Tag Archives: transgender equality

Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell STILL The Policy of Transgender Servicemembers

From Stuff.com.nz: It felt like the pinnacle of his career, working the graveyard shift in a windowless plywood facility in Afghanistan, monitoring a Special Operations mission as it unfolded in real time on grainy video feeds. After spending hundreds of … Continue reading

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Md. Governor Signs Anti-Transgender Discrimination Bill

From The Baltimore Sun: Gov. Martin O’Malley signed legislation Thursday making Maryland one of a handful of states to extend anti-discrimination laws to protect transgender people. The transgender rights legislation, which prohibits discrimination in employment and housing, was one of … Continue reading

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New Initiatives from DC Trans Coalition

From my email: The DC Trans Coalition is a local grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people within the District of Columbia. DCTC works with community advocates, other LGBT organizations, District agencies, and local politicians to enact and … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Transgender Woman Wins Right to Wed

While we celebrate victory in Minnesota for gay marriage equality, across the globe is another victory for the freedom to marry. From the Wall Street Journal: Hong Kong’s top court handed down a groundbreaking ruling to allow a transgender woman … Continue reading

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Md. Transgender rights bill killed by committee

From the CapitalGazette.com: A Senate committee has killed a bill prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted 6-5 last week to defeat Senate Bill 449. Similar bills had failed in recent years, but this year’s … Continue reading

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Transgender Voting Resource

Back on October 1st, I blogged about how voter suppression laws can affect transgender men and women. Blogger Joe Jervis of Joe. My. God. points us to a new resource from The National Center for Transgender Equality to help you … Continue reading

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