News: Around the world in the last 30 days

In the past several years, FORGE has repeatedly noted that no other stigmatized group has moved so far so fast as the transgender community. Check out news from just the past 30 days to see why we say this! [These are just HIGHLIGHTS from the past 30 days, with a focus on positive changes and by no means covers the dozens of other news stories posted each day!]

 

8/17/2014

NCTE’s Mara Keisling was on ABC’s “This Week” talking about some of the largest challenges facing transgender people. Preview the interview with her featured here

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/08/6-questions-for-transgender-rights-advocate-mara-keisling/

 

8/16/2014

Gender Odyssey Conference holds their 12th conference in Seattle, WA

http://www.genderodyssey.org/

 

8/15/2014

VICTORY: Oregon’s Health Evidence Review Commission has approved removing trans exclusions from the state’s Medicaid program. FORGE congratulates Basic Rights Oregon and other local advocates for this victory.

http://www.basicrights.org/featured/historic-vote-for-transgender-healthcare-in-oregons-medicaid-program/

 

8/14/2014

VICTORY: Orlando City Council unanimously approves adding gender identity to the city’s non-discrimination ordinance.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tonymerevick/orlando-unanimously-approves-transgender-non-discrimination

 

8/13/2014

VICTORY! Marriages of Transgender People Ruled Valid by Courts in Arizona and California

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/10969

 

8/12/2014

New Report: Maryland state officials must make drastic changes to improve the quality of life for LGBT youth.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-08-12/features/bs-md-lgbt-youth-study-20140811_1_lgbt-youth-free-state-legal-gay-straight-alliances

 

8/11/2014

Current issues: Transgender rights on the border Jose Diaz Balart and Tiq Milan discuss the state of undocumented, LGBT detainees at the border in light of allegations by a transgender woman who says she was sexually assaulted while being held in custody with men at an ICE detention center.

http://www.msnbc.com/ronan-farrow-daily/watch/transgender-rights-on-the-border-316056131673?cid=sm_m_ronanfarrow_4_20140807_29316126

 

8/10/2014

Campaign: #TERFweek starts now!

http://www.transadvocate.com/terfweek-starts-now_n_14116.htm

 

8/9/2014

Article: Boxing legend Frank Maloney: ‘I’m undergoing a sex change to become a woman’

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/frank-maloney-sex-change-boxing-4030910

 

8/8/2014

Article: Why Antigone Rising & the Head of GLAAD Won’t Be at Michfest

http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/08/08/op-ed-why-antigone-rising-and-head-glaad-wont-be-michfest

 

8/7/2014

Remembering: Tyra Hunter: Plus 19

http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/08/tyra-hunter-plus-19.html

 

8/6/2014

Current issues: Laverne Cox joins #StandWithMonica campaign against Phoenix ‘walking while trans’ law

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/06/us-laverne-cox-joins-standwithmonica-campaign-against-phoenix-walking-while-trans-law/

 

8/5/2014

Article: Left Behind: LGBT Homeless Youth Struggle to Survive on the Streets

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/left-behind-lgbt-homeless-youth-struggle-survive-streets-n157506

 

8/4/2014

VICTORY: Opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance fail to gather enough signatures in a repeal effort. FORGE congratulates local Houston advocates for this victory.

http://transgenderequality.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/win-ncte-celebrates-failure-of-attempt-to-repeal-houston-equal-rights-ordinance/

 

8/3/2014

New WHO Report: Decriminalize Sex Work, Drug Use to Prevent Spread of HIV

http://transgenderequality.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/new-who-report-decriminalize-sex-work-drug-use-to-prevent-spread-of-hiv/

 

8/2/2014

Article: Boxer helps transgender athletes find strength

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/manuel-630455-people-transgender.html

 

8/1/2014

Article: To Be Black, Trans and Brilliant: Lourdes Ashley Hunter

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/j-mase-iii/to-be-black-trans-brillia_b_5623511.html

 

7/31/2014

Victory: Lambda Legal’s client, 93 year old #transgender WWII veteran and pilot Robina Asti, is featured in People Magazine this week! #transrights

http://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20140731_robina-asti-people-magazine

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7/30/2014

VICTORY: Illinois takes a major step toward covering transgender health and bans trans exclusions in private health insurance plans.

http://www.aidschicago.org/illinois-news/915-illinois-advocates-hail-great-first-step-to-end-discrimination-against-transgender-individuals-in-health-insurance-coverage

 

7/29/2014

Current issues: Meet the transgender woman who is taking on Hobby Lobby and inspiring the world at the same time!

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/10799

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7/28/2014

Inaugural Chicago Trans* Beach Party A Success, drawing more than 400 people

http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/TransPride-beach-party-draws-more-than-400/48443.html

 

7/27/2014

Article: Families of transgender children find the path of acceptance

http://www.oregonlive.com/teens/index.ssf/2014/07/families_of_transgender_childr.html

 

7/26/2014

Current issues: Understanding New York’s new transgender birth certificate policy

http://ithacavoice.com/2014/07/explainer-understanding-new-yorks-new-transgender-birth-certificate-policy/?utm_content=buffer3b3b2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

7/25/2014

VICTORY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management issues new rule banning anti-trans bias as sex discrimination.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-17802.pdf

 

7/24/2014

VICTORY: Transgender Rights Leader Named New Executive Director of Garden State Equality (New Jersey)

http://www.gardenstateequality.org/2014/07/transgender-rights-leader-named-new-executive-director-of-garden-state-equality/

 

7/23/2014

Article: Check out this op-ed by the wife of the 2014 Vanguard Awardee Willy Wilkinson, Author!

http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/07/18/op-ed-accepting-my-partners-gender-transformation?fb_comment_id=fbc_729322820458675_730284663695824_730284663695824#f1238aa5c

 

7/22/2014

VICTORY: Maryland to Provide Transition Care to Trans State Employees

http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/07/22/maryland-provide-transition-care-trans-state-employees

 

7/21/2014

VICTORY: President Obama signs an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers.

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/10758

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