News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
The New York Times published a piece highlighting trans people making waves in the pop culture world. The piece profiles model Valentijn de Hingh, artists Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker, author and advocate Janet Mock, and Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox.
The Palm Center has released a report, put together by a non-partisan national commission that included former US Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care.
The New York City Department of Education has issued a list of guidelines regarding best practices for meeting the needs of students who are transgender. But there is still more work to be done.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project hosted their annual art auction, Small Works for Big Change over the weekend, featuring transgender artists who have been or who are currently incarcerated.
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