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Leaders of Change, The Advocate.
'M' or 'F'? Outdated IDs Worry Transgender People, Associated Press.
Social Security to Ease Requirements for Transgender People, Metro Weekly.
A Huge Small Step: The Obama Administration Delivers Big, Huffington Post.
Op-Ed: Flying While Trans, The Advocate.
Fox News' Coverage of Transgender Community Challenged By Equality Group, Huffington Post.
Weak DHS Sexual Abuse Rules Underscore Need to End Detention of Transgender Immigrants
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Transgender Law Center (TLC) express disappointment in the final standards published today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address the severe problem of sexual abuse in immigration detention. While the final standards contain some valuable provisions, they fall short of the minimum steps needed to address the ongoing crisis of sexual abuse in immigration detention. In particular, the standards--which are, in key respects, weaker than those adopted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2012 for prisons and jails--lack critical protections for transgender immigrants, who are among the most highly vulnerable to sexual abuse.
Read more here.
Facebook Opens Gender Options for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Users
The Associated Press reported today that the social media giant, Facebook, will provide 50 different terms for people to use to identify their gender in addition to three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them. The changes go into effect on Thursday, February 13, 2014 and the options in the list will evolve based on user input.
Learn more here.
NCTE Applauds Dept. of Agriculture for New Trans Nondiscrimination Rule
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed a new rule that will extend protection from discrimination, in programs and activities conducted by the Department, on the basis of gender identity and political affiliation. Last revised in 1999 to add sexual orientation, this amendment to the USDA's non-discrimination regulations will protect transgender and gender nonconforming people seeking loans and assistance in agriculture and rural communities.
Learn more here.
New Analysis Released on Suicide Among Trans and Gender Nonconforming People
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and the Williams Institute, released new analysis from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), which was released by NCTE and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in 2011. This report uses the 6,456 accounts of discrimination from transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) adults (compiled in NTDS), to find unprecedented links between experiences of discrimination, and suicide attempts among transgender people.
Learn more here.
VICTORY: Senate Passes the Employment Non-Discrimination ActWatch all of our video updates during the Senate's deliberations of ENDA here.
Read our statement on ENDA's passage here.
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