Gender

Gender

Stephanie Burt
Editorial
This spring’s anniversary edition of the transgender young adult classic Being Emily features an all-new introduction by Harvard professor Stephanie Burt. In addition to being an internationally-recognized poet and one of the most influential poetry critics of her generation, Stephanie publicly came out and transitioned at Harvard in 2017. ...
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National
The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico issued its opinion, as promised in the order earlier in April, that denying accurate birth certificates to transgender people is a violation of their privacy. ...
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National
The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico struck down a policy that prevented transgender people born in Puerto Rico from correcting the gender marker on their birth certificates and ordered Commonwealth officials to allow such corrections. ...
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Photo: Equal Rights Washington
Local
Led by Ingersoll Gender Center, the Transgender Economic Empowerment Coalition has been awarded a 2-year grant of $550,000 by King County as part of the Communities of Opportunity partnership. ...
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National
A U.S. District Court judge late Monday ordered Idaho state officials to allow transgender people born in Idaho to apply to correct the gender markers on their State of Idaho birth certificates by April 6, 2018. ...
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Local
Gender Odyssey Seattle is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-diverse people, their loved ones, and professionals who serve them. ...
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New York Gov. Cuomo during Pride/PatriotNewswire Photo
Health National
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced health insurers cannot discriminate or deny coverage based on gender identity. This action will ensure that transgender or gender nonconforming individuals receive coverage regardless of whether they present as the gender to whom the service is typically or exclusively provided. ...
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Health
Despite decades of controversy over the procedures, doctors operate on children’s gonads, internal sex organs, and genitals when they are too young to participate in the decision, even though the surgeries could be safely deferred. ...
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Photo: Daniela Arroyo-González
National
Lambda Legal filed papers Monday urging a federal court to strike down Puerto Rico’s policy denying transgender people accurate birth certificates in its case on behalf of three transgender people born in Puerto Rico and the advocacy group Puerto Rico Para Tod@s. ...
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Local
Thursday, the Seattle Department of Human Resources released Guidance on Gender Identity in the Workplace, a new resource for City departments on gender identity and transitioning employees. ...
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