Members Of Chicago Area Transgender Community Happy For Caitlyn Jenner, But Say Others Deserve Award For Courage
Caitlyn Jenner is getting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs tomorrow night.
When 18-year old Jonas Valentine came out as transgender, he felt isolated at school at first. “They then isolated me into the teachers’ locker room. They said students felt ‘uncomfortable’ with me in the normal locker room and bathroom. At first I felt like it was fair to the students, but now I’m realizing how unfair it is to myself.”
CBS 2’s Mike Parker spoke with those seeing new doors opening.
In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs.
Transgender students at Northwestern University will be getting their own separate bathrooms in the a heavily used student center on the school’s Evanston campus.
Students at UIC covered by the school’s health insurance will have an added benefit come the fall: sex change surgery.
School Board President Annette Johnson has said her panel was erroneously advised by an assistant superintendent that the transgender policy was necessary to meet changes in the Illinois school code.
The State of Illinois is ending the requirement that people who change their gender on their birth certificates submit proof of genital surgery.
Community groups are rallying for answers after a transgender woman was found shot and killed on the city’s West Side earlier this week.
Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) plans to introduce an ordinance that would establish a commission on transgender issues in the Chicago Police Department.
A doctor at Children’s Memorial Hospital he would like to help develop a clinic for transgender children.
A special committee meets Thursday to decide where to put a transgender inmate.
Three Illinois residents who have changed their gender are going to get new birth certificates that reflect the change.
Transgender inmates at Cook County Jail can now be housed, dressed and searched according to their gender identity rather than their sex at birth, under a new policy.
A vigil was held at the Thompson Center Plaza over the weekend to mourn and remember transgender people across the world who have been the victims of murders driven by prejudice.