Tag Archive | National Center for Transgender Equality

US: Transgender candidates could make history in upcoming races

(Reuters) – Transgender candidates, running for political office in unprecedented numbers in the United States this year, could make history in upcoming primary elections by securing Democratic Party nominations in races in three states. Kim Coco Iwamoto is up for the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor of Hawaii on Saturday. Christine Hallquist leads in fundraising […]

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

The front line in the battle for transgender equality in the United States has moved to Ohio, where campaigners are leading a push for change, after Puerto Rico allowed people to alter their gender on birth certificates. Ohio, Kansas, and Tennessee are the only three US states that do not allow people to determine their […]

US: LGBT Groups Condemn Reversal On Discriminatory Laws In NC

US: LGBT Groups Condemn Reversal On Discriminatory Laws In NC

Yesterday (4th April) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC released the following statements in light of the NCAA decision to consider North Carolina for championship games, despite the discrimination against LGBTQ people that remains enshrined in state law. “The NCAA’s decision to backtrack on their vow to protect LGBTQ players, employees and fans […]

US: NCTE Opposes HUD Nominee Who Called Transgenders ‘Abnormal’

US: NCTE Opposes HUD Nominee Who Called Transgenders ‘Abnormal’

The National Center for Transgender Equality in the US has opposed the nomination of Ben Carson for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), based on his extreme anti-LGBT views and his long record of opposing life-saving safety net programs and fair housing laws.

New Transgender Guidelines in US and Australia

In the US, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has hailed as a major milestone a government move to revise policy and give transgenders federal recognition. The NCTE have welcomed the Social Security Administration move which will ensure privacy is protected for transgender people.