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.
PHOTOS: GLAAD's Los Angeles staff also demands #JusticeForJane
The GLAAD staff in Los Angeles joins the #JusticeForJane campaign and shares their reasons why.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.