Topics :: transgender equality

Illinois Warns Insurers of Discrimination Ban

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.

Kenya's High Court Allows Trans Rights Group to Register

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
The Kenyan transgender rights group Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a major court battle this month when the country's high court ruled that government's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) board must allow them to register.

Trans Lobby Day to Bring Awareness to Capitol Hill

By Denise Royal | Friday Jul 11, 2014
Transgender Lobby Day is July 14-15. It's an opportunity for transgender people and advocates from across the country to educate their members of Congress and lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Obama to Expand Safeguards for Transgender Workers

By Josh Lederman and Stacy A. Anderson | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
The White House is preparing an executive order offering transgender federal workers formal protection from discrimination at work, President Barack Obama announced Monday.

Transgender Officer Fired in Connecticut

By Dave Collins | Monday Jun 30, 2014
A Connecticut city has fired a transgender police officer after its own investigation rejected her discrimination claims.

Jailed Transgender Teen Moved to Psych Center

By Dave Collins | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
A troubled transgender girl detained in the Connecticut adult women’s prison for two months without criminal charges was moved Tuesday to a psychiatric center for children following an outcry by her supporters.

Without Fanfare, Obama Advances Transgender Rights

By Lisa Leff | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
President Barack Obama has steadily extended his administration’s advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans.

New York Sued Over Transgender Medicaid Coverage

By Larry Neumeister | Friday Jun 20, 2014
A lawsuit filed Thursday against New York state seeks Medicaid coverage for transgender people seeking what they consider to be life-saving health treatments, including gender change procedures.

Canadian Trans Boy Given New Birth Certificate

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
After a groundbreaking ruling, a 12-year-old boy from Alberta, Canada, received a new birth certificate Sunday that identifies him as male.

Boston City Council Votes Unanimously in Support of Gender Therapy Access Ordinance for Transgender Municipal Workers

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
The Boston City Council, by a unanimous vote, passed an ordinance Wednesday ensuring that the city does not contract with any health insurance provider that does not provide comprehensive coverage for gender therapy service.