LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Another study? Some of you may be asking once again how many studies do we need? The answer: As many as possible. What seems obvious to us, may not be the case for those… Read More ›
Mayors go to bat for transgender people in DC, Salem, Mass.
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In Washington DC, Mayor Vincent Gray last week announced new standards for nearly all private and public health insurance plans throughout the District. Reportedly the new standard means trans people will among the most… Read More ›
Transgender ally Zack Ford blasts transphobic Massachusetts legislators
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Time and time again, I find Think Progress‘ Zack Ford allying solidly with trans folks. I especially like the way he holds politicians accountable for their transphobic actions. While it is true he does write… Read More ›
(UPDATE 3) It’s over, no SRS for Michelle Kosilek as U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear case
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF CANNES — UPDATE May 5, 2015: It’s over. No SRS for Michelle Kosilek. The long saga of transgender inmate Kosilek ended this week when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal. From the Boston… Read More ›
Angry legislator proposes bill to pay for all sex reassignment surgeries to ‘make a point’
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Don’t be mislead — this legislator isn’t on the side of trans people — he’s toying around with us. Massachusetts state Rep. James Lyons, a Republican, is proposing this bill out of anger in reaction… Read More ›
Transgender inmate’s lawyers to get $700K in ‘denying SRS is cruel and unusual punishment’ case
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — No doubt mainstream media is going to exploit this decision by the federal judge who earlier ruled favorably on transgender inmate Michelle Kosilek’s request for SRS, into a barrage of attacks against trans people, so… Read More ›
Legislator tries end run around federal judge’s transgender “cruel and unusual punishment” ruling
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Michelle Kosilek, the transgender Massachusetts prisoner who a federal judge said the denial of her doctor’s recommendation of sex reassignment surgery amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, has found yet another twist in her legal… Read More ›
Newton, Massachusetts appoints trans person to HRC in historic move.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Holly Ryan’s appointment to the city’s Human Rights Commission follows the recent passage of Massachusetts’ An Act Relative to Gender Identity trans equality bill. Appointed by Mayor Setti Warren, Ryan says the position will help… Read More ›