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    1. Smith College's decision to begin admitting transgender women points toward growing awareness of 'changing concepts of female identity,' experts say.

    2. Chevalière d’Eon, the transgender French noble person, diplomat, statesman and soldier, transitioned in the late 18th century Transgender celebrities are not a new phenomenon: though the press attention lavished on Laverne Cox, Janet Mock and now Bruce Jenner might seem unprecedented, 250 years ago, newspapers in Europe were filled with stories about the Chevalière d’Eon, the transgender French...

    3. Gender Change Birth Certificate Hawaii: Transgender Bill Passes

      International Business TimesMay 05 05:30 PM

      It may be easier for transgender people to change their gender on their birth certificates in Hawaii after the Aloha State passed a new bill, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Previously, Hawaii residents would have had to undergo gender reassignment surgery if they wanted to make a change to their documents. Now, the state House and Senate have approved a bill that doesn’t make the surgery...

    4. Greta Stacy chose to attend Smith College because she wanted to study chemistry, a field dominated by men, in a place where she felt empowered. At Smith, a private women's college in Northampton, Massachusetts, Stacy found herself on a campus full of diverse women who saw no limits -- they were scientists and athletes and more. “Every person you see who’s in a leadership position, whether that’s...

    5. Smith College expands definition of women to include transgender students

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsMay 04 11:00 AM

      One of the nation’s most prestigious women’s colleges is about to expand its definition of women. Smith College is the largest of “the Seven Sisters,” a consortium of prestigious, all-female, liberal arts colleges on the East Coast of the United States. Since its inception, Smith has touted itself as an institution that provides leadership opportunities for women. Now, in a historic policy about...

    6. Cubans plan mass symbolic gay, transgender wedding

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsMay 05 12:18 PM

      By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban gay rights activists led by the daughter of President Raul Castro plan a mass symbolic wedding on Saturday to promote acceptance of gay and transgender Cubans in a country once notoriously hostile toward them. The ceremony will be part of an annual gay pride parade and will be symbolic because same-sex marriage is illegal in Cuba, Mariela Castro told ...

    7. Bruce Jenner's Transition: How Many Americans Are Transgender?

      LiveScience.com via Yahoo! NewsApr 28 04:08 AM

      By opening up on national television about identifying as transgender, Bruce Jenner has become one of a small percentage of people who identify with a gender that conflicts with the one they were assigned at birth. The most frequently cited estimate is that 700,000 people in the United States, or about 0.2 to 0.3 percent of the population, are transgender, though some experts say the true number...

    8. Non-“Avengers” screenings and events include Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival and the Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival.

    9. Building an archive of transgender history

      Southwest JournalMay 05 10:07 AM

      Andrea Jenkins will add several hundred hours of transgender testimony to an archive of GLBT history. Photo by Michelle Bruch Michelle Bruch Andrea Jenkins leads transgender oral history project Caverns built into the Mississippi River bluffs contain more than 100,000 items on GLBT history. But the records have a notable gap. There is little documentation from the transgender community. "The ...

    10. By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In coming out as a transgender woman, U.S. Olympic gold medalist and TV reality star Bruce Jenner made clear that while he is keen to help raise awareness about problems faced by the community, he is not self-appointing himself as a spokesman. During a groundbreaking interview on ABC Friday night, Jenner made a case for the transgender community's fight ...

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