“Massachusetts voters in 2018 will determine the fate of a LAW established in 2016 that protects transgender individuals from discrimination in public accommodations.”
(Via. Daily Free Press)
“A new YouGov survey reveals that a quarter of Americans say they wouldn’t be friends with a transgender person. Fewer than a fifth would date one. Why the lack of acceptance?”
(Via. The Daily Beast)
“A groups of teenagers with zero filmmaking experience made a movie about their lives. Now they’re getting noticed in Hollywood.”
(Via. Gay Star News)
This hits close to home.
“In the first season of Amazon’s incredible, visceral series Transparent, we meet Maura, a transgender woman who decides to come out later in her life. Maura has three kids and an ex-wife, all of whom struggle to see this new side of a person they’ve known for decades. During this time of struggle (and in flashbacks), we also learn what is known as Maura’s ‘dead name’ — aka the name she had prior to her transition.”
Rest In Peace Scout Schultz.
“Georgia Tech students watched in horror as the school’s Pride president was shot to death by police on the Atlanta campus after the student advanced on them with a knife.
Police had surrounded Scout Schultz after they (the pronoun Schultz used) was spotted on campus with a knife ― witnesses initially said Schultz had a gun and a knife. Schultz ― who identified as bisexual, nonbinary, and intersex ― told police, ‘Shoot me!,’ according to the Washington Post.”
“LIKE MANY OTHER surgery patients, Hayley Anthony has a daily physical therapy regimen. But unlike other post-ops, the 30-year-old marketing consultant is recovering from a procedure she helped invent. Five months ago, she became one of the first people in the world to have a piece of tissue incised from the cavity of her abdomen and turned into a vagina. A surgeon in New York City may have pioneered and performed Anthony’s procedure—but the idea to try it in the first place was all hers.”
“A transgender woman who escaped abuse in Chechnya and found asylum in America is speaking truth to power in Washington in hopes of helping others, even if it means putting herself at risk all over again.”
“The UK’s first mental health helpline offering emotional support and information to people who identify as transgender, non-binary or gender-fluid has been rolled out nationwide, with project leaders confident the pioneering scheme will become a permanent fixture as of early 2018.”
“Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed into law measures to ban the so-called gay panic defense in criminal proceedings and make it easier for transgender people to change the sex listed on their birth certificates, but he vetoed a bill that bars potential employers from asking job applicants about their previous salary.”