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Link Dump 5/31/12
It’s that time again. My lack of time and still broken laptop has provided me with a backlog of stories I wanted to cover but didn’t and I need to clean to coffers. There’s a lot of positive news this time around. Let’s hope it keeps up.
- Thai trans activist Nok Yollada won her provincial election. She is now the highest transgender elected official in the country’s history.
- Chile has announced that it will cover GRS under its public health plan. This comes in swiftly on the heels of Argentina’s groundbreak Gender Identity Law, passed earlier this month.
- Nepal will allow citizen to choose “other” as a gender option on official documents, implementing a 2007 ruling from the country’s Supreme Court.
- A transgender teen in Texas has received permission to wear a dress under her gown to her high school graduation. However, as a compromise, the school will not allow her to wear earrings or high heels, as she originally planned to do.
- Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace (picture above) has performed her first concert since publicly coming out at transgender. The audience was reportedly supportive, breaking out into applause during “The Ocean” (from the band’s 2007 album New Wave) when Grace sang the lyric “If I could have chosen / I would have been born a woman.”
- The NCTE has a released a “Know Your Rights” job discrimination guide for trans people following recent EEOC ruling.
- Jackie Green made a bid to become the first transgender Miss England, making it to the semifinals but unfortunately not the finals. The Miss England pageant is run by Miss World, an unrelated organization to Miss Universe which recently altered it rules to allow trans competitors.
- The Transadvocate has an excellent op-ed on the “debate” of trans* exclusion from women-only spaces.