In the article “D.C. Mayor Makes Major Move Expanding Trans Health Care” published on February 27, 2014 on The Advocate’s website, the author Parker Marie Molloy talks about a new policy advantageous for transgender people living in Washington, D.C. It was announced that all health insurance policies, like Medicaid, would be required to cover transition-related medical services such as gender-confirming surgeries. As mayor Vincent Gray said during the... [+] Read more
The article “Transgender children in Canada to get more support, expert says” posted on December 6, 2013, by CBC News (no author) on CBC’s website discusses help offered for transgender children in Canada. Studies show that 20 to 30 percent of transgender youth have attempted suicide and 47 percent seriously considered it. These numbers convinced psychiatrist Simon Trepel to start the Gender Dysphoria Assessment and Action for Youth (GDAAY) clinic in... [+] Read more
In the article “The State of Transgender Health Care: Policy, Law, and Medical Frameworks” from the American Journal of Public Health, Daphna Stroumsa discusses the access to health care in the United States for transgender people.
Gender nonconformity was considered a mental pathology for a very long time and only recently, in 2012, has the American Psychiatric Association (APA) changed the diagnosis of gender identity disorder (GID) to that of gender dysphoria. Psychiatrists agree that gender variance is not an illness, but transgender people may... [+] Read more
On November 26, 2013, the website of The Globe and Mail published the article “Scotland unveils plan for operating as independent country” by Paul Waldie. According to the article, First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond unveiled a 650-page blueprint, the Scotland’s Future, which is a plan that the Scottish government has outlined in order to become an independent nation. The plan includes among... [+] Read more
Andy Riga explains in the article “Postal workers stage protest on decision to end door-to-door mail delivery” published on January 26, 2014 on The Gazette’s website that postal workers, including more than a thousand from Quebec, gathered in Ottawa on Sunday for a “March to Save Canada Post”. It was announced on December 11, 2013 that door-to-door delivery would end in 2019, a decision supported by Harper’s government. The plan spread out over five... [+] Read more
On January 25th, three people were found dead by police officers at the Mall in Columbia following a shooting. According to the article “Three Killed in Shooting in Maryland Mall; Police Call the Deaths Isolated” by Jada F. Smith and Emma G. Fitzsimmons, published on January 25th, 2014 on the site of the New York Times, the Maryland shopping mall opened its doors at around 10 a.m. and at around 11:15 a.m., the Howard County 911 center received reports about the shooting... [+] Read more