US News: Transgender Trend submits comment to HUD on proposed change to women’s shelter rules

Recently, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a new rule to address discrimination on the basis of “gender identity.” While we agree that persons should not be discriminated against vis-à-vis access to fair housing, regardless of their stated or perceived gender identity, we are concerned about the impact of this new rule on existing protections for vulnerable […]

UK Government Report on Transgender Equality

The new UK government report on transgender equality was announced on Thursday and the press release in the previous blog was sent out to over 20 journalists, including all national daily newspapers. The government must agree a new strategy, with full cross-party support, within 6 months. These are the new recommendations which most concern us: Consideration […]

US Legislation Section Added

Happy new year to all of our followers! We’ve just added a US legislation section to the site. We expect to be building and refining this section on a regular basis, with both federal and state/local information. Today, you’ll find an alphabetically organized overview of transgender-related legislative efforts at the state and local level. A […]

Transgender Legislation

We have been busy looking at transgender legislation in the UK and US with the aim of adding pages to the site for easily accessible information. The UK page is up here, outlining various guidelines, codes of practice and government Acts from the Gender Recognition Act of 2004 onwards. The US page will be up […]