Topics :: transgender equality

Transgender Teacher Who Fought School Boards Dies

By Wayne Parry | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
The teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement has died. Lily McBeth was 80.

Commission Charts Path for Open Transgender Military Service

By Justin Snow | Monday Sep 1, 2014
A new report finds the Pentagon could immediately open the armed services to transgender Americans.

Transwoman Nicole Bray's Documentary Will Follow Her Transition: Part I

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 28, 2014
In this two-part series, EDGE looks at transwoman Nicole Bray, who got the support of her friends, family and wife, and is creating a documentary to inspire other transgender individuals.

Laverne Cox Hopes to Inspire With Life Story

By Mesfin Fekadu | Friday Aug 22, 2014
Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.

NY Gov. Cuomo: Outlaw Gender Identity Discrimination

By David Klepper | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.

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.