transgender

Girl Scouts return $100K donation to transphobic donor and launch #ForEVERYGirl campaign

Earlier this year, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a $100,000 donation to help fund their activities. However, the donor later requested that the money not be used to help transgender girls.The troop then returned the money, saying "Girl Scouts is for every girl, and every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to."

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GLAAD works with "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" on trans story

On his HBO show Last Week Tonight this past Sunday, John Oliver spoke at length about the discrimination facing transgender people across many areas of life.

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Report shows harassment and mistreatment of trans and gender non-conforming students in NY public schools

A new report released by the New York Civil Liberties Union entitled "Dignity for All? Discrimination Against Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students" in New York State reveals that transgender and gender nonconforming students in New York public schools continue to face repeated discrimination and harassment from school officials and other students, despite legislation specifically in place to prevent them.

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Federal employees will now have access to transgender healthcare

This past Tuesday, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management told federal employees' health insurers that starting in 2016, they cannot contain blanket exclusions for transgender healthcare in their plans.

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California law ensuring respect for gender identity on death certificates takes effect in July

In July, a California law that will allow transgender people to have their gender identity listed on their death cert

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Transgender teen Mercedes Williamson murdered in Mississippi

Earlier this month, George County police in Mississippi found the body of 17-year-old transgender woman Mercedes Williamson, who was reportedly murdered on May 30th, 2015.

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NYC: Join the Audre Lorde Project at the 11th annual Trans Day of Action this Friday

TDOA is a march and rally designed to bring together trans and gender non-conforming people of color and allies to rise up in solidarity and strength against violence and discrimination while honoring and continuing the struggle for justice, liberation, and recognition for all oppressed people worldwide.

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Transgender teenager Nicole Maines to guest star in "Royal Pains" episode

On June 23rd, USA Network is set to premiere an episode of Royal Pains featuring Nicole Maines, a prominent transgender teen guest starring as a transgender choreographer who discovers her hormone therapy may be endangering her health.

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Nevada to cover transgender health care for state employees starting in July

Starting July 1st 2015, Nevada state employees and their covered family members will have health coverage for transgender-related procedures and other medical expenses including mental health, hormone replacement therapy, and sex reassignment surgery.

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