Transgender

Transgender: Quebec activists take human rights concerns online

There is a lot more than a space of six characters standing between the letters “f” and “m” in the province of Quebec. A crowdfunding campaign, human rights complaint and the preliminary workings of both a lawsuit and online information database are underway in hopes of making the criteria to change one’s gender marker more accessible. “There are huge barriers for trans peopl ....

Transgender artist and activist releases music video

KOKUMỌ, an African-American transgender woman, artist, and activist, has released the official music video for her song, There Will Come a Day, which premiered today on Huffington Post Gay Voices. The song envisions a future where trans women of color are fully seen, celebrated and respected, and it is the title track of KOKUMỌ's EP, which was released in February 2013.  The musi ....

California: Transgender rights still needs progress

On Sept. 20, 16-year-old Cassidy Lynn Campbell was crowned homecoming queen at Marina High School in Huntington Beach. Unlike many homecoming queens, however, Campbell is transgender, and according to the Huffington Post, is only the second transgender woman to be voted homecoming queen of an educational institution in the United States. Though this is an obvious indicator of the United S ....

Transgender: Halifax boasts gender-neutral washrooms

The familiar stick figures remain, so as not to confuse anyone used to looking for them to point the way to a washroom. But now Capital Health has added a third figure to the signs on some of its single-stall bathrooms in Halifax to represent transgender people, in a move designed to signal a welcoming environment to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. While the combination male-fe ....

Transgender woman stabbed to death in Britain

A man stabbed a transgender woman to death in her bedroom before leaving her decomposing body undiscovered for more than a month, a court has heard.  Romy Maynard, 28, is on trial accused of killing 22-year-old Chrissie Azzopardi at her home in Crescent Way, north London, in April last year. Ms Azzopardi, who was due to undergo gender surgery later that year, was found lying on her bed w ....