transgender

June 5, 2014

New York State updates birth certificate policy, but obstacles remain for those born in NYC

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), in conjunction with a coalition that includes the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Empire State Pride Agenda among others, has announced that the State of New York now requires only an affidavit from a licensed healthcare provider that indicates a transgender individual has received clinical treatment in order to correct birth certificates. The City of New York has yet to follow suit.

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Keith Ablow responds to family acceptance of transgender child by recommending anti-psychotic medication

We previously shared with you a video about Ryland, the six-year-old transgender boy whose heartwarming story of transition and acceptance was documented in a viral video with upwards of five million views and climbing. Ryland Whittington and his family have received praise and support online.

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Chicago Sun-Times removes grossly inaccurate op-ed and apologizes

Today, the Chicago Sun-Times removed an op-ed originally written for the National Review by Kevin D. Williamson, claiming that Laverne Cox is not a woman, and that transgender people are delusional.

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June 4, 2014

India's census counts transgender population for first time

According to the Times of India, India's most recent census yielded the first official count of transgender people, at more than 490,000.

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June 4, 2014

Bryan Ellicott, a transgender man, sues NYC for discrimination at public pool locker room

Bryan John Ellicott, a city employee for the Office of Emergency Management and a 24-year-old transgender man, is suing New York City after three Parks Department employees allegedly discriminated against him because of his gender identity on July 21 last year.

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June 5, 2014

'I Am Loveworthy,' Andy Marra's trans-affirming love story

Andy Marra, a Korean adoptee and staunch LGBTQ advocate, shares her story about finding love as a transgender woman.

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June 2, 2014

Maryland's anti-trans activists fail to repeal non-discrimination law

Conservative activists, led by Delegate Neil C. Parrott, collected more than 17,500 valid signatures from Marylanders to repeal a new Maryland law giving legal protection to transgender individuals, falling 1,000 short of their first deadline.

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June 2, 2014

UPDATE: Suspects arrested in Atlanta MARTA attack on transgender women of color

In the investigation that followed the Atlanta MARTA attack of two transgender women of color on May 20, two men, Luther L. Thomas and Frederick Missick, have been arrested on disorderly conduct.

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