The information about the hearing, and the proposed policy, is here.To talk to a TLPI Board member and one of the trans health / policy experts on the Department of Health Advisory Committee that developed the recommendations, email us at .While the Board did vote to allow new birth certificates to be issued with a transgender person’s new gender marked on them, they rejected a common sense medical recommendation to better recognize a person’s transition from one gender to another. November 2006--New York, NY--New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is considering a rule change that would allow transgender people born in NYC to have their birth certificates amended.For more information, visit the FAQ on the Sylvia Rivera Law Project's site here.Yes, and that's an example of the mind-boggling ways law enforcement dropped the ball that Ryan Murphy wanted to showcase in the series.
September, 2006--San Francisco, CA--The nation's first bill to address use of panic strategies, the Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act (AB 1160), was signed into law today by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Ryan Murphy's debut episode for this iteration of the series recounts in meticulous detail how Andrew, who'd been hiding in plain sight in Miami, left a shockingly easy trail for law enforcement to find him after murdering four other people before landing in Florida in a stolen truck. Andrew moved in with her and her soon-to-be husband Philip Merrill, who actually liked the idea of "Lizzie" having someone to keep her busy.
This episode also plants the seeds of the in-depth examination of Andrew's dark side to come — illustrating how his compulsive lying intensified over the years and factored into his devolution into a deranged madman. Andrew never admitted to Lizzie and Philip that he was gay and lived with them for some time — all expenses paid — even after the couple had their second child. Did Andrew really meet Gianni Versace in San Francisco? A witness told Maureen Orth that on the evening they met, Gianni Versace pointed at the man who'd one day kill him and said, "I know you. " to which Andrew replied, "Thank you for remembering, Signor Versace." He likely confused Andrew for someone else. Did Versace really invite Andrew to the opera, Capriccio, that he did the costumes for? And though he's shown drinking champagne, the real Gianni Versace did not drink. Did Andrew actually use his real name when pawning that gold coin at a pawn shop?
The document, known as the Yogyakarta Principles after the city where it was adopted, was launched today in Geneva by a group of 29 international human rights experts. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter is a finalist in the 2007 Lambda Literary Awards.
March 2, 2007--United Kingdom--New Research Report released, "Engendered Penalties: Transgender and Transsexual People’s Experiences of Inequality and Discrimination." Authored by Stephen Whittle, Lewis Turner and Maryam Al-Alami, this 95 page report was commissioned by the UK Government's Equalities Review.