Transgender / Transsexual

Gender Therapist Resource List – Sonoma County

Local Psychotherapists Who Work with Transgender People/Issues A gender therapist resource list for those in Sonoma County. All vetted and approved by The Queer Life radio show. 1. Frances Fuchs, PhD Address: Santa Rosa, Downtown Phone: 707-544-7959 Website: http://www.francesfuchsphd.com Gender issues, grief/loss, recovery, relationships, anxiety, life transitions, Client-centered therapy, Expressive arts therapy, clinical hypnosis, individuals and couples.(…)

Report: Hate Crime Laws Have Resulted in Few Convictions for Anti-trans Violence

A 2009 hate crimes law meant to make federal prosecutions easier has resulted in relatively few convictions nationwide. An Associated Press analysis using data gathered by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University show that 47 people nationwide have been prosecuted using the law, with 37 convictions. Another 300 people were referred for prosecution,(…)

ATIXA Reissues Position Statement on Title IX, Gender Equity, and Gender Expression

Recent developments have prompted Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) to revise and reissue its position statement on the protections of transgender and transitioning people under Title IX. The arguments for inclusion remain largely unchanged, however the history of the issue has been edited to reflect changes in the current political winds. This ATIXA position statement(…)

Victory for Transgender Men Who Were Denied Name Changes

Two Lambda Legal clients who are transgender are one step closer to having their names legally changed to match their gender identity. The Georgia Court of Appeals unanimously reversed a lower court decision Friday, saying that the judge had abused his discretion in denying name changes where there was no evidence that the requests were(…)

Two-spirit Sioux Falls Woman Second Reported Transgender Murder of 2017

  A transgender woman in South Dakota was found dead Friday night in her apartment in an apparent homicide, KSFY reports. Hers is the second reported murder of a transgender person in the United States in 2017. According to Sioux Falls Two-Spirit and Allies, 28-year-old Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow was originally from the Pine Ridge(…)

Mic launches ‘Unerased,’ a Database Tracking Transgender Murders in the US

In the most comprehensive investigation of transgender-related homicide to date, Mic Thursday released “Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives,” a project looking at trans murder in America. Working in collaboration with transgender advocacy organizations, activists, academics and victims’ loved ones and families, a team of reporters at Mic has launched an interactive database of transgender homicides from(…)

Today Is The International Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder(…)

ACLU, Lambda Legal File Brief to Protect All Transgender People Harmed by HB 2

In a lawsuit challenging the North Carolina law banning transgender people from using restrooms that correspond to their gender identity, LGBT rights groups yesterday asked a federal appeals court to broaden a preliminary injunction in order to protect all transgender people in the state from discrimination. In August, a district court issued a preliminary injunction(…)