Saturday, January 02, 2010

2009 Transgender News Stories

Dr. Jillian T. Weiss at Bilerico has assembled a nice timeline of trans news items for 2009 with links to articles. A couple of notable step forward:
The expansion of the federal hate crimes act to cover crimes against LGBT and disabled people.
Election of the first openly transgender mayor in the US, compliments of Silverton, Oregon
Missing from her list, but covered in a separate post, is Obama's appointment of Amanda Simpson, a transgendered woman, to the post of Senior Technical Advisor at the Department of Commerce.

As one might expect, not all the news was good last year. But one day at a time, one heart at a time, one court and one legislature at a time, the transgendered, gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities continue to move forward.

Here's to more progress in 2010 for all of us.

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