New York: Health Insurers Cannot Discriminate Against Trans People

More Good News for Trans New Yorkers

New York becomes the 9th jurisdiction to ban health insurers from denying transgender patients coverage for medically necessary healthcare.

Trans New Yorkers Can Now Update Birth Certificates More Easily
December 09 2014 12:31 PM ET

Trans New Yorkers Can Now Update Birth Certificates More Easily

The New York City Council approved legislation that removes an old requirement that transgender people undergo gender-confirming surgery before they can amend their birth certificates.

Trans Women to Get Own Housing Unit on Rikers Island

Trans Women to Get Own Housing Unit on Rikers Island

The New York City jail is opening a new housing unit for transgender women to offer protection against rape and other violent incidents.

Christine Quinn's Next Political Move? Equality For Women

Christine Quinn's Next Political Move? Equality For Women

New York's former City Council speaker Christine Quinn is using her experience as a lesbian and a woman in politics by leading a new party.

Brooklyn Trans Hate Crime Victim Going Home with Brain Injuries

Brooklyn Trans Hate Crime Victim Going Home Brain-Injured

Kimy Hartman has an uphill climb ahead after suffering brain damage from a transphobic beating last month, and friends have set up a fundraiser to defray ongoing medical costs.

WATCH: Brooke Guinan, Trans FDNY Firefighter, Gets Real About Employment Discrimination

Trans Firefighter Gets Real About Workplace Discrimination

In a recent interview with MSNBC, the face of V.O.I.C.E.'s viral 'So Trans, So What?' campaign discusses trans people's external and internal barriers to getting jobs.

Is PrEP the End of HIV in the U.S.?

Is PrEP the End of HIV in the U.S.?

Among a community that has for nearly 30 years preached the singular gospel of condom use, a change in tune — or more accurately, a harmony added to that ongoing chorus — could have a substantial impact.

Trans Woman Blazes Trail for Women, LGBTs in New York's Fire Department

Trans Woman Blazes Trail At New York Fire Department

Brooke Guinan has been quietly raising the profile of LGBT folks and women in the FDNY for years. Now she's become a visible role model, taking part in V.O.I.C.E.'s new 'So Trans, So What?' campaign.

NY Court May Reinstate Hate Crime Conviction for Trans Woman's Killer

N.Y. Court May Reinstate Hate Crime Conviction for Trans Woman's Killer

Found guilty of a hate crime in the first-degree manslaughter of Lateisha Green, Dwight DeLee was set free on a technicality. But advocates hope to see the decision overturned.

Trans Woman Severely Beaten Among Rash of Brooklyn, N.Y. Hate Crimes

Trans Woman Beaten Among Rash of Brooklyn Hate Crimes

A Bushwick trans woman clings to life after a brutal beating, following several other Brooklyn-based attacks in which perpetrators were yelling anti-LGBT slurs.

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