.
This week, the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) announced a victory in a case brought by a transgender woman, Beth Scott, against Aetna, her private insurance company. GLAAD congratulates Ms. Scott and thanks TLDEF for challenging policies that unfairly deny health care coverage to transgender people.
Tonight a rally will be held to remember and demand justice for Paige Clay, a transgender woman who on April 16 was found shot to death on Chicago's West Side. Her wake and funeral service will take place this Friday, May 4.