04 September 2010

The changing face of the transgender community (GLTNN)

Time was when the conventional image of a transgender individual was that of a man dressing as a woman. (more above)

Queer religion and community at HRC summer institute (RD magazine)

People still seem to think of queer religious studies, if they have ever heard of the term, as an oxymoron. (more above)

Higher appeal over transgender decision (ABC [Australia])

Last year, the two, who were born female, won the right to be legally considered male even though they had not undergone surgery to remove their reproductive organs. (more above)

Transgender rules on driver's licenses changed (Philadelphia Inquirer)

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is changing its policy on how transgender people identify themselves on driver's licenses. (more above)

Holladay ponders anti-bias rules (Utah News)

Holladay • As the City Council began considering whether to protect gay and transgender Holladay residents from housing and employment discrimination, Councilman Barry Topham instead hoped to sideline the debate at a work session this week. (more above)

Atlanta police dept. establishes LGBT advisory board (PBS)

This week, the Atlanta Police Department named nine men and women to a newly-formed advisory board. (more above)

A gay Republican comes out (The New York Times)

I have ambivalent feelings toward the news about Ken Mehlman, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, who recently announced that he was gay. (more above)

Atkin to open transgender support center {orig. sp. UK} (DigitalSpy [UK])

Hollyoaks star Victoria Atkin will attend the opening of a transgender support centre in Hull, it has been revealed. (more above)

LGBT friendly shul to host High Holy days in Brookline(Wicked Local Brookline)

Brookline —

As the High Holidays approach, Jews of any background are welcome to join Congregation Am Tikva in its services, where everyone is invited to worship and pray in a unique, welcoming setting regardless of gender, sexual orientation or traditional upbringing. (more above)