While the gutting of DOMA last year made equal access to Social Security benefits possible for married same-sex couples in states with marriage equality, it didn't change the situation for all gay and lesbian spouses in the U.S.
In most states, transgender individuals are required to publish a public notice in a local newspaper prior to legally changing their names. One legislator hopes to remove this burden for trans New Yorkers.
Medicare's 33-year-old ban on transition-related surgery for transgender Americans may soon be coming to an end.
Former business owner Chris Penner is looking to unseat the commissioner of the state's labor bureau, which found Penner guilty of antitrans discrimination in 2012 and ordered him to pay $400,000, although Penner has thus far refused to pay the fine.
The country's largest legal organization will present the California congressman with its Liberty Award, honoring his longtime advocacy for those living with HIV and AIDS.