The year 2017 has just begun and what better than a historical first to start this new year! Indeed, the magazine National Geographic has just released its special issue for January 2017 with the title "gender revolution" proposing two covers: the version with Avery Jackson, a 9-year-old trans girl; or with a group of people representing the notion of gender identity and non-binarity.
A new trial was initiated by a dozen states against the Obama administration and its commitment to protect transgender people.
Following the decision of North Carolina to vote an anti-trans law, a seven-year-old boy went to the streets with banners to protest against it and show his support for his transgender best friend.
For the first time, a center dedicated to providing help, support and health treatments for the transgender community will be opened in Thailand.
A major project of documentary on transgender people is in preparation.
New Zealand will now enable recording under the term «gender diverse».
In Argentina, all hormonal treatments and surgical sex reassignment operations are now free for trangender people.
The new US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter supports the repeal of the ban on transgender people in the military.
According to the National Catholic Reporter, this is what he said: «Let’s think of the nuclear arms, of the possibility to annihilate in a few instants a very high number of human beings.
«Let’s think also of genetic manipulation, of the manipulation of life, or of the gender theory, that does not recognize the order of creation.
«With this attitude, man commits a new sin, that against God the Creator.
A law requiring businesses and public places to offer gender-neutral restrooms went into effect in West Hollywood.