Miss Universe Canada Contestant Wants WHO to Stop Stigmatizing Trans People
October 23 2012 5:14 PM ET

Miss Universe Canada Contestant Has a Message for WHO

Michelle Garcia

Former Miss Universe Canada competitor Jenna Talackova is part of an effort urging the World Health Organization to stop classifying people with transgender identities as having a mental disorder.<

Illinois School Board Quickly Rescinds Transgender Rights Policy
October 22 2012 8:13 PM ET

Illinois School Board Passes, Then Rescinds, Transgender Rights Policy

Trudy Ring

The Illinois Family Institute, a right-wing group, had led the outcry against the policy, which was rescinded four days after its passage.

Over Half of Native Trans People Have Attempted Suicide
October 14 2012 11:28 AM ET

Over Half of Native Trans People Have Attempted Suicide

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A new study indicates alarming poverty, abuse, and suicide among Native Americans.

WATCH Voting While Trans Helps Navigate Voter ID laws
October 01 2012 7:50 PM ET

WATCH: 'Voting While Trans' Helps Navigate Voter ID laws

Sunnivie Brydum

More than 25,000 transgender people could be denied the right to vote in November, thanks to a spate of voter ID laws across the country. The National Center for Transgender Equality has launched a public awareness campaign called Voting While Trans to combat the voter-suppression efforts.

Deval Patrick Administration Sides Against Trans Inmate on Need for Surgery
September 27 2012 4:42 PM ET

Deval Patrick Administration Sides Against Trans Inmate

Lucas Grindley

Yet another important fixture of Massachusetts politics is siding against a trans inmate who wants gender-reassignment surgery.

Trans Third Grader Will Be Allowed to Use Bathroom for Girls
September 26 2012 6:01 PM ET

Trans Third-Grader Will Be Allowed to Use Girls' Bathroom

Sunnivie Brydum

After switching schools, a transgender third-grader and her parents have reached an agreement with the Nashua, N.H., school district that allows her to wear girls' clothing and use the women's restroom.

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