It may feel like there are times when we don’t have much to cheer about in our legal process. Transgender protections have been removed from ENDA (employment non-discrimination act) and it seems that even Democrats and the human rights commission has abandoned us.
Just recently anti-LGBT activists in Montgomery County, MD filed a petition to overturn an anti-discrimination law that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and expression. In particular it prohibits discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodation, cable television service and taxicab service on the basis of gender identity.
India’s newest talk show has it’s own Oprah Winfrey-esque star, and she’s transgendered! Rose, formerly known as Ramesh Venkatesan will host the show that will be viewed by up to 64 million people. While her mother refuses to see her in a sari
Susan Stanton (formerly Steve Stanton) is a finalist to become city manager of Iowa city. She used to work as the city manager of Largo, Florida before she was fired for having a sex change. It was heart wrenching to read her story of transition
This has been a good week for the transgendered in politics. Diego Sanchez was the first transgender man named to a committee at the Democratic National Congress. He was appointed by Howard Dean, and will help promote anti-discrimination laws to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Cambridge is the first British city to have a transsexual mayor. The mayor’s partner is also a transsexual and she assumes the title of mayoress (I think she got the better deal ). I’m particular impressed with the comment from the Cambridge Council’s chief executive