Report: Georgia Tech Pride President Commits Suicide by Police | Advocate.com

Rest In Peace Scout Schultz.

Report: Georgia Tech Pride President Commits Suicide by Police | Advocate.com:

“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.”

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A Patient Gets the New Transgender Surgery She Helped Invent | WIRED

A Patient Gets the New Transgender Surgery She Helped Invent | WIRED:

“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.”

Trans woman who escaped anti-LGBT abuses in Chechnya puts life at risk again for others / LGBTQ Nation

Trans woman who escaped anti-LGBT abuses in Chechnya puts life at risk again for others / LGBTQ Nation:

“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.”

UK’s First Transgender Mental Health Helpline Rolled Out Nationwide – NBC News

UK’s First Transgender Mental Health Helpline Rolled Out Nationwide – NBC News:

“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.”

Rauner bill approvals include one making birth certificate changes easier for transgender people – Chicago Tribune

Rauner bill approvals include one making birth certificate changes easier for transgender people – Chicago Tribune:

“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.”

4 Ways That Call-Out Culture Fails Trans Women (And Therefore, All of Us) – Everyday Feminism

4 Ways That Call-Out Culture Fails Trans Women (And Therefore, All of Us) – Everyday Feminism:

“‘Punishment is not something that happens to bad people. It happens to those who cannot stop it from happening. It is laundered pain, not a balancing of scales.’ —Porpentine Charity Heartscape, ‘Hot Allostatic Load’”

Government Survey Change May Affect Transgender Seniors | Money

Government Survey Change May Affect Transgender Seniors | Money:

“Today David Satin goes by the name of Barbara Satin. And at 83, she’s making the most of her final years. She works as a transgender activist, helping other people like her come out and find support.

That’s why she is up in arms over a recent change that she says will silence the older transgender community. The Trump administration has eliminated a question on gender identity from the federal government’s annual National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants — which is used to measure the needs of seniors and establish the appropriate services for them.”

African Union endorses major new initiatives to end AIDS | LGBT Weekly

African Union endorses major new initiatives to end AIDS | LGBT Weekly:

“African heads of state have endorsed two major new initiatives to help end AIDS by 2030. The community health workers initiative aims to recruit, train and deploy 2 million community health workers across Africa by 2020. The western and central Africa catch-up plan aims to rapidly accelerate access to HIV treatment in the region and close the gap in access between African regions. The initiatives were endorsed at the AIDS Watch Africa Heads of State and Government Meeting, held on 3 July during the 29th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.”