Posts by Jessica Hofflich, Trans Issues Intern

Virginia teen's lawsuit challenging his school's anti-trans bathroom policy moves forward

On Monday, July 27th 2015, a lawsuit filed to allow a transgender teen to use the boys' restrooms in his school moved forward, as U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar dismissed the Title IX discrimination claims in the suit.Read More

Transgender woman India Clarke murdered in Tampa, Florida

On Tuesday morning, India Clarke, a 25 year old Black trans woman, was found murdered outside a community center in Tampa, Florida.Read More

New York State issues guidance to school districts on accommodating transgender students

On Monday, July 20th 2015, the New York State Education Department issued guidance to school districts on properly accommodating transgender and gender non-conforming students.Read More

Ireland passes bill allowing gender marker changes on legal documents

On Wednesday, July 15th, Ireland passed the Gender Recognition Bill, which allows all citizens over the age of 18 to self-declare their gender marker on their legal documents without any medical intervention or other type of verification required. Prior to this, people in Ireland had no way to change their legal gender.Read More

Family Circle magazine features its first family with a transgender child in new issue

For the past year, the magazine has been running a "Modern Life" column every month. This month the column features an interview with Jodie Patterson, the mother of Penel, her 7 year old transgender son.Read More

CBS' "The Bold and The Beautiful" continues groundbreaking transgender storyline

Maya Avant's storyline will continue this week on Thursday and Friday, and the episodes will include a fashion show featuring Maya and real-life out transgender models, Isis King and Carmen Carrera.Read More

West Virginia DMV changes photo policy after transgender women threaten lawsuit

On July 1st, the West Virginia DMV officially changed its license photo policy to be trans-inclusive, allowing trans individuals to be photographed as they regularly appear, without being required to alter their gender expression by doing things such as removing makeup and other items.Read More

DoSomething.org staffer Freddie comes out as trans and GLAAD's #GotYourBack

Last week, DoSomething.org Mobile Engagement Manager, Freddie Bologno, came out as transgender to all 2.4 million members of their text list.Read More
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